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Engineering, Full Time    Remote - US / Canada    Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2021
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About the role:

GitHub is looking for engineers to join the Traffic Engineering team within our larger Data Center Engineering organization. You will focus on the systems & tools that enable our engineers to operate & scale the world's largest code hosting platform. You will help develop & maintain our edge & internal load balancing & caching infrastructure. You will also help improve end user performance through the expansion our global network. Nearly every byte in & out of GitHubs network will traverse systems you own.

The Data Center Engineering team is highly distributed & you will thrive in an environment of remote work & asynchronous communication. You're expected to have strong written communication skills & be able to develop working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.

As an engineer at GitHub you'll always be challenged to solve interesting & novel problems that have real impact on how the world builds software.

Edge Software Engineer


  • Design, build & maintain core components of the GitHub stack.
  • Cultivate GLB & other open source projects developed by GitHub & build things you are proud to share.
  • Work closely with our application, network, observability, facilities, & security teams to build secure, feature rich, & performant software in support of our global data center presence.
  • Help to take your code to production, troubleshoot any issues that arise, & own fixing any associated bugs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Thorough understanding of Linux systems & network programming.
  • Understanding of the core functionality of standard protocols such as TCP, UDP, HTTP, TLS, GRE, or DNS.
  • Proficiency in one (or more) language(s) like Ruby, Python, or C.
  • Experience diagnosing & resolving performance problems at the intersection of software & hardware.
  • You take a pragmatic approach to decision making & design choices.
  • Experience with git

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with technologies such as anycast, BGP, XDP, eBPF, DPDK, or P4.
  • Experience with Terraform, Ansible, or Puppet
  • Knowledge of when & how to deploy web acceleration techniques (e.g. caching, persistent connections, network stack tuning).
  • Experience using GitHub as a software development platform.
  • Experience working as part of a geographically distributed team & in a highly available environment.
  • Hands-on experience running services in a distributed infrastructure.

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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