Staff Backend Engineer
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Airbnb

10,001+ employees

Online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations
Company Overview
Airbnb's mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere and we are focused on creating an end-to-end travel platform that will handle every part of your trip. The company is building a worldwide timeshare marketplace.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$10B

Founded

2007

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

0%

2 year growth

3%
Locations
United States
Experience Level
Entry
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Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Kotlin
UI/UX Design
Data Science
Java
CategoriesNew
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • 9+ years of experience in a hands-on software engineering role in backend / full-stack development
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master/PhD’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience working in Java and/or Kotlin
  • Passionate about efficiency, availability, technical quality and system quality
  • Experience working with a microservice architecture at scale
Responsibilities
  • Develop new, highly-impact product features on Airbnb’s search and other high-traffic surfaces
  • Work closely with cross functional partners in design, product, marketing, and data science to bring new features from design to production
  • Prototype new features to collect feedback and iterate on to reach ideal product solutions for Airbnb guests
  • Effectively advise stakeholders on the technical scope and feasibility of complex product requirements
  • Communicate product direction and needs to the foundation and infrastructure teams, and collaborate on defining the technical requirements for future systems
  • Write technical specifications for new features and systems
  • Mentor, guide, advocate and support the career growth of individual contributors
Desired Qualifications
  • Passionate about design and UX sensibilities, building UX products
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and the ability to work well within engineering organization and cross functions
  • Love collaborating via code reviews and architecture discussions, and are motivated to improve their teammates’ productivity
  • Experience working on a Product team or customer-centric software supporting a medium to large engineering organization
  • Show motivation for personal growth and learning new technologies to support the team’s needs