GitHub is changing the way the world builds software, and we want you to help build GitHub. We're looking for a senior software engineer to join a passionate, collaborative, distributed group of engineers on our team.
Our team is working on a new, exciting product that will remove friction from the software development process.
A day in the life of a team Software Engineer: Our team is distributed worldwide which means we work asynchronously most of the time. Your typical week would include:
Collaborating with design, analytics, support, and product management to understand the problems we want to solve and exploring how we can solve them
Discussing and collaboratively solving engineering and product problems with engineering collaborators in Slack or Zoom
Opening a Pull Request to implement the next most important feature or fix the most critical bug
Trying to reproduce a reported bug and responding to issues we’ve received from the community
Reviewing your teammates' Pull Requests and providing helpful feedback
Working with your engineering manager in your one-on-one meetings to grow your team and career
Talking with users to discover what they love and what their pain points are
Design, scope, and implement technical solutions that scale across multiple GitHub web applications
Collaboratively define and prioritize projects and tasks
Drive thoughtful conversations around technical issues and opportunities
Review code and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback for your team and the community
Triage, reproduce, and debug technical support requests, bugs, and feature requests reported by users in our Issues on GitHub
Provide compassionate technical leadership, mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to encourage the growth of others
Strong written communication skills
High degree of empathy
6+ years experience as a full-time professional coder
Experience with Ruby on Rails
Experience working asynchronously on a remote, distributed team (does not have to be professional experience)
Ability to draw on both system design and software engineering concepts and blend those perspectives pragmatically based on project needs
Experience building highly available services at scale
Preferred Qualifications: There are only a handful of folks who meet all qualifications. Is this you? Excellent, please apply. But we care most about developers that have a track record of caring deeply about shipping software that helps people with their work. Either way, we want to hear from you.
Experience building, operating and maintaining resilient, scalable distributed services
Experience with Go
Experience with CSS and HTML
Familiarity with Git
Knowledge of testing, profiling, and debugging practices
Who We Are: GitHub is the developer company. Over 40 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 100 million repositories. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.
Trust by Default
Ship to Learn
Own the Outcome
Global Product, Global Team
Anything is Possible
Why You Should Join: At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe.
We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.
GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!
Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.
Come help us make collaboration even better At GitHub we build the tools that make collaborating and writing software easier for everyone. We’ve built a company we truly love working for, and we think you will too.
GitHub is how people build software
We’re supporting a community where more than 40 million* people learn, share, and work together to build software.
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