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Staff Android Engineer, Core Foundation



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 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:

Our team, Core Foundation, is responsible for accelerating and simplifying the engineering process of building products for the end-to-end guest and host journey on Airbnb. We create the paved path product engineers use to build high quality and performant experiences.

The Core Foundation engineers act as the bridge between Airbnb's Product, Data, and Infrastructure teams. We work closely with other engineers from product teams, by understanding their productivity pain points and how to resolve them in a scalable, simple and flexible way. We work with Data to create the paved path which product engineers use to get an understanding of how their surfaces are being used.

The Difference You Will Make:

As a Staff Android Engineer, you will be partnering with Product, Data, and Client Infrastructure teams and utilize your extensive knowledge of Android to lead and execute on building the paved path for Airbnb’s current and future product needs. Your primary objective will be to elevate the performance and quality across all facets of our application for every guest and host.

A Typical Day:

  • Take an active role in leading your projects through pull requests, code reviews, and managing milestones and deliverables.

  • Collaborate with partner teams and product engineers to design and develop high quality APIs that compliment product engineers’ day to day flows.

  • Design and execute on a rollout strategy that reduces risk and reduces adoption barriers.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices in Android development and performance engineering.

  • Mentor and coach other engineers through pull request reviews, design document reviews, or 1-on-1s.

Your Expertise:

We’re looking for a Staff Android Software Engineer with passion for making the client experience performant through foundational frameworks and tooling, with the following skill sets, experience, and passions:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience

  • 9+ years industry experience in Android Client / Product Foundation engineering

  • Deep expertise in building product foundations that are utilized across many product teams

  • Fluency in Kotlin

  • Understanding of Jetpack Compose and declarative patterns

  • Experience building codegen tools, codemods, and lint rules

  • Deep understanding of Android core libraries

  • Experience using Android profiling tools such as systrace and Perfectto

  • Expertise of client and environmental performance considerations

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team which touches many parts of core systems at Airbnb

  • Experience developing and leading long-term technical strategy

  • Understanding of low end device concerns

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$259,000 USD