Elasticsearch Infrastructure Engineer

GitHub, Remote - US

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GitHub is looking for engineers to join our Database Infrastructure team. We are a team passionate about the availability, performance, and stability of the databases and search clusters that power GitHub. You are someone with experience crafting resilient search deployments through automation, performance monitoring, and optimization. As a database infrastructure engineer focusing on Elasticsearch, you will help build, maintain, and scale our search infrastructure.

The Infrastructure team is highly distributed and we thrive in an environment of remote work and asynchronous communication. You have strong written communication skills and are able to develop working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe. As a member of our team, you'll always be challenged to solve unique and interesting problems that have real impact on how the world builds software.


  • You have a track record of building infrastructure automation.
  • You have significant experience with Elasticsearch infrastructure.
  • You use a pragmatic approach to decision-making and design choices.
  • A deep understanding of monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Experience with operations in a large production environment
  • You are comfortable working asynchronously with a distributed team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You've built highly available systems at scale.
  • You have used Git as a developer.
  • You have made contributions to open source.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Experience with MySQL, Redis and/or Memcached.
  • Interest in or experience with systems languages (C/C++, Go, Rust).

Who We Are:

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over 24 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 67 million repositories. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com and GitHub Business, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.

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.

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 over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe. Here is a complete list of where we can hire!

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!

Where We Can Hire

Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.

About GitHub

GitHub is how people build software. With a community of more than 14 million people, developers can discover, use and contribute to over 25 million projects using a powerful, collaborative workflow.

Whether using GitHub.com or your own instance of GitHub Enterprise, you can integrate GitHub with third party tools, from project management to continuous deployment, to build software in the way that works best for you.

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