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Program Manager, Roadmap Planning & Program Management



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 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:

The Roadmap Planning & Program Management team sits at the intersection of strategy and execution with the aim of planning and delivering the company’s priority products while providing executives the visibility and input they require to guide bi-annual releases.

The Difference You Will Make:

Program Managers drive key activities across several functions in the organization including design, engineering, product marketing, marketing, operations, and more. It is a highly leveraged role that aims to improve the quality and velocity of work across cross-functional teams by acting as a “force multiplier”. They get things done by bringing clarity out of chaos, diving into the details, and communicating clearly and in a timely manner. They're good at building relationships, motivating others with vision, and persuading with data. Success in this role is defined by your ability to make an impact with your critical thinking, attention to detail, ability to zoom out and see the big picture, and influencing key stakeholders.

A Typical Day:

  • Partners with product marketing, design, engineering, community support, and other cross functional teams to deliver programs with the highest quality and on schedule
  • Understands dependencies across functions to optimize the overall system and deliver the highest quality offerings
  • World-class communicator in both verbal and written communications, simplify the complex, visually representing your point of view
  • Proactively anticipates upcoming risks and issues and develops risk mitigation strategies in partnership with your leaders in a fast pace environment
  • Experienced in thinking holistically and collaborating with product experts to influence the connection between strategy and execution
  • Develops program plans that are unique to each initiative with excellence in the tactical and experience in strategic thinking
  • Tailors communication style and approach to audiences, has experience presenting to and communicating with executive audiences
  • Strong collaborator versed in consumer, technology, and design vernacular
  • Strong articulator of impact and progress through the use of reporting and visual storytelling.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and role-model assuming positive intent and driving to make an impact.
  • Drives for resolution within your specific areas of responsibility with initiative and owner-mindset
  • Understands best practices, drives improvements, and focuses on simplification

Your Expertise:

  • Experience in program management, product management, or business operations managing sophisticated programs end to end in a creative-led fast paced environment
  • Experience in consumer-facing businesses, technology, and design
  • Exposure to product and/or technology experience including product management or engineering
  • Demonstrated ability of participating in the shipping products at scale having overcome a variety of challenges as a part of a larger project team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that can simplify complex topics and role-model cross-functional team collaboration
  • Strong influencing and presentation skills that expand your influence beyond your team and across your org.
  • Expertise in using program management tools such as Airtable, Asana, Jira, Smartsheets, etc.
  • Thrives in ambiguity in a fast-paced, hyper-growth organization
  • Up to 20% travel required

Your Location:

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant will need to be based in the San Francisco-Bay Area, CA to be able to conduct their work. 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 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.

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
$192,000$235,000 USD