Senior Fullstack Software Engineer, Financial Fraud

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:

We’re looking for a senior full stack software engineer interested in building solutions to prevent financial fraud at Airbnb. You will be working closely with product, operations, design, and data science to align on solutions and gather insights in order to accomplish your goals. As the first full stack software engineer on the team, you will be helping to uplevel the front end development practices as well as contribute to the back end product features on the team.

The Difference You Will Make:

As a member of the Financial Fraud team, you will be responsible for defending Airbnb against financial fraud, including: Funds diversion accounts, misuse of incentives and coupons, gift card fraud, claims fraud, and preventing new forms of fraud on new product launches. You will be responsible for investigating gaps in our defenses, building out the detection of fraud using rules and heuristics, coming up and implementing remediation strategies and user challenges, and contributing to the overall product strategy.

A Typical Day: 

  • Be curious and proactive about ongoing fraud trends in order to analyze gaps in our defenses and our payments systems that allow for fraud to happen. 
  • Collaborate with other teams within trust and external to trust (payments team) in order to implement new defenses.
  • Craft detailed engineering design docs to communicate and iterate on ideas with the team.
  • Collaborate with ops to get their perspective on gaps in tooling and invest in improvements there.
  • Brainstorm with the whole team to come up with new ways to defend against the new fraud trends and iterate or build those new defenses.

Your Expertise:

  • 5+ years minimum industry fullstack engineering experience or 2+ years of industry experience with a PhD
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience working on fraud prevention and integrity teams preferred but not required.
  • Must be excellent at taking the initiative and creative in coming up with solutions to deliver on reducing fraud losses for Airbnb.
  • Proficiency in one or more front-end server languages/frameworks (Javascript/React/jQuery)
  • Proficiency in one or more back-end server languages (Java/Ruby/Go/C++/etc.)
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of a high-scale web and data applications
  • End-to-end ownership mentality that transcends team boundaries. Passion for building strong collaborative relationships with other engineering & product partners
  • Ability to self-serve on data analysis and make data driven decisions
  • Ability to self-serve on small design changes without designer support
  • Rigorous attention to detail and the ability to tackle ambiguous problems

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from. 

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process. 

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application. 

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$223,000 USD