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Staff Client Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, May 31, 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:

  • We are looking for a Client Engineer to help shape and define the next iteration of the tools and infrastructure that manages our macOS, Chrome OS, Windows and Mobile endpoints. We focus on automation, running at a global scale and most importantly, being a host to our end users. Our tools enable Airbnb employees to do amazing things, whilst keeping the company’s, our Hosts and Guests information secure.
  • Even if you do not meet all the requirements listed here, we still encourage you to apply. We understand that not everyone will have had the same opportunities in their careers, and above all else we value the desire for lifelong learning.

A Typical Day:

  • Work with and contribute back to open source projects. Some of the projects we use and contribute back to are:
    • Crypt
    • MicroMDM
    • osquery
    • MDMDirector
    • Sal
    • Munki
    • Puppet
    • Autopkg
  • Work on projects such as:
    • Stateful MDM orchestration.
    • Beyondcorp and Zero Trust initiatives.
    • CI/CD for client engineering tools and processes
  • Help drive the endpoint security model working closely with security engineering teams, and establish best practices in an enterprise environment.
  • Respond to and participate in resolution of endpoint security compromises, malware, and vulnerabilities.
  • Act as consultants and SMEs to other engineering teams at Airbnb for the platforms we own and support.
  • Participate in a paid on call rotation.

Who You Are:

  • Know one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Swift, Ruby, Python, Go.
  • Experience of managing macOS at scale
    • Bonus points if it’s with open source tools (e.g Munki or Puppet / Chef)
  • Have a security first mindset, with knowledge of security principles such as Zero Trust
  • Passion for endpoint management using DevOps methodologies.
  • You may have experience of:
    • Managing Windows using open source tools (e.g Gorilla / Chocolatey or Puppet / Chef)
    • Using Google’s API to manage Chrome OS
    • Open source MDM, such as MicroMDM or NanoMDM
      • Bonus points if you have knowledge of the Apple MDM protocol
    • Deploying infrastructure in cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform

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: [email protected]. 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
$180,000$236,000 USD