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Engineering, Full Time    Remote - US / Canada    Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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GitHub is changing the way the world builds software, & we want you to help build GitHub! 

The GitHub Security Products team is on a mission to secure the worlds software. Were building tools that make it easy to find, fix & prevent security vulnerabilities, & are deploying them to millions of developers. Our products include GitHubs dependency scanning, secret scanning, & code scanning capabilities.

Our team is building the tools to help CTOs, CISOs & security teams manage security at scale. Were starting with visibility - helping organisations view & navigate between security vulnerabilities across thousands of repositories. On that foundation well build the experiences that maximise the impact of security team members as security moves into the developer workflow - experiences like insights, prioritisation workflows, & bulk actions.

Were looking for a software engineer to help accelerate our Security Overview product. You will join a remote, diverse, & passionate team. Youll help create & maintain features that protect millions of developers worldwide, & your work will have a direct impact on the security & sustainability of the open source ecosystem.

A day in the life on our team

We are a remote team, & code in Go & Ruby. While we do work asynchronously, we also like to mob & pair when we get the chance. In your first 30 days, you can expect to foster a relationship with the team, learn how to ship a small feature or bugfix, end-to-end, & begin to understand the application architecture. In your first 90 days, you can expect to have shipped several small features & bugfixes, participated in code review, design discussions, & start to feel more comfortable owning a bigger feature from design to completion. 

Beyond your onboarding, your typical week would include:

  • Collaborating with design & product management to understand the problems we want to solve & exploring how we can solve them
  • Discussing & collaboratively solving engineering & product problems in Slack or Zoom
  • Opening Pull Requests to implement the next most important feature or fix the most critical bug
  • Reviewing your teammates' Pull Requests & providing helpful feedback
  • Working with your engineering manager in your one-on-one meetings to grow your team & career

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong written communication skills
  • 2+ years experience as a full-time professional software engineer
  • Ability to learn & think critically about both system design & software engineering concepts & blend those perspectives pragmatically based on project needs
  • Experience building, operating, & maintaining resilient, highly available, scalable, distributed services
  • Knowledge of testing, profiling, & 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, & to create the worlds most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come togetheras individuals & in teamsto create the future of software & 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, & 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 & 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 & lifestyles. We embrace diversity & 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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