Careers at Airbnb

Data is at the core of how Airbnb makes decisions and powers our products. It’s critical for our Data Scientists and Engineers to be able to easily explore and interact with data to further our mission. We are looking for Engineers to join the Data Platform organization to help us build Redspot, Airbnb’s internal notebook platform for prototyping and analysis. Redspot is built on open source technology including Juptyer, Jupyterhub, and Docker, and Kubernetes. Redspot powers analytics and ML workflows at Airbnb and is used (and loved) by 300+ data scientists and engineers across the company.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Improve the productivity of hundreds of internal users
  • Scale our infrastructure to meet the demands of rapid growth in usage
  • Leverage open source tools and technology to boost our user’s productivity, with opportunities to contribute back
  • Expand our notebook platform to support new languages and frameworks: Spark, Scala, R
  • Tightly integrate our notebook platform with internal tools such as
    • Airflow (workflow orchestration)
    • Bighead (end-to-end ML Platform)
    • Zipline (Feature Engineering Platform)
    • Dataportal (data exploration)
  • Build Docker-based environment customization tools to support evolving user needs


  • Support, maintain and scale our internal notebook and compute environment customization services and tools
  • Collaborate with customer partners in Data Science and Engineering to identify and prioritize impactful improvements to the platform
  • Work closely with Infrastructure Engineers to ensure smooth integration with Airbnb’s entire Data ecosystem

Who we are looking for:

  • 5+ years of industry experience (and/or relevant academic experience)
  • Strong coding skills in Python/Java/Scala or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of backend engineering and infrastructure best practices
  • Experience with Analytics and Machine Learning workflows is a plus
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Hive, Presto or Spark is a plus


  • 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
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Much more... 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status