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Senior Software Engineer - Datacenter Infrastructure

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Posted 3 months ago

About the role:

The Data Center Engineering team is highly distributed and you will thrive in an environment of remote work and asynchronous communication. You're expected to have strong written communication skills and 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 and novel problems that have real impact on how the world builds software.


  • Design and implement systems to automate deploying, and managing, physical infrastructure.
  • Build performant and efficient tools for managing provisioning of our global hardware platforms.
  • Cultivate open source projects developed by GitHub and build things you are proud to share.
  • Work closely with networking, compute foundations, database, and git storage teams to design and support our global data center presence.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    • Experience automating large, complex distributed systems with an eye toward reliability.
    • Proficiency in Golang, Python, and/or Ruby.
    • Experience diagnosing and resolving complex multi-system performance problems.
    • Background working closely with physical datacenters, network engineering, and compute foundations
    • You take a pragmatic approach to decision making and design choices.
    • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with configuration management software such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Salt.
    • Upstream contributions to relevant open source projects (i.e. Kubernetes, Nomad, Linux kernel).
    • Experience with virtualization, bare metal deployment, or network engineering.
    • Knowledge of the RedFish API, Opengear, and/or Zero Touch Provisioning.
    • 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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