Site Reliability Engineer
Pinterest - Palo Alto, CA

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Pinterest is one of the most visually engaging social applications on the web. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the “things” they find interesting. We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.

The Opportunity:
The Site Reliability Engineer will help design, build and monitor our applications and systems infrastructure that currently now handles billions of monthly page views. You should have a software engineering background and a strong understanding of systems internals, and love building and running massive-scale web production systems and application environments. You get excited about reacting to a problem to find a solution and thrive on being tactically focused to ensure Pinterest’s site reliability.

A few other things we look for:
Fundamentals – Strong programming skills in a modern web programming environment; Python a plus. Experience developing and architecting solutions using both SQL and no-SQL databases such as MySQL and Redis. Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix/BSD internals. Bonus points for having run infrastructure with Amazon Web Services, and for experience with automation tools such as Chef or Puppet.

Education – BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Culture – Broad personal interests beyond software.

Personality – Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with talented people.

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Pinterest is a visual discovery tool. We help you discover ideas for any project or interest, hand-picked by people like you. If you...