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Engineering Manager, Partner API



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United States
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 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.

The Community You Will Join:

Did you know there are millions of vacation rental homes that are managed through 3rd party software systems - that aren’t (yet) on Airbnb? Did you know that there are 3rd party tools our hosts use every day to make their job on Airbnb easier - that they can’t (yet) access through Airbnb?

There are thousands of ways we could connect our hosts and guests to homes, products, and services that would complement their experience on Airbnb, but to date, those means of connection have been locked away in a secret lock box that is locked. The Partner Ecosystem team is working to unlock those 3rd party (“3p”) software systems with a Key of Awesomeness, and use them to build a platform for connectivity: bringing hosts and guests closer to the things that matter.

The Difference You Will Make:

As an Engineering Manager on the Partner API team, you will work with our most senior technical leaders across all of Airbnb, and you will own the design for our company’s platform strategy for 3p integrations. Your impact will be to free Airbnb product teams to imagine the best ways to build for our customers, even when that means tapping into capabilities or marketplaces developed outside of Airbnb, and to easily build and maintain the external connections to realize those benefits.

A Typical Day:

  • Gather requirements and set the vision for our 3p partnership platform that will have Airbnb-wide impact
  • Work with your engineering team to design the system architecture, existing and future, for the platform
  • Make the right decisions about technology choices
  • Mentor top engineers across the organization, establish and demand best practices through your engineering leadership
  • Have a little cookie for morale, because you’ve earned it
  • Immerse yourself in the team’s entire software development lifecycle and have a hands-on impact in shaping the process
  • Share your team’s work with Airbnb tech leadership, get buy-in, and influence product strategy across Airbnb to use your awesome platform.

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years of software engineering experience, with 3+ years of experience in a technical management role having ownership responsibility over large-scale software systems
  • You have built foundational platforms that other product teams within your company then built on top of. You’ve ideally built public APIs used by 3rd parties external to your company, or built integrations with other external companies (maybe multiple times).
  • You’re an inspiring colleague, a coach and mentor with experience owning and fostering engineering maturity in multiple organizations.
  • You’re a builder, and implementer, who seeks out high impact work (or it seeks out you), and who is: proactive, curious, and an excellent communicator

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: 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.

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. This role may also be eligible for sales incentives, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

Pay Range
$204,000$259,000 USD