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Senior Software Engineer, Identity



Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

GitHub is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Authorization team.

This team is part of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) at GitHub and are responsible for all things authorization. We build and maintain the services and APIs that are used by other GitHub teams to manage access control for GitHub Product features, like Pull Requests and Projects.

The ideal candidate is a team player who is comfortable working in the context of both monoliths and micro-services. They don’t shy away from hard problems, and have a strong sense of customer empathy. They are comfortable working closely with engineers at all levels as well as product managers.

Required Qualifications

  • Several years of software engineering experience
  • Several years experience building high-traffic applications
  • Several years experience leading a team of engineers on projects from start to finish
  • Several years experience designing and building large-scale services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Golang, Ruby/Rails
  • Experience in IAM space
  • Familiar with ABAC/RBAC authorization concepts
  • Comfortable in delivering large ambitious projects using iterative deliverables.
  • Strong track record of delivering projects

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario


About GitHub:

GitHub is the world’s leading AI-powered developer platform with 100 million developers and counting. We’re also home to the biggest open source community on earth (and 99% of the world’s software has open source code in its DNA). Many of the apps and programs you use every day are built on GitHub.

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.

Leadership Principles:

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

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.