API Engineer, The Pinterest Platform

 San Francisco, CA

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.

Do you have experience building externally accessible APIs at scale? Are you interested in applying your experience to a pioneering opportunity within Pinterest? We’re building The Pinterest Platform - a suite of productized, scaled capabilities to empower partners to build experiences upon Pinterest. At Pinterest we’re building an inspiration network, and the Platform will extend the possibilities for Pinners to go from inspiration to action through high quality content both within the Pinterest app and within other products.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with engineering peers to architect Pinterest’s externally accessible API endpoints, and then build them
  • Design and build tools and capabilities to enable efficient operation and administration of the API
  • Identify, prioritize, and resolve the biggest problems facing our external API consumers and our internal API developers
  • Write high-quality, performant Python code that empowers engineers at Partner companies, and support our peer teams throughout the company doing the same

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • Experience building API endpoints between consumer clients and servers
  • Experience with Python, OpenAPI, and OAuth
  • You thrive in startup or startup-within-a-larger-company environments, where you have the opportunity to move quickly, create something new, and have a major impact
  • You enjoy solving complex technical product issues with multiple disciplines across multiple teams


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.