Senior Software Engineer, Hosting Products

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

About Hosting Product at Airbnb

The Hosting Product team partners with businesses around the world to create the future of hospitality.  We empower anyone with a passion for providing magical hospitality to build and grow a successful business on Airbnb.  

The Hosting Tools team builds the online tools for all Airbnb Hosts (professional and core hosts). We operate at all levels of the stack: frontend, backend, data, and mobile. We are looking for a full-stack engineer to help us build hosting tools for our hosts. 

Example Projects include

  • Collaborative tools for hosting
  • Host side homepage
  • Host in-box scheduled message
  • Host performance dashboard


  • Build the next-gen of core tools used by millions of hosts
  • Build services and APIs to drive existing and new features for web and mobile apps
  • Collaborate with product managers and UX designers to iterate on the design and implementation of our product
  • Design & drive new integrations across other teams within Airbnb .
  • Collaborate with core infrastructure teams such as Storage & Services framework on innovative solutions. 
  • Find and address performance issues
  • Conduct design and code reviews
  • Identify areas of improvement and advocate for back-end best practices


  • 6+ years of full-time work experience in software engineering, information technology, or related domains.
  • Willing to work across the stack to address technical challenges anywhere in the system.
  • Interest in working in a cross-functional team that touches many of the core systems and user flows at Airbnb.
  • Proficiency in one or more backend server languages (Ruby/Python/Java/Go/C++/etc.), and expertise in popular storage systems such as relational databases, noSQL and caching.
  • Experience with designing and building large scale production systems or features.
  • Knowledge of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) designs.
  • Knowledge of creating external facing APIs

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