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Engineering, Full Time    Remote - US / Canada    Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2021
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GitHub is changing the way the world builds security software & we want you to help change the way we secure GitHub. The Code Analysis team within GitHub's Product Security Engineering organization is responsible for automatically detecting & tracking vulnerabilities throughout the software development lifecycle.

We're looking for engineers with a passion for security to join our new Code Analysis team. You will be responsible for building out our new static analysis pipeline, which will integrate CodeQL, Semgrep & custom static analysis tools. You'll be responsible for modernizing our Ruby & Go analysis pipeline to ensure that it provides actionable information to engineers during development. We're also building out new capabilities for analyzing cloud infrastructure configs such as Docker, Terraform, AWS & Azure.

You will be working with other members of Product Security Engineering to understand the root cause of vulnerabilities identified through our manual code review process, red team operations or Bug Bounty program, then developing static analysis rules to prevent future occurrences.

We can't detect all vulnerabilities statically, so we need to analyze some applications in production. You'll be responsible for prototyping our new dynamic analysis pipeline to automatically determine which of our web applications are consistently following our baseline security standards.

Discovering vulnerabilities is only the first step in the vulnerability lifecycle. The Code Analysis team is responsible for tracking vulnerabilities from discovery to remediation. You'll be responsible for improving our current vulnerability lifecycle tooling to ingest vulnerabilities from our new static & dynamic pipelines. You'll also be responsible for integrating with GitHub product security features such as Dependabot, Secret Scanning & Code Scanning. As part of this work, you will also be involved in socializing static & dynamic analysis within the company & driving adoption by engineering teams.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing custom static analysis tools using Ruby & Go
  • Performing root cause analysis of vulnerabilities & developing new static analysis rules
  • Developing custom CodeQL & Semgrep queries for internal projects
  • Developing tools to track vulnerabilities from discovery to remediation by engineering teams
  • Being an internal advocate for static analysis & other security tools


  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience in developing software
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Comfort collaborating with other security teams & engineers in an asynchronous environment
  • Familiarity with security vulnerabilities specific to Ruby on Rails, Go, or JavaScript
  • Practical software development skills using Ruby or Go
  • Solid understanding of testing principles & high quality software

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience using static analysis tools such as CodeQL, Semgrep & Brakeman
  • Experience of cloud infrastructure such as Kubernetes, AWS or Azure
  • Experience with dynamic web testing tools
  • Experience using Git & GitHub


Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, & to create the worlds most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come togetheras individuals & in teamsto create the future of software & 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, & 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 & 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 & lifestyles. We embrace diversity & 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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