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Staff Data Engineer, Communication and Connectivity



Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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:

We connect Airbnb’s community with the right information, in the right place, at the right time. We tailor Messaging & Notifications so hosts on Airbnb can streamline their operations, and travelers get just the information they need to enjoy their stay worry-free. Additionally, we are building new connections within our community to help enrich the experience of hosting & traveling on Airbnb: easing the process of hosting, and adding meaning to our guest’s trips.

The data team utilizes industry-leading tools, builds scalable data systems and applies AI models to provide insights and support all products in the Communication and Connectivity organization.

The Difference You Will Make:

We collaborate with a cross-functional team that includes product managers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists, and machine learning engineers to influence and build company-wide product releases. We develop innovative data systems that empower partners to make critical business decisions, enable product engineers to create scalable online systems with optimized user experiences, and collaborate with machine learning engineers to build AI/ML systems. Additionally, we work with our global business/sales team to develop business tools that optimize their workflow, significantly impacting Airbnb's revenue.

We are seeking a Staff Data Engineer to define and realize our technical vision, implement best data practices, and influence key stakeholders to build high-quality data models that empower our products.

A Typical Day:

  • Build the team’s long-term vision and roadmap by working with a cross-functional team at Airbnb.
  • Mentor and coach data/analytics engineers on the team and influence the broader data community at Airbnb.
  • Design, build, and maintain robust and efficient data pipelines that collect, process, and store data from various sources across Airbnb.
  • Ensure the quality, performance, and stability of data systems through thoughtful quality systems and monitoring.
  • Tune, productionize, and optimize data systems that power Airbnb products and AI/ML use cases.
  • Collaborate and build relationships with partner engineering teams, including backend/client, data science, analytics, and ML.

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years of relevant industry experience with a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in CS/EE, or equivalent experience, or 6+ years of experience with a PhD
  • Experience collaborating with client, backend, ml, analytics teams, product and business partners
  • Experience designing and deploying high performance systems with reliable monitoring and logging practices.
  • Effectively work across team boundaries to establish overarching data architecture, data flow, and provide guidance to individual teams.
  • Strong knowledge of relational databases and query authoring (SQL).
  • Strong expertise with Java / Scala / Spark and operating on data at the petabyte scale.
  • Experience working on/with end-to-end Machine Learning products is a significant plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

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