Senior Software Engineer - Partner Engineering

Posted Apr 25

GitHub is looking for a Senior Partner Engineer to join the Partner Engineering team. Our Partner Engineers are passionate about helping our technology partners successfully integrate with the GitHub Platform and growing ecosystems of powerful integrations.

Our partners build best-in-class developer tools. We care deeply about providing an easy-to-use, powerful platform that empowers partners to become a crucial part of the software development workflow on GitHub. In this role, you'll own the technical relationship with our partners: from ideation, to development, to launch, and finally through to business success. You must have the tools to influence a positive outcome in partner relationships and technical projects. This is an opportunity to use both your deep technical expertise and your passion for helping tackle real problems for real businesses on the largest software development platform in the world.


You'll be the primary technical point of contact and be the voice of the partner for GitHub.

You’ll play a key role in driving compelling integrated experiences with our partners by gathering technical requirements, performing design review, receiving feedback, filtering and distilling partner requests and then advocating for them and working with Engineering, Product, and Sales teams to ensure the partnership is successful.

You’ll propose and implement solutions to improve the integration with partners. This may require working with cross-sectional teams across companies and possibly leading the effort to develop those solutions.

You’ll develop tools, documentation, and repeatable processes to help scale GitHub.

You’ll be an expert in strategic integration points on the GitHub developer platform, including APIs, Apps, Actions, and Security.

You’ll present various solutions, technologies, and proposals at conferences, workshops, and meetings.


  • You are a software developer with at least five(5) years of experience. You have experience building, deploying, and operating software as part of a business.
  • You are confident and empathetic in written and verbal communication and have at least three (3) years of experience in speaking to technical and business audiences. You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You are passionate about learning and development for yourself and others. You should have passion to learn, but also teach and mentor other engineers.
  • You are intellectually curious and passionate about GitHub’s mission and champion the developer.
  • You are self-motivated, do not require direct supervision to do your best work and are proactive at solving problems.
  • You are results-oriented and have a track record of shipping and iterating as an individual and with a team.
  • You have a creative flair for software development projects, and can quickly absorb new technologies and translate them into tangible and useful applications.
  • You prefer collaborating with your colleagues rather than working solo.
  • You are able to investigate and understand complex systems, distilling the nuance into actionable steps forward while being able to foster good engineering practices and processes.
  • You have modern SDLC experience including:
    • DevSecOps
    • Continuous / progressive delivery
    • Infrastructure as code
    • Application performance monitoring
  • When necessary, You are willing and able to travel up to 30% of your time to partners, GitHub HQ, and to conferences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You have at least three (3) years of experience as a Partner Engineer, Sales Engineer, Developer Evangelist, or similar roles, having demonstrated your highly-skilled communication skills along with your technical abilities.
  • You're comfortable with the GitHub API and GitHub developer platform and have created an integration using it.
  • You have a history of contributing to Open Source projects, and maintain a handful of your own OSS repositories.
  • You have experience creating a shared understanding of decision making, direction, and progress for the team, the company, and a community.
  • You have experience creating an engineering strategy and roadmap.

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 togetheras individuals and in teamsto 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.

Misc Info For This Position:

Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Position Level: Senior

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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