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Staff Software Engineer, Fullstack

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Pinterest is a visual discovery platform where millions of people find inspiration for their lives.
Mexico City, USA · Remote
Staff Software Engineer
8+ years


Pinterest is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join their Trust & Safety Tools team. This role is crucial in building tooling that keeps Pinners safe and inspired, supporting Pinterest's promise of being a positive corner of the internet. The successful candidate will work on web-based tools that aid in scaled content moderation, serving thousands of agents and millions of users.

Key responsibilities include leveraging Python, TypeScript, and MySQL skills across the stack, optimizing agent productivity, and defining the direction of the content safety tooling roadmap. The role involves leading key projects in partnership with various teams across Pinterest, including T&S Operations, Policy, and Product.

The ideal candidate should have 8+ years of experience with Python, JavaScript, and MySQL, along with a track record of mentoring junior engineers. They should be comfortable tackling ambiguous technical problems and possess excellent communication skills to convey complex concepts to various stakeholders.

Pinterest offers a progressive work model called PinFlex, providing a flexible approach to living and working. The company is committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment, considering qualified applicants regardless of background or criminal history, consistent with legal requirements.

Join Pinterest in its mission to help people find inspiration and create a life they love, while growing as a leader in your field and contributing to a positive corner of the internet.

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  • Leverage Python, Typescript and MySQL skills to work across the stack
  • Build, maintain and improve web-based tooling that serves thousands of agents and millions of users
  • Optimize agent productivity by improving operational efficiency
  • Define and establish the direction of the content safety tooling roadmap
  • Lead key projects, partnering with T&S Operations, Policy, and Product, and other engineering teams
  • Serve on an on-call rotation (roughly 1 week of every 8) to support our tools


  • 8+ years experience with Python, Javascript, and MySQL
  • Experience mentoring more junior engineers
  • Comfortable diving into ambiguous technical problems
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly in writing and verbally to many stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Computer Science, or equivalent experience

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