Staff Software Engineer
Locations: In this role you can work from Remote, United States
GitHub is changing the way the world builds software, and we want you to help build GitHub! We’re looking for an experienced Staff Engineer to join the Actions Mac Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Team.
Actions Mac Cloud owns the end to end lifecycle of the fleet of machines that power all our hosted Mac runners for GitHub Actions. This includes:
- Obtaining and provisioning hardware
- Working with data centers to deploy our hardware
- Building deployment and runtime software to provision and manage the Mac hardware and virtual machines
- Interfacing with multiple vendors and engineering teams to accomplish the above
Actions is a core part of GitHub and enables developers around the world. Millions of GitHub customers will rely on your team's work every single day.
In this role, you’ll collaborate closely with product and distributed engineers to grow and improve MacCloud with security, reliability, and operational efficiency at the forefront. You’ll help set business and product direction, and you’ll be involved in planning, implementation, scaling, reliability and customer success to ensure we’re setting our teams and customers up for success.
The people on our teams believe that creating great products for GitHub users is a ton of fun, and you’ll be inspired by the opportunity to help enable developers all over the world to build world-changing things with our tools.
- Lead the development of software to manage, monitor, and maintain our fleet of Macs using reusable code and tooling
- Collaborate with our hardware engineers, vendors, TPM, and other engineers to plan next generation hardware releases
- Partner with your team, other engineering teams and product partners to enable the macOS runners capabilities needed by our customers.
- Drive the team to meet the service's high availability and scale requirements.
- Mentor and coach other engineers on the team
- Participate in long term planning and execution alongside engineering leadership, vendors, TPM, PM, and external stakeholders
- Participate in hiring and sourcing to build a diverse high performance engineering team
- Work with the team to develop, communicate, and track progress against long term plans
- Coordinate with engineering, product and design leadership to define and prioritize projects that help us meet business objectives
- Support a highly available service used by millions of users on a daily basis
- Drive data driven improvements to both product quality and engineering efficiency
- 7+ years of experience as a software engineer
- 3+ years of experience delivering high availability, enterprise grade services, including monitoring, observability and diagnosing problems
- 3+ years of experience developing backend services for large scale systems
- Passionate about fostering good engineering practices and processes
- Excellent analytical skills as well as communication skills both verbal and written. We’re a distributed team so we’re extra mindful about communication.
- Strong customer focus and data driven approach
- Experience in and passion for mentoring and coaching
- Experience working with data centers and vendors is a plus
- Experience in Golang, C#, and/or Azure is a plus.
- Experience with SQL, Kusto, or general database knowledge
In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.
These pay ranges are intended to cover roles based across the United States. An individual's base pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant. At GitHub certain roles are eligible for benefits and additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These rewards are allocated based on individual impact in role. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.
GitHub Leadership Principles:
- Ship to learn
- Growth mindset
- Own the outcome
- Better together
- Diverse and inclusive
- Create clarity
- Generate energy
- Deliver success
Our teams are dreamers, doers, and pioneers, leading the way in AI, driving humanitarian efforts around the globe, and even sending open source to Mars (and beyond!). At GitHub, our goal is to create the space you need to do your best work. We’re remote-first and offer competitive pay, generous learning and growth opportunities, and excellent benefits to support you, wherever you are—because we know that people flourish when they can work on their own terms.
Join us, and let’s change the world, together.
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