Alex Li

Redwood City, CA
+1 (650) 709-5727  •


  • Full-stack software engineering, with emphases on product, data, and algorithms
  • Proficient in C++, C, Java, Python, JavaScript, PHP, HTML/CSS, SQL, and Unix-like environments
  • Familiar with C#, Objective-C, R, MATLAB, Lisp, Prolog, Haskell, Verlog/VHDL, and LaTeX


H. B.Sc. University of Toronto 2015 – 2019
  • Honours Bachelor of Science, with high distinction (GPA: 3.87)
  • Double majors in Computer Science and Statistics, with a specialist focus in Artificial Intelligence
  • UofT Scholars Award, Dean's List, and the Dr. Charles and Margaret Brown Award


Senior Software Engineer Meta 2019 – Present
  • Smart Glasses AI Knowledge (Burlingame, CA)
    • Bringing multimodal LLMs to the Meta AI assistant on AR devices
  • Instagram Growth Acquisition (Menlo Park, CA)
    • Tech lead for several top-of-funnel growth products: web embeds, QR Codes (nametag), link sharing
    • My launches directly drive +15 million monthly active users to Instagram annually
  • Technologies: C++, JavaScript (React/Redux), Python (Django), PHP (Hack), Objective-C (iOS)
Software Engineering Intern Airbnb Summer 2018
  • Trust and Safety: User Knowledge (San Francisco, CA)
    • Developed a weakly-supervised machine learning model to automatically label training data using NLP, saving thousands of hours of manual ops work on user background checks
  • Technologies: Python, Ruby, TensorFlow, SpaCy, Snorkel
Software Engineering Intern Google Summer 2016, 2017
  • Data Infrastructure and Analysis (Mountain View, CA)
    • Developed automation tools for Evenflow, the distributed system for AdWords log aggregation
  • DoubleClick Bid Manager (New York, NY)
    • Used millions of Google Maps business chains to grow ad campaign geotargeting coverage by 500%
  • Technologies: C++, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, BigTable, MapReduce, Colossus, S2 Geometry


  • I have a background in competitive programming:
  • 1st place, 2011 U.S. National School Scrabble Championship—guest appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • I'm a Canadian citizen, fluent in English and Mandarin. My interests include cooking, film, and languages.