Engineering Manager, Chaos

GitHub, Remote - US

A development platform inspired by the way you work

GitHub is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to build and develop a team of Chaos Engineers. You will foster an environment of engineering excellence and mentorship. The team you coach will focus on the systems, processes, and tools that enable our engineers to operate and scale the world's largest code hosting platform. Your team will be responsible for formalizing the emerging practices of chaos engineering at GitHub in order to establish a baseline understanding of safety and reliability in a complex systems environment. This baseline will be grown into technical and cultural processes that enable our engineering organization to move quickly without compromising availability and performance. You'll craft an experience for GitHub's developers that is delightful and opinionated. We value partnering with teams across the company to deliver best-in-class service and availability.

The GitHub Production Engineering organization is highly distributed and you will thrive in a culture of remote work and asynchronous communication. You're expected to have strong written communication skills and be able to develop working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.

As Production Engineering manager at GitHub you'll always be challenged to seek interesting and novel problems that have real impact on how the world builds software.


  • Act as a technical leader, guiding vision, best practices and priorities.
  • Meeting 1-1 with team members on a regular basis
  • Giving frequent, actionable feedback to support your team’s career development.
  • Actively develop and maintain chaos engineering infrastructure and tooling with a product mindset.
  • Use metrics and monitoring systems to ensure performance, scalability and stability.
  • Nurture the open source projects developed by GitHub and build things you are proud to share.
  • Manage complex projects spanning teams outside of the Production Engineering organization to ensure the uptime and reliability of our infrastructure.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience managing engineering teams.
  • Knowledge of chaos engineering principles and how to apply them.
  • Proficiency in high-level languages such as Ruby, Python and Bash.
  • Experience guiding technical decision-making.
  • The ability to apply systems design principles to practical applications.
  • You take a pragmatic approach to decision-making and design choices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Open Source deployment tooling.
  • Experience diagnosing and resolving performance problems in complex software systems.
  • Experience leading/working with distributed teams.
  • Experience building highly available systems at scale.
  • Experience building infrastructure automation.
  • Experience operating complex software at scale.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Experience being an open-source contributor. 

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. Over 31 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 100 million repositories. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

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.

Want to learn more about GitHub? Visit GitHub's website.