Senior Manager, Security Operations (Secure Access Engineering)

Remote - United States

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GitHub is changing how the world builds secure software and we want you to help change the way we secure GitHub. We’re looking for a Senior Engineering Manager for our Secure Access Engineering team. You will lead a group of highly technical security engineers, advocate for them, guide technical discussions, work to hire a diverse group of incredibly talented people, and more. If you have a foundation in information security, enjoy supporting teams across all experience levels, and are excited by the idea of building and managing a world class security team, then this might be just the opportunity for you.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day to day operations of a team that builds and operates security infrastructure and tooling at scale.
  • Maintain a 24x7 on call rotation for critical internal services. 
  • Support the Secure Remote Access (VPN, Bastion Hosts, SSH) and Secrets Management (Vault, GitHub Secrets, Password Management) domains for GitHub’s Security Operations organization.
  • Coach and performance manage your team; provide technical leadership to grow the team through candid, ongoing feedback, mentoring, and career development.
  • Find and recruit talented developers to contribute to our goal of more secure platforms
  • Ensure the team builds software that is architecturally consistent, of high quality, and that follows operational best practices.
  • Partner with Engineering and Product teams to ensure the secure and timely delivery of key business objectives.
  • Manage internal communications, both written and verbal, in support of large scale project delivery.
  • Partner with peer managers within the Secure Access Engineering organization to coordinate cross functional initiatives.
  • Report directly to the Director of Secure Access Engineering and support road map planning and strategy setting for large scale security initiatives at GitHub.

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience managing software engineering teams
  • 2+ years of experience with Identity and Access Management, Secure Remote Access, Secrets Management or related Information Security domains. 
  • 2+ years experience with modern software development practices used to build and deploy web or other server applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience with teams that build and operate security infrastructure and tooling at scale.
  • Experience with escalation management, escalation support and incident handling.
  • Passionate about fostering good engineering practices and processes
  • Ability to explain and advise on security design and implementation of complex security problems.
  • Experience with hiring and growing teams
  • A high comfort level with asynchronous work environments
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills and ability to understand the value and drivers behind adjusting style and tone for a given audience, including technical and non-technical peers and leaders across the company

Minimum salary of $104,400 to maximum $304,590.

At GitHub certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These rewards are allocated based on individual impact in role. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in the United States or onsite in one of GitHub’s U.S. offices (San Francisco, Bellevue, Raleigh)



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.

Tags: GitHub IAM SSH Strategy VPN

Perks/benefits: Career development Salary bonus Startup environment

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States

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