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Apprentice Product Designer



Product, Design
United States · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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.

The Pinterest Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for candidates from non-traditional backgrounds and those who face barriers of entry into the tech industry to experience Product Design at Pinterest. Apprenticeships are up to one year long with the opportunity to be considered for conversion to a full-time Product Designer. Employment throughout the program is at will, and while programs can be up to one year in length, there is no guarantee on the specific length of the program. People who identify as women, Black/African American, Latiné or Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and/or Pacific Islander and LGBTQ+ are especially encouraged to apply although the apprenticeship program is not exclusive to these groups. The program start date will be September 30, 2024.

What you’ll do:

  • Work alongside other Pinterest Product Designers and key partners on our Research, Product Management, and Engineering teams on a high-impact project.
  • Learn about the design process, starting from ideation and exploration, all the way to executing and implementing with Engineering.
  • Collaborate with an assigned mentor who will help you navigate the challenges associated with being an Product Designer at Pinterest.
  • Continually grow — professionally and personally through various learning and development opportunities.

What we’re looking for:

  • Candidates from non-traditional tech backgrounds, including but not limited to: design bootcamp grads, candidates looking to re-enter the tech workforce, candidates who are self-taught, and those who do not hold a degree or related professional experience in Product Design roles.
  • Self-motivated and eager candidates with a passion and curiosity to learn what it’s like to work and succeed as a Product Designer at Pinterest.
  • 1+ years of experience working collaboratively and clearly communicating in a professional work environment is preferred.
  • Apprentices are expected to generally work 40+ hours per week. As such, students currently enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program are not eligible for this position.
  • Practical experience using design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Photoshop or Illustrator.

Relocation Statement:

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

For this role, applicants must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The Company complies with all applicable federal, state, and/or local equal employment opportunity and/or anti-discrimination laws.

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. 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

The minimum and maximum salary for this position is $8,100 - $9,500 monthly.



Our Commitment to Diversity:

Pinterest is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best qualified people in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic under federal, state, or local law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require an accommodation during the job application process, please notify for support.