Backend Engineer, Pinner Foundations

Pinterest, San Francisco

Visual discovery destination

About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It’s where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. As a Pinterest employee, you’ll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You’ll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping users make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet. We are looking for a Backend Engineer to join the Pinner Foundations team, with a focus on accounts & identities, to help us build the application that allows everyone to find something inspiring every time they open the app. You will specialize in building elegant product features with cutting-edge technologies.

What you’ll do:

  • Support product features to make things easy, seamless, and secure for our pinners
  • Knit across teams by collaborating with product managers and designers and other functions to build a holistic experience that’s right for all pinners, creators, merchants and advertisers
  • Contribute to each step of the product development process, from ideation to implementation to release; from rapidly prototyping, running A/B tests, to architecting and building solutions that can scale to support millions of users
  • Analyze and visualize data to drive product insights and to inform our decisions

What we're looking for:

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience in backend development
  • Experience in translating abstract product needs into a technical vision
  • Ability to design and work with multiple layers: the API, data storage & architecture, data retrieval
  • Strong communication skills and product sense
  • Experience with authentication & authorization is a plus


About Pinterest

Pinterest is full of possibilities to design your life. Discover recipes, style inspiration, projects for your home and other ideas to try. 

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