Who we are

Our mission at Sourcegraph is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population. We help developers and companies with billions of lines of code create the software you use every day.  In enabling more people to code, we believe we will create economic opportunity across the world and will drive progress that benefits everyone.

It’s an exciting time to join Sourcegraph. Our company is growing rapidly: we’ve experienced 4x year-over-year revenue growth with zero customer churn, and our $50M Series C from Sequoia has given us the opportunity to make big ambitious bets on our future.  We have a huge market (every company that builds software) and massive opportunity (most developers haven't even heard of code search yet, but once you've used it, you can't live without it--just like Google web search).  By continuing to hire exceptional people, we have the opportunity to make Sourcegraph one of the biggest technology companies in the world.

To achieve our mission, we're looking for a Security Engineering Manager to help grow our values-driven, all-remote team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, you'll act as subject matter expert for security concerns coming from internal and external source, support and coach teammates to grow in their careers and fulfill their responsibilities, and help align the team on clear incremental goals that are documented and are always up-to-date.  You understand there's no such thing as a "safe system" - only safer systems.

Why this job is exciting

As a Security Engineering Manager, you will have more responsibility, upside, and growth potential than anywhere else otherwise comparable. We strive to make Sourcegraph the best company where exceptionally talented people can thrive. If you join us, we know you’ll make a big impact!  Here’s what we’re thinking:

Within one month, you will… 

  • Begin establishing relationships with direct reports (1:1s) and peer groups.
  • Begin to understand and align team goals and roadmap with engineering and company OKRs.
  • Familiarize yourself with Sourcegraph architecture and threat surface.
  • Leverage technical expertise to guide team outcomes and mentor others.

Within three months, you will…

  • Manage planning and outward facing communications about team status and progress
  • Have a strong understanding of the business and what makes Sourcegraph unique.
  • Develop career plans for direct reports: candid feedback, timelines, actionable goals.
  • Start developing security vision for team and company over the next 3-12 months.
  • DRI of the teams roadmap and deliverables, enabling the team to achieve success.

Within six months, you will…

  • Be seen as the SME to the business on security concerns and best practices.
  • Execute on security vision to provide the company with the security posture needed to enable the business.

Within one year, you will…

  • Own the resource and budget planning intra-team, and be aware of organization resourcing.
  • Develop and execute a long term growth plan for security organization inside Sourcegraph.

About you

You are an experienced technical security leader that will support our security team in building a safer, more reliable and resilient cloud. The team's mission is to create and build confidence in the security of our applications by promoting and championing security best practices and procedures for both proactive and reactive responses.  There's no such thing as a "safe system" - only safer systems.  

Learn more about our team and our goals. Learn more about our company values and our guiding engineering principles.

Your skill-set:

  • You have 5+ years of experience in a senior technical role implementing 360-degree security for SaaS applications.
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing a team of at least 4 full-time software engineers.
  • You have a breadth of knowledge in coaching and mentoring security engineers at all levels.
  • You have experience promoting engineers through a career ladder that aligns with their career aspirations.
  • You have hands-on experience, and deep knowledge of building security in public clouds.
  • You have experience comparing different security tools, then implementing that tooling.
  • You have a vision of what a successful "Security by Design" program looks like and steps needed to achieve it.
  • You are able to clearly communicate processes, procedures and security knowledge in writing.
  • You have experience breaking up complex technical problems into smaller achievable milestones that the team can iterate on.

Nice to haves:

  • You keep up with new security technologies and trends.
  • Experience securing on premise applications and deployments.
  • Experience with Golang, Terraform, Typescript, GCP.

Interview process

  • You apply.
  • [45 min] HM intro call with Bill Creager.
  • [90 min] Working session and Leadership interview with Bill Creager and Rafal Leszczynski
  • [Async]  With an all-remote worldwide team, good async written communication is essential. Write and RFC that suggests a technology/tool for scanning vulnerabilities on our internal infrastructure.
  • [1.5hr] Technical experience interview with security team members: Elizabeth Stirling & André Eleuterio
  • [30-45 min] VP of Engineering interview with Nick Snyder. 
  • Any other informal conversations with people who you would be working closely with but didn’t get to meet during the interview process.

Not sure if this is you?

We want a diverse, global team, with a broad range of experience and perspectives. If this job sounds great, but you’re not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We carefully consider every application, and will either move forward with you, find another team that might be a better fit, keep in touch for future opportunities, or thank you for your time.

Learn more about us

To create a product that serves the needs of all developers, we are building a diverse all-remote team that is distributed across the world. Sourcegraph is an equal opportunity workplace; we welcome people from all backgrounds and communities. 

We provide competitive compensation and practical benefits to keep you happy and healthy so that you can do your best work.  

Learn more about what it is like to work at Sourcegraph by reading our handbook.

We want to ensure Sourcegraph is an environment that suits your working style and empowers you to do your best work, so we are eager to answer any questions that you have about us at any point in the interview process.

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