GitHub is the home for software development, where developers collaborate to build some of the world’s most important software. 

In the GitHub code scanning team, we are passionate about securing the world’s software - from Open Source to the Enterprise. We believe that the best way to secure software is to detect security issues early in the development process, and deliver a great user experience that engages, supports, and motivates developers to fix security vulnerabilities in a way that integrates naturally in their workflows.

Our team develops and operates the new code scanning product that’s part of GitHub’s Advanced Security offering. Code scanning uses world-class static analysis research and technology to deeply analyze code, enabling the early detection of security vulnerabilities and other bugs that testing and day-to-day use have missed. 

The opportunity:

Come join our engineering team and help design, develop, and scale GitHub’s new Code Scanning feature. You’ll be working in a full-stack agile engineering team that’s part of the larger code scanning group working in security products. You’ll work with and learn from Senior and Staff engineers as well as influence team and product direction. In addition, we support and reward spending time on improving diversity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as other important improvement-work outside your core role as a software engineer.

What will your first 3 months look like?

  • In the first week on the job, you’ll have deployed your first change to GitHub in production! 
  • After 30 days, you’ll be a core part of the team working together with your team-mates on changes and features that are key priorities for GitHub this year. 
  • Within the first three months, you’ll have had the opportunity to co-lead one or more features/product-changes that will be included in our next marketed product launch.

We work as a distributed group within a distributed company. The majority of our team members live in Europe and on the east coast of the US and Canada, and while we do have some offices, all our meetings are location-agnostic and happen online. We operate with a high degree of autonomy and trust, and we have a significant level of influence on the product and technical direction of code scanning, as well as the broader security products at GitHub. We value learning, introspection and reflection, and we’re always looking for ways to improve as a team and as individuals, so candor and a culture that values safety to speak up are highly important to us. 


For this role, we’re looking for an experienced software engineer who 

  • is passionate about quality, and fostering good engineering practices and processes
  • has experience building web applications in either Ruby or Go
  • has experience with distributed systems

Additionally, any of the following experiences would be considered a plus: experience with UI development and UX, writing tools or applications for developers, working in remote teams, developing with relational databases, developing on large Ruby on Rails applications, and experience with site reliability engineering or operating software service at scale.

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.

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:

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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