online-travel peer-to-peer marketplaces hotels
San Francisco, California

Software Engineer, Web Infrastructure

Web Infrastructure Engineering at Airbnb:
We create libraries and frameworks. We improve the code base by refactoring, updating and removing outdated code. We create engineering-wide consistency in both code and look-and-feel. And, most importantly, we execute large-scoped, site-wide projects. We are a full stack team with large ambitions on both the front-end and back-end.
What are examples of work thatWeb Infrastructure engineers have done at Airbnb?
  • O2 - Our front-end framework and living style guide
  • Brand Evolution - the Core Web team were the central drivers of our brand evolution released July 2014
  • API v2 - Our next generation API framework with a focus on consistency, security, flexibility, and the future
  • Responsive Web - Beginning December 2014, is now a responsive website catering to all devices and form factors
  • Web font build process - A streamlined build process for modifying our custom Webfont
  • Content security policy - Implementing content security policy across site
The following are some examples of profiles that are relevant to us:
  • Familiarity with all aspects of MVC web applications, deep Ruby on Rails experience a plus
  • Commanding grasp of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as Backbone.js or React a plus
  • Client-side performance and optimization experience
  • Framework and API design
  • Awareness of cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated design and UX sensibilities
  • Strong CS fundamentals


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  • 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...
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