Staff Software Engineer - Edge Systems

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Job Description

GitHub is looking to expand the software engineering team responsible for the availability and performance of our services at the network edge, including our open source load balancer, GLB. You will help to set the technical direction for the future of how GitHub’s users access our services. You will also be responsible for building and maintaining the software in support of that future. You will work with teams that are 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. Responsibilities: Design and build a core component of the GitHub stack. Nearly every byte in and out of GitHub’s network will traverse software you own. 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 presence. Help to take your code to production, troubleshoot any issues that arise, and own fixing any associated bugs. Minimum Qualifications: Thorough understanding of Linux systems and network programming. Strong experience with standard protocols such as TCP, UDP, HTTP, TLS, or DNS. Proficiency in one (or more) language(s) like Go, Ruby, Python, C, or P4. Experience diagnosing and resolving performance problems at the intersection of software and hardware. You take a pragmatic approach to decision making and design choices. Deep experience with git Bonus Qualifications: Demonstrated experience with technologies such as anycast, BGP, XDP, eBPF, or DPDK 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 platform. Experience working as part of a geographically distributed team and in a highly available environment. Hands-on experience running services in a distributed infrastructure. 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 PartnerRead more

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