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Locations: In this role you can work from Remote, United States
Join us in shaping the future of GitHub Projects as a full-stack (Rails + React) Senior Software Engineer. In this role, you’ll work closely with a diverse and passionate community of engineers, product managers, and designers to build amazing project management features on GitHub. Want to see what you’ll work on? Learn more about GitHub’s project management tools here.
We are looking for an empathetic and creative problem solver who will make positive contributions to the team through both code and culture. We believe that how we do things is as important as what we ship and that great products ultimately reflect the teams that build them.
A week in the life:
Although your core team will be based in North America, GitHub is distributed worldwide, which means we often work asynchronously. Your typical week will include:
Collaborating with other members of the team in engineering, product, and design to understand the problems we want to solve and figuring out how we can solve them
Pairing with other engineers in Slack or Zoom
Opening Pull Requests to implement features or fix bugs
Reviewing your teammates' Pull Requests and providing helpful and constructive feedback
Working closely with your engineering manager in team and one-on-one meetings to grow your team and career
Scope and implement technical solutions that scale across multiple GitHub services
Become intimately familiar with the systems you build and take pride in writing maintainable code
Write architecture proposals, carry out code experiments, and build prototypes
Provide technical leadership, mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to grow other engineers
5+ years of experience as a software engineer
3+ years of hands-on experience in Rails or React
Experience building real-time web applications at scale
Experience breaking down complex problems into smaller tasks, weighing tradeoffs between maintainability and tempo
Experience writing code with security, accessibility, and availability in mind
Proven track record of clear and effective communication with code, pull request descriptions, discussion posts, or complex technical issues.
Self-motivated; you know how to get things done and move with momentum, but you also know how to reach out for help when you need it
Compensation Range: USD $104,400.00 - USD $276,900.00 /Yr.
In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.
These pay ranges are intended to cover roles based across the United States. An individual's base pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant. At GitHub certain roles are eligible for benefits and additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These rewards are allocated based on individual impact in role. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.
GitHub Leadership Principles: Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness
Who We Are: GitHub is the world’s leading AI-powered developer platform with 100 million developers and counting. We’re also home to the biggest open-source community on earth (and 99% of the world’s software has open-source code in its DNA). Many of the apps and programs you use every day are built on GitHub.
Our teams are dreamers, doers, and pioneers, leading the way in AI, driving humanitarian efforts around the globe, and even sending open source to Mars (and beyond!). At GitHub, our goal is to create the space you need to do your best work. We’re remote-first and offer competitive pay, generous learning and growth opportunities, and excellent benefits to support you, wherever you are—because we know that people flourish when they can work on their own terms.
Join us, and let’s change the world, together.
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