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Senior Staff Engineer, Mobile Platform



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 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 Developer Platform team is responsible for the infrastructure powering full lifecycle (build, test, and deploy) for all developers at Airbnb. We also look after higher level APIs and tools, all aiming to improve developer experience and effectiveness.

Our vision is to enable Airbnb developers to apply their energy and creativity towards building and operating useful, high-quality software, without having to deal with unnecessary complexities or delays.

The Difference You Will Make:

  • be responsible for driving technical strategy, alignment, and execution for improving the iOS and Android developer experience at Airbnb
  • be a key member of the leadership team of Developer Platform
  • help shape the overall strategy and success for the whole organization
  • partner with leaders across Airbnb to ensure our offerings truly serve our customer needs

As a very senior technical individual contributor, you will bring a unique skill set and experience to our organization, and work to solve some of the broader technical challenges in native developer experience. Additionally, you will lend expertise to specific teams and deep dive into projects as needed.

Our engineering organization is one where we value everyone’s input and ideas. Even at a senior level, all Software Engineers at Airbnb are expected to be hands on, and contribute code.

A Typical Day:

  • Drive the continued development of a long term technical strategy for iOS and broader native developer experience
  • Bring technical expertise to decision making and architecture, having a keen eye for constraints while building the best solution
  • Apply data-driven approach to measuring developer productivity and effectiveness, having an intense product oriented focus on customer needs and success
  • Identify foundational opportunities impacting native product developers through a deep appreciation of business use-cases
  • Elevate level of iOS expertise at Airbnb
  • Uplevel and support others with servant leadership, mentorship, advocacy, and allyship
  • Work cross functionally to align technical initiatives and decisions

Your Expertise:

  • 12+ years relevant industry experience in a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional abilities and experience building well-designed APIs
  • Experience setting technical direction, planning, and successfully executing on large projects spanning multiple teams
  • Proven impact on developer productivity and tooling
  • Ability to create a culture of technical excellence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of working effectively across teams and organizations

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
$244,000$304,000 USD