GitHub is looking for a research engineer in the area of code intelligence to join GitHub Next.

We are a small but growing team of engineers and researchers working on ideas and technologies that have the potential to revolutionize GitHub and hence the world-wide community of developers and creators who rely on it for their daily work. Founded less than two years ago, we have already made our mark with high-impact success stories like GitHub Copilot. We continue to build on these foundations while at the same time exploring new projects in different areas including supply-chain security, AI-enhanced static analysis, innovative approaches to CI, and many more.

At GitHub, we are the custodians of the world’s open-source code. Our work in code intelligence aims to liberate the vast store of knowledge and experience implicit in that code, both in its present state and in its history (including pull requests, issues, discussions, CI logs and other metadata), and put it at the service of the world’s developers.

You will be working with other members of our team as well as colleagues from elsewhere in GitHub and Microsoft on one or more of these projects, which tend to fall into two categories: either a sustained effort to put an idea that has proven its worth into production and at the fingertips of the world’s developer community, or an experimental evaluation of a new idea where we iterate quickly to separate ideas that show promise from those that need some more time to mature. While we are not primarily a research outfit, our work does regularly yield novel results and insights along the way, which we publish at academic conferences where applicable.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in our ongoing projects in the area of code intelligence
  • Help out in the day-to-day running of GitHub Next: organizing our webinar series, interviewing new candidates, and disseminating research results.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to engage in innovative work in at least one of the following areas: program analysis, software security, program synthesis, program verification, repository mining, developer tools.
  • Great software engineering skills.
  • Inclination to prototype quickly and make fast decisions on experiment failure.
  • A creative mindset and good practical skills are more important to us than formal experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science or related field, or other evidence of the ability to do independent, innovative research.
  • Hands-on experience with working a non-trivial code base, ideally open source.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, both in spoken and written form, for expert as well as novice audiences.

Ability to meet GitHub, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:  Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft, GitHub’s parent company, Cloud Screen upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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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