We have something special here. Our engineering team draws on a diverse, rich set of experiences and skills to create huge solutions that touch the lives of thousands of users every day. We’re uniquely creative: we’ve built medical databases in Burundi, toured in professional bands and orchestras, sold Christmas trees, and won national Scrabble championships. We love to party together, and we have tremendous respect for each other. Every engineer at Airbnb can build something new and wonderful, every day.
Ben previously visualized satellite data for NASA. At Airbnb, he figures out ways to make the website scale.
Surabhi works on the Airbnb Search team where she led the project to rewrite the search algorithm. She is now focusing on a new area, travel discovery. She spends her free time planning her travels from all the inspiration she gets at work.
Will builds tools to democratize data at Airbnb. When he first started programming as a kid, his Dad found some money he'd made doing contract work and assumed he was a drug dealer.
Andy learned many things working at NASA, like how to work with defense contractors. At Airbnb he developed Neighborhoods and Chronos and works on making Airbnb more data driven. Thankfully, Airbnb uses fewer defense contractors.
Ian used to build FX trading systems for Wall Street. Now he builds life changing product features for Airbnb. It's much more fun.
Harry wrote backpack.js - a lightweight backbone extension for UI components. He once sold Christmas trees.
Alex worked on international expansion of our global photography platform. He has DJ'ed Zuckerberg's personal holiday party, twice.
Horace built the Airbnb translation tool. He used to create apps that hooked into brainwave sensors. Now he knows what people think before they do.
Jessica created a platform for tracking ad performance. She also once built an electronic database of medical records for a hospital in rural Burundi.
Dave built the Airbnb mobile web site. Before that, he was recognized by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for building open source government applications.
Andrew dropped out of school to work at Airbnb, where he singlehandedly built the iPhone app. He has also built an app to control hot tubs.
Topher built Airbnb's first Hadoop-powered data warehouse and analytics platform. While in grad school, he helped write and illustrate a 175-page graphic novel telling the story of a double-survivor of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Jeff created a 3D visualization of Airbnb trips that blew everybody's mind. He also built one of the Top 9 Facebook Apps according to PC Magazine.
Jason was the # 1 Scrabble player in the US for 3 consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008). He also roller-bladed the length of Japan.
Spike is turning Airbnb's web site into a web app, one feature at a time. He also toured 16 states (& Canada!) with a rock band before becoming a full-time code jockey.
Nirav spearheaded the effort to rewrite Airbnb's entire search interface frontend. He also plays guitar in a jazz band. He thinks hot water is just about as good as black tea a lot of the time, really.
Within 24 hours at Airbnb, Alanna had already deployed code. She is proud of being a nerd-aunt who created mini sites of her nieces & nephews.
Amy took the Airbnb login page, and seamless-ified it. She also played violin in the pit orchestra of a Tokyo opera company. She does not get jet lag.
Bekki improved our hosts' lives by creating awesome user tools. She also stayed with monks at a temple in Koyasan, Japan. She likes go-karts.
Matt worked on the airbnb.com/life campaign. While travelling in the Middle East, he accidentally walked into two violent uprisings and one war zone.
Emre works on internal tools for our International Customer Experience Team. Emre is from Paris but originally from Turkey and loves travel.
Airbnb is the world's largest marketplace for space, and we keep getting bigger every day. With 10 million nights booked and counting, we're constantly tackling challenges in search algorithms, payments, fraud prevention, and growth — all while maintaining a beautiful user experience. We want to build solutions to these problems that are scalable, performant, and elegant, and we're looking for talented people to help us do just that.
We believe that engineering is a continuous process of learning and improvement, and that the best way to learn is by getting help from your fellow engineers. All of our engineers hang out in Campfire so that we can keep informal knowledge sharing (and meme bombing) flowing — and because coding is more fun when you do it together. We host biweekly tech talks, both internal and external, so that everyone gets a chance to become the best at their craft.
That's our word for the dedication and craftsmanship we bring to our work. For us, engineering isn't just a job but a practice that we want to perfect. We aim to keep our systems modular, our code clean, and our documentation clear, and we follow the Cub Scout philosophy of leaving things better than you found it. It's not just about the code — putting the right processes and tools in place to make developers happy and efficient is important to us because it gives us the time to focus on polishing the product.
For our frontend testing needs, we use a combination of Capybara and Selenium—Selenium because it's a mature solution for automating browser interactions; Capybara because of its rspec-like syntax for specifying browser interactions. Read more...
We host tech talks at Airbnb every other Wednesday at 6pm.
|Internal Tools Engineer||San Francisco, California|
|Site Reliability Engineer||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Android||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Frontend||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Full Stack||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Growth||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, iOS||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Java||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Payments||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Search||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Security||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Systems||San Francisco, California|
|Software Engineer, Trust & Safety||San Francisco, California|