Pinterest engineering

New / Eng Fbeurkmf
Nov 15, 2017 17 Comments

How is the engineering life at Pinterest?
Is the tech stack good? I heard that there’s an opportunity to work with different languages: python, java, elixir, is that true?
Are you happy with the quality of tech and infrastructure, do you think it’s on par with top companies?
Are the engineering challenges exciting? Is the scale big?

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    • New / Eng Fbeurkmf
      OP
      Please comment about it in another thread, this is out of context here.
      Nov 15, 2017
    • Pinterest T84dS
      Yawn, still sustaining 40% growth and closer to profitability than most tech companies. Go be an asshole somewhere else so you can continue to ruin the reputation of your employer.
      Nov 15, 2017
    • Pinterest dryp77
      I was wonder why people from other startup like companies say s*** like this. Is it that you worked here and you actually saw some red flags that you want to highlight? Or are you just so self-centered that you can't possibly think that others could also have success alongside yourself?

      Basically. I wish people weren't assholes as often as they are.
      Nov 15, 2017
    • Pinterest UhmWho?
      Uber is just filled with assholes which is why their company has a terrible reputation.
      Nov 15, 2017
    • Pinterest T84dS
      Travvy, don't sink to the idiots level. He is just living up to the uber reputation.
      Nov 16, 2017
  • Salesforce / Eng fallacy
    What is elixir used for at Pinterest?
    Nov 15, 2017 0
  • Pinterest Furudbsh
    Is it on par with other tech companies like fb twitter or google - no. We are pretty far off. But the engineers are solid and there is plenty of opportunity/challenges to do good work. The scale is there and that means you have the opportunity to build out some really good infra components.
    Nov 15, 2017 1
    • What makes you think that Pinterest is not on par with the companies you mentioned? Even for entry level positions?
      Dec 26, 2017
  • Amazon ehxikp
    I'd like to hear more about Seattle office, can anyone share some?
    Nov 15, 2017 1
    • Pinterest laplacian
      it's a very strong team in seattle. very ml focused, and with several best engineers i have ever worked before (i have several papers on top conferences). feel free to reach out!
      Nov 15, 2017
  • Pinterest goooogle
    The tech stack is good, good opportunity to work with different languages like all the ones you mentioned, and the scale is big (hundreds of millions of users)
    Nov 15, 2017 2
    • New / Eng Fbeurkmf
      OP
      Do you work with many different languages in your day to day work, or is it depends on what team are you at, and some teams can be locked with one language (like python)?
      Nov 15, 2017
    • Pinterest Kfmt71l0
      Dependent on team. Most teams use one or two languages on the backend. When building a new system there is room to consider Java, Python, Go, and Elixir, but your team will likely lean towards useing the same language as their other systems unless the new systems requirements really favor the strengths of a particular language.
      Nov 15, 2017
  • Microsoft lgbJ78
    Interested in answer too. Going for onsite with ads team backend.
    Nov 15, 2017 0

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