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Manager II, Cloud Systems



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.

Pinterest is seeking an experienced Engineering Manager to lead our Infrastructure Deployment team, responsible for managing and scaling one of the largest-scale, cloud-based infrastructures in the world. As the leader of this team, you will drive innovation and efficiency in cloud architecture, infrastructure modernization, and reliability across the company.

This role is a highly visible opportunity to manage a team leading cloud systems engineering at a massive scale. You will guide your team to forge cutting-edge innovations in partnership with leaders in cloud infrastructure and architecture, creating world-class performance and stability for 500M+ Pinterest users. Your leadership will shape new and better standards and systems for 1500+ Pinterest software engineers.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and manage engineering teams responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving a robust multi-region provisioning technology for our multi-architecture EC2-based fleet.
  • Drive the team's efforts in containerizing workloads, automating the upgrade of OS versions across the fleet, and implementing immutable infrastructure principles.
  • Collaborate with leadership and engineering teams to present recommendations and guide strategic decisions related to infrastructure deployment and management.
  • Oversee the processes for patching and upgrading OSes, ensuring their availability across the Pinterest fleet.
  • Manage and enhance the suite of tools involved in provisioning hosts at Pinterest, including OS/AMI pipelines, Puppet configuration, and base Docker images.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the team in troubleshooting and resolving complex infrastructure issues.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging the team to identify and implement optimizations in deployment processes and tools.

What we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering management, leading teams responsible for infrastructure management, cloud server management, deployments, and OS provisioning.
  • Deep understanding of Linux environments and experience managing large-scale infrastructures.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to mentor, motivate, and guide a team of engineers.
  • Experience with AWS services, particularly in the Compute and Networking domains, and managing multi-region environments.
  • Familiarity with compute platforms that leverage EC2 instances.
  • Experience with infrastructure as code solutions like Terraform, CloudFormation, or CDK.
  • Familiarity with immutable infrastructure principles and practices, and their implementation in a production environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex systems and propose effective solutions.
  • Knowledge of log collection tools and analysis techniques.
  • Experience in providing internal customer support and managing service upgrades without interruption.
  • Expertise in CI/CD practices, build systems (e.g., GitHub Actions, Jenkins), and configuration management tools (e.g., Puppet, Ansible, Salt).

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
$160,520$330,146 USD

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.