Senior Fullstack Software Engineer, Core Services

United States

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community You Will Join:

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

The Difference You Will Make:

The Internationalization team (i18n team) aims to foster global belonging and offer the best localization experience, by providing reliable, efficient, scalable, and extensible globalization infrastructure and tooling for Airbnb code, content, and stakeholders. In Bytelevel Research’s 2022 Globalization Report Card, Airbnb ranked #3 among the top 150 global companies, and #1 (for three years in a row) among all companies in the Travel & Hospitality sector.

The I18n team is a part of the Core Services org within Infrastructure and works closely with our broader Globalization team to contribute directly to top-line goals as well as make the entire engineering organization more productive. We are infrastructure engineers with a human focus: customer-centric, quality driven, helpful and empathetic.

A Typical Day: 

Millions of users across the world engage with the Airbnb app in multiple languages every day. As an engineer on the i18n Infra team, you would be critical to the continued success and broad appeal of Airbnb. In this role, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Build scalable systems supporting high qps realtime translation requests and efficient retrieval of translated content
  • Build intuitive workflows and tools to serve the needs of Airbnb engineers as well as Airbnb’s Localization Program Managers
  • Drive down costs and land performance wins via impactful optimizations and infrastructure upgrades
  • Work cross-functionally with partners in Globalization, Data Science, product teams and external vendors
  • Be part of an impactful infrastructure team while contributing to and learning industry best practices on internationalization

We’re looking for engineers who:

  • Want to tackle projects with large open-ended scope and drive significant business impact
  • Love collaborating via product reviews, code reviews and architecture discussions
  • Are motivated to improve their teammates’ productivity
  • Will be owners and stewards of Airbnb’s multilingual capabilities

Your Expertise:

  • 5-9+ years of industry experience with a BS/Masters and 2+ years with a PhD, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in one or more back-end server languages (Java/Kotlin/C++/etc.)
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript / Typescript, and related web technologies
  • Experience with modern JavaScript libraries and tooling (e.g. React)
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of a high-scale web applications, such as well-designed APIs, data pipelines and efficient algorithms
  • Experience or desire to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams with design, product and data science partners


  • 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…


How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.  

Pay Range
$185,000$221,000 USD