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Senior Software Engineer, Pricing and Availability



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 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.

The Community You Will Join:

Pricing and availability (availability: think vacancy calendar) features on are visible, familiar and tangible to our guests. Our team owns pricing and availability end-to-end, customer-facing and backend-compute both. Pricing and availability anchors the guest booking flow from search to product page to checkout, which requires low latency, high qps, tier zero computation. We also collaborate closely with design/product to rapidly ship end-to-end product experiences with each release.

Our team is focused on quality, reliability, and simplifying natural complexity of pricing and availability. Simplify in particular - we are focused on being nimble for regular new pricing features with each release - without bloating complexity. Our team also cares deeply about culture. Happy healthy team is a primary focus for us. We get stuff done - but are also supportive, honest, and aim to have fun.

The Difference You Will Make:

As a Senior Engineer in Pricing and Availability, you’ll lead large projects spanning engineers, services, and products. You will transform business needs into technical requirements, drive scoping, and lead implementation while coordinating with stakeholders and peer teams. And, importantly, you’ll mentor and support engineers on our team.

At the Senior Engineer level, our engineers are responsible for building newly efficient and reusable backend components, with high quality, while also maintaining and improving performance of existing systems. Each individual brings their own unique skill set, experiences, thought leadership and technical expertise to solve these technical challenges for Airbnb.

A Typical Day:

  • Design solutions, build, and launch for pricing and availability flows
  • Provide critical input in team roadmap and technical direction.
  • Build efficient and backend solutions that are reliable, performant and scalable.
  • Nurture a culture of happy healthy teams including supportive feedback, technical quality, and having fun
  • Collaborate with internal teams across Search, Checkout, Reservations, Host Settings, Listings, Payments, Tax, Cities, Trust and others

Your Expertise:

  • 5+ years of relevant software development industry experience in a fast-paced tech environment
  • Demonstrated expertise and be hands-on in backend systems within large-scale service-oriented architectures.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team, and across teams, at Airbnb
  • Passionate about efficiency, availability, system quality and user experience
  • Strong programming (Scala / Python / Java/ C++ or equivalent) skills for hands-on IC work
  • Passion to level-up those around you through curiosity and fostering a collaborative and inclusive team environment

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. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

Pay Range
$185,000$223,000 USD