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