Application Developer: Editor Tools

GitHub is changing the way the world builds software, and we want you to help build GitHub.

The Editor Tools team at GitHub is dedicated to bringing GitHub into developer tools and IDEs, with native integrations that help developers code and collaborate more productively right from their IDE.

We’re looking for engineers that are passionate about developer tools, to grow our team on our main project, the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio, as well as build new integrations in other editors and IDEs.


  • Help design, plan and implement new features and new GitHub IDE integrations
  • Fix bugs and help improve the quality of our codebase and of our features
  • Review code and provide feedback to internal and external contributors
  • Support and collaborate with our community on feature requests and bug reports
  • Help test our releases alongside QA, with an eye towards quality, performance and polish


There are only a handful of humans who meet all these qualifications. If you’re one of them, great! Please apply! But we care most about developers that have a track record of caring deeply about shipping software that helps others. If that’s you, we want to hear from you.

  • Experience developing tools, applications, games or other software in Visual Studio, Unity, IntelliJ, Rider C#, Git and GitHub experience
  • Willingness to develop on multiple platforms and languages.
  • Solid knowledge of testing, profiling and debugging principles and practices
  • Strong written communication
  • Comfortable working asynchronously on a distributed team across multiple timezones

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.



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