GitHub is changing the way the world builds software and we want you to help change the way we build GitHub. We're looking for an experienced database architect to help lead the effort of scaling our databases and work with a vibrant and distributed group of Platform engineers architecting how we persist data.
The engineers on GitHub's Platform Data team are responsible for the scalability, maintainability and performance of our platform's data stores, primarily MySQL and Elasticsearch.
We’re looking for someone with proven experience in managing the growth of MySQL databases. We expect this person to be able to demonstrate an expert understanding of MySQL and have knowledge of the best practice patterns involved in working at a large scale.
The Platform team is highly distributed and the right candidate can thrive in an environment of asynchronous communication. We expect you to have strong written communication skills and be able to create working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.
As a Platform Engineer, you'll always be challenged to solve unique and interesting problems that have a real impact on how the world builds software.