About Airbnb

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 40,000 handcrafted activities, all powered by local hosts. As an economic empowerment engine, Airbnb has helped millions of hospitality entrepreneurs monetize their spaces and their passions while keeping the financial benefits of tourism in their own communities. With more than half a billion guest arrivals to date, and accessible in 62 languages across 220 countries and regions, Airbnb promotes people-to-people connection, community and trust around the world.

About Samara

Samara is a product development team at Airbnb. We build products and services that extend Airbnb beyond travel into everyday life. Our aspiration is to create revolutionary experiences that enable new ways of living through Airbnb.

The Role

We’re looking for a Staff Technical Program Manager (TPM) to help build the future here at Samara. As a TPM experienced in driving programs for new products, you’ll manage efforts for our emerging products and services.


  • Translate new product and service objectives into a series of executable projects, timelines, and delivery milestones

  • Identify technical and team dependencies across the organization; align partner project managers, engineering teams, and key stakeholders; and continuously manage risks which could impact success of the project

  • Drive conversations toward productive solutions; identify and remove roadblocks to progress; ensure negotiated solutions meet the original product and service goals

  • Establish and maintain strong collaborations across the organization

  • Regularly assess risks and opportunities; understand best practices, and find new ways of operating. Focus on simplification, productivity, and project success


  • Demonstrated ability to work through ambiguity to detailed solutions. You can take a vague problem, crisply frame the challenge, identify a path forward, and drive an initiative over the finish-line

  • Self-motivated, proactive and proven ability to adapt well and work with teams having different operating cadences

  • Experience developing process where little exists, and demonstrated flexibility to get things done

  • Detail-oriented and able to understand the bigger picture by using your technical expertise and problem solving abilities to prioritize and manage blocking issues

  • Experience working in a highly cross-functional environment where communication with multiple groups is imperative

  • Ability to ramp up quickly and learn new technologies with minimal lag time

  • Excellent written and oral business communication and people skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders

  • BA/BS degree, 10 years technical project management experience or relevant experience


  • Stock
  • $2000 yearly employee travel coupon
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life & disability coverage
  • 401K match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

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