Senior Software Engineer, npm

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Remote - United States

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Interview Process

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


$89,200- $236,600

Programming Languages Mentioned


GitHub is changing the way the world builds software, and we want you to help build GitHub!

We're looking for a full-stack software engineer to join the npm team. This team is responsible for the open source tools that empower the JavaScript ecosystem to create, distribute & consume packages. Collaboration with both internal & external stakeholders is fundamental to this team's success & ultimately drives how we work. Our team actively contributes back to the wider open source community, including the Node.js Project, OpenJS Foundation, Open Source Security Foundation & TC39.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work as a full-stack engineer with a distributed, diverse & passionate team delivering features & improvements to our open source projects. You’ll get to work closely with external community contributors as well as internal stakeholders from engineering, design, security, support, product & leadership. Your work will have a direct impact on the lives of millions of developers around the world.


  • You will write, review & maintain code & technical documentation
  • You will interact with our community, consumers & contributors, on a daily basis
  • You will collaborate closely with internal & external stakeholders to define, design & develop new features that align business objectives with end-user’s wants & needs
  • You will be responsible for helping triage & remediate bugs & security vulnerabilities
  • You will steward some of the most impactful JavaScript open source projects, relied on by millions of developers, enabling billions of downloads &, ultimately, creating connections to the world’s largest package registry

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing & debugging large scale projects, applications or developer tools
  • 5+ years of experience contributing to, or maintaining, open source projects
  • 5+ years of experience interfacing with RESTful APIs & OAuth Workflows

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience with Git & GitHub
  • Passion for open source & web standards
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills both written & verbal
  • Experience writing high quality software & tests
  • Experience developing for various operating systems a plus

Minimum salary of $89,200 to maximum $236,600.

In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.

These pay ranges are intended to cover roles based across the United States. An individual's base pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant. At GitHub certain roles are eligible for benefits and additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These rewards are allocated based on individual impact in role.

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.



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.

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