We're looking for an experienced Product Security Engineer to join our Product Security Architecture Design team. This team gets deep into the most complex and risky problems GitHub is solving right at the very beginning of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). This allows them ask and answer the tricky questions about how a given system can be designed to be fault-tolerant from the start. This team is also responsible for evolving the Secure Design Reviews program through which it provides advice.

Examples of products the team has consulted on in the past include CopilotActionsEnterprise Managed Users, and single-sign on with SAML.

If these things sound cool to you, and you're passionate about application security, please apply!


  • Participate in security architecture discussions with other engineering teams across GitHub
  • Develop the Secure Design Reviews program to be more effective at finding early-SDLC projects in need of consulting
  • Use automation to encode judgement ensure processes scale sublinearly
  • Mentor other engineers, both formally and informally


Note: if you are this close to the qualifications described in this posting, please don't let it discourage you from applying. We'd love to hear from you.

  • Experience building software systems, and an understanding of how to scale them
  • Experience and passion for secure-by-default architecture
  • Knowledge of web application vulnerabilities and mitigations
  • Known for being a great communicator and collaborator
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in the field of product security

Preferred Qualifications

  • Practical software development skills with Ruby on Rails or Go
  • Working knowledge of applied cryptography
  • Working knowledge of modern web security standards
  • Technical leadership experience
  • Demonstrated mentorship experience
  • Experience using Git and GitHub

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario



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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