Staff Software Engineer, Metrics Infrastructure

United States

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 Metric Infrastructure team’s mission is to provide Airbnb with accurate, consistent and easy to query analytic metrics. Our team works on expanding our ability to solve data use cases around the company (experimentation, analysis, executive reporting, and more). Our team works with a large number of internal customers over a large group of products that make up the Minerva umbrella.

The Difference You Will Make:

As a member of this team you would be working with talented engineers on building infrastructure to solve cutting edge semantic layer problems. The primary focus of this position will be on our MinervaSQL server and adding new features by researching what the industry at large is doing and applying those techniques internally. You will work closely with customers to identify problem areas and then work to solve them.

A Typical Day:

  • Build and extend the capabilities of our MinervaSQL query rewriting service.
  • Research the latest semantic layer techniques and database engine features to determine what Minerva’s priorities should be.
  • Partner with teams across the company to improve the impact of metric infrastructure, especially by making it easier to query data.
  • Participate in all phases of software development from architecture/design through implementation, testing, and on-call.

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years in a hands-on software engineering role, shipping high quality code to production.
  • Experience with at least one modern, general programming language.  
  • A deep understanding of OOP and API design patterns.
  • Experience working closely with other engineering teams across complex interfaces.
  • Strong communication skills and a track record of leading projects across teams.
  • [Bonus points] Experience with OLAP databases and engines
  • [Bonus points] Experience with data warehouse technologies

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. 

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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$254,000 USD