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Senior Software Engineer, Dependabot Updates



Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

GitHub is the home for software development, where developers collaborate to build some of the world’s most important software.

On the GitHub Dependabot Updates team, we're on a mission to safeguard the world's software dependencies - from open source to enterprise. We firmly believe that the key to securing software is to identify security concerns early in the development cycle and provide developers with an exceptional user experience that encourages and supports them to rectify any security vulnerabilities in a way that seamlessly fits into their workflows.

The Dependabot updates (DU) team delivers supply chain solutions. This includes identifying outdated versions of libraries for 20+ ecosystems, creating pull requests to address vulnerabilities and obsolete versions, and offering customizable configuration options. The team is responsible for the services that provide a first-class experience on GitHub, the open-source library supporting multiple ecosystems, and the infra components needed to run dependabot successfully across multiple platforms. These products, which are an integral part of the Advanced Security platform on GitHub, empower individuals and organizations to build safer and more secure software.

The opportunity:

Come join our engineering team and help us secure software for millions of users and enterprises across the world! The team has a lot of exciting projects ahead for you to lead, including adding support for new languages and package managers, empowering users to understand their dependencies and how to secure them, and scaling to meet GitHub's global demand.

The Engineering organization is highly distributed and the right candidate can thrive in an environment of asynchronous communication. We expect you to have strong written communication skills and be able to create working relationships with coworkers in locations around the globe.

Minimum Qualifications:

For this role, we’re looking for an experienced software engineer

  • 6+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping high-quality software at scale
  • Experience with Git and GitHub
  • Experience with open source software, maintainers, and community curation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A passion for fostering good engineering practices, tools, and processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, planning, and organization
  • Highly developed organizational, people, and process skills
  • Ability to create a shared understanding of decision making, direction, priorities, and progress between the team, the org, and the broader company
  • Working with distributed teams and operating effectively across multiple time zones
  • Experience building developer tools
  • Exposure to and/or advocacy of static/dynamic analysis tools or security best practices

Minimum salary of $104,400 to maximum $276,900.

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.