Engineering Manager, Payments

Engineering Manager, Payments Platform at Airbnb

The Payments team at Airbnb is responsible for everything related to settling money in Airbnb’s global marketplace. We build technology that powers Airbnb’s massive daily transaction volume to collect payments from guests and distribute payouts to hosts. Our goal is to make the Payment experience on Airbnb as delightful, magical, intuitive, and easy as possible.
Our team owns the core infrastructure that enables money flow in and out of Airbnb. We hold ourselves and our team members to a very high bar:

See https://www.airbnb.com/careers/departments/engineering/payments to learn more about the team.

Learn more about some of the projects we’ve worked on:

We value Engineering Managers who have:

  • 4+ years of hands-on technical management experience
  • 8+ years of relevant engineering work experience
  • Exceptional coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns of large, high-scale applications
  • Experience of innovations within the global payments industry
  • Rigor in automated testing, code quality, and engineering best practices
  • Worked successfully with cross-functional partners including Product, Data Science, Finance, Legal and Compliance
  • Bonus: Proficiency with Ruby on Rails & Java
  • Bonus: Experience in partnering with other leaders in setting product strategy
  • Bonus: Proven track record in partnering with recruiting to build incredible engineering teams
  • Bonus: Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering

Our team owns the core infrastructure that enables money flow in and out of Airbnb. We hold ourselves and our team members to a very high bar:

  • We are a team of entrepreneurs that are highly autonomous and full stack.
  • We care about reliability, testability, and solid engineering design.
  • We keep up with change by evolving as individuals.
  • Our top priorities change daily where we constantly pivot towards things that are high impact.
  • We are adaptive and well-balanced when considering solutions and the spectrum of possibilities.
  • We recognize that creating software is a technical exercise mixed into a social exercise and thus communication matters, being proactive matters, and being influential matters.
  • Bonus: Finance experience (data warehousing, GAAP reporting, reconciliation, and more)

We aim to be a force multiplier for the business by allowing it be increasingly global, making sure it is always running and available, and continuing to innovate on all fronts. We evolve ourselves, our team and our systems in calculated, focused and intelligent ways. Every single team member (both existing and new) contributes additional insight and perspective to improve the future of Payments at Airbnb.

Team responsibilities span multiple domains and disciplines:

  • Product (new features and innovation, optimization, mobile, and more)
  • Global expansion (additional currencies and payin/payout methods, redundancy, and more)
  • Compliance (sales taxes, earnings taxes, money transmission licenses, and more)
  • Finance (data warehousing, GAAP reporting, reconciliation, and more)

We aim to be a force multiplier for the business by allowing it be increasingly global, making sure it is always running and available, and continuing to innovate on all fronts. We evolve ourselves, our team and our systems in calculated, focused and intelligent ways. Every single team member (both existing and new) contributes additional insight and perspective to improve the future of Payments at Airbnb.

Benefits:

  • 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
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Much more...

 


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