Software Engineer - Platform Health (Remote)

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Remote - US

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Interview Process

1. Take-home exercise 2. Code review and technical discussions.


$90,700- $192,400

Programming Languages Mentioned

Java, JavaScript, Ruby, C#, Python

GitHub's many features give it a broad attack surface that make it a popular target for malicious hackers, spammers, and fraudsters. Hackers know that we protect the key intellectual property of a massive number of companies and people. Spammers love the many vectors for delivering rich content through the platform: from creating spam on Gists, issue comments, and user profiles to even opening Pull Requests to add "ads" to repositories. Fraudsters seek to profit by abusing GitHub and third-party integrators for monetary gain. This large and varied attack surface gives GitHub a constantly evolving and unique set of problems to solve.

About Us

The mission of the Platform Health team is to protect the health, safety, and integrity of the GitHub platform from abuse at scale - establishing and preserving trust for the users, communities, integrators, and businesses that rely on GitHub. As a member of GitHub's Platform Health team you will help develop tools and countermeasures to detect and prevent abuse at scale on GitHub, build integrations between internal and external services, and advise product teams on best practices for making their products more resilient to abuse.

The Platform Health team is self-driven, autonomous, and highly collaborative. This is a talented team that values learning, work-life balance, and tackling interesting challenges. These challenges are in no short supply given our adversarial and evolving problem space. The team's strength lies in the culture of high trust and empathy in which we operate; and genuine joy in the work we do and people we work with.

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.


  • Writing and reviewing front and back-end code.
  • Documenting the systems you help build.
  • Encouraging the technical growth of your peers.
  • Working with your team to define and prioritize projects.
  • Reviewing new products and providing consultation to product teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in any of these technologies: Javascript, Typescript, React, GraphQL, Ruby, Rails, Java, Flink, Python, Go, C#.
  • 2+ years experience writing code professionally

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in analytical fields.
  • Experience in stream processing and data pipelines.
  • Experience fighting spam, malware, fraud, or attack activity at scale.

Minimum salary of $90,700 to maximum $192,400 + 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.


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