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IT Security Engineer


The ITX Security team is responsible for securing Airbnb’s corporate systems, network infrastructure, client endpoints, services and data. Our mission is to provide a secure computing environment to the Airbnb team, help architect and build corporate infrastructure securely at scale, and enable new business functions. Airbnb is a community built on trust, and we are an important part of that foundation.


We are a team focused on proactive security and are looking for hands-on security engineers who are passionate about building and defending.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on authentication, systems and network architecture security
  • Provide security expertise and guidance on a constant stream of new projects and technologies
  • Perform security assessments of core corporate and cloud infrastructure
  • Harden our clients, servers and networks against exploitation
  • Build and / or implement tools that aid in enhancing the security posture of corporate infrastructure and tools
  • Collaborate with CSIRT and Production Security teams on cross-functional projects to secure our services and data


  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the threat landscape and experience with attacks and mitigation methods
  • Ability to develop tools using an interpreted programming language (PHP, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Security generalist with a firm grasp of or meaningful experience in many of the following areas:
    • Operating systems internals and hardening (OS X, Linux, Windows)
    • Application level security controls for client endpoints
    • Networking protocols and operations
    • Virtualization (VMWare)
    • AWS & cloud (SaaS) security
    • Vulnerability management and remediation
    • Applied cryptography and key management
    • Authentication, authorization and directory services
    • Security information and event management


  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance & 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
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Much more...