The Hottest Startup In The Valley Is Hiring Up And It's Targeting Facebook Execs And Googlers

Facebook EmployeesThese Facebook employees are not listening to Ben Silbermman pitch them on working for Pinterest

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Pinterest is a fast-growing Web service and it just raised a huge pile of money, so of course it is hiring like crazy right now.Two jobs it’s looking to fill sooner rather than later: a head of engineering and a head of legal.

Interested? Apply here.

But first, a warning: Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann may already know who he wants for the job.

A source tells us Silbermann is actively recruiting senior Facebook execs and “some really senior legal folks at Google.”

(We reached out to Pinterest’s third-party PR firm for this story, and they’ll update us if their client has anything to say. We doubt Pinterest will!)

If Silbermann hired away from Facebook, it would be more of the same: He just hired Facebook operations VP Don Faul to be his operations boss, and Facebook platform exec Cat Lee to do a similar job at Pinterest.

We’ve also recently been given fairly compelling argument for why NOW is the time for all kinds of startups to try and raid Facebook. Go read it >

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