Careers at Airbnb

Samara is an experimental 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.

We are looking for an experienced Certification Program Manager for the Samara team. This is a small, scrappy team that has plans to scale significantly. As an innovative and nimble start-up in a highly regulated industry, it is essential that we are always complying fully to legal and regulatory requirements. The successful candidate will have a passion for building and refining processes, and building strong relationships with partner organizations. 



  • Support a compliance plan that is consistent with the team’s strategic goals
  • Develop priorities, planning and scheduling of certifications, and integration with overall permitting strategy
  • Submit and manage applications for product compliance with various testing agencies
  • Ensure that certification deadlines are met
  • Organize and communicate feedback to product team from testing agencies
  • Archive and maintain thorough and records of all work
  • Participate in strategy meetings to diagnose and make plans to avoid potential delays
  • Augment and manage external code consultants so that systems and details comply with regulatory standards and building codes


  • 5+ years of experience as a product specifier, permit expeditor, code researcher, or related role in an architecture or engineering firm 
  • Strong knowledge of product certification and regulatory standards
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials and methods
  • Comfortable reading engineering drawings, architectural details, and technical data
  • Experience managing confidential documents and proprietary technology