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 Repositories team is at the heart of GitHub, as we are responsible for carrying forward the front end and back end of GitHub Repos which are used by millions of developers everyday. We are focusing on new and exciting projects, existing features, and continuing to make GitHub workflows better for all developers. We’re looking for front end, backend, and full stack developers. Come work on the tools you use every day!
## A day in the life of a Senior Software Engineer
Our team is distributed worldwide which means we work asynchronously most of the time. Your typical week would include:
- Collaborating with engineers, product management, design, and support to understand, prioritize, and solve problems
- 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' design docs and 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
- Provide compassionate technical mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to encourage the growth of others
- Write, test, instrument, document, and maintain code, primarily in Ruby
- Write clear design docs and recommend solutions for technical problems
- Analyze how your features are performing in production to learn and make the product better
- 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
## Minimum Qualifications:
- 5+ years experience as a full-time professional developer
- 2+ years experience with a modern OO programming language
- Strong written communication skills
- Passionate about healthy team culture and collaboration
- 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
## 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 Ruby on Rails
- Experience with CSS and HTML
- Knowledge of testing, profiling, and debugging practices
Please note that this application is for GitHub Engineering and you may have the opportunity to be considered for multiple teams.
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.
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.