GitHub Database Infrastructure Engineer

Posted on February 14th, 2019

GitHub is looking for engineers to join our Database Infrastructure team. We are a team passionate about the availability, performance and stability of the databases that power GitHub. As a database infrastructure engineer, you will focus on crafting the next generation of cluster automation powering MySQL at GitHub, improving the speed at which we iterate and build new things.

The Infrastructure team is highly distributed and we thrive in an environment of remote work and asynchronous communication. You have strong written communication skills and are able to develop working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe. As a member of our team, you'll always be challenged to solve unique and interesting problems that have real impact on how the world builds software.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You have a track record of building infrastructure automation.
  • Significant experience with MySQL infrastructure
  • Deep understanding of monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Experience with operations in a large production environment
  • You use a pragmatic approach to decision-making and design choices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You've built highly available systems at scale.
  • Interest in or experience with systems languages (C/C++, Go, Rust).
  • Contributions to open source.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Experience with Elasticsearch, Redis and/or Memcached.

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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