Product Security Engineering Manager
Posted on: January 16, 2022
GitHub is changing the way the world builds secure software and
we want you to help change the way we secure GitHub. We're looking
for an experienced technical engineering manager to help lead a
vibrant and geographically distributed group of engineers on our
Product Security Engineering Architecture team. This team works on
a diverse set of challenges in service of improving the security of
the products GitHub ships to our customers.
Here are a few of the things the team does:
- Paved paths - Our team enjoys writing code and we doubly enjoy
code that can be reused for security throughout GitHub. As such, we
are always looking for opportunities to develop sets of paved paths
so solutions to common security challenges are easier or, ideally,
default behavior. That might entail building or contributing to
libraries or frameworks (internal and open-source) or sometimes
developing ways to securely compose existing libraries or
- Code hardening - It makes our team sad when an API was used
insecurely because it was confusing or hard to use. We look out for
these situations and work with teams to either deprecate the code
or modify it (via inner-source contribution) to make it more
'secure by default'.
- Consulting - We collaborate with engineers throughout GitHub to
design solutions to security obstacles that pragmatically balance
between security, usability, and performance.
- Architecture requirements/guidance - While our team enjoys
collaborating with engineering, we also know that doesn't scale to
answer every application security question that arises. Our team
looks for broadly applicable architectural requirements we can
standardize to enable teams to self-service their most common
The primary goal of this job is to enable every team member to do
the best work of their lives. As a technical manager, you will lead
a group of highly technical security engineers, advocate for them,
guide technical discussions, work to hire a diverse group of
incredibly talented people, and more.
If you have a foundation in information security/product security,
enjoy supporting humans across all experience levels, and fancy
helping to build and manage a world-class security team, then this
might be the gig for you.
Here are some of the signs of a successful Engineering Manager for
the Architecture team at GitHub:
- The team ships security enhancement contributions to the
product to ensure our solutions and guidance are grounded in
empathy, pragmatism, and developer user experience.
- The team regularly ships new and updated paved paths to enable
- The team is seen as a valued and trusted resource to help
product engineering ship secure software and services.
- The team always understands the why and knows what success
looks like for any given activity.
- Team members are empowered and demonstrate a strong sense of
- Individuals on the team are learning, growing, and advancing in
their respective careers.
We value collaboration, empathy, quality, positive impact, and
shipping. You will excel when the way you work reflects these
values. We want you to enable every team member to do the best work
of their lives and we'll partner to enable the same for you.
In this position, you will work closely with the Director of
Product Security Engineering. You will also be part of a community
dedicated to making a positive impact at work and more broadly,
with GitHub being at the center of the software ecosystem.
You may be a good fit if:
- You love coaching, mentoring, sponsorship, and helping others
- You are tenacious, highly organized, and laser focused when
working toward a goal.
- Your decisions are inclusive and timely.
- You have participated in development and implementation of
appropriate and effective controls to mitigate identified security
threats and risks.
- You have worked either within or with engineers in the
security/product security space.
- You have current or prior working experience developing
Who We Are:
GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers
to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems,
and to create the worlds most important technologies. We foster a
collaborative community that can come togetheras individuals and in
teamsto create the future of software and make a difference in the
Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the
Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything
is Possible - Practice Kindness
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 many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our
Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list
of where we can hire here:
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!
Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any
questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.
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