Airbnb is opening its first engineering center outside of San Francisco.
airbnb21The Bay Area hospitality company announced today that it is expanding its existing office in Portland to include product and engineering teams. This marks the first time Airbnb will have engineers, product managers, designers, usability researchers, and data scientists outside of its headquarters.
About a year ago, Airbnb opened a North American operational headquarters in downtown Portland at the Blagen Block building. There are now 200 people working there, mostly focused on customer experience.
Now, Airbnb will now add a small group of engineers and designers to its Portland office, with plans to grow in the future.
“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,” Mike Curtis, vice president of engineering at Airbnb, said in a statement. “We look forward to expanding our team and to building a new home in the Pacific Northwest.”