Sr. Manager, Machine Learning - Homefeed Candidate Generation

    • Pinterest, Inc.
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 54 days ago | Updated 6 hours ago


On Site
USD 206,456.00 - 360,985.00 per year
Full Time


Natural language processing
Machine Learning (ML)
Technical direction
Strategic planning
Palo Alto
Product management
Big data
Computer vision
Quality management
Software development

Job Details

About Pinterest:

Millions of people across the world come to Pinterest to find new ideas every day. It's where they get inspiration, dream about new possibilities and plan for what matters most. Our mission is to help those people find their inspiration and create a life they love. In your role, you'll be challenged to take on work that upholds this mission and pushes Pinterest forward. You'll grow as a person and leader in your field, all the while helping Pinners make their lives better in the positive corner of the internet.

Creating a life you love also means finding a career that celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences that you bring. As you read through the expectations of the position, consider how your skills and experiences may complement the responsibilities of the role. We encourage you to think through your relevant and transferable skills from prior experiences.

Our new progressive work model is called PinFlex, a term that's uniquely Pinterest to describe our flexible approach to living and working. Visit our PinFlex landing page to learn more.

Pinterest helps Pinners discover and do what they love. Homefeed is the surface every Pinner sees when they open the app and forms the front-and-center of the Pinterest experience for 500M+ pinners every month. The Homefeed Candidate Generation team's mission is to recommend inspiring & engaging pins for all our Pinners. We are looking for a Senior Machine Learning Engineer Engineering Manager who can drive the team's technical direction, strategic planning and execution. You'll have the opportunity to lead a team that works cross-team on various innovative projects of new product experiences, builds large-scale low-latency systems and state-of-the-art machine learning models, and delivers great impact to our pinners and business metrics.

We are looking for an exceptional senior machine learning engineering manager to help lead the Homefeed candidate generation team located in Palo Alto.

What you will do:
  • The candidate will be responsible for major areas of the Homefeed retrieval system for more than 500 million monthly active Pinterest users, including indexing and first layer ranking, query composition and content understanding, personalization, ML based retrieval, shopping, videos, as well as infrastructure efficiency and scalability. In addition, the candidate will work on innovative applications of embedding based retrieval and other techniques to drive content generation and personalization.
  • Work closely with the other engineering teams in Pinterest to bring superior Homefeed experience to our users, such as Homefeed Product, Infrastructure, research and content signals.
  • Deeply understand the Pinterest product, and drive the vision for the team.
  • Provide visibility for senior leadership into the team's global impact.
  • Partner with stakeholders to expand impact across the company, including product management, data scientists and design.
  • Mentor and grow managers, leaders and engineers on the team.
  • Build a culture of excellence and expertise.

What we are looking for:
  • Experience leading and working on a large-scale production recommendation, search or ads systems that are based on state-of-the-art machine learning and big data technology.
  • Strong experience in related fields such as recommendation systems and applied machine learning experience is required. Natural language processing and computer vision is a bonus.
  • Ability to drive the roadmap and directions of scalable production quality systems end-to-end.
  • A knack for product and impact on users of a consumer product.
  • 5+ years of experience in leading/managing a highly impactful ML-based engineering team of 15+ size; 12+ years of software development experience.

Relocation Statement:

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance. Visit our PinFlex page to learn more about our working model.



At Pinterest we believe the workplace should be equitable, inclusive, and inspiring for every employee. In an effort to provide greater transparency, we are sharing the base salary range for this position. The position is also eligible for equity. Final salary is based on a number of factors including location, travel, relevant prior experience, or particular skills and expertise.

Information regarding the culture at Pinterest and benefits available for this position can be found here.

US based applicants only

$206,456-$360,985 USD

Our Commitment to Diversity:

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