Backend Software Engineer, Transportation

About Transportation:

We are expanding the Airbnb offering by creating a end-to-end transportation experience for travelers that’s simple, seamless, and inspiring. Never in the history of the online travel industry has a transportation business started with millions of customers and we see this as a monumental opportunity. We're hiring an Infrastructure Engineering Manager to help create an industry-leading booking experience built on performant, stable, scalable and secure infrastructure for millions of users.

Transportation is a new team at Airbnb and we know founding team members have a tremendous influence on our long-term success. Your contributions will help establish a major component of the travel offering at Airbnb both within the product and at the company. We are looking for talented, ambitious and passionate Engineering Managers with a deep respect for their craft and the desire to deliver world-class user experiences to join the team.

Backend Software Engineer, Transportation:

We are looking for candidates with experience building a long-term technology stack that is service-oriented, modular, granular, observable, and efficient, and building a shared infrastructure that enables teams throughout Airbnb to implement features in a standardized and consistent way. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely alongside other product, platform and infra teams, as well as with cross functional partners in product, design, and data science at Airbnb to solve challenging problems.

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.


  • Collaborate to define, design and deliver a transportation enabled experience on Airbnb in 2019
  • Launch new business and offering on Airbnb
  • Collaborate with top-notch functional partners to define and deliver creative new solutions to Transportation problems
  • Collaborate across the product and business to deliver value to our guests through a cohesive experience on Airbnb


  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Passion for delivering polished product experiences
  • Comfortable and capable of prototyping quickly to learn without sacrificing quality
  • Strong architectural and systems design principles with a focus on data quality
  • Significant experience building performant, stable and secure products and large scale backend systems
  • Familiar with search engineering concepts
  • Collaborate to define, design and deliver a transportation enabled booking experience on Airbnb in 2019

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