Senior Software Engineer - Insights

Remote - US / Canada Engineering

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 a senior software engineer to join a passionate, collaborative, distributed group of engineers working on planet-scale products.

How do you define engineering productivity? Can the data we produce while engineering teach us something important about how well we're doing as a team, organization, or community?

The Insights team at GitHub is developing products to help our users better understand engineering patterns and processes. We have an ambitious roadmap and some unique engineering challenges coming up. We're looking for an experienced engineer to help us get to the next level!


  • Be a core contributor of code, tests, and application/data/systems architecture on a small team of engineers working across the stack
  • Own both customer and developer happiness for your products in production, working with your own and other teams to build operational transparency and resiliency into every layer of deployed applications
  • Coordinate with engineering and product leads to define, prioritize, and task projects that help us meet business objectives
  • Work closely with application security teams to close potential abuse vectors before they are introduced into production
  • Provide technical leadership, mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to encourage the growth of others

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five years building web applications in production
  • Experience with SQL and general database knowledge
  • Experience with RESTful API design and/or GraphQL
  • Solid knowledge of testing principles
  • Strong collaboration ethic and experience -- you have built and documented applications for optimal co-development and are well versed in collaboration tools and practices
  • Strong communication skills -- you speak and write clearly. We’re a distributed team so we’re extra mindful about communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong preference for data savviness, whether at the level of data architecture, data engineering, data visualization, or all of the above
  • Experience building applications in Ruby and/or Go
  • Experience with any of the following is a plus: .NET, MSSQL, JavaScript (React in particular)
  • Hands-on experience with modern DevOps tooling and practices -- containerization and orchestration, CI/CD, cloud services, etc.
  • Experience working remotely in a distributed company

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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