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This position is remote based.

The Director of Security, Platform Security will lead a globally distributed, growing team of Security Engineers, Data Engineers, and Managers. This reports to the CISO.


  • Drives strategy for the Platform Security Engineering organization, aligned with broader GitLab business initiatives, with a specific focus on production security services, data security engineering, applied machine learning, and security automation.
  • Hire a world class team of managers, security analysts, security engineers, and security researchers.
  • Drive quarterly OKRs
  • Promote new and innovative security features for GitLab’s product and services
  • Evaluate and improve security of GitLab’s CI/CD pipeline
  • Work to scope and plan key deliverables with business stakeholders and development teams to ensure successful delivery
  • Build strong, collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure our engineers and contributors from the wider community run a secure software development lifecycle for GitLab by training them in best practices and creating automated tools.


  • 8+ years of experience leading teams of Engineers, Security Researchers, and Managers. Preferably, experience leading remote globally distributed teams
  • Experience leading teams responsible for backend (or full stack) software development, data engineering, distributed systems, applied cryptography, machine learning, and security automation
  • Strong commitment to talent development, training and coaching to acquire and retain key security talent
  • Significant engineering and SaaS security experience in production-level settings
  • Familiarity with secure software development best practices in Ruby, Go, and the common components underlying
  • Experience with monorepos and CI best practices working with large code repositories
  • Considerable knowledge of operating SaaS products and services and containerized workloads
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Ability to use GitLab

Performance Indicators

Security Management has the following job-family performance indicators.

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