Senior Engineering Manager, Development Experience at GitHub (Remote)

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GitHub is changing the way the world builds software, and we want you to help. We are looking for a compassionate people manager who has previous hands-on engineering experience to join the Delivery team in the Development Experience department.

Our team is responsible for building and maintaining GitHub's runtime platform. This platform enables developers to easily build, deploy and manage the hundreds of applications that make up the world's largest code hosting platform.

In this role you will lead, provide guidance, support and advice to your team. You’ll collaborate across functions and across teams to deliver the best possible developer experience for all engineers at GitHub. You will work in a globally distributed, diverse and passionate team. You will enable your team to design, implement, rollout and support a highly performant, highly scalable and highly available infrastructure. 

Our team and its parent Development Experience department are highly distributed across the globe and span a variety of diverse backgrounds. We recognise the value this diversity brings to our teams and our products, so creating and maintaining an environment where every individual feels safe to bring their unique perspective to the challenges we're solving is important to us.


  • Cultivate an environment where team members are empowered and demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and belonging
  • Meet with team members 1-on-1 on a regular basis
  • Ensure that individuals on the team learn, grow and advance in their respective careers
  • Create a shared understanding of decision making, direction, and progress for the team, the company, and the community. 
  • Responsible for overall planning, execution and success of important technical projects.
  • Working with engineering, design, and product leadership to ensure alignment and progress towards meeting milestones.
  • Lead complex technical projects.
  • Design and build highly available cloud services and distributed systems 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ year experience managing an engineering team
  • Strong technical background and ability to lead complex technical projects  
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate about fostering good engineering practices and processes
  • Experience developing a strategy and roadmap for your team, attention to detail in planning and organisation
  • Experience managing a distributed team  
  • Experience with running, operating, and maintaining production systems
  • Experience designing, building and running large scale and highly available cloud services or distributed systems 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working with software in languages such as Go &  Ruby.
  • Experience with Kubernetes or other container orchestration systems

Minimum salary of $149,100 to maximum $221,500 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired in Colorado.

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and 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.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

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 many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here:

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 Talent Partner.


More Information on GitHub
GitHub operates in the Software industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. GitHub was founded in 2008. It has 3232 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 144 open jobs at GitHub, click here.
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