Security CSIRT Engineer

Airbnb, San Francisco, California

Who wouldn't want to work here?

The CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team) is responsible for effectively detecting and responding to security incidents for Airbnb’s corporate and production environments.

By strengthening our incident response program we can rapidly detect and respond to incidents, thereby minimizing data, financial and reputational losses to our hosts, guests, partners and our company. Airbnb is a community built on trust, and we are an important part of that foundation.

What makes a Security CSIRT Engineer?

We are a team focused on precision, automation and innovation. Our engineering and infrastructure efforts follow best practices like CI/CD, unit/integration testing and performance monitoring. You won’t be maintaining someone else’s debt here.

Public examples of our work can be found here and here. Instead of following established norms, we developed a way to collect, query, transport, analyze and store instrumentation data without maintaining a single server.

Here are some high-level areas we’re investing in:

  • Forensics (disk, memory)
  • Automated malware analysis (static, dynamic)
  • Host instrumentation (OS X, Linux, Windows)
  • Network instrumentation (static, dynamic)
  • Email instrumentation (static, dynamic)
  • Data science, analytics, machine learning

Join us in developing next generation approaches and tools

The following are some experiences that are relevant to us:

  • AWS (infrastructure, services, …)
  • DevOps (Chef/Puppet, Travis/Jenkins, PagerDuty, …)
  • Big Data / Data science / Analytics / Machine Learning
  • Development experience (Ruby, Python, Java, C/C++, …)
  • Familiarity with version control (Git / Mercurial / SVN)


  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Fitness Discounts
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Commuter Subsidies
  • Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
  • Much more...

About Airbnb

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. 

Want to learn more about Airbnb? Visit https://www.airbnb.com/