Software Engineer, Git Systems (Remote - US / Canada)


Canada Remote

Full time

Oct 26

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GitHub is looking for a talented engineer to join our Git Systems group to help run the largest code-hosting platform in the world. Our group is responsible for the services that store and serve Git repositories, both directly to users and to other layers in the GitHub software stack. Come join our engineering team and help us build a variety of externally and internally facing services, proxies, and control systems. You’ll be working in an agile engineering team that’s part of the larger Infrastructure group here at GitHub. You’ll work with and learn from highly experienced engineers as well as influence your team using your knowledge. In addition, we support and reward spending time on improving diversity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as other important improvement-work outside your core role as a software engineer.

We work as a distributed group within a distributed company. Our team members are distributed across North America and Europe and, whilst we do have some offices, all our meetings are location-agnostic and happen online. We operate with a high degree of autonomy and trust, and we have a significant level of influence on the technical direction of Git Systems, as well as broader infrastructure at GitHub. We value learning, introspection and reflection, and we’re always looking for ways to improve as a team and as individuals, so candor and a culture that values safety to speak up are highly important to us.


  • Show humility when they are right and have the confidence to admit mistakes
  • Pair and delegate work to encourage growth of those around them
  • Review code and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback
  • Are comfortable working asynchronously with a distributed team
  • Triage, reproduce, and debug technical support requests, bugs, and feature requests
  • Work with sophisticated systems and take pride in writing maintainable code
  • Help make GitHub a great home for developers
  • Plan, design, implement, and review the software that powers the distributed systems that support Git at GitHub

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Excellent communication skills, especially when working with a distributed team
  • Built something you are proud of
  • At least 2+ years of proficiency in one of: Go, C, or Ruby and a willingness to become proficient in the others
  • Experience with network protocols and distributed systems
  • Developed and operated production applications in a Linux or Unix environment
  • Interest in or experience with Git internals and collaborating with core Git developers
  • A consistent track record building and debugging highly available systems at scale
  • Created or contributed to open source projects

Nothing in life is perfect including this job description. You may be an excellent fit even if you don’t meet all of the qualifications. We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your unique skills and experiences

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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