Careers at Airbnb


 Staff Mobile Software Engineer, Homes Platform

Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong through healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace provides access to 5+ million unique places to stay in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries. With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests through 15,000 unique, handcrafted activities run by hosts across 1,000+ cities around the world. Airbnb's people-to-people platform benefits all its stakeholders, including hosts, guests, employees and the communities in which it operates.

It takes an entire team united behind something big. Together, we work hard, we laugh a lot, we brainstorm nonstop, and are passionate about the company and our values.

What is Homes at Airbnb?

Whenever anyone thinks of Airbnb, the first thing that comes to mind is Homes. Homes is Airbnb’s core business and we work on everything from driving improvements to the Guest and Host experience to launching new initiatives from the ground up. Within Homes engineering, you can have a significant impact on a wide range of Airbnb products and users. You will be on a team designed to maximize your ability to deliver results. If you are motivated by how much visibility your work has, how much it impacts the company's bottom line, how many users see your work, or how it will impact your career growth, Homes is a great place to launch your Airbnb career.

What is Homes Platform within Homes at Airbnb?

Homes Platform’s goal is to build shared user experiences, products, technologies, programs & processes that can be used by all teams across our home categories and guest segments. Homes Platform is uniquely positioned to understand the holistic needs of the key teams in Airbnb and preemptively build solutions to support their roadmap needs. It connects the dots on product and infrastructure strategy by being in the middle of the action! 

Specifically we are looking for engineers who want to own large scope and drive huge impact. Homes Platform has a broad spectrum of projects such as optimizing people powered operational hospitality services, product facing solutions that are rich user experiences built in a modern re-usable way and finally solving large real world travel problems. 

What You’ll Do

  • Architect and build the next-gen of core tools used by millions of hosts on mobile devices
  • Design & drive new integrations across other teams within Airbnb
  • Provide technical leadership, establish and evangelize best engineering practices across the organization and company. 
  • Identify mobile investments and work across the organization to mobilize
  • Mentor more junior developers including code and design reviews
  • Find and address performance issues to make our app best in class
  • Conduct design and code reviews in Swift or Kotlin
  • Work directly with the Head of Mobile Engineering for Homes

What You’ll Need

  • 8+ years of full-time work experience in software engineering, information technology, or related domains.
  • Experience shipping one or more iOS or Android apps, ideally currently available on the Google Play Store and App Store.
  • Personal projects that show an aptitude for technical excellence and product sense on mobile. 
  • Ability to work in areas outside of your usual comfort zone and show motivation for personal growth.
  • Experience with designing and building large scale production systems or features.


  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Fitness Discounts
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Commuter Subsidies
  • Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
  • Much more…  


Airbnb has Engineering offices along the West Coast in the U.S. and our teams are growing quickly! Contact us to find out which office works best for you.


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