Software Engineer, Homes 2.0

Homes 2.0 at Airbnb

Airbnb has over 3 million homes (1400+ castles!) in more than 34 thousand cities and 191 countries and is still growing fast. We are the trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. The Homes 2.0 Team focuses on all things related to Hosts and their Homes to make the best trip experience possible. Our mission is to make the entire Hosting process simple and pleasant from the moment a Host starts thinking about Airbnb, to welcoming their first guest, to ongoing success on our platform. As part of our team, you’ll be directly involved in creating user-facing products that millions of people will use. If you enjoy building full stack applications from the ground up, iterating on ideas and technologies to delight users, thinking creatively about solving problems, and doing more with less, then you’ve found the right place.

 

What are examples of work that Homes 2.0 engineers have done at Airbnb?

  • Built a self-serve co-hosting marketplace, launched to 8 markets and going global this year (https://www.airbnb.com/co-hosting)
  • Built a new List-Your-Space flow for hosts to create and customize their listings on Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.com/become-a-host)
  • Launched a Host Standards system housing all standards-related activities to measure, grade, and enforce the host quality
  • Revamped the review flow for leaving feedback between Host and Guest, increasing review rate by over 10% and making it extensible for use by other groups
  • Revamped our mobile messaging client and backend to enable faster service for our customers
  • Rebuilt our mobile offerings for our host to increase usability, performance, and feature set
  • Launched a new set of APIs powering our second generation mobile experience for hosts
  • Launched a set of host tools to make hosting easier - message search and saved messages are two examples

 

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • Full stack engineering experience that’s backend heavy with strong systems fundamentals
  • Exceptional proficiency using HTML/CSS/Javascript.
  • Experience with service oriented architecture
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications
  • Strong industry experience in architecture and development of scalable production-quality backend systems
  • Good understanding of distributed systems, data stores, data modeling, indexing and associated trade-offs
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team that touches many parts of the core systems at Airbnb
  • Interest in working in a very cross-functional team that touches many of the core systems and user flows 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
  • Much more...

Meet Some of Airbnb's Employees

Amy W.

Front-End Engineer & Designer

From designing features to executing front-end tech, Amy makes sure the Airbnb user experience is smooth and seamless—and enjoyable.

Rebecca S.

User Experience

Rebecca brings a human-centered design process to Airbnb. She’s the one who figures out and implements the tweaks—often small!—that make users love their experience all the more.


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