Senior Software Engineer - Edge Systems
Posted on: November 19, 2021
About the role:
GitHub is looking for engineers to join the Traffic Engineering
team within our larger Data Center Engineering organization. You
will focus on the systems and tools that enable our engineers to
operate and scale the world's largest code hosting platform. You
will help develop and maintain our edge and internal load balancing
and caching infrastructure. You will also help improve end user
performance through the expansion our global network. Nearly every
byte in and out of GitHub's network will traverse systems you
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.
Edge Software Engineer
- Design, build and maintain core components of the GitHub
- Cultivate GLB and other open source projects developed by
GitHub and build things you are proud to share.
- Work closely with our application, network, observability,
facilities, and security teams to build secure, feature rich, and
performant software in support of our global data center
- Help to take your code to production, troubleshoot any issues
that arise, and own fixing any associated bugs.
- Thorough understanding of Linux systems and network
- Understanding of the core functionality of standard protocols
such as TCP, UDP, HTTP, TLS, GRE, or DNS.
- Proficiency in one (or more) language(s) like Ruby, Python, or
- Experience diagnosing and resolving performance problems at the
intersection of software and hardware.
- You take a pragmatic approach to decision making and design
- Experience with git
- Demonstrated experience with technologies such as anycast, BGP,
XDP, eBPF, DPDK, or P4.
- Experience with Terraform, Ansible, or Puppet
- Knowledge of when and how to deploy web acceleration techniques
(e.g. caching, persistent connections, network stack tuning).
- Experience using GitHub as a software development
- Experience working as part of a geographically distributed team
and in a highly available environment.
- Hands-on experience running services in a distributed
Ability to meet GitHub, customer and/or government security
screening requirements are required for this role. These
requirements include, but are not limited to the following
specialized security screenings:-- Microsoft Cloud Background
Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft,
GitHub's parent company, Cloud Screen upon hire/transfer and every
two years thereafter.
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
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
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