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Senior Backend Engineer, HotelTonight

Company: Airbnb
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Backend Engineer, HotelTonightAbout AirbnbAirbnb 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 HotelTonightHotelTonight is the leading last minute, mobile-first platform to book amazing hotels and incredible deals. Our goal is to be the premier and most loved way to book a place to stay by building industry leading, delightful experiences for our guests and hotel partners. We pride ourselves on building the simplest and most delightful product experiences from our ---3 taps and a swipe to book--- for our guests to our unique and most loved Extranet for Hotel Partners. About the RoleWe---re looking for an experienced Software Development Engineer with an expertise in backend engineering and a passion for building a next generation Hospitality & booking platform that our guests and hotel partners love. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a fun, entrepreneurial, start-up team where you can have outsized impact all under the Airbnb umbrella. In this role you will work on everything backend related including: ensuring high availability and speed of our APIs, helping scale industry-changing products, building security and anti-fraud solutions, implementing connectivity to our partners, and taking our infrastructure to the next level. Our tech stack is built on Ruby/Rails, AWS, Terraform, Docker, Kafka, MySQL, Postgres and more.Job ResponsibilitiesJob ResponsibilitiesOwn and deliver guest & hotel partner facing featuresEnsure high availability, scalability and speed of our backendEvaluating, identifying & defining improvements to the existing infrastructureBe the engineering lead on projects, working from ideation to implementation to rolloutWork with engineers across other teams to maintain the integrity and reliability of the HotelTonight platformParticipate in on-call rotation to continue to meet our critical SLAsEvaluate and experiment with new technologies and techniques that can be added to our tech stackMentor and support other engineers in the team and related teamsQualifications5 years experience with Rails or similar web application frameworksProblem solver - able to evaluate technical approaches to problems and provide viable alternative solutionsCommunicator - clearly and effectively communicate with senior stakeholdersExperience working with relational databases (MySQL, Postgres) and key/value storesExperience with scaling and maintaining high-traffic production systems in previous positionsExperience with server driven UI architectures, patterns, and API design Strong project scoping and project management skills Ability to mentor junior developersBenefitsStockCompetitive salariesQuarterly employee travel couponPaid time offMedical, dental, & vision insuranceLife insurance and disability benefitsFitness Discounts401K matchingFlexible Spending AccountsCommuter SubsidiesLast-mile monthly stipend (when offices are open again)Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)Company sponsored tech talks and happy hoursWellness benefits (Headspace subscription, mental health days, counseling sessions, wellness reimbursement, and more)ESPPMuch moreWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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