Staff Software Engineer, Guest & Host



Software Engineering
Paris, France
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

Community You Will Join:

We’re developing groundbreaking tools to facilitate connections and hosting experiences on Airbnb. Our team specialises in co-hosting, focusing on cooperative hosting approaches. Collaborating with engineering teams in the US, you will play a pivotal role in elevating our project from a regional initiative to a global program.

Software Engineer Role:

As a Hosting Services Staff Engineer, you will lead the development and refinement of major subsystems powering the co-hosting systems. Responsibilities include creating and refining product features, ensuring seamless day-to-day operations, identifying patterns for streamlined development, and presenting technical and product insights to stakeholders. At the staff full-stack level, you’ll set a technical vision, delivering flexible, efficient, and scalable solutions aligning with business needs.

Your Impact:

Designing Future States: Shape our technical systems’ future state by aligning high-level product goals with a deep understanding of existing systems, guiding strategic technical and product decisions for both short and long terms.
Leadership in Action: Lead engineers across teams in crafting technical solutions, engaging in the development of product and UX requirements, and fostering a culture of technical excellence.
Collaboration Champion: Collaborate with various teams—product, engineering, data science, data engineering, and UX—to contribute to the development of efficient solutions and uphold technical quality.

Your Expertise:

Proven Experience: A track record of 9+ years in the software development industry within a fast-paced tech environment.
Backend Proficiency: Demonstrated expertise in backend systems within large-scale service-oriented architectures.
Strategic Decision-Making: Proven ability to exercise sound judgment in making trade-offs to balance short-term business needs with long-term technical quality.
End-to-End Understanding: Experience with an end-to-end mentality, transcending team boundaries to find globally optimal solutions.
Effective Communication: Excellent communication skills with a history of collaborating effectively within and across engineering teams.
Quality Advocacy: Passionate about efficiency, availability, system quality, and user experience, demonstrated through prior projects.
Architectural Excellence: Experience in architectural patterns of high-scale distributed products/services, such as well-designed APIs, data pipelines, and efficient algorithms.
Collaborative Background: A track record of successfully working collaboratively in cross-functional teams with design, product, and data science partners.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process.

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