Senior Software Engineer - Analytics Infrastructure

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

About the team:

The Analytics Infrastructure team’s mission is to enable universal data-informed decision-making at Airbnb. We achieve this by providing an integrated suite of analytics frameworks, services and applications. Our offerings include A/B testing, anomaly detection, Business Intelligence (BI), data and knowledge discovery, data visualization, and metrics computation. We’re infrastructure and full stack engineers with a human focus: customer-centric, quality driven, helpful and empathetic. 

We’re looking for Software Engineers who have:

  • 6+ years of full-time, relevant industry experience.
  • Experience building backend services in Python or Java, or full-stack development with strong JavaScript/TypeScript and front-end skills.
  • Hands-on experience with big data technology is a plus, e.g. Apache Airflow, Apache Druid, Apache Flink, Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Presto, or StarRocks. 
  • Appetite for high quality code and robust systems
  • Experience in some combination of internal application development, data infrastructure, analytics engineering.

Your day to day responsibilities

You will be part of the Analytics Products team which helps to empower all users at Airbnb to make data informed decisions via services like Airbnb’s Dataportal and Apache Superset. You will be working on one of the key projects: Either building a Data Management platform, enabling Airbnb to model its data ecosystem and manage its metadata at scale; the platform consists of metadata management services, data catalog services including user interface and lineage. Or focusing around Supercharging Apache Superset which serves as a key component for our coherent metric consumption experience per How Airbnb Enables Consistent Data Consumption at Scale.

You will be responsible for delivering projects independently and whilst collaborating with  product and other engineers on the team. Experience in one of the following relevant areas would be a plus: Elasticsearch, API design (RESTful or GraphQL), data pipelines, Apache Atlas, DB-APIs, or BI tools, e.g. Apache Superset, Looker, Tableau, or Mode.

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