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Product Security Engineer - Security Partner


Jul 06

GitHub is changing the way the world builds secure software and we want you to help change the way we secure GitHub. GitHub's Product Security Engineering team supports our engineering teams through a variety of security programs. We are looking for an experienced engineer to become a part of our Security Partners program. Love security? ... Love code? ... Love mentoring? ... Love putting them all together even more? Please, keep reading!

As a Product Security Engineer/Security Partner at GitHub, you will help lead building out a number of programs aimed at building strong relationships with engineering. These programs will empower engineers to design and build secure code, services, and infrastructure that form the foundation of the world's software supply chain. In short, you will meet product engineers where they are and provide them with knowledge and support to secure GitHub and our users. To be a little more specific:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Identify, train, and partner with champions for security in engineering and product teams
  • Support security champions by helping them assess risk, learn to identify architectural gaps, and similar activities
  • Create secure engineering documentation, guidance, and similar collateral
  • Develop and run security brown-bags, run internal CTF's, and similar security awareness campaigns
  • Develop training related to security architecture, threat modeling, and secure coding
  • Mentor other engineers on the team
  • Help to identify the most important strategic investments to focus on as a team
  • Collaborate with other teams within security to identify new tools and processes to integrate into GitHub’s Security software development lifecycle
  • Generally be an advocate for secure software development at GitHub

The minimum qualifications are:

  • Familiarity with software security architecture
  • Familiarity with web and mobile security vulnerabilities
  • Familiarity with secure coding principles
  • Experience developing software on a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfort collaborating with other security teams and product engineers in an asynchronous environment
  • Comfort presenting/training others on security topics
  • Comfort representing security concerns to engineers and developers
  • 3+ years of professional experience in developing software
  • Practical software development skills using Ruby, Node or Go
  • Demonstrated understanding of security in the development lifecycle

Bonus points if you have:

  • Familiarity with vulnerabilities specific to Ruby on Rails, Go, or JavaScript
  • Experience in developing and/or running a 'security champions' program
  • Experience in delivering virtual or in-person security training
  • Experience using Git and GitHub

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 world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

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.