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Senior Software Engineer, Projects

GitHub · Mar 3rd 2020

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GitHub is changing the way the world builds software, and we want you to help build GitHub! We’re looking for an experienced full-stack software engineer to join a passionate, adaptive, and distributed group of engineers working to improve the ideation, organization, and focus of the world’s software development teams. The Projects team builds project management tools to help modern software teams collaboratively workflow their ideas into GitHub, then into code, and tracked through to production.

You’ll work with our team of engineers, designers, and product managers to build and maintain customer-facing experiences and deliver them into the hands of millions of developers across the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Write, review and maintain code primarily in Ruby and JavaScript (React, TypeScript)
  • Write architecture briefs and proposals, carry out code experiments, and build prototypes to learn how we can achieve planetary scale with our systems
  • Own both customer and developer happiness for your products in production, working with your own and other teams to build operational transparency and resiliency into every layer of deployed applications
  • Coordinate with engineering and product leads to define, prioritize, and task projects that help us meet business objectives
  • Document the systems you help build
  • Work with support to triage and debug technical support requests
  • Own and advocate for the health and quality of the systems that the team builds, participate in an on-call rotation and respond to incidents as necessary
  • Provide technical leadership, mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to encourage the growth of others

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five years building web applications in production
  • Two+ years Ruby on Rails experience
  • Experience with SQL and general database knowledge
  • Experience with JavaScript and front-end client libraries like React
  • Solid knowledge of testing principles
  • At least 1 year of remote work experience on a software team
  • Strong communication skills — you speak and write clearly. We’re a distributed team so we’re extra mindful about communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building project management software
  • Experience with search technologies like Elasticsearch
  • Experience with distributed databases at scale
  • Experience with streaming data pipelines
  • Experience with telemetry systems (e.g. Datadog, Sentry, VividCortex, Splunk)

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and 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.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed – Trust by Default – Ship to Learn – Own the Outcome – Growth Mindset – Global Product, Global Team – Anything is Possible – Practice Kindness

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 many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here: https://github.com/about/careers/remote

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.

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