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Security Engineer Roles at GitLab
Security Engineers at GitLab work on securing our product and on internal security. On the product side, this includes the open source version of GitLab, the enterprise editions, and the GitLab.com service. Security Engineers work with peers on cross-functional teams dedicated to areas of the product. They also work together with product managers, developers, and the infrastructure teams to solve common goals.
- Leverage understanding of fundamental security concepts
- Triages/handles basic security issues
- Be positive and solution oriented
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Constantly improve product security
Senior Security Engineer
The Senior Security Engineer role extends the Associate Security Engineer role.
- Leverages security expertise in at least one specialty area
- Triages and handles/escalates security issues independently
- Conduct security architecture reviews and makes recommendations
- Great written and verbal communication skills
- Screen security applicants during hiring process
A Senior Security Engineer may want to pursue the security engineering management track at this point. See Engineering Career Development for more detail.
Staff Security Engineer
The Staff Security Engineer role extends the Senior Security Engineer role.
- Recognized security expert in multiple specialty areas, with cross-functional team experience
- Make security architecture decisions
- Provide actionable and constructive feedback to cross-functional teams
- Implement security technical and process improvements
- Exquisite written and verbal communication skills
- Author technical security documents
- Author questions/processes for hiring and screening applicants
- Write public blog posts and represent GitLab as a speaker at security conferences
Applicants for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that applicants can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find her/his job title on our team page.
- Qualified applicants receive a short questionnaire from our Recruiting team
- Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a 30 minute screening call with our Recruiting team
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule an interview with Security Engineer
- Candidates will then be invited to schedule an interview with Director of Security
- Candidates will then be invited to schedule an additional interview with VP of Engineering
- Finally, candidates may be asked to interview with the CEO
- Successful candidates will subsequently be made an offer via email
As always, the interviews and screening call will be conducted via a video call. See more details about our hiring process on the hiring handbook.
Please note that if we are actively hiring for a position, you will see it listed on our jobs page, where all of our current openings are advertised. To apply, please click on the name of the role you are interested in, which will take you to our applicant tracking system (ATS), Lever.
Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed requirements exactly to apply. Our hiring process is described in more detail in our hiring handbook.
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Top 10 reasons to work for GitLab:
- Work with helpful, kind, motivated, and talented people.
- Work remote so you have no commute and are free to travel and move.
- Have flexible work hours so you are there for other people and free to plan the day how you like.
- Everyone works remote, but you don't feel remote. We don't have a head office, so you're not in a satellite office.
- Work on open source software so you can interact with a large community and can show your work.
- Work on a product you use every day: we drink our own wine.
- Work on a product used by lots of people that care about what you do.
- As a company we contribute more than we take, most of our work is released as the open source GitLab CE.
- Focused on results, not on long hours, so that you can have a life and don't burn out.
- Open internal processes: know what you're getting in to and be assured we're thoughtful and effective.
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