Software Engineer, Production Infrastructure

San Francisco, United States

Why is Production Infrastructure important at Airbnb?

The Production Infrastructure team architects and implements the systems that allow Airbnb to scale as our transactional volume grows exponentially and our engineering team expands. As we add to the dozens of services that we have in our service oriented architecture, we need people who understand the complexities of building distributed systems and can help us grow our platform. Come join the fun!

What are some examples of Production Infrastructure work at Airbnb?

To top it off, we shave time off the request cycle by optimizing queries, improve the performance of our applications through in-depth analysis and revamp our data stores. The Production Infrastructure team members are Airbnb’s experts on infrastructure and scalability.

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • Strong development skills in a production environment (the Airbnb stack is mostly Ruby and Java but experience in those languages is not required)
  • Building and scaling high-traffic cloud applications
  • Experience with service oriented architectures
  • Performance benchmarking and diagnostic tools
  • Experience deploying and maintaining data stores such as MySQL or Redis
  • Experience with monitoring and alerting platforms
  • Deep knowledge of Amazon Web Services eco-system


  • Stock
  • $2000 yearly employee travel coupon
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life & disability coverage
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Weekly happy hour


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