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Staff Software Engineer, Big Data Query Platform



28d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Software Engineering
  • $160.5K - $330.1K
  • San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • You need 6+ years of experience in big data infrastructure, hands-on with Spark SQL or Presto/Trino, skilled in Java/Scala/Python, problem-solving, innovative, and great at collaborating.
  • You will design, optimize, and lead the big data query infrastructure at Pinterest. Collaborate with teams, mentor engineers, and ensure system reliability and efficiency.


  • 6+ years of experience building and supporting large scalable big data infrastructure/platforms.
  • Extensive experience with big data query technologies such as Spark SQL or Presto/Trino.
  • Proven skills in designing and maintaining scalable data infrastructure.
  • Proficiency in programming languages like Java, Scala, or Python.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a drive for innovation.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate across teams.


  • Design, implement, and optimize Pinterest’s big data query infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand data needs.
  • Lead technical projects and initiatives, driving them to completion.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers on best practices and architecture.
  • Ensure the reliability, scalability, and efficiency of data systems.


What technologies will I be working with as a Staff Software Engineer on the Big Data Query Platform team?

You will be working with exciting big data open source technologies such as Spark, Presto/Trino, Iceberg, etc. at the scale of hundreds of petabytes of data.

What is the main goal of the Big Data Query Platform team at Pinterest?

The main goal of the team is to build a high-performance, efficient, and easy to use big data query platform and infrastructure at Pinterest.

How will my work impact the overall Pinterest user experience?

Your work will help bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love by optimizing the big data query platform and infrastructure to handle massive amounts of data efficiently.

What level of experience is required for the Staff Software Engineer role on the Big Data Query Platform team?

This role is for a Staff Software Engineer, so we are looking for candidates with a high level of experience and expertise in big data technologies and platforms.

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Pinterest's mission is to bring everyone the inspiration to create a life they love. It’s the biggest dataset of ideas ever assembled, with over 200 billion recipes, home hacks, style inspiration and other ideas to try. More than 430 million people around the world use Pinterest to dream about, plan and prepare for things they want to do in life.