Application Engineer - Internal Tools

US, CA or Europe (Remote)

Are you a self starter who loves autonomy and helping others in the workplace? Passionate about crafting internal tools and helping our company scale? We have the role for you. It takes great tools to build a great culture and that is why GitHub is looking for an Internal Tools Application Engineer to join a team of compassionate people building and maintaining those internal tools.

From our internal communication tools to our custom internal social network, you’ll be responsible for the technology that keeps our internal tools teams working efficiently.

About Internal Tools

We are a small distributed team who works on tooling for GitHub's internal teams. Our software helps internal teams communicate, collaborate and do the best work of their lives. You will have an opportunity to work on various projects that are typically built in Ruby, on Rails, or using NPM for front-end work and build tools.


    • You will write, test, and review application code
    • You will influence and inform the technical direction of internal projects
    • You will detect and respond to changes in application health
    • You will collect and analyze internal tools metrics to drive improvements
    • You will document the systems you build
    • You will encourage and assist the technical growth of your peers
    • You will work with the internal tools teams to define and prioritize projects

About You:

    • You have at least 3 years of experience as a software engineer
    • You have worked on an active web application
    • You have general database knowledge
    • You enjoy dynamic programming languages
    • You have a solid knowledge of testing principles
    • You are familiar with metrics-driven application monitoring
    • You have excellent communication skills, especially when working with a distributed team
    • You have strong empathy for your coworkers and internal tools
    • You should have a strong product sense

Bonus Points for Experience With:

    • Gathering requirements from internal users
    • Ruby and Ruby on Rails
    • JavaScript or CoffeeScript
    • ElasticSearch
    • AWS, Heroku and/or similar cloud computing operations
    • Jekyll, Nanoc, or other static site generators

We want to build the tools that we've always dreamed of having, as developers. What tools do you dream of? Come help us build them!

GitHub is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people of color and other groups currently underrepresented in tech. We are looking for candidates who:

• Display a strong commitment to building an inclusive tech environment

• Have demonstrated resilience and resourcefulness both in and outside of the workplace

• Can bring a new perspective based on unique educational, professional, and lived experiences

• Can effectively communicate with people from disparate backgrounds

• Have experience mentoring/coaching/teaching, particularly in environments with diverse students/participants


GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over ten million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. With the collaborative features of, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster.

We have a lot of exciting things to do, and we’re looking for the right people to grow with us!


Working at GitHub is, to put it simply, a special slice of the universe. We're committed to transparency, collaboration, experimentation, and always staying classy.

Because of this unique perspective, we've established one of the most flexible and well designed physical workspaces around that encourages you to work as you work best. Right now, over 60% of our employees are based outside of our San Francisco (SOMA) headquarters and work according to how they get their best stuff done.

Ensuring that GitHubbers are healthy, motivated, focused and creative is how GitHub stays awesome. Part of this is ensuring that our benefits* are out of this world.

In a nutshell, we've built and are growing a place where we truly love working, and we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people with many different backgrounds and lifestyles, and we like it that way. We invite applications from people of all stripes. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences that people imagine to discriminate against one another. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's anything we can do to make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate.

*Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask your recruiter!