GitHub is the home for software development, where developers collaborate to build some of the world’s most important software. 

In the GitHub code scanning team, we are passionate about securing the world’s software - from open source to the enterprise. The security of software is a collective problem, a responsibility that involves producers and consumers of code, open source maintainers, security researchers, and security teams. At GitHub, we want to give the community the tools it needs to secure the software we all depend on.

CodeQL is one such tool: our semantic code analysis engine that lets you query code as though it were data. CodeQL combines the latest research in compiler optimization with insights in database implementation. It understands the complex data structures inherent in code, and makes analysis available to researchers using a declarative, object-oriented query language. You can write a query to find all variants of a vulnerability, eradicating it forever. Then share your query to help others do the same.

The opportunity:

Come join our engineering team and help build CodeQL analysis of one or more programming languages. You’ll lead a team of code analysis and programming language experts working to redefine what’s possible through static analysis and variant analysis. As a manager and leader, you will work closely with a distributed and diverse team of engineers, designers and product managers, always keeping quality and the experience of our users top-of-mind. You’ll coach and develop the team, providing regular feedback, and help each individual to learn, grow and develop their career. You’ll help shape an environment of psychological safety, and an environment where experimentation, continuous learning and growth are highly valued. You’ll influence and provide feedback on the organizational culture and processes, always looking for opportunities to improve in a continuous pursuit for excellence. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of experience leading software engineering teams.
  • 6+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping high quality software
  • a passion for fostering good engineering practices, tools, and processes
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, together with previous experience working on a distributed and remote environment across multiple timezones
  • highly developed organizational, people, and process skills
  • a track record of providing feedback, teaching/mentoring others, and learning new skills
  • the ability to create a shared understanding of decision making, direction, priorities, and progress between the team, the org, and the broader company

Additionally, any of the following experiences would be considered a plus: 

  • Good understanding of programming language design and implementation, modern compilers, and parsers.
  • Exposure to or advocacy of static or dynamic analysis, or security best practices.
  • Engagement with or advocacy for open source.
  • Track record of building developer tools or security solutions.

We work as a distributed group within a distributed company. The majority of our team members live across Europe, the US, and Canada, and while we do have some offices, all our meetings are location-agnostic and happen online. We operate with a high degree of autonomy, flexibility and trust, and we have a significant level of influence on the product and technical direction of CodeQL, as well as the broader code intelligence products at GitHub. We value learning, introspection and reflection, and we’re always looking for ways to improve as a team and as individuals, so candor and a culture that values safety to speak up are highly important to us. 

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We recognize inclusion is key to diversity, and we internally support different communities of belonging for groups that come from underrepresented backgrounds.

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: https://github.com/about/careers/remote

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.

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