Backend Engineer, Search Product at Pinterest

1 week ago Development & Programming Middle Full-Time 172,000-258,000 $/Year
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We are looking for inquisitive, well-rounded API/Backend engineers to join our Search Product engineering team.


What we're looking for:

  • Deep understanding of API development and best practices in Python
  • 5+ years of industry API and backend development experience, building API endpoints for consumer or business facing products
  • Proficiency in common backend tech stacks for RESTful API, storage, caching and data processing
  • Experience in following best practices in writing reliable and maintainable code that may be used by many other engineers
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience with GraphQL and Java is a plus


Description

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.

  • Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that's uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.
  • We are looking for inquisitive, well-rounded API/Backend engineers to join our Search Product engineering team. Working closely with product managers, designers, and backend engineers, you'll play an important role in enabling the newest technologies and experiences on Search. You will build robust frameworks & features. You will empower both developers and Pinners alike. You'll have the opportunity to find creative solutions to thought-provoking problems.
  • Even better, because we covet the kind of courageous thinking that's required in order for big bets and smart risks to pay off, you'll be invited to create and drive new initiatives, seeing them from inception through to technical design, implementation, and release.
  • Above all, we'll prize your individual perspectives and life experiences because at Pinterest, we believe those are the key attributes for driving our innovation and growth.

What you'll do:

  • Write high-quality, performant Python code to build out the APIs that enable our Pinner-facing frontend features on iOS/Android/Web
  • Contribute to, and lead, 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
  • Partner with design, product, and backend teams to build end-to-end functionality
  • Put on your Pinner hat to suggest new product ideas and features
  • Employ automated testing to build features with a high degree of technical quality, taking responsibility for the components and features you develop
  • Grow as an engineer by working with world-class peers on varied and high impact projects

At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. This position will pay a base salary of $172,500 to $258,700. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found at https://www.pinterestcareers.com/pinterest-life/.

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Our Commitment to Diversity:

At Pinterest, our mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love—and that includes our employees. We’re taking on the most exciting challenges of our working lives, and we succeed with a team that represents an inclusive and diverse set of identities and backgrounds.

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