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Staff Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community You Will Join:

Data represents the voice of Airbnb’s users at scale. The Data Engineering Paved Path (DEPP) team is responsible for building the tools, frameworks and services empowering data practitioners to author workflows at scale. This work is used by hundreds of pipeline authors within Airbnb and powers all of Airbnb’s most critical offline datasets. The DEPP team is focused on building a world class data engineering development experience.

A Typical Day:

  • Work with data engineers, data scientists etc. to understand their data development needs and build frameworks to standardize the ETL author, test and deploy workflow which enforce best practices and improve developer productivity
  • Partner with Data Infrastructure on introducing the next generation of data engineering technology (e.g. Iceberg, next-gen orchestration etc.) and facilitate managing data at scale
  • Design and implement data quality validation processes including anomaly detection to ensure the accuracy and completeness of data.
  • Innovate on how data pipelines are productionalized and deployed across Airbnb

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years working in developer tooling (preferably data-focused) or Data Infrastructure
  • Strong programming skills in one or more of the following languages: Java, Python, or Scala.
  • Experience working with data storage and distributed processing technologies (i.e. Hive, Spark, Trino, Flink or other SQL databases, etc …)
  • Experience with data modeling, database design and various SQL dialects.
  • Experience with workflow orchestration solutions (e.g. Apache Airflow, Prefect, Kubeflow, etc..)
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to build empathetic tools and platforms.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent work experience preferred.

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process.

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

Pay Range
$204,000$259,000 USD