Job Description

Note from FlexJobs Staff: Please note the employer has stated Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware and Rhode Island.

Staff Software Engineer, Search Engine Optimization

Location: Remote, USA

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.

About Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

The SEO team’s mission is to make Airbnb the most visible and best destination for search engine users. We build world-class products that excite and attract guests, along with the tools and platform that enable teams across the company to do the same. We do this at an incredible scale, promoting hundreds of thousands of destinations and experiences spanning a broad range of languages and international locales. As a Software Engineer on the team, you’ll have the opportunity to directly influence one of the fastest-growing free and owned marketing channels. Join us to help grow the Airbnb community and shape their first introduction to Airbnb.

What We Work On

To realize its vision, the SEO team has a diverse end-to-end tech stack that focuses on four areas – web pages, the platform to build them, content recommendation systems, and company-wide SEO tools.

Several examples of the tech we own and build:

  • Numerous product page types, scaling to millions of unique pages worldwide. Some examples are Unique Stay Cabins in the United States, Things to Do in San Francisco, Vacation Rentals in Seattle, and Beach Rentals in the United Kingdom, with plenty more new types in the pipeline.
  • A performant end-to-end web page building platform consisting of a frontend rendering system with composable sections and components, and a backend made up of several services built on our declarative parallelizing engine.
  • Offline content recommendation pipelines that analyze hundreds of thousands of search terms, semantically relating them and programmatically surfacing the most relevant content.
  • Automated performance monitoring systems to ensure we maintain industry-leading page speed.
  • Bot understanding tools that track search engine bot behavior, crawl our site, and identify areas of opportunity for improvement.
  • Keyword research tools that enable teams to develop and monitor their SEO strategies and success.
  • And many more!

The SEO team has a strategic and achievable roadmap of new and exciting projects with ambitious expansion plans to build cutting-edge tech in numerous areas.

About the Role

We’re looking for talented backend engineers who can architect and develop performant distributed systems at scale, spanning a multitude of responsibilities. Some systems directly power externally facing products, while others monitor performance, bot behavior, and content recommendation. As a backend engineer on the team, you’ll be responsible for designing and developing our services and pipelines. You’ll shape the architecture and direction of our infrastructure, partnering and working closely with engineering teams from across the company.

Minimum Requirements

  • 8+ years of industry experience on large scale systems
  • Proficiency in one or more backend server languages (Java/Ruby/Go/C++/etc.)
  • Experience designing, building, and iterating on performant and robust distributed systems with operational practices to ensure high reliability
  • A track record of leading engineering project teams and working with cross functional partners to deliver technical solutions that achieve team and organizational goals

The 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. Airbnb,Inc. can employ in states where we have registered entities. Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware and Rhode Island. This list is continuously evolving and being updated, 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.

The Pay

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base pay for this role is between $190,000 and $245,000. 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.