Staff Software Engineer, Payments Processing - Remote - USA

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:

Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Airbnb Payments team supports this mission by economically empowering Airbnb businesses and our global community of guests and hosts. 

Payments Processing team is the gateway and core platform of the Airbnb Payments ecosystem. We are the team that connects Airbnb to the outside world of payment processors for the execution of any payment anywhere reliably, accurately, conveniently, and cost-effectively. Our platform integrates with 20+ different Payments Service Providers, processing 70+ currencies across 191 countries and moving billions of dollars on an annual basis. We work closely with Partnerships, Finance, Product, Compliance and Legal teams to keep the money moving. 

The Difference You Will Make:

As a Staff Software Engineer on the Payments Processing team, your mission is to design and build a payments gateway platform that is fast and easy to integrate with, reliable for money movements, smart to route our business cost-effectively, resilient to any external processor downtime in any market, and accurate for Financial reporting. We’re looking for engineers who are independent, thoughtful, creative, and passionate about building the best payment gateway platform. As a Staff Engineer, you will:

  • Critical to make technical decisions
  • Provide technical guidance for engineers and teams
  • Advise on architecture and propose solutions …

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Agile software development API design APIs Business Caching Compliance Distributed Systems Engineering Financial reporting Java Legal Payments Relational databases RESTful services Service Oriented Architecture

  • Lead engineering team
  • Provide technical guidance

9 years


Bachelor's Business CS Finance Master's


Must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity Occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites Remote - USA US - Remote Eligible


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9