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Staff Fullstack Software Engineer, Search



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 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’s Storefronts team is responsible for the front door of Airbnb’s search product. The team works on high impact surfaces across Airbnb’s homepage, categories, and Experiences products and aims to inspire our guests to explore and discover the best Stays and Experiences on Airbnb. Some of the team’s past projects include launching Airbnb Categories and Icons on Airbnb.
  • The team is cross-discipline with expertise in iOS, Android, web and backend development and works closely with other search teams, platform teams, and partners in design, product, and data science to deliver new search experiences for Airbnb’s guests.

The Difference You Will Make:

  • Drive the team’s technical strategy and alignment with Search teams as well as infrastructure, relevance, and client foundation partners to enable development of new features for Airbnb search.
  • Identify and deliver opportunities to improve scalability, performance, and efficiency of our systems and the broader Search team’s velocity working in them.
  • Evaluate design explorations and provide input on technical feasibility. Identify future capabilities required to support product needs and align with partner teams to deliver key foundations and enable the next generation of search product features at Airbnb.
  • Provide mentorship to junior and senior team members to support their career and technical growth.

A Typical Day:

  • Host a review of the team’s foundation goals and technical roadmap with partners across search to get feedback and align projects and goals across the group.
  • Attend a design share-out of an upcoming feature and provide feedback to design and product partners on feasibility and level of engineering effort required. Develop a prototype for a new capability the team needs to develop to achieve the design and evaluate it with partner teams.
  • Deliver the technical design and code for a key foundational initiative to enable multiple features/products on Airbnb’s search product.
  • Deliver improvements that enable the team to ship and maintain product quality. Bring these improvements to the broader Airbnb engineering organization.
  • Maintain health of Airbnb’s systems by leading incident response, monitoring trends over time and delivering steady improvements Airbnb’s systems.
  • Review a team member’s technical design for an upcoming feature and provide feedback on implementations via code review

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience working in Java and/or Kotlin.
  • Proficiency in one or more client platforms: iOS (preferred!), Android, or Web.
  • Passionate about efficiency, availability, and technical quality.
  • Passionate about design and building UX products. You bring flexibility to collaboration with design and product partners by presenting tradeoffs and iterating to the ideal solution.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and the ability to work well within a large engineering organization as well as cross functionally.
  • Strong collaboration via code reviews and architecture discussions, and motivated to improve their teammates’ productivity.
  • Experience working with a microservice architecture at scale.
  • Experience working on a product engineering team or customer-centric platform team supporting a medium to large engineering organization.
  • [Bonus] Experience developing products with complex UIs using motion and or video

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
$200,000$259,000 USD