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Staff Software Engineer, Pricing and Availability

HotelTonight

HotelTonight

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:

Pricing and Availability (Availability: Think "Vacancy Calendar") features on Airbnb.com are visible, familiar and tangible to our Guests. Our team owns Pricing and Availability end-to-end, both customer-facing and backend-compute. Pricing and Availability anchors the Guest booking flow from Search to Product page to Checkout, which requires low latency, high qps, and tier zero computation. We also collaborate closely with Design and Product to rapidly ship end-to-end product experiences with each release.

Our team is focused on quality, reliability, and simplifying the natural complexity of Pricing and Availability. Simplify in particular - we are focused on being nimble for regular new pricing features with each release - without bloating complexity. Our team also cares deeply about culture: A happy healthy team is a primary focus for us. We get stuff done - but are also supportive, honest, and aim to have fun.

The Difference You Will Make:

As a Staff Engineer in Pricing and Availability, 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.

A Typical Day:

  • 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
  • Nurture a culture of happy healthy teams including supportive feedback, technical quality, and having fun
  • Steer end-to-end product with Product Managers, Design, and UX by engaging early and often to guide teams on the most efficient path towards overall goals
  • Collaborate with internal teams across Search, Checkout, Reservations, Host Settings, Listings, Payments, Tax, Cities, Trust and others

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years of relevant software development industry experience in a fast-paced tech environment
  • Demonstrated expertise and be hands-on in backend systems within large-scale service-oriented architectures.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team, and across teams, at Airbnb
  • Passionate about efficiency, availability, system quality and user experience
  • Strong programming (Scala / Python / Java/ C++ or equivalent) skills for hands-on IC work
  • Passion to level-up those around you through curiosity and fostering a collaborative and inclusive team environment

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
$204,000$259,000 USD