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Security Operations Engineer
United States of America
Job Description / Skills Required

GitHub is looking for engineers to join our Security Operations Engineering organization. You will focus on the secure integration and instrumentation of systems and tools that enable our engineers to securely operate and scale the world's largest code hosting platform. Some of the security infrastructure and services you will help design, ship and maintain include secure provisioning and configuration management, Identity and Access Management, Gateway Access Services, Vulnerability Management and Incident Response.

The Security Operations Engineering team is highly distributed and you must thrive in an environment of remote work and asynchronous communication. You're expected to have strong written communication skills and be able to develop working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.

As a Security Operations Engineer at GitHub you'll always be challenged to solve interesting and novel problems that have real impact on how the world builds software. If you are passionate about Security and working with bright and highly productive teams this role could be a great match.


  • Develop, integrate and maintain secure infrastructure through reusable Ruby on Rails code and tooling.
  • Extensive experience integrating and automating services and operational tasks that consume and utilize APIs
  • Use metrics and security monitoring systems to ensure security is effective and maintained in a fashion that supports our performance, scalability and stability.
  • Find ways to use existing systems to improve security for our platform.
  • Partnering with security, infrastructure, application engineering, and data analytics teams to ensure infrastructure is well-positioned to meet required use cases.
  • Cultivate the open source projects developed by GitHub and build things you are proud to share.
  • Interact with other teams outside of the security organization to ensure the uptime and reliability of our infrastructure.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You have a track record of building security and infrastructure systems and automation.
  • Ability to securely and proficiently work with high-level languages such as Ruby, Python, and Bash.
  • A deep understanding of the Linux operating system, at both a high- and low-level.
  • Familiarity with configuration/orchestration management software such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Salt.
  • A tenacious ability to diagnose and fix security, performance and reliability problems.
  • You use a pragmatic approach to decision making and design choices.

Preferred Experience:

  • You've built highly available secure systems at scale.
  • Capacity planning for large, multi-tier web systems.
  • Interest in or experience with systems languages (C/C++, Go, Rust)
  • Contributions to open source.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Experience with Linux kernel internals (TCP/IP stack, developing modules).
  • Experience with ChatOps

Who We Are:

GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over 24 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 67 million repositories. With the collaborative features of and GitHub Business, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write faster, better code.

What We Value:

Collaboration: We believe the best work is done together. 
Empathy: We believe in putting people first. 
Quality: We believe in setting the standard for excellence. 
Positive Impact: We believe in making the world a better place through our work. 
Shipping: We believe in creating things for the people using them.

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 over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe. Here is a complete list of where we can hire!

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!

Where We Can Hire

Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.