Senior Engineering Manager, Tax Platform

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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.

Airbnb is seeking an experienced Engineering Leader to define and execute a comprehensive platform strategy for global tax compliance & growth, business agility & performance, build global tax products, and drive world-class user experiences for Airbnb tax stakeholders.

Reporting to the Head of Fintech Engineering, this role will lead a cross-functional team that delivers on the platform strategy across the following pillars: tax quotation, tax user data, invoicing, and reporting.

Airbnb is a vision and mission-driven company. Our Engineering Managers embody this culture and mindset. Engineering Managers here imagine the ideal end state for our community (guests and hosts) first and work backward from it, challenging all current assumptions. They champion a winning strategy and leverage metrics to ensure progress against it. They partner with talented cross-functional team members (engineering, design, data science, etc.) and lead teams to execute a shared vision. They are incredibly hands-on and are not afraid to roll up their sleeves to get the right outcome for our community. We are looking for leaders who want to join us in this journey to create belonging everywhere.

Your Responsibilities

  • Own the overall vision and strategy for the Tax Platform at Airbnb. You will be accountable for defining and implementing the technology roadmap that will transform global tax compliance and growth initiatives at Airbnb.
  • Develop trusted partnerships with business, product, and engineering leaders to align critical initiatives. 
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional leadership team to develop a roadmap and key metrics for executing the Tax Platform product strategy.
  • Own translating and communicating technical strategy related to executing against business objectives as part of the senior leadership team.
  • Champion engineering excellence, establish key metrics and drive continuous operational improvements.
  • Determine hiring needs to execute against product roadmap and scale the engineering team, driving a recruiting strategy from your network, the team's network, and the recruiting team
  • Mentor and coach engineers and create growth opportunities for your team members.

Desired Skills & Capabilities:

  • Seasoned engineering leader with experience scaling and leading engineering teams.
  • Ability to partner with business stakeholders and manage up
  • Care deeply about the customer experience and journey
  • Technical credibility; Able to gain the respect of the team based on their tech chops and prior career wins
  • Strong people development and influencing skills; able to build and drive distributed teams
  • Inspiring leader who can work entrepreneurially and in collaboration with others to accomplish goals
  • Self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative high-growth environment 
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills with the ability to pivot quickly from strategy to execution


  • 10+ years experience leading technology teams with a proven track record of creating and leading high-performing teams.
  • Experience with scaling and maintaining high-traffic, distributed production systems.
  • Experience leading product engineering teams building customer-facing products.
  • Experience with server-driven UI architectures, API design, and architecture patterns.

The starting base pay for this role is between $220,000 and $305,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: education, experience, and skills. 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.

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