Airbnb moves in product, engineering teams to Portland office

One of Airbnb's engineering managers assured the online lodging business already "scoped out the best places to get caffeinated."
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

Airbnb is planting more roots at its office in Portland, Oregon with the addition of product and engineering teams to the Pacific Northwest office.

The workforce expansion marks the first time the online lodging service will have an engineering team outside of Airbnb's headquarters in San Francisco.

"Portland has an incredible sense of community and a fast-growing tech scene, which is why we're very excited that Portland will host our first product and engineering office outside of our San Francisco headquarters," explained Mike Curtis, vice president of engineering at Airbnb, in prepared remarks on Friday.

The Airbnb team further hinted at some other motivating factors tying the private business to the local community, including hosting the HackPDX Winter Hackathon in December and sponsoring Django Girls Portland site-building workshop for female programmers next month.

Ian Logan, an engineering manager at Airbnb, also quipped in a blog post that the teams had already "scoped out the best places to get caffeinated."

Tasked with building the travel site's global platform and customer service experience, the teams will include roles for product managers, designers, usability researchers and data scientists.

Only a pair of open positions (software engineer and talent partner) are currently listed on Airbnb's job site for Portland, but interested parties are able to apply online now.

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