Samara is an experimental product development team at Airbnb. Airbnb proves that open-mindedness, generosity, and faith in the kindness of strangers can go a long way. Samara is a space for these values to evolve beyond travel and hospitality and into our daily lives. We work closely with Airbnb, but operate more experimentally with the intention to push cultural and technological boundaries.

The Product Manager will support Samara’s leadership in aligning design, engineering, research, business and marketing strategy teams around a clearly defined value proposition for Backyard.


  • Oversee a multi-year product development roadmap for Backyard and drive prioritization with other team leads
  • Help align the design, engineering, research, business and marketing strategy teams around the value proposition and help the teams stay on track
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for hosts and guests by promoting user-centric decisions
  • Create a holistic product experience through consistent service design
  • Build an exceptional product experience by nurturing radical and nuanced design considerations


  • 5 years of experience in product management
  • Proven ability to take projects from concept to market
  • Experience with complex, manufactured products
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve from the first principles
  • Sensitive to qualities of great design, with incredible taste
  • Ability to articulate both tangible and intangible value of products and services
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail