Careers at Airbnb

Samara is a product development team at Airbnb exploring the future of human connection, building products and services that bring us closer to each other and ourselves. We work closely with Airbnb, but operate more experimentally with the intention to bring products to market that push cultural and technological boundaries.

As a Hardware Engineering Manager you will be leading the development of novel integrated devices for homes. You will be responsible for creating Samara’s hardware development strategy, ushering complex, cross-functional projects through the entire lifecycle and ensuring high-quality products are built, tested, and released successfully and on time. As a leader, you will be building a world-class team with exceptional capabilities and championing Airbnb and Samara values and mission within it. You will help pioneer the future of home interaction devices, bringing exceptional quality, efficiency, and sustainable practices to the industry. 


  • Oversee hardware development of novel exceptional integrated home devices and ensure their successful delivery to market
  • Grow and lead a high-performing cross-functional team of hardware systems, electrical, firmware, and other engineers
  • Partner with product, home interaction and industrial design, mechanical engineering, and other teams at Samara to ensure cross-functional alignment
  • Create strategy and planning for hardware development; request necessary budgets and resources
  • Build strategic technical and product partnerships; make decisions on internal versus outsourced development


  • BS in Hardware Systems, Electrical, or relevant engineering field
  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • 4+ years of leadership experience in the engineering field
  • Experience in consumer electronics, smart home, or other relevant industry, working with low-volume design iteration and high volume manufacturing of market-ready products
  • Experience in growing and building teams
  • Experience in bringing a product from idea to market
  • MS in Hardware Systems, Electrical, or relevant engineering field (preferred)
  • Experience in IOT or smart home industry (preferred)