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Engineering Manager, Communication & Connectivity - Native (iOS/Android)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 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:

Airbnb is powered by our Guests & Hosts. 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 guest and host communities.

Within our Guest & Host organization is the Communication and Connectivity team, which owns the tools used daily by millions of guests and hosts, including Messaging (2nd most used surface within Airbnb) and Co-Hosting (key to the future growth of Airbnb). This team is formed exclusively by native engineers and is constantly working on very high visibility key features that are part of our bi-annual launches.

The Difference You Will Make:

As an Engineering Manager, you’ll be leading a team of very senior, highly motivated, high achieving iOS and Android engineers. You will work closely with product managers, designers and other engineering leaders to align on objectives and deliver delightful overall experiences for guests and hosts. You’ll be finding opportunities for driving technical excellence across all of airbnb and aligning these initiatives with the career growth of our amazing team.

A Typical Day:

  • Collaborate with our ICs, partner teams, Directors and VPs to drive key Airbnb initiatives, influencing the experiences of our hosts and guests.
  • Partner with native (iOS/Android) stakeholders across the company, fostering a culture of collaboration and constantly improving our apps from infrastructure to finishing touches.
  • Lead the charge in proposing initiatives to improve our app's technical foundation.
  • Foster a vibrant, growth-oriented environment for our high-achiever team.

Your Expertise:

  • 5+ years of engineering management experience, with 9+ years of of relevant software development industry experience in a fast paced tech environment
  • Strong product and design instinct, previous proven experience building delightfully designed experiences.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Proven experience working with many engineering teams and cross functional partners.
  • Flexible in leadership style, can adapt to a variety of ways of working depends on the situation
  • Experience leading and shipping large initiatives with high business impact
  • Creating a strong culture of operational excellence with focus on raising the bar for quality, reliability and availability
  • Good judgment in making tradeoffs to balance short-term business needs with long-term technical quality
  • Strong communication skill and ability to influence decisions from a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Experience fostering an inclusive and engaging team environment
  • Able to identify, retain, grow and acquire critical talent

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