Security Engineer/Senior Security Engineer, Incident Response (SIRT)

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This Security Engineer, Incident Response, or Senior Security Engineer, Incident Response position is 100% remote.

It’s an exciting time to join our team. We're the world’s largest all-remote company, and we've been intentionally building our culture this way from the start. With more than 1,200 team members in 65+ countries, GitLab is a place where you can contribute from almost anywhere. We are an ambitious, productive team that embraces a set of shared ​values​ in everything we do.

As a Security Engineer in our Security Incident Response Team, you'll be at the forefront of our security. You'll maintain a safe and secure operating environment for our organization, respond to active security incidents, and build & maintain the tools we use to detect and respond to emerging threats.

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 stock options 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

  • Detect and respond to company-wide security incidents, coordinating cross-functional teams to mitigate and eradicate threats
  • Monitor and analyze emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits
  • Develop and implement scalable preventative security measures (detection, monitoring, exploitation)
  • Incorporate current security trends, advisories, publications, and academic research
  • Communicate risks and mitigations across multiple audiences
  • Detect and respond to basic security incidents across the organization or
  • Implement and monitor security measures for the protection of corporate and production infrastructure
  • Utilize log ingestion platform for security analytics and identification of tactics, techniques, and patterns of attackers
  • Contribute to the creation of runbooks
  • Contribute to the production and tuning of detection rules
  • Participate in the Security Engineer On-Call rotation
  • Digital forensics & incident response (DFIR)
  • Identify and mitigate complex security vulnerabilities before an attacker exploits them
As a Senior Security Engineer, you will also
  • Detect and independently respond to security incidents across the organization or
  • Conduct proactive threat hunting based on threat intel
  • Perform forensic analysis of infected hosts independently
  • Analyze network traffic and identify attacker activity
  • Mentor other members of the Security Incident Response Team
  • Build and maintain scalable log ingestion and analytics platforms and tooling
  • Perform root cause analysis (RCA) and incident reviews
You should apply if you bring:
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with incident response
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using log analysis platforms such as Splunk, ELK, bigquery, etc
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS, and/or Azure
  • A substantial engineering mindset and a desire to utilize automation wherever possible!
If applying as a Senior, you should apply if you bring:
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in web, cloud security, or system engineering, and/or penetration testing
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with incident response
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capability to build working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience with operating system internals and hardening, web application and browser security, and monitoring and intrusion detection

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.

Our hiring process for this Security Engineer, Incident Response position typically follows six stages. The details of this process and our leveling structure can be found on our job family page.


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