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Staff Web UX Engineer, Client Products & Emerging Tech



United States
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

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:

Client Products & Emerging Tech

The Client Products & Emerging Tech team is a newly established team that builds impactful product features for Airbnb’s Guests and Hosts with new and existing technologies, as well as horizontal components such as navigation that aim to provide a cohesive user experience. The Staff Web UX Engineer joining this team will play a critical role in the end-to-end development of new product areas that leverage emerging technologies. They will collaborate closely with Design partners to rapidly ideate, prototype, develop, and ship innovative product experiences.

The team is part of the Client Foundation & Products organization, which is responsible for Airbnb’s product infrastructure including Design Language System (DLS), UI frameworks, media frontend, and data access across different client platforms (Android, iOS, and Web). It plays a central role in Airbnb’s overall client strategy, contributes to libraries such as Lottie and Epoxy, and has more recently enabled Airbnb’s transition to Jetpack Compose.

Learn more about Frontend Open Source projects at Airbnb. Also, meet our Client Foundation & Products leader, Cynthia Chu!

The Difference You Will Make:

  • Explore, shape, and develop new product experiences alongside cross-functional partners (design and product); from ideation to implementation at scale
  • Lead investments into new technical capabilities that push the envelope and unlock product innovation
  • Develop prototypes to validate ideas while proactively considering long-term implications on technical design and architecture
  • Translate prototypes to high quality, scalable, and maintainable production code through iterative development
  • Partner with peer engineering teams to integrate new features that impact different areas within the product
  • Writing unit and integration tests, reviewing other’s code.

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years of software development experience, with strong expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Typescript.
  • Experience with modern Javascript frameworks such as React, Preact, Angular, Next, Vue or Meteor.
  • Passion for delivering products end-to-end: from ideation through planning and scoping to implementation and experimental A/B testing.
  • Deep understanding of frontend architecture and improving build processes (npm, yarn, webpack, parcel)
  • Driving adoption of industry standards for building user interface including accessibility, internationalization, performance optimization, SEO, cross-browser compatibility, caching
  • Experience scaling and architecting CSS across multiple projects and products
  • Architecting and promoting a library of reusable components
  • An understanding of unit, integration, and end-to-end testing
  • Passion for building interactive and delightful user experiences

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. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so 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.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process.

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. 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.

Pay Range
$204,000$254,000 USD