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Senior System Engineer, Collaboration Products



United States
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 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:

Collaboration Products

The Collaboration Products team is responsible for managing the tech stack and ecosystem of our core collaboration technologies for Airbnb employees across the globe. Our mission is to deliver a streamlined, cloud-based collaboration tech stack that enables our collaboration capabilities for Airbnb teams so that we can collaborate effectively as we live and work anywhere in the world. Our team is organized into four pods: Project and Portfolio Mgmt, Service Mgmt, Visualizations and Connections.

The Difference You Will Make:

The Engineer for Collaboration Products is responsible for continuously delivering, managing, optimizing, automating, and integrating across the collaboration products stack. A successful System Engineer possesses hands-on experience building applications, integrations, cloud development, and coding in modern language and tech stacks. To accomplish this the Systems Engineer will possess a natural curiosity and strong analytical skills useful for solving complex problems, complemented by collaboration and communication skills as well as the ability to establish strong relationships across BizTech, Security, Procurement and business stakeholders.

A Typical Day:

  • Hands on Technical Experience
    • Proficient in Python, Go, or Javascript
    • Proficient in Github and code review practices
    • Able to implement scalable, fast and reliable solutions
    • API Development and best practices (Throttling, API Design, REST, HTTP)
    • AWS Hands on experience; such as: Lambda, EC2, S3, API Gateway, CloudWatch, RDS, EKS, ECR, etc)
    • Understands Infra as Code technologies (Terraform)
    • Basic understanding of Kubernetes and Docker is a plus
    • Understands System Design principles; such as: Concurrency, asynchronous processing, and scalability
    • Communicating with stakeholders, gathering requirements and proposing solutions
    • Weighing in and exploring out of box capabilities vs building something (build vs buy)

  • Technical expertise across the Collaboration Products stack (APIs, Tool usage, Management, Configuration)
    • Asana
    • Airtable
    • Jira
    • Slack
    • Miro
    • Lucid

Your Expertise:

  • 3+ years of hands on technical experience across AWS
  • 3+ years of experience of coding on Python, Go or Javascript
  • Can design and code high performing software to handle elastic APIs consumption
  • Understands how Jira works internally with capability to configure workflows and maintain a steady state of the system
  • Hands-on coding, automation and scripting experience with JSON, REST APIs, Java, Groovy, Python among others; EKS and Docker experience with other integration tools is a plus

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
$136,000$160,000 USD