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Staff Manager, Red Team and Threat Intelligence



Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

GitHub is seeking an experienced manager to lead our Red Team and Cyber Threat Intelligence teams within our Threat Hunting, Operations, and Response (THOR) organization. This position is peered with our incident response, threat detection, and countering abuse functions - and as such will be a critical partner and advisor on the THOR leadership team.

GitHub’s THOR provides accurate, relevant, insightful, and timely analysis in support of security operations, incident management, and enterprise risk. Our Red Team and Cyber Threat Intelligence functions are critical inputs into our enterprise risk management processes. Our Red Team conducts intelligence-informed operations to validate security controls and assess gaps. Our Threat Intelligence team works tightly with industry partners to gain insight into adversary activity, develop and promulgate intelligence reporting, and drive intelligence-informed countermeasures across GitHub.

We are looking for an experienced leader for these two teams, a leader who excels at taking care of people and driving strategy development and execution. This role will focus on championing and operationalizing threat intelligence products and red team findings – driving secure outcomes across GitHub products and infrastructure. The successful candidate will be an empathetic leader and partner, combined with tenacity and laser-focus on outcomes.


  • Drive clarity and manage projects across multiple teams, fostering clear communication, understanding, and process improvements.
  • Coach, mentor, manage, and advocate for the career development of the teams.
  • Cultivate team morale and culture, and partner with leadership to implement strategies and initiatives
  • Drive operational excellence and long term technical thinking/strategy.
  • Build strategic relationships with public and private sector entities to better identify and track threats to GitHub and our customers.
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of threat profiles, activity, and trends that threaten GitHub, its customers, employees, and infrastructure from several sources.
  • Partner with GitHub’s engineering organization to champion the resolution of red team findings.
  • Communicate security control gaps, risks, and other threats to GitHub to our executive leadership team.


  • 3+ years of people management experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in a cyber threat intelligence or similar role.
  • Familiarity or experience in red team or adversarial emulation operations.
  • 8+ years in a security related role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing a strategy and roadmap for teams.
  • Strong track record of managing performance, calibrating expectations, and building and maintaining high performing, inclusive teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, planning, and organization.
  • Ability to understand, summarize and communicate highly technical information, in an accessible way, to executives and partners.
  • Experience using Git and GitHub and understanding of the open source ecosystem
  • Understanding of the unique security risks of cloud computing platforms including Azure and AWS

Minimum salary of $118,100 to maximum $313,300.

In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.

These pay ranges are intended to cover roles based across the United States. An individual's base pay depends on various factors including geographical location and review of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant. At GitHub certain roles are eligible for benefits and additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These rewards are allocated based on individual impact in role. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.

Location: In this role, you can work remotely from anywhere in the United States.


About GitHub:

GitHub is the world’s leading AI-powered developer platform with 100 million developers and counting. We’re also home to the biggest open source community on earth (and 99% of the world’s software has open source code in its DNA). Many of the apps and programs you use every day are built on GitHub.

Our teams are dreamers, doers, and pioneers, leading the way in AI, driving humanitarian efforts around the globe, and even sending open source to Mars (and beyond!).

At GitHub, our goal is to create the space you need to do your best work. We’re remote-first and offer competitive pay, generous learning and growth opportunities, and excellent benefits to support you, wherever you are—because we know that people flourish when they can work on their own terms.

Join us, and let’s change the world, together.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

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.