GitHub Developer Relations Program Manager

Posted on July 29th, 2019

On the Developer Relations team at GitHub, our primary mission is to create superfans: people who love GitHub, are avid users, and spread our message on our behalf. Whether it’s maintainers, contributors, hobbyists, or full time devs, the Developer Relations Program Managers own the programs that engage our superfans.

GitHub is home to developers who maintain some of the most critical open source projects in the world. Their code is used by millions of people globally: on phones and laptops, as well as in banks and rocketships. These maintainers use GitHub to build the world. As developers, they are some of GitHub’s biggest power users.

You will have the opportunity to define the vision, and you’ll be responsible for the success of new and existing programs. Your decisions will impact thousands of world-class developers and millions of people’s lives.

This is a vital role for GitHub’s success, and will report to the Director of Developer Relations.


  • Help create process, and define the vision for GitHub’s engagement with open source programs, and GitHub’s superfans. Where do we go in 6 months? In 1 year? 5 years?
  • Be creative, thoughtful, and biased towards execution. You have ideas, and you’ll do what it takes to make them happen.
  • Identify, grow, and manage our key program offerings (for example:a VIP Program, early access beta, scaling GitHub Sponsors). These should deepen relationships between maintainers, as well as their relationship with GitHub, both online and offline.
  • Work with GitHub’s events team to host offline meetups, such as Maintainerati.
  • Own and execute on the (to be started) open source advisory board.
  • Build out a CRM / Open Source Maintainer database to assist the product team.
  • Moderate day-to-day community activity in the private discussion forum.
  • Represent the voice of superfans internally, working with teams across the company to bring your insights back into GitHub.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Experience growing a VIP program for engaged and passionate power users (ex. pro gamers, online sellers, content creators), especially in a creative industry
  • A philosophy on nurturing developer audiences that’s been battle-tested.
  • Managed the customer experience of a developer product in the past.
  • Spearheaded the launch of several successful developer tools. If you have a portfolio you’re proud of, we definitely want to see it.
  • Scaled an audience at a developer-first organization from “launched product” to “world-class.”

As a bonus, we’d love it if you have:

  • Built a large and successful open source project on GitHub. 

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. Over 36 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 100 million repositories. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, 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.

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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