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Senior Frontend Web Engineer


USD 79-93/hour
1 year ago

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About the job 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 more than 100, 000 cities and towns located in 220+ countries and regions across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and one-of-a-kind activities that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.  

 Airbnb was born with a creative spirit, and it’s one of the most defining parts of our culture. We use our curiosity and imagination to come up with unconventional solutions. These are the ideas at the core of Airbnb: 

  • Our community is based on connection and belonging. 

  • Our creativity allows us to imagine new possibilities for people. 

  • Our responsibility is to all of our stakeholders. 

  • It takes a unified team committed to our core values to embody these ideas,  and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company. 

The Job:

For the contracted motion specialists, the scope of the project includes several interactive custom animations and motion improvements throughout the Airbnb product, as well as feature parity in motion abstraction libraries across clients.

  • Solve challenging technical problems without known solutions or create substantially better solutions than currently exist.

  • Communicate effectively with designers, project managers, data users, engineering peers, and upstream and downstream engineer teams and drive feasible technical solutions.

  • Complete major projects, which span multiple smaller projects and are often initially vaguely defined.

  • Provide useful input in prioritization, planning and decision-making within scope or domain of expertise.

  • Follow Airbnb coding standards and development process based on the template provided by Airbnb team, and have proper PR reviews and address feedback timely.

  • Deliver high-quality code with complete test coverages (unit tests, validation test, regression test, parking lot comparisons). The quality is reflected by the number of re-works and bugs generated from the code.

  • Provide easy-to-maintain code with good documentation.

  • Have reproducible investigations for raising issues.

  • Deliver end product matching specified designs across device sizes.

About You:

  • Fluency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related web technologies

  • Expertise in Web Animations API, CSS Animations, CSS Transitions

  • Experience with modern JavaScript libraries and tooling (e.g. React, Typescript)

  • Strong attention to detail for matching motion design specifications

  • Strong cross functional collaboration skills

  • Experience working with a very large code base

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience

Belonging & Accommodations

Airbnb is committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, and allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. If you need assistance, or a reasonable accommodation during the application and recruiting process, please connect with your talent sourcing partner.

Pay Rate Range: $78.93-$92.86/hour

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K



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