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Senior Full Stack Engineer, Client Products & Emerging Technologies



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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:

The Client Products & Emerging Tech team is a newly established team that builds impactful product features for Airbnb’s Guests and Hosts with new and existing technologies, as well as horizontal components such as navigation that aim to provide a cohesive user experience. The Senior Fullstack Engineer joining this team will play a critical role in the end-to-end development of new product areas that leverage emerging technologies. They will collaborate closely with Design partners to rapidly ideate, prototype, develop, and ship innovative product experiences.

The team is part of the Client Foundation & Products organization, which is responsible for Airbnb’s product infrastructure including Design Language System (DLS), UI frameworks, media frontend, and data access across different client platforms (Android, iOS, and Web). It plays a central role in Airbnb’s overall client strategy, contributes to libraries such as Lottie and Epoxy, and has more recently enabled Airbnb’s transition to Jetpack Compose.

The Difference You Will Make:

  • Explore, shape, and develop new product experiences alongside cross-functional partners (design and product); from ideation to implementation at scale
  • Lead investments into new technical capabilities that push the envelope and unlock product innovation
  • Partner with peer engineering teams to integrate new features that impact different areas within the product
  • Build efficient and reusable frontend/backend components, with high quality, while making sure to maintain performance and scalable systems
  • Build services and APIs to drive existing and new features for web and mobile apps
  • Work with data scientists and business analysts to define, capture, and use real-time event data for business insights and product features.
  • Drive down costs and land performance wins via impactful optimizations and infrastructure upgrades

A Typical Day:

Millions of users across the world engage with the Airbnb app in multiple languages every day. As an engineer on the Client Products & Emerging Technologies a team, you would be critical to the continued success and broad appeal of Airbnb. In this role, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Work collaboratively in cross-functional teams with design, product and data science partners
  • Propose architectural patterns of a high-scale web applications, such as well-designed APIs, data pipelines and efficient algorithms
  • Build scalable high-quality and high-traffic products (or systems)
  • Evaluate technical approaches and design product solutions to build new features
  • Drive alignment, manage projects and effectively collaborate with stakeholders
  • Writing unit and integration tests, reviewing other’s code

Your Expertise:

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Strong expertise in one or more back-end server languages (Java/Kotlin/C++/etc.)
  • Proficiency in the following: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Typescript.
  • Extensive experience with modern Javascript frameworks such as React, Preact, Angular, Next, Vue or Meteor.
  • Passion for delivering products end-to-end: from ideation through planning and scoping to implementation and experimental A/B testing.
  • Understanding of frontend architecture and improving build processes (npm, yarn, webpack, parcel)
  • Experience in building and scaling high-quality and high-traffic products (or systems)
  • Architecting and promoting a library of reusable components
  • An understanding of unit, integration, and end-to-end testing
  • Passion for building interactive and delightful user experiences
  • Want to tackle projects with large open-ended scope and drive significant business impact

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
$185,000$223,000 USD