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Engineering Manager, Defend

Department: Defend

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This position is remote based.
 
At GitLab, developers are independent and self-organized individual contributors who work together as a tight team in a remote and agile way.  Most backend developers work on all aspects of GitLab, building features, fixing bugs, and generally improving the application. 
 
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

    • Help your developers grow their skills and experience
    • Author project plans for epics
    • Run agile project management processes
    • Conduct code reviews, and make technical contributions to product architecture as well as getting involved in solving bugs and delivering small features
    • Actively seek and hire globally-distributed talent
    • Conduct managerial interviews for candidates, and train the team to screen candidates
    • Contribute to the sense of psychological safety on your team
    • Generate and implement process improvements
    • Hold regular 1:1's with all members their team
    • Foster technical decision making on the team, but make final decisions when necessary
    • Author project plans for epics
    • Draft quarterly OKRs
    • Run agile project management process
    • Train engineers to screen candidates and conduct managerial interviews
    • Improve product quality, security, and performance
    • Develop features from proposal to polished end result.
    • 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

    • Exquisite communication: Regularly achieve consensus amongst departments
    • 5 years or more experience in a leadership role with current technical experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Leadership at GitLab
    • Leading teams with Go and 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).
    • 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.
    • Strong written communication skills.
    • Self-motivated and have strong organizational skills.
    • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

Nice-to-have's

    • Security product company experience
    • Experience in a peak performance organization
    • Product company experience
    • Startup experience
    • Enterprise software company experience
    • Computer science education or equivalent experience
    • Passionate about open source and developer tools
 
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