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Backend Engineer, Defend

Department: Defend

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This position is remote based.
 

GitLab is building an open-source, single application for the entire software development lifecycle—from project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring, and security.

At GitLab, we live and breathe open source principles. This means our entire handbook is online, and with a few clicks, you can find the details of future releases, the maturity of our different product categories, the details of our past releases, and an overview of the product vision you’d contribute to when working here. 

The Defend Team is responsible for the defend features in the GitLab platform, and maps to the defend stage. You can learn more about our approach on the vision for defend.  The features provided by the Defend Team are mostly present at the deployment level.
 
This team focuses on security defend features for GitLab (including web application firewall, threat detection, container security, network security, and vulnerability management).
 

Responsibilities

    • Develop features from proposal to polished end result.
    • Support and collaborate with our support engineers in getting to the bottom of user-reported issues and come up with robust solutions.
    • Engage with the core team and the open-source community to collaborate on improving GitLab.
    • Manage and review code contributed by the rest of the community and work with them to get it ready for production.
    • Create and maintain documentation around features and configuration to save our users time.
    • Take initiative in improving the software in small or large ways to address pain points in your own experience as a developer.
    • Keep code easy to maintain and keep it easy for others to contribute code to GitLab.
    • Qualify developers for hiring.

Requirements

    • Strong engineer with Go and/or Ruby experience.
    • Passion for security.
    • Understanding of all levels of the OSI-network model and common network protocols.
    • Understanding of infrastructure & application deployment models (Kubernetes, Docker, AWS/GCP/Azure).
    • Understanding of detecting and preventing attacks at the network, container, operating system, and application level.
    • Understanding of vulnerability lifecycle (including CVE).
    • A passion for learning new languages & technologies.
    • Experience with open source security tools (such as Kali, ModSecurity, Wireshark, Falco, etc).
    • Experience in using GitLab and GitLab CI.
    • You can reason about software, algorithms, and performance from a high level.
    • You are passionate about open-source.
    • Strong written communication skills.
    • Self-motivated and have strong organizational skills.
    • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

 

What it’s like to work here at GitLab:

The culture here at GitLab is something we’re incredibly proud of. Because GitLabbers are currently located in over 56 different countries, you’ll spend your time collaborating with kind, talented, and motivated colleagues from across the globe. Some of the benefits you’ll be entitled to vary by the region or country you’re in. However, all GitLabbers are fully remote and receive a "no ask, must tell" paid-time-off policy, where we don’t count the number of days you take off annually. You can work incredibly flexible hours, enabled by our synchronous approach to communication.

We’ll also help you set up your home office environment, cover your home internet subscription, pay for your membership to a co-working space, and contribute to the travel costs associated with meeting other GitLab employees across the world. Also, every year or so, we’ll invite you to our Contribute event.

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