Senior Software Engineer
GitHub is changing the way the world builds software, and we want you to help build GitHub. We're looking for a software engineer to join a passionate, collaborative, distributed group of engineers on our team.
The Coding department focuses on building features and advancing work related to Codespaces, Repositories, and Pull Requests (our core products). We work in a department-wide squad system where folks can work on any of those product areas. The Coding department is the heart of GitHub, focusing on new and exciting projects, existing features, and continuing to make these GitHub workflows better for all developers. We’re looking for full stack developers with a Rails focus. Come work on the tools you use every day!
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
- Responding to issues and review requests from other teams at GitHub
- 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
- Rotating responsibilities for oncall
- Pick new work autonomously and code solutions, working to unblock yourself when stuck either by reaching out for help or finding other solutions in an asynchronous, remote, distributed culture
- Write clear documentation tests, and recommendations for technical problems
- Collaboratively define and prioritize projects and tasks
- Drive helpful conversations around technical issues and engineering practices, suggesting improvements and ideas as you see them
- Review code and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback for your team
- Triage, reproduce, and debug technical support requests, bugs, and feature requests reported by users in our Issues on GitHub
- Provide compassionate technical mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to encourage the growth of others
- Strong written communication skills
- High degree of empathy
- 5+ years experience as a full-time professional coder
- 2+ years experience with Ruby on Rails
- Experience working asynchronously on a remote, distributed team (does not have to be professional experience)
- Ability to learn and think critically about both system design and software engineering concepts and blend those perspectives pragmatically based on project needs
- Familiarity with Git
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 building highly available services at scale
- Experience with CSS and HTML
- Knowledge of testing, profiling, and debugging practices
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.
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!