Alex Li

Redwood City, CA
+1 (650) 709-5727  •


  • Experienced in software development, 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#, R, MATLAB, Mathematica, 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
  • Activities: ACM ICPC, UofTHacks, CSSU, CSEC


Software Engineer Facebook 2019 – Present
  • Instagram Growth Acquisition (Menlo Park, CA)
    • Top-of-funnel growth hacking to bring non-users to the Instagram site and app
    • My experiments directly drove +13 million monthly active users/year through channels like web conversion, web embeds, search engine optimization, app store optimization, link sharing, and other conversion products.
  • Technologies: JavaScript (React/Redux), Python (Django), PHP (Hack)
Software Engineering Intern Airbnb Summer 2018
  • Trust and Safety: User Knowledge (San Francisco, CA)
    • Developed a weakly-supervised machine learning model that automatically labels 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 Google AdWords log aggregation
  • DoubleClick Bid Manager (New York, NY)
    • Used millions of Google Maps business chains to grow ad campaign geotargeting coverage by 500%
  • On 20% time, developed problems for the 2016 Google Code Jam World Finals in New York
  • Technologies: C++, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, BigTable, MapReduce, Colossus, S2 Geometry Library


Bio: I am a Canadian citizen, fluent in English and Mandarin. My interests are cooking, film, and jazz.