Systems Engineer, Cloud Architect

Pinterest, San Francisco, CA, US

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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. In your role, 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 Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Pinterest is looking for an expert Cloud Architect who is ready to make a significant impact on one of the largest-scale, cloud-based infrastructures in the world. As part of the Capacity Engineering and Cloud Architecture team, you will be a leader in the areas of cloud architecture, infrastructure efficiency, and availability across the company. 

This role is front-and-center leading cloud architecture at massive scale. You will forge cutting-edge innovations in partnership with leaders in cloud infrastructure, to create world-class performance and stability for 450M Pinterest users. You are a thought leader, forging new and better standards and systems for 1000+ Pinterest software engineers.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and implement cloud architecture and distributed disaster recovery best practices at Pinterest
  • Work with Cloud Service Providers to roadmap new features and enhancements
  • Find and pursue opportunities across Pinterest for higher stability, efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Present the Pinterest cloud architecture at conferences and industry events
  • Give presentations and recommendations to leadership and engineering teams

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years experience leading large-scale cloud architecture strategy
  • 7+ years designing and building highly available distributed applications 
  • Strong network background including global routing and load balancing experience
  • Expert level knowledge of Amazon Web Services offerings
  • Excellent skills in communicating complex issues to an audience outside the infra domain, and championing strategies to key stakeholders
  • Bonus points for experience in the following: Globally distributed data storage engines, multiple cloud service providers,  log collection tools and analysis, configuration management toolsets, infrastructure performance monitoring tools and optimization practices, or CDN implementation and optimization


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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