Engineering Manager - Data Services United States

Company: GitHub

Are you passionate about helping GitHub scale while making our internal development experience more pleasant and productive? GitHub is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to lead our Data Services team, tasked with building fast, scalable systems to provide the bridge between our data stores and our user-facing applications.

The Engineering organization is highly distributed and you will thrive in an environment of remote work and asynchronous communication. As a member of our team, you'll always be challenged to solve interesting and novel problems that have real impact on how the world builds software.


  • You will act as a technical leader, guiding your team's vision, practices, and priorities.
  • You will meet 1-1 with team members on a regular basis
  • You will give frequent, actionable feedback to support your team’s career development.
  • You will actively develop and maintain infrastructure through reusable code and tooling.
  • You will use metrics and monitoring systems to ensure performance, scalability and stability.
  • You will cultivate the open source projects developed by GitHub and build things you are proud to share.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • You have a history of leading high-performing engineering teams.
  • You have proficiency in one or more high-level languages such as Ruby, Python, Java, or Go.
  • You have experience in guiding technical decision-making.
  • You have the ability to apply systems design principles to practical applications.
  • You take a pragmatic approach to decision-making and design choices.
  • You have strong written communication skills and enjoy developing working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.

Bonus Experience

  • Experience with MySQL and other database technologies.
  • Experience building and scaling services in Go and/or Ruby.
  • Experience refactoring large systems into discrete services.
  • Knowledge of operations practices: monitoring, alerting, metrics, and automation.
  • Experience diagnosing and resolving performance problems in complex software systems.
  • Experience managing/working with distributed teams.
  • Experience building highly available systems at scale.

Who We Are:

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over 27 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 79 million repositories. 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 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. Here is a complete list of where we can hire!

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!

Where We Can Hire

Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.

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