Fullstack Engineering Manager, Secure: API Security

Published on December 22, 2022

The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.
ThisFullstack Engineering Manager position for ourAPI Security Team is 100% remote. 
As a Fullstack Engineering Manager in our Secure sub-department, you will directly manage the API Security team. API Security is a broad category that incorporates everything from API discovery and management to DAST API and API fuzz testing to active API defense. Our goal is to provide API Security scanning for our customers to be used as part of the standard development process.
This is a product development team with engineers who predominantly work in C#. Their features are delivered through the GitLab DevOps Platform, which is written in Ruby on Rails. The Engineering Manager's responsibility is primarily their team. They need to be familiar with GitLab's underlying technologies and processes to be able to support their team, as well as be the final decisive vote in cases where the team is blocked on a decision.
Their focus is building a world-class team (hiring and coaching), and putting them in the best position to succeed. The role requires a manager capable of working with a dedicated team, and collaborating with counterparts in engineering, product and usability, and infrastructure. They must also efficiently coordinate across departments to accomplish collaborative goals. 

The culture here at GitLab is something we're incredibly proud of. Some of the benefits you'll be entitled to vary by the region or country you're in. However, all GitLab team members are fully remote and receive a "no ask, must tell" paid-time-off policy, where we don't count the number of days you take off annually — instead, we focus on your results. You can work the hours you choose, enabled by our asynchronous approach to communication. You can also expect equity compensation and a competitive salary. Our compensation calculator will be shared with selected candidates before any interview.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) are fundamental to the success of GitLab. We want to infuse DIB in every way possible and in all that we do. We strive to create a transparent environment where all team members around the world feel that their voices are heard and welcomed. We also aim to be a place where people can show up as their full selves each day and contribute their best. With more than 100,000 organizations using GitLab, our goal is to have a team that is representative of our users.

What you'll do in this role
  • Contribute to the overall direction of the API Security Team and play a key role in maturing GitLab's Security offerings.
  • Hire an incredible team that lives our values.
  • Hold regular 1:1s with team members to help improve the happiness and productivity of the team.
  • Ensure the quality, security and performance of the product is improved by your team.
  • Work on small code changes outside of the critical path.
  • Solve technical problems of high scope and complexity with boring solutions. Everyone is responsible for finding ways to simplify and improve the features we own.
  • Consider user experience throughout your work, to help make every feature lovable.
  • Learn and possibly help shape "best practices" for the software industry.
  • Collaborate with people across a variety of disciplines.
  • Help define and improve our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around broader initiatives, specific projects, and community contributions.
  • Provide mentorship for Junior and Intermediate Engineers on your team to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers to their autonomy.

You should apply if you bring:
  • Significant professional experience with C#, Ruby on Rails, or Fuzz Testing techniques.
  • Strong technical background as an engineer or manager.
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
  • Demonstrated teamwork in a peak-performance organization.
  • Product company experience.
  • Enterprise software company experience or startup experience.
  • Computer science education or equivalent experience.
  • Passionate about open source and developer tools.
  • Exquisite communication skills.
  • A management philosophy consistent with leadership at GitLab.
  • Experience in managing a remote team.
  • Ability to use GitLab.
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values.

You'll stand out if you bring:
  • Experience working as an engineer or engineering manager on teams building Application Security or API Management features.
  • Strong understanding of API architectures and how they're defined in systems.
  • Knowledge of API testing techniques.
Also, we know it's tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don't have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.
The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $126,000.00 - $229,500.00 for Colorado residents and $126,000.00 - $256,500.00 for New York and New Jersey residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.
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