Women Impact Tech

Senior Android Software Engineer, Guest Experience

    San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, Seattle, WA

Full Time

About the Role:

We are looking for experienced Android engineers to help us build a delightful experience in every stage of the guest journey. You will have the unique career opportunity to work across multiple agile product teams and make a significant impact on our guest community around the world.

About Guest Experience at Airbnb:

Guest Experience is responsible for the end-to-end guest experience on Airbnb. We’re responsible for a range of product surface areas including the homepage, search, booking, planning, and the pre-trip and on-trip experience. We also work on foundational core infrastructure that all Guest and Hosting teams build upon.

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb’s various functions embody the company’s innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

 

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with Product Managers, Experience Designers and Backend Engineers to design and deliver high-quality products on Android
  • Building efficient and reusable mobile components and architecting reliable, performant, and scalable mobile solutions
  • Following data-driven approaches to conduct experiments and iterate features
  • Identifying areas of improvement and drive mobile best practices

Sample projects on Guest Experience:

  • Improving the project description page's clarity and readability through better navigation, more structured data, and introducing richer media (ie. videos)
  • Creating personalized highlights, smart FAQs, alternative date and similar listing recommendations
  • Creating the next generation of server-driven UI framework, new integration testing framework, and cutting edge performance optimizations to make the page blazing fast

What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience
  • Experience shipping one or more Kotlin or Java Android apps, ideally currently available in the Play Store
  • Personal projects that show an aptitude for technical excellence and product sense
  • Ability to work in areas outside of your usual comfort zone and show motivation for personal growth
  • Solid engineering and coding skills. Understanding of basic data structures and asynchronous programming
  • Interest in innovations within the mobile industry
  • Nice to have: demonstrated design and UX sensibilities

Meet Airbnb

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for unique, authentic places to stay and things to do, offering over 7 million accommodations and tens of thousands of handcrafted activities, all powered by local hosts.