Software Engineer, Service Mesh

San Francisco

The Cloud Management Platform team provides a foundation of SOA (service oriented architecture) at Pinterest by defining our SOA (service oriented architecture) architecture. As an engineer on the CMP team, you will design and develop our network of microservices, and communication framework that supports both control plane and data plane for microservices. This includes RPC protocols, service discovery, health monitoring, load balancing, observability, and additional Pinterest requirements in authentication and authorization, advanced flow control such as exception handling, rate limit and retrying.

What you'll do :
  • Build critical services and tools to help developers build scalable, high-performance micro-services with high productivity and velocity
  • Build Pinterest service mesh control and data planes
  • Optimize existing systems/services to improve performance and efficiency
  • Work with service developers closely to understand their new requirements and address them in a scalable and language-agnostic way
  • Be an active participant of the open-source community, working with and building state-of-the-art web service related framework and toolings
What we're looking for :
  • 5+ years of experience in building highly scalable, highly available distributed services
  • Async or event driven network socket programming
  • Excellent problem solver and communicator
  • Programming language proficiency in either C++, java or Python

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