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Software Engineer - Events

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January 13, 2021

Software Engineer - Events

Software Engineer - Events
Full Remote
50000 US Dollar - 100000 US Dollar
Bachelor or Master

Job Details

GitHub is looking for an engineer to join a growing team focused on building and extending our real time event platform inside of our Interfaces group. This team is responsible for our webhook delivery pipeline that sends hundreds of millions of HTTP requests every day.

In this role, you will work among a team of remote engineers to build product enhancements to our real time APIs as well as develop new systems that make it easier for customers to act on events that take place on GitHub. We work closely with other platform teams who support our databases, queues, and the GitHub network. Our tech stack is primarily Go and Ruby.

The Engineering organization is highly distributed and you will thrive in an environment of remote work and asynchronous communication. As a member of our team, you’ll always be challenged to solve interesting and novel problems that have real impact on how the world builds software.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing robust, maintainable backend code

  • Maintaining and improving our event services and APIs, which are used by both GitHub and external integrators

  • Creatively coming up with systematic solutions to problems within the platform instead of focusing on one-off fixes

  • Improving the scalability and performance for our platform

  • Debugging problems across a large distributed system


  • 3+ years building web services at scale

  • Experience with Golang

  • Experience with queueing and streaming systems like Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc

  • Experience with relational databases

  • Experience with Git and GitHub

  • Ability to empathize with a diverse range of engineers

  • You are known for being a great communicator, both written and verbal

  • You can evaluate the trade-offs for building highly available distributed systems

Bonus if:

  • You have experience with Ruby and Rails

  • You have worked on distributed teams

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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