Site Reliability Engineers

Posted Apr 13

GitHub is seeking systems and software engineering professionals to join a new Operations and Reliability team. This team will be working to support, automate and improve the infrastructure that underpins Github’s new managed Github SAAS offering. This role is an opportunity to learn and grow on multiple fronts.

As an operations engineer you’ll be responsible for the day to day monitoring, administration and operations necessary to run Github in a cloud environment at scale. As a reliability engineer you’ll work to automate, iterate and improve the systems that make this SAAS offering work.

Most importantly you’ll help grow our culture of inclusion, collaboration and togetherness. We are a remote team and work with teammates across the world and in many different time zones. Mental health first is one of our team mantras. In a Covid world we want to build as healthy and sustainable a team as we can through empathy, flexible schedules and empowerment. Within those confines we are passionate about making a team that is scalable through shared knowledge and well defined best practices.

Our platform is helping deliver a cloud native experience to Github’s new SAAS offering. Docker, Kubernetes, infrastructure as code, managed cloud services and distributed security is where most of our time will be spent. Experience operating managed public services and knowing how to think about monitoring, automation, day to day administration and incident management will be key. Familiarity with paired programming, TDD, kanban and a desire to ship many times a day will fit well with our way of being.

This role at GitHub is an opportunity to blend your system design, empathy, and software engineering skills on an ever-changing set of novel reliability and operations challenges. Join us on this journey and have a meaningful impact on how the world builds software.


  • Ensure smooth day to day operations of GitHub’s SAAS offering.
  • Automate away as much of the day to day as possible - Run By Robots is the goal.
  • Drive organization wide best practices for monitoring, alerting and incident management.
  • Identify, respond to and collaborate with support and product teams to resolve production and customer issues and incidents.
  • Help drive new features, abilities and code changes into the core product with an operations focused point of view.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with at least one cloud platform, such as Azure
  • Comfort with the GNU/Linux operating system, particularly Ubuntu
  • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with scripting and automation, particularly bash or PowerShell
  • Experience building infrastructure and automation
  • Experience with monitoring, alerting and operations
  • Experience with distributed systems with high availability requirements
  • Experience with incident response

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Azure (AAD, Security, ARM, AKS)
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Comfort with at least one modern programming language, such as Golang
  • Experience operating highly available systems at scale
  • Experience building and deploying software in a SAAS environment
  • Experience as incident commander

It’s not expected that you have expertise in all of these areas - we’re looking for someone who is particularly strong in a few areas and has some interest and capabilities in others.

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 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.

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

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: North America Only

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