Site Reliability Engineer, Traffic
We’re looking for a seasoned systems engineer to join a small team tasked with an enormous problem: how to build a world-class traffic delivery platform that will scale Pinterest to the next 100,000,000 MAUs. As a Traffic Engineer at Pinterest, you will view the world through HTTP-tinted glasses and will own and operate one of the hottest code paths at Pinterest. Your primary mission will be to develop and improve the reliability and performance of end-to-end request delivery. From the browser window to the datacenter, when disaster strikes, you’ll systematically divide the layers and conquer.
What you’ll do:
- Develop tools and automation to improve Pinterest’s load-balancing and request delivery infrastructure
- Integrate next-generation technologies, protocols, and advocate best-practices internally
- Collaborate with fellow developers in the deployment and scaling of new product features and services
- Improve availability by driving efforts to improve anomaly detection
- Influence and create new designs, architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale distributed systems with a focus on operability.
What we’re looking for:
- Experience operating DNS/CDN or other globally distributed IP infrastructure
- Firm grasp of IP, TCP, DNS, TLS, and our all-time favorite: HTTP
- Proficiency in a modern scripting language. Python is preferred.
- Real-world experience debugging application protocols with tools that you know well (wireshark, tshark, tcpdump, dig, curl, openssl, nc, hping, scapy)
- Solid foundation of GNU/Linux
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