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Knowledge Engineer

The World's Largest Home-Sharing Marketplace

San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

HireArt is looking to hire a Knowledge Engineer to work onsite at Airbnb’s San Francisco office on a contract basis. In this role, you’ll  develop knowledge-based systems, databases, and algorithms that interact within the organization and with tools incorporated into end-user applications. 


  • Systematically collect information from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop sector-specific keyword lists and databases that assist with understanding company technology, taxonomies, and methodologies.
  • Write software or scripts to extract data from archives and live systems. 
  • Test and maintain expert systems for rule validity and usability. 
  • Develop or use measurement tools that monitor database usage, and compile, evaluate, and report results to management. 
  • Design procedures and processes where internal and external customers may notify knowledge engineer of product issues, so solutions can be included in articles, email responses, and FAQs. 
  • Identify and capture new information on an ongoing basis.

  • 3+ years knowledge engineering experience 
  • Experience building and managing expert and database systems
  • Experience developing functional algorithms 
  • Proficiency in tools such as XML, XSL, RDF/S, OWL, and dynamic languages like Python, Perl, and Ruby
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at various levels within the organization 
  • Passion for problem-solving with outstanding attention to detail 

Commitment: This is a 6 mo. contract. 

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