What is the Homes team at Airbnb?
Whenever anyone thinks of Airbnb, the first thing that comes to mind is Homes. Homes is Airbnb's core business and we work on everything from driving improvements to the Guest and Host experience to launching new initiatives from the ground up. Within Homes engineering, you can have significant impact on a wide range of Airbnb products and users. Whether you are working on one of our big bets such as guest loyalty or personalization, improving our tools for guests and hosts around the world, or working on a new business such as Airbnb for Work or Airbnb Plus, you will be on a small team designed to maximize your ability to deliver results. If you are motivated by how much visibility your work has, how much it impacts the company's bottom line, how many users see your work, or how it will impact your career growth, Homes is a great place to launch your Airbnb career.
Like all teams at Airbnb, we value and promote the diversity of our workforce, our guests, our hosts, our marketplace platform, and the world. Simply put, diversity belongs.
What is an Engineering Manager at Airbnb?
Being an Engineering Manager at Airbnb allows you bring a diverse set of skills all into focus to help us drive growth and impact across the world. You will necessarily have a technical background but are now responsible for important product and infrastructure surface areas to move forward. At a high level, that means a high interaction rate with your cross-functional peers (product, design, data science, research, and more) to develop strategy, long-term goals, and execution plans to get there. Day-to-day, you'll be responsible for making sure the engineering team is delivering while adapting to all the changes that come along as projects go forward. In addition, you'll be responsible for the career growth of your overall team internally at Airbnb - everything from 1:1's to career progression plans and whole team career forecasts. You'll be intimately involved in recruiting and working both with our internal recruiting team, our M&A team, as well as investing in growing your team directly. You'll make sure the quality of the engineering efforts are always exceptional by setting up the correct processes and quality control checks for the team to execute within and you'll identify new technologies and skill sets to bring into the team to keep the team moving forward on new challenges.
Homes is Airbnb's largest group by far and that means there are plenty of opportunities to choose from. Drive high-volume guest-facing teams to continue Airbnb's excellent growth trajectory, diversify Airbnb's growing supply to tap into the greater hospitality ecosystem to enrich offerings to guests, accelerate growth and scale of Airbnb's newest brand, Airbnb Plus, by building new host, guest, and operations-facing products and technologies to optimize Plus for 2019, lead the technical and product roadmap to make Airbnb a preferred platform for business travel, lead teams that work with cities to manage global rollout, manage product teams that provide advanced insights, pricing tools and algorithms to make our hosts as successful as they can be, and drive mobile teams that are creating Airbnb's next generation apps. In Homes we handle all aspects of Airbnb's business, so you'll find what you're looking for here.
7+ years of relevant engineering work experience and 4+ hands-on technical management experience
Exceptional coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications
Track record in partnering with recruiting to build incredible engineering teams
Actively coached and mentored team members in their careers
Been actively involved in setting product strategy
Independently started self-sustaining teams
Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering
Shipped several large scale projects with multiple dependencies across teams
Quarterly employee travel coupon
Paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Life insurance and disability benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts
Community involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Airbnb has Engineering offices along the West Coast in the U.S. and our teams are growing quickly! Contact us to find out which office works best for you.