GitHub is changing the way the world builds software and we want you to help change the way we build GitHub.
We're looking for an experienced engineer to work with a vibrant and distributed group of engineers architecting and scaling our platform.
The engineers on GitHub's Platform Data team are responsible for the scalability, maintainability and performance of our platform's data stores, primarily MySQL and Elasticsearch.
We expect you to be able to write code to abstract the complexity of our backend and build services on top of it.
The Platform team is highly distributed and the right candidate can thrive in an environment of asynchronous communication.
We expect you to have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to create working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.
As a Platform Engineer, you'll always be challenged to solve unique and interesting problems that have a real impact on how the world builds software.
Writing robust, maintainable backend code
Exploring the technical tradeoffs of every decision
Reviewing code and leading group discussions about the projects we're working on
Improving the scalability and performance for our platform
5+ years building web applications
Experience with Git and GitHub
Experience with relational databases
Ability to empathize with a diverse range of engineers
You are known for being a great communicator
You can evaluate the trade-offs for building highly available distributed systems
Bonus if you:
Have experience working with Ruby on Rails
Have experience with MySQL and Elasticsearch
This position could be based in one of the following countries: Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), and the United States.
GitHub is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people of color and other groups currently underrepresented in tech.
We are looking for candidates who:
Display a strong commitment to building an inclusive tech environment
Have demonstrated resilience and resourcefulness both in and outside of the workplace
Can bring a new perspective based on unique educational, professional, and lived experiences
Can effectively communicate with people from disparate backgrounds
Have experience mentoring/coaching/teaching, particularly in environments with diverse students/participants
WHO WE ARE
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers.
Over ten million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster.
We have a lot of exciting things to do, and we’re looking for the right people to grow with us!
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN
Working at GitHub is, to put it simply, a special slice of the universe.
We're committed to transparency, collaboration, experimentation, and always staying classy.
Because of this unique perspective, we've established one of the most flexible and well designed physical workspaces around that encourages you to work as you work best.
Right now, over 60% of our employees are based outside of our San Francisco (SOMA) headquarters and work according to how they get their best stuff done.
Ensuring that GitHubbers are healthy, motivated, focused and creative is how GitHub stays awesome.
Part of this is ensuring that our benefits
* are out of this world.
In a nutshell, we've built and are growing a place where we truly love working, and we think you will too.
GitHub is made up of people with many different backgrounds and lifestyles, and we like it that way.
We invite applications from people of all stripes.
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 that people imagine to discriminate against one another.
Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's anything we can do to make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate.
Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask your recruiter!