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Program Manager, GitHub Classroom


GitHub Education launched in 2012 with the mission of empowering student developers. Seven years later, the program has enabled more than 1 million students to learn to code with real-world tools. The team has grown to accommodate the needs of university students, bootcamp learners, schools, and teachers at all levels.

One of our signature products, GitHub Classroom, helps teachers implement real-world workflows in their courses. Over 20,000 teachers have used Classroom to manage 250,000 unique assignments, distribute starter code, and monitor student progress. Classroom is an open source project with an active community of contributors.

We seek a Program Manager to own the vision, strategy, and roadmap for GitHub Classroom. This role will split their time working internally with an engineering team and product designer, and externally with the open source community around Classroom. This role is vital to the long-term success of GitHub Education, and will report to the Director of Developer Education.


  • Identify requirements, write user stories, and communicate priorities to an engineering team.
  • Validate features via user testing with teachers and students.
  • Translate feedback into actionable next steps for the product.
  • Foster an open source community around the product by responding to issues, feature requests and other feedback.
  • Promote Classroom through blog posts, email campaigns, conference appearances, and webinars.
  • Update the Classroom roadmap with the latest information and expected ship dates.
  • Maintain documentation for the core product and related tooling.
  • Travel to support the adoption of GitHub Classroom, and research potential new features (~25%).
  • Manage engineering interns and liaise with contractors as needed.
  • Collaborate with potential partners in the learn-to-code ecosystem to identify and implement complementary features into the product.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Technical skills: proficiency in HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Ruby templating.
  • Product management know-how: you’ve owned the roadmap for a product, prioritized feature requests, and contributed directly to the growth of the product (bonus points if the product was developer-focused).
  • Strong technical writing ability: you have a portfolio of clear, concise, and relatable documentation.
  • Domain knowledge: you have in-depth knowledge of the educational technology landscape, and the related tools in the ecosystem.
  • Excellent communication skills: whether it’s a conference talk or an email, you can craft a message that sticks.
  • A passion for Education: you want to serve the next generation of developers, and help them make their best work.
  • Knowledge of Git & GitHub.
  • Experience using web services APIs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You have past experience as the maintainer of an open source project.
  • You have a well-established online presence (GitHub, blog, social media).
  • You have worked asynchronously with distributed team members.
  • You have past experience as a teacher or mentor.
  • You have advanced knowledge of Git.

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. Over 36 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.