Airbnb is built on trust. Our security team works hard to improve the security of our platform that enables millions of users to explore the world.
We are looking for people who want to make the Airbnb platform safer for millions of users around the world. We’d love to talk to you if you’re a talented individual who is passionate about finding security weaknesses and crafting scalable and usable solutions. We are enablers who make it easier for engineers to create secure features, not blockers. If that mission sounds exciting to you, we have a few different flavors of projects/skillsets we are looking for.
What are examples of work that Security Engineers have done at Airbnb?
Author & maintain core encryption/authentication/authorization services, libraries, and frameworks.
Building new tools to detect vulnerabilities via static analysis, automated scanning, etc.
Implementation of two-factor authentication for internal systems; standardized identity and access management
Work across functions to ensure the security of the entire production ecosystem.
Help design and review security-sensitive aspects of the system.
Train new engineers and evangelize good security habits; ensure best practices (in technology or education/outreach).
Regular collaboration with third-party penetration-testing firms
Attend security conferences
Contribute to open source
Publish security research
The following are some examples of profiles that are relevant to us:
Solid defensive security experience shipping projects that mitigate application or infrastructure risks at scale
Experience finding ways to enable other engineers to create more secure products by default without requiring security expertise
Significant experience performing security design review of distributed systems and APIs
Working knowledge of cloud computing (AWS) operations
Interest in both breaking and building
Quarterly employee travel coupon
Paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Life insurance and disability benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts
Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
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.