Software Engineer, Serving Systems

Pinterest, San Francisco

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The Serving Systems team is responsible for online systems which serve many of our core datasets with complex computation applied in real-time. We care deeply about building distributed systems which are highly available, reliable, and can deliver high throughput with low latency while being highly efficient. This team plays a vital role in building next generation infrastructure to power more real-time and personalized discovery experiences on Pinterest.

What you’ll do:

  • Build, own and improve innovative, high throughput, low latency stateful serving systems with rich data models
  • Build ML serving platform
  • Contribute to open source technologies like RocksDB, HDFS, Helix
  • Continually improve operability, scalability, efficiency, performance and reliability of core serving systems at Pinterest

What we’re looking for:

  • At least 5 years of industry experience in software engineering
  • Deep expertise on building distributed systems at consumer Internet scale
  • Deep expertise on distributed storage and caching systems
  • Strong ability to work cross functionally with product teams and other infrastructure teams
  • Fluent in C/C++, Java and/or Python
  • BS/MS/PHD in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent experience


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