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:
The Observability team's mission is to provide Airbnb engineers the ability to easily gain insights into system behavior in a complex, rapidly-evolving, distributed environment, and use the insight to deliver a highly available and performant service to Airbnb hosts, guests, and other stakeholders. We are building our next-generation Observability platform on top of industry standard, open-source frameworks. We aim to unify the tools to collect, process, store, and analyze large volumes of telemetry data in real time. You will closely work with a group of accomplished engineers and with open-source technology, and report to the Senior Engineering Manager, Infrastructure.
A Typical Day:
  • Design, implement, and operate resilient and scalable distributed systems that
    processes billions of events per minute
  • Write well-crafted, well-tested, readable, maintainable code, using and contributing to
    open source
  • Help Airbnb engineers self-solve issues and share best practices for building
    observable applications
  • Technical mentorship and direction setting for the team

Your Expertise:

  • Degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 9+ years of industry experience.
  • Expertise and/or interest in:
    • Metrics Frameworks: Prometheus, Cortex, Grafana
    • Logging: Elasticsearch, Logstash, Filebeat, Kibana
    • Distributed Tracing: OpenTelemetry, OpenTracing, Jaeger
    • Profiling: JVM, go pprof
    • Cloud-Native technologies: Kubernetes, Docker, Istio, AWS
  • Languages: Golang, Ruby/Python, Java/Kotlin, Javascript/Typescript (Good CS fundamentals and be unafraid to jump into unfamiliar code)
  • Automated correlation and anomaly detection
  • Site performance tracking and management
  • Building robust distributed systems that can be depended on to troubleshoot our production system
  • Experience leading engineering project teams and working with cross functional partners to build technical solutions that achieve team and organizational goal

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base pay for this role is between $190,000 and $245,000. 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.

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. Airbnb, Inc. can employ in states where we have registered entities. Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware and Rhode Island. This list is continuously evolving and being updated, 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.

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