Senior Staff Software Engineer, AI for Developer Productivity at Airbnb

3 weeks ago Development & Programming Senior Full-Time 244,000-304,000 $/Year

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Our vision is to enable Airbnb developers to apply their energy and creativity towards building and operating useful, high-quality software, without having to deal with unnecessary complexities or delays.

Your Expertise:

  • 12+ years industry experience.
  • Extensive experience with developer tooling and platforms, ideally with tools, frameworks, or systems commonly used in the industry
  • Demonstrated experience in applying AI/ML and Generative AI technologies within the context of software development is a huge plus
  • Ability to create a culture of technical excellence 
  • Demonstrated success partnering cross-functionally 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in one or more back-end server languages (Java/Ruby/Go/C++/etc.)
  • Experienced in architectural patterns of a high-scale distributed products/services, such as well-designed APIs, data pipelines and efficient algorithms

The Community You Will Join:

The Developer Platform team is responsible for the infrastructure powering full developer lifecycle at Airbnb, including local edit-compile-test loop and the continuous delivery ecosystem. We also look after higher level APIs, tools, and frameworks, all aiming to improve developer experience and effectiveness. 

Our vision is to enable Airbnb developers to apply their energy and creativity towards building and operating useful, high-quality software, without having to deal with unnecessary complexities or delays.

The Difference You Will Make:

Our goal is to amplify the productivity of every Airbnb engineer by tenfold through best in class developer infrastructure. This team is entrusted with the tooling and infrastructure that optimize developer productivity across the entire software development lifecycle stages.

In this role, you will spearhead our AI strategy aimed at enhancing developer productivity across our entire development lifecycle (build, test and deploy). This encompasses AI-based automatic test generation, AI-based code generation for our internal frameworks, design to code, and AI-assisted migrations, AI-assisted code reviews, among others. Given the rapid evolution of AI, this team is expected to function like a startup, iterating swiftly to incorporate the most recent AI technologies into our developer tooling.

A Typical Day: 

  • Formulate our AI for Developer strategy and incorporate AI into the daily tools utilized by developers.
  • Bring technical expertise to decision making and architecture, having a keen eye for constraints while building the best solution.
  • Experience & willingness to get hands on with coding across the entire stack to build and ship various AI tools. We will be operating as a startup and being hands on in code to get stuff done is necessary expectation.
  • Collaborate with engineering leaders across Airbnb to facilitate the adoption of new capabilities. Your clientele will comprise all engineers at Airbnb.
  • Act as a player/coach of our high-performance team, ensuring code quality, dedication to the craft, and operational excellence.

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

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: [email protected]. Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process. 

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.


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