Mike Skalnik

San Francisco, CA

Job Experience

GitHub • Senior Software Engineer
May 2012 – Present (San Francisco, CA)
  • Worked on original web back-end of enterprise.github.com
  • Helped start and lead team working on complex file viewing & diffing
    • Did primary front end engineering and design work
    • Created service that serves millions of customers daily
    • As priorities shifted, picked up operations and security work
  • Contributed to internal Go services
  • Improved and discussed SOC2 compliance strategies to ensure minimal disruption to developer workflows
  • Selected projects:
    • 3D, GeoJSON, SVG, PSD, PDF, and Jupyter Notebook File Viewing & Diffing
    • Large File Storage Usage Tracking
    • Markdown Comment Toolbar
    • Repository File Uploads
    • Markdown Task List Reordering
    • Pull Request Reviews along with accompanying REST & GraphQL APIs
    • Issue Transfer and Deletion
    • Draft Pull Requests
    • Package Registry
    • Helped split up primary database cluster
Highgroove Studios • Software Developer & Trainer
February 2011 – May 2012 (Atlanta, GA)
  • Developer Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications for customers
  • Practiced iterative & agile development to ensure client happiness
  • Worked very closely with stake holders to understand and help meet business level goals of projects
  • Taught on site Ruby on Rails classes
Rails Machine • Awesomeness Engineer
July 2009 – January 2011 (Atlanta, GA & Savannah, GA)
  • Responded to on call incidents of customer applications, diagnosed problems with limited context and knowledge of code
  • Contributed to internal applications written in Ruby on Rails
  • Worked alongside customers to help scale their applications and ensure maximum uptime
  • Worked in data center to help bring up new servers


Working Knowledge
  • Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • SQL
  • Redis
  • HTML & CSS
  • Bash
  • Git
  • Javascript/ES6
Basic Knowledge
  • Go
  • Python
  • Puppet


Bachelor of Science • Computer Science • Georgia Tech
May 2012 (Atlanta, GA)