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Senior Staff Software Engineer, AI for Developer Productivity



Software Engineering, Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 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:

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

The Difference You Will Make:

Our goal is to amplify the productivity of every Airbnb engineer by tenfold through best in class developer infrastructure. This team is entrusted with the tooling and infrastructure that optimize developer productivity across the entire software development lifecycle stages.

In this role, you will spearhead our AI strategy aimed at enhancing developer productivity across our entire development lifecycle. This encompasses AI-based automatic test generation, AI-assisted code reviews, AI-based code generation for our internal frameworks, design to code, and AI-assisted migrations, among others. Given the rapid evolution of AI, this team is expected to function like a startup, iterating swiftly to incorporate the most recent AI technologies into our developer tooling.

A Typical Day:

  • Shape our AI for Developer strategy and incorporate AI into the daily tools utilized by developers.
  • Enhance developer productivity for all engineers at Airbnb. A 20% boost in productivity equates to hiring 20% more developers.
  • Develop the technical strategy for Airbnb’s developer infrastructure, directly influencing our core metrics (Developer Experience, Developer Velocity, Debuggability, Resilience, and Reliability) while reducing costs.
  • Collaborate with engineering leaders across Airbnb to facilitate the adoption of new capabilities. Your clientele will comprise all engineers at Airbnb.
  • Act as a player/coach of our high-performance team, ensuring code quality, dedication to the craft, and operational excellence.

Your Expertise:

  • 12+ years industry experience.
  • Extensive experience with developer tooling and platforms. Familiarity with the developer tools, frameworks, or systems commonly used within the industry is a significant plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying AI/ML and Generative AI technologies within the context of software development is a huge plus.
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in one or more back-end server languages (Java/Ruby/Go/C++/etc.)
  • Experienced in architectural patterns of a high-scale distributed products/services, such as well-designed APIs, data pipelines and efficient algorithms
  • Experience or desire to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams with design, product and data science partners

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