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Senior Backend Software Engineer



1mo ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Software Engineering
  • $125.6K - $258.5K
  • San Francisco, +1

AI generated summary

  • You need 4+ years of backend dev experience in APIs, storage, and data processing. Proficient in tech stacks, writing reliable code, and collaborating with others. Experience with large-scale systems and willingness to learn new languages.
  • You will build, lead, and innovate Pinner-facing features, from ideation to release. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, suggest new product ideas, and design scalable and high-quality solutions. Improve developer processes and grow as an engineer on varied and impactful projects.


  • 4+ years of industry backend development experience, building consumer or business facing products
  • Proficiency in common backend tech stacks for RESTful API, online service, storage, caching and data processing
  • Experience in following best practices in writing reliable and maintainable code that may be used by many other engineers
  • Ability to keep up-to-date with new technologies to understand what should be incorporated
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience building & operating large scale distributed systems and/or networks. Bonus points if you enjoy deploying and operating large scale workloads on a public cloud footprint
  • Experience in Python, Java, C++, or Go or another language and a willingness to learn


  • Build out the backend for Pinner-facing features to power the future of inspiration on Pinterest
  • 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
  • Design, develop, and operate large scale, distributed systems and networks
  • Work with Engineering customers to understand new requirements and address them in a scalable and efficient manner
  • Actively work to improve the developer process and experience in all phases from coding to operation


What teams will the Senior Backend Software Engineer be working with?

The Senior Backend Software Engineer will be working with the Core, Monetization, and Tech Foundations engineering teams.

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