Senior Staff Engineer, Guest & Host

USD 220k - 295k

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community you will join:
Airbnb is powered by our Host and Guest communities. Our teams work on everything from driving improvements for the end-to-end Host and Guest experience to launching new product verticals from the ground up. Our job is to build world-class, comprehensive platforms and features to create high quality experiences for our outstanding community of Hosts and Guests. 
We have multiple positions open in the following areas:
  • Bookings: This team is responsible for building systems to support booking and reservations experiences for Stays and Experiences. The team takes an end-to-end approach with the two-pronged goal of making it easy for guests to book on Airbnb, and making it simple and convenient for Hosts to get their first booking and manage their bookings.
  • Users, Listings & Platforms: This team encompasses Users, Listings, and Data foundation team to enable better Host personalization, as well as Media & Ops, Taxonomy, Quality & Review and Host Onboarding & Management. 
The difference you will make:
As a senior technical individual contributor, you will partner closely with our senior leaders across the broader technical organization. Although you will be at one of our highest levels of seniority, all individual contributors at Airbnb are Software Engineers which means we expect you to be hands on and contribute code.
A typical day:
  • Define overall technical architecture for major parts of the Host/Guest organization
  • Architect large scale reliable systems to support continuous growth of the business
  • Influence the organization, engineering leaders, product managers, and the business to develop a unified approach to Hosting overall architecture
  • Implement significant portions of the system and help others in the implementation
  • Understand how key technical decisions will drive business outcomes and deliver frameworks and platforms that improve delivery with high-quality to those outcomes
  • Performing design and code reviews and advise/mentor other engineers at Airbnb 
Your expertise:
  • 10-15+ years relevant experience in a fast paced, high growth tech environment
  • Experience building, leading, and architecting full-stack products and systems at enterprise scale with a great impact
  • Technical leadership: hands on experience leading project teams, setting technical direction and strategy, and working cross functionally with Product and Data Science teams
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills. Examples of working across teams and organizations on technical initiatives.

How we'll take care of you:

When you work at Airbnb, you can live and work anywhere. You can work remotely, or in one of our offices across the world. We’ll get together regularly to build connections with our team members and partners. We will work with you to figure out the best arrangement for you and the team.

The starting base pay for this role is between $220,000 and $295,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: education, experience, and skills. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. Airbnb,Inc. can employ in  states where we have registered entities. Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware and Rhode Island. This list is continuously evolving and being updated, please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from. 

Our commitment to inclusion & belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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