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Posted about 1 year ago

GitHub is looking for an engineer to join a growing team focused on building and extending our platform primitives within our Ecosystem group. This team is responsible for developing and expanding the availability of realtime data, as well as building on top of our REST and GraphQL APIs to receive and deliver data quickly and efficiently.

In this role, you’ll work among a team of remote engineers to take ownership of existing platform primitives, as well as work cross-functionally to build completely new systems. You will collaborate closely with our API, Data and Product teams to start and deliver impactful projects that grow GitHub’s Ecosystem. We work mainly in Ruby, Go and Java, but you will have the opportunity to use the technologies necessary to build powerful, resilient and robust primitives.

The Engineering organization is highly distributed and you will thrive in an environment of remote work and asynchronous communication. As a member of our team, you’ll always be challenged to solve interesting and novel problems that have real impact on how the world builds software.

  • Writing robust, maintainable backend code
  • Maintaining and improving our event services and APIs, which are used by both GitHub and external integrators
  • Creatively coming up with systematic solutions to problems within the platform instead of focusing on one-off fixes
  • Improving the scalability and performance for our platform
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5+ years building web services at scale
  • Experience with Git and GitHub
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Experience with queueing and streaming systems like Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc
  • Ability to empathize with a diverse range of engineers
  • You are known for being a great communicator, both written and verbal
  • You can evaluate the trade-offs for building highly available distributed systems
Preferred Qualifications:
  • You have used GraphQL in production environments
  • You have experience working with Ruby and/or Go
  • You have worked on distributed teams
Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. Over 36 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.

What We Value:

Collaboration: We believe the best work is done together.
Empathy: We believe in putting people first.
Quality: We believe in setting the standard for excellence.
Positive Impact: We believe in making the world a better place through our work.
Shipping: We believe in creating things for the people using them.

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. Here is a complete list of where we can hire!

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!

Where We Can Hire

Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.