Senior Platform Interface Engineer (Remote - US, Remote - Canada)



GitHub is changing the way the world builds software and we want you to help change the way we build GitHub. We're looking for an experienced engineer to work with a dynamic and distributed group of engineers crafting and scaling our platform.

The engineers on GitHub's Platform Interface team are responsible for the interfaces engineers use to integrate with GitHub. These interfaces include our REST API, GraphQL API, and webhooks and are used by both internal GitHub engineers and external integrators. You will work primarily in Ruby but will have the flexibility to use the technologies necessary to build a resilient, performant platform.

The Platform team is highly distributed. You should thrive in an environment of asynchronous communication. We expect you to have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to build working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe. As a Platform Engineer, you'll always be challenged to solve unique and interesting problems that have a real impact on how your co-workers and GitHub integrators build software.


  • Writing robust, maintainable backend code
  • Maintaining and improving the API used by both GitHubbers and external integrators
  • Exploring the technical tradeoffs of every decision
  • Reviewing code and leading group discussions about the projects we're working on
  • Creatively coming up with systematic solutions to problems within the platform instead of focusing on one-off fixes
  • Improving the scalability and performance for our platform

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years building web applications at scale
  • Experience with Git and GitHub
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Ability to empathize with a diverse range of engineers
  • You are known for being a great communicator
  • You can evaluate the trade-offs for building highly available distributed systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You have used GraphQL in production environments
  • You have some experience working with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • You have maintained a public API over multiple years 

Who We Are:

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over fifteen million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of and GitHub Business, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.

What We Value:

Collaboration: We believe the best work is done together.
Empathy: We believe in putting people first.
Quality: We believe in setting the standard for excellence.
Positive Impact: We believe in making the world a better place through our work.
Shipping: We believe in creating things for the people using them.

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we're committed to quality, collaboration, experimentation...and shipping!

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 over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe. Additionally, we enable Hubbers who are not based in HQ, to have the flexibility to work in ways that are most effective for them (at home, in a workspace, etc).

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 Recruiter!

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