Software Engineer, Video & Image Platform

San Francisco

As a Software Engineer on this team, you will help build the next generation of video and image-processing platform powering 200M+ active users on Pinterest and serving tens of billions of media assets each day. Our team works on range of video-related problems, such as large scale ingestion and content delivery, automated visual quality evaluation, size optimization, and content analysis. We enable other teams to build machine learning-based products like Lens while optimizing content for SEO needs.

What you'll do:

  • Design and implement services powering video and image platform.
  • Work closely with product, partner, and business teams to identify new requirements for the platform.
  • Optimize video and images, scaling the platform, deepening understanding of our media corpus and empowering other teams to release video-powered products.
  • Work with domain experts who are passionate about video and images to help drive Pinterest’s video strategy.

What we're looking for:

  • Experience building large-scale systems; systems that process and serve video or image content a plus
  • Experience building distributed systems.
  • Knowledge of Java, OOP and enterprise design patterns.
  • Experience in Computer Science or closely related field.

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