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Staff Android Engineer, Guest Displays & Platforms

Airbnb

Airbnb

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 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:

Guest Displays & Platforms team

The Guest Displays & Platforms team owns the main product details page (PDP) that brings together all the listing details, and anchors the guest booking flow as well as guest pricing and availability across all Airbnb product surfaces.

As a Staff Android Engineer in Guest Displays & Platforms, you’ll lead the development and refinement of major new features at the heart of the guest experience on Airbnb. This includes reconciling new features with existing functionality, working closely with designers to shape desired product goals into a feasible and viable guest user experience, and last but not least, identifying underlying patterns and abstractions to help increase developer velocity while maintaining technical quality on critical surfaces for the Airbnb guest experience.

At the Staff+ level, our engineers are responsible for establishing a technical vision and then delivering a solution that is flexible, always available, efficient, and scales with the needs of the business. Each individual brings their own unique skill set, experiences, thought leadership and technical expertise to solve these technical challenges for Airbnb.

The Difference You Will Make

  • Design the future state of our technical systems by combining a strategic understanding of our highest level product goals with a deep understanding of our existing systems to inform the right technical and product tradeoffs for both short and long term
  • Lead engineers—both inside and outside your immediate team—in building out these technical solutions
  • Participate in the development of product and UX requirements by engaging early and often with designers, product managers and other stakeholders to help steer teams on the most efficient path towards overall goals
  • Nurture a culture of technical quality from design, through code review, to production operations
  • Mentor other engineers in developing their technical and collaboration skills
  • Identify and propose solutions to problems coming in the way of technical and product engineering excellence
  • Collaborate with internal teams across Search, Checkout, Reservations, Host Settings, Listings, Payments, Tax, Cities, Trust and others

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years of industry experience building consumer Android applications at scale, preferably in Kotlin and Compose.
  • You’re passionate about UI and Product development: deep knowledge of UI architecture and UI performance, with prior experience building delightful and fluid interactions, screens and graphics.
  • Expertise in Kotlin or Java, and Jetpack Compose.
  • Ability to take a thoughtful, pragmatic, and efficient approach to problem solving.
  • Experience collaborating with product designers, especially in a remote capacity.
  • Passion to up-level yourself and those around you through curiosity and fostering a collaborative and inclusive team environment.
  • Bachelors, preferably in CS, or equivalent industry experience.

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: reasonableaccommodations@airbnb.com. 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$254,000 USD