Applying backend engineer position without experience
I’m wondering Airbnb only hire backend engineers with exactly matched experience.
Actually, I just got rejected from another unicorn company. The recruiter told me I did coding and system design interviews well but the hiring manager concerned that I don’t have any backend server or distributed experiences.
My background is mostly OS Kernel, desktop windows application for more than 10 years and iOS/Android app development for couple of years.
Even though I’m not a server oriented, I have designed Skype or Facebook messenger like systems without Hadoop or Kafka like open sources( since it was long time ago, there was not much open source I could use.)
I’m planning to apply Airbnb when their Seattle office hires but, if they are only interested in the candidates with exactly matched experience, I should give up now and thinking about moving to Azure team or something.