Airbnb Trips launched in November 2016 with the ambitious goal of taking Airbnb from an accommodations business to an end to end travel platform. By expanding Airbnb’s product offerings and making it easy to plan an entire trip in a single space, our goal is to make Airbnb the only travel platform our guests will ever need. The Experiences team plays a crucial role in realizing this mission
Travel today can be impersonal, mass-produced, and difficult to plan -- Experiences will make travel magical again by immersing travelers in communities around the world and making it easy to travel authentically. Experiences are handcrafted activities designed and led by local hosts. Hosts give travelers unique, unprecedented access and deep insights to places and passions in their city. The team owns the product holistically, driving all development including search ranking, growth, booking conversion, host acquisition, hosts tools, and host education.
We’ve already seen tremendous growth, but we are still very early in our journey. We’re looking for strong, collaborative, entrepreneurial engineers to set an early foundation for the Experiences team. If you’re interested in making significant impact on our product and are passionate about redefining the future of travel, this team is for you.
What kinds of challenges are Experiences engineers working on in 2018?
Drive demand through improving top of funnel awareness, product comprehension, and booking conversion
Make significant strides in Experience search by building foundation for search backend architecture, ranking, and product features.
Improve supply acquisition efficiency to help scale Experiences globally to hundreds of cities
Build host products to enable host success and uplevel offline quality
The following experience is relevant to us:
Minimum 3 years of industry experience in engineering
Backend engineers (experience building systems in Java or C++ preferred)
Relevance engineers (experience building and implementing ML models in high-scale production environments)
Quarterly employee travel coupon
Paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Life insurance and disability benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts
Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries.