Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center

Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center founded on June 2009 is fully-owned and operated by Yahoo Inc. headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center focuses on Yahoo’s global business and is committed to provide products and technologies in making the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining.


We have created a “Win-Win-Win” situation here at Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center. A win for talent – when our engineers learn and grow together through hands-on project experience, through career guidance with mentors and managers, and through positive role models when collaborating with other world-class engineers across different regions. A win for Yahoo – because our engineers deliver results and create impacts at global scale. At last a win for community at large and for China because we bring top-notched projects and core technologies right here at home.


Our strategy is simple yet powerful: “Core Products, Global Impacts.” We don’t spread ourselves too thin. Instead, we have picked and chosen those projects and technologies indispensable to Yahoo’s ultimate success. Our strategy is realized in four pillars: “Personalization", "Advertising,” “Mobile,” and “Cloud Computing.” We favor and optimize for those projects here at Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center snapping to those pillars. Science-driven engineering is the underlying thread that connects the dots and ties the four pillars into one holistic whole.

Science-driven Engineering

Both science and engineering have had a deep root at the founding of Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center. They have together formed the core of our PaaS (Platform as a Service) strategy that focuses on collecting, analyzing and acting upon a massive amount of data going through Yahoo’s infrastructure. Science is the secret sauce in creating uniquely personal and meaningful mobile and web experiences with rich user interactions, and relevant ads and contents seamlessly blended and efficiently streamed onto the user’s device. It also gives marketers compelling reasons to advertise on Yahoo properties through display and search advertising platforms. The heavy-lifting of the next-generation PaaS platform is presently being built right here in Beijing – from Personalization, to Targeting, to Sponsored Search, to Non-Guaranteed Display (NGD) Ads, and to Traffic Protection, all of which are science-led. Attracting and retaining top-notch researchers, applied scientists, engineers and product managers continue to be Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center’s core mission and existential priority.


Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center’s existential mission is to attract and retain the best talent. We have a highly respectful, nurturing, and always-learning work environment that not only motivates but also inspires our engineers to be the best they can be. Yahoo Beijing Global R&D Center has grown from zero to over 350 full-time employees today when it first established its R&D presence in Beijing in 2009.

About Yahoo

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses.

Founded in 1994 by Stanford PhD candidates David Filo and Jerry Yang as a way for them to keep track of their personal interests on the Internet, Yahoo has grown into a company that helps consumers find what they are looking for and discover wonders they didn’t expect. We keep consumers plugged into the topics and people they care about, helping them get more out of the digital world so that they can get more out of life.

Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has 11,500 employees in 25 countries, provinces, and territories.