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Engineering, Full Time    Hyderabad, India    Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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GitHub is seeking systems & software engineering professionals to join a new Platform Operations team. This team will be working to support, automate & improve the infrastructure that underpins Githubs new managed Github SAAS offering. This role is an opportunity to learn & grow on multiple fronts.

As a Platform Operations Engineer youll be responsible for the day to day monitoring, administration & operations necessary to run Github in a cloud environment at scale. As a reliability engineer youll work to automate, iterate & improve the systems that make this SAAS offering work. 

Most importantly youll help grow our culture of inclusion, collaboration & togetherness. We are a remote team & work with teammates across the world & in many different time zones. Mental health first is one of our team mantras. In a Covid world we want to build as healthy & sustainable a team as we can through empathy, flexible schedules & empowerment. Within those confines we are passionate about making a team that is scalable through shared knowledge & well defined best practices. 

Our platform is helping deliver a cloud native experience to Githubs new SAAS offering. Docker, Kubernetes, infrastructure as code, managed cloud services & distributed security is where most of our time will be spent. Experience operating managed public services & knowing how to think about monitoring, automation, day to day administration & incident management will be key. Familiarity with paired programming, TDD, kanban & a desire to ship many times a day will fit well with our way of being.

This role at GitHub is an opportunity to blend your system design, empathy, & software engineering skills on an ever-changing set of novel reliability & operations challenges. Join us on this journey & have a meaningful impact on how the world builds software.


  • Ensure smooth day to day operations of GitHubs SAAS offering.
  • Automate away as much of the day to day as possible - Run By Robots is the goal.
  • Drive organization wide best practices for monitoring, alerting & incident management.
  • Identify, respond to & collaborate with support & product teams to resolve production & customer issues & incidents.
  • Help drive new features, abilities & code changes into the core product with an operations focused point of view.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with at least one cloud platform, such as Azure
  • Comfort with the GNU/Linux operating system, particularly Ubuntu
  • Familiarity with Docker & Kubernetes
  • Experience with scripting & automation, particularly bash or PowerShell
  • Experience building infrastructure & automation
  • Experience with monitoring, alerting & operations
  • Experience with distributed systems with high availability requirements
  • Experience with incident response

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Azure (AAD, Security, ARM, AKS)
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Comfort with at least one modern programming language, such as Golang
  • Experience operating highly available systems at scale
  • Experience building & deploying software in a SAAS environment
  • Experience as incident commander

Its not expected that you have expertise in all of these areas - were looking for someone who is particularly strong in a few areas & has some interest & capabilities in others. 

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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