Software Engineer, Security

Airbnb, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 weeks ago

About the Team:

Airbnb is built on trust. Our security team works hard to improve the security of our platform that enables millions of users to explore the world.

We are looking for people who want to make the Airbnb platform safer for millions of users around the world. We'd love to talk to you if you're a talented individual who is passionate about finding security weaknesses and crafting scalable and usable solutions. We are enablers who make it easier for engineers to create secure features, not blockers. If that mission sounds exciting to you, we have a few different flavors of projects/skillsets we are looking for.

What are examples of work that Security Engineers have done at Airbnb?

  • Author & maintain core encryption/authentication/authorization services, libraries, and frameworks.

  • Building new tools to detect vulnerabilities via static analysis, automated scanning, etc.

  • Implementation of two-factor authentication for internal systems; standardized identity and access management

  • Work across functions to ensure the security of the entire production ecosystem.

  • Help design and review security-sensitive aspects of the system.

  • Train new engineers and evangelize good security habits; ensure best practices (in technology or education/outreach).

  • Regular collaboration with third-party penetration-testing firms

  • Attend security conferences

  • Contribute to open source

  • Publish security research

The following are some examples of profiles that are relevant to us:

  • Solid defensive security experience shipping projects that mitigate application or infrastructure risks at scale

  • Experience finding ways to enable other engineers to create more secure products by default without requiring security expertise

  • Significant experience performing security design review of distributed systems and APIs

  • Significant experience in at least one of Ruby, Java, Python, JavaScript, Go or C/C++

  • Working knowledge of cloud computing (AWS) operations

  • Interest in both breaking and building


  • Stock

  • Competitive salaries

  • Quarterly employee travel coupon

  • Paid time off

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • Life insurance and disability benefits

  • Fitness Discounts

  • 401K

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Apple equipment

  • Commuter Subsidies

  • Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)

  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours

  • Much more...

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