Software Engineer, China Infrastructure (SF)

Airbnb, San Francisco, California

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About The Team

China is an important part of our Airbnb global community and the travel network we built globally has positioned us to provide Chinese guests with unique travel experiences and help them belong anywhere. In the meantime, China is also an unique market and has posed many interesting challenges to us.

The China Infrastructure team is now looking for talented Software Engineers to solve these challenges with us.  We will be focusing on two different areas:

  1. infrastructures and backend services to create a robust and fast feedback loop to adapt our product according to the needs of Chinese customers. The team will build and maintain big data infrastructures and pipelines to ensure a smooth end-to-end dataflow, improve site speed and tools for China engineers and create new products/systems that take advantages of data we collected to improve user experience for Chinese users.
  2. scalable and robust systems to detect and mitigate fraud in China. You will be deeply involved in the technical details of building highly available and real-time risk detection services in close collaboration with product, data science and operations teams to understand ever evolving attack vectors and to keep Airbnb a safe and trusted community.

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • Exceptional ability to work anywhere in the technical stack, delivering quality code both on the frontend and backend.
  • Strong analytical thinking, experienced with making product decisions based on data and A/B testing.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and query authoring (SQL).
  • Strong scripting ability in Ruby / Python / Bash.
  • Experience with Java / Scala is preferred.
  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices.
  • Experience with open source technologies like Kafka, Hadoop, Hive, Presto, and Spark is a plus.
  • Experience with data at petabyte scale or Machine learning is a plus.


  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 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. 

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