Application Engineer: Atom

San Francisco or Remote

GitHub's Atom team is looking for engineers to help build the world's most hackable text editor. The ideal candidate will be passionate about developer tools, delivering a top-notch editing experience, and participating in Atom's passionate open source community. In the next year we're focused on improving Atom's performance, collaboration features, and better responsiveness with our open source community. Come help us make Atom the world's best editor and open source project!


•Develop core text editing features in the Atom editor
•Develop new Atom packages that use core APIs
•Collaborate with the Atom open source community on bug reports, fixes, and feature requests
•Evangelize Atom at meetups, conferences, and hackathons


Awesome software developers have diverse backgrounds. Long qualification lists are a drag. We care most about developers that have a track record of caring deeply about shipping software that helps others and want to be part of an amazing open source community. If that's you, we want to hear from you. Things that might make you stand out include:

•1+ years of professional work experience
•Demonstrable experience building lightning-fast desktop applications
•Solid JS, HTML, and CSS chops
•Cross-platform desktop application development experience
•API design experience
•Demonstrable comfort and productivity working on a distributed team

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, disability, 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!