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Senior Software Engineer, Cities - Regulatory Platform & Operations Team



Software Engineering, Legal, Operations
United States
Posted on Monday, June 3, 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:

This is a high impact opportunity for a software engineer to help develop one of the most critical domains in Airbnb. As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for leading the development of our next generation products globally and work to integrate it with other ongoing Tech 2.0 initiatives. You will also have opportunities to work with stakeholders.

The Difference You Will Make:

Your day-to-day responsibilities includes:

  • Join a talented group of engineers, work with senior and staff engineers closely on high impact technical initiatives to keep Airbnb business scalable, performant and reliable.
  • Work with cross functional partners including product managers, designers, policy, legal and operation partners to design and deliver high-quality products
  • Build great relationships between Airbnb and governments, which is critical to companies in the sharing economy.
  • Drive development with next generation technologies, to build efficient and reusable web components and architect reliable, performant, and scalable solutions
  • Optimize user experience of product to extend Airbnb’s core functionality and improve existing features and build new features for a web-based application
  • Help set up and lead working group sessions, collaborate on current and upcoming projects including proposal and design doc reviews, roadmap planning, etc.

Your Expertise:

  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience
  • Passion and quick on learning. Strong communication skill is a must. Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
  • Experience building in large web applications using Javascript/Typescript/Java/Kotlin. Fluency in HTML, CSS, and related web technologies (e.g. React, graphql)
  • Solid understanding of distributed systems, data stores, data modeling, indexing and associated trade-offs. Familiarity with Elasticsearch and the streaming is a plus.

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
$185,000$221,000 USD