Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Airbnb, San Francisco, United States

Who wouldn't want to work here?

Infrastructure at Airbnb:

Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. We began as a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, but homes are just the beginning. We believe in the positive power of using technology to connect people to genuine, human experiences. Regardless of whether we are creating new product categories like local experiences or improving our personalized recommendation algorithm, infrastructure is the foundation upon which we create a world where anyone can belong anywhere.

Infrastructure teams at Airbnb are responsible for building the shared tools, service components and systems that underscore Product and Engineering's ability to deliver high availability services, build and iterate on products quickly, and make data informed decisions. We also improve the scalability and performance of our applications through providing architecture design reviews, in-depth performance profiling, and building accessible tools for engineers to characterize the bottlenecks and interactions within and between an ever-growing number of systems. We are looking for candidates who share a passion for building scalable service oriented platforms with experience in any of the following areas:

  • 2+ years industry experience
  • Event relay and streaming: Kafka, Spark, Flink
  • Monitoring, tracing, and profiling: OpenTracing, Zipkin, LTTng, perf, ruby-prof
  • System monitoring and log management: Druid, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana
  • API framework: GraphQL
  • Amazon Web Services eco-system: EC2, S3, RDS (MySQL), DynamoDB
  • Container orchestration: Kubernetes
  • Database administration: MySQL DBA
  • Data visualization
  • Performance benchmarking and diagnostic tools
  • Experience with service oriented architectures and breaking monoliths into microservices

Checkout our engineering blog: https://medium.com/airbnb-engineering/airbnb-engineering-infrastructure/home


  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Fitness Discounts
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Commuter Subsidies
  • Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
  • Much more...


About Airbnb

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. 

Want to learn more about Airbnb? Visit Airbnb's website.