IT Software Engineer

The IT Engineering team at GitHub is growing! Your customers are GitHub's global workforce - Hubbers throughout the company who rely on our systems & services every day. Our customers look to us not only for support but also to build and maintain internal tooling and configure systems, enabling Hubbers to do their best work with the least amount of friction.

We're looking for an IT Software Engineer that is proficient at writing code to interact with APIs (both our own and that of SaaS solutions), automating (almost) all of the things, configuration management, and generally finding creative ways to solve problems with code using GitHub.

Experience with Git and GitHub is a must for this role. In addition, communication skills and empathy are critical, as GitHub is a globally distributed company that relies on asynchronous communication to get work done. Please consider including a link to your GitHub account with your application! We would love to see your work.

If this all sounds like fun for you, please check out some more details below!


  • Building and maintaining applications and integrations for the IT organization
  • Working with the team and our Product Manager to roadmap and ship code for our stakeholders
  • Finding creative technical ways to improve GitHub's internal tools and systems
  • Collaborating effectively with other departments and organizations to drive the growth of a secure and scalable corporate IT infrastructure and services globally
  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation
  • Integration, implementation, operation, observability and support of enterprise-wide applications and services
  • Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future requirements of the Hubber experience
  • Working on GitHub - leveraging Actions, Issues, Pull Requests, and Projects to ship code for the IT organization
  • Escalation support for the IT Support team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Significant IT-related experience with debugging and writing in programming languages like Python, Go, Java, JavaScript/NodeJS, or Ruby
  • Significant hands-on experience working with SaaS offerings and their API endpoints
  • Significant documentation experience
  • Hands-on experience with Git and GitHub
  • Hands-on experience with debugging and writing shell scripts
  • Hands-on experience with monitoring and alerting tools
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with others
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to internal customers and stakeholders in a friendly and easy to understand manner

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate has a GitHub account to showcase their work
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code
  • Experience with Azure
  • Experience mentoring others
  • Enthusiasm for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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.


Salary Range
$87,000.00 - $132,000.00
per Year
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San Francisco, CA, 94107, US