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Senior Android Engineer, Accessibility



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 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:

At Airbnb, we aim to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Core to this mission is the accessibility of our platform. This means that we should be consciously designing and building our platform to support people with disabilities.

As part of the Accessibility team, you'll have the opportunity to have a huge impact on the Airbnb platform and our users. We work with QA, engineers and designers across the entire company to make designing and building inclusively easier. This includes, but isn’t limited to, creating educational resources (like documentation and training), building out accessibility features and utilities for the Airbnb Design Language System as well as product teams, integrating automated accessibility tooling, and providing best practices on accessibility. We're looking for a senior engineer interested in supporting inclusion on our platform. Previous experience with accessibility is required.

A Typical Day:

  • Lead defining and building tooling and process for accessible product development on Android such as:
    • Automated a11y Testing (e.g Android Test Framework)
    • Snapshot Testing for Accessibility
    • How to implement accessibility requirements / annotations
  • Participate in defining company-wide a11y standards and policies
  • Lead Android accessibility training and support for engineers
  • Integrate and support automated accessibility testing and tooling for Android
  • Integrate Android accessibility best practices for the whole company, including in our Design Language System, by collaborating with engineers and cross functional partners: designers, product and program managers
  • Guide accessibility improvement projects spanning multiple teams
  • Work with leadership on promoting and solving accessibility at every stage of the project development lifecycle
  • Help address accessibility bugs and enable other teams to conduct remediation initiatives
  • Participate in code reviews

Your Expertise:

  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Fluency in Android UI development with Kotlin
  • Experience writing code that meets accessibility standards and best practices, including WCAG
  • Knowledge on Android accessibility APIs
  • Knowledge of assistive technologies, specifically TalkBack
  • Passion for building and helping others build accessible UIs
  • Technical understanding of WCAG 2.0 and how it applies to Android Applications
  • Awareness of client-side performance considerations
  • Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Openness to learning new technologies
  • Passionate about healthy team culture and collaboration

Bonus Skills:

  • Familiarity with Jetpack Compose
  • Experience training and leading workshops
  • Experience in a technical leadership role leading large projects and setting technical direction
  • Experience with latest Accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.1 / 2.2

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$223,000 USD