CodeSecDays 2024 - Join GitGuardian for a full-day exploration of cutting-edge DevSecOps solutions!

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CodeSecDays 2024 - Join GitGuardian for a full-day exploration of cutting-edge DevSecOps solutions!

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GitGuardian is a global pre-Series C cybersecurity scale-up.

Among our early investors who saw our market value proposition, are the co-founder of GitHub, Scott Chacon, along with Docker co-founder / CTO Solomon Hykes 👀. American and European top-tier VC firms have also invested in GitGuardian.

GitGuardian teams have developed a source code security platform for the DevOps generation. Our solutions are already used by more than 400K developers worldwide!

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to help us grow and manage a team of Software Engineers to ship high quality features on a predictable schedule, by reporting to an Engineering Manager.

Our stack

  • Backend: Python + Django, Go, RabbitMQ, Redis
  • DB: PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch (+ Kibana)
  • Frontend: React / Typescript
  • Infrastructure: Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS


Working at GitGuardian, you will join a 50 Engineers team, organized in 3 tribes. Each tribe includes complete development squads (with a Lead Software Engineer, backend, fullstack and frontend Engineers, QA, PM, Designer) and with all experience levels (from junior to staff).  

  • Manage a team that is responsible for developing and maintaining large scale distributed software across on-premise and public cloud platforms
  • Participate in the design and implementation of new features to meet GitGuardian’s dynamic and evolving business needs
  • Engage with users, product managers, senior tech-leads and senior management to define the team’s technical strategy and increase the efficiency and impact of the team
  • Mentor and upskill other team members on technical skills and career development, and foster a growing and collaborative culture for the team
  • Help team members set ambitious goals and achieve them, and take ownership of sub-systems
  • Support recruiting efforts in order to meet changing business needs and promote internal mobility
  • Help define the software engineering wide OKRs and processes
  • Ensure an inclusive and healthy engineering culture


    If you think you match at least 70% of these criteria, please apply!

    • 4+ years of software engineering experience
    • 1+ years of experience of leading and/or managing an engineering team with a track record of shipping high quality software
    • Former experience as a developer using Python and excellent understanding of how security teams work
    • Clear, proactive communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Extensive experience building systems leveraging microservices or on purpose chosen monolithic architecture
    • Familiarity with the use of one of the following service frameworks: Django, Flask, Dropwizard, Spring Boot, gRPC, or a similar framework
    • Familiarity with frontend development using either React or Angular
    • You like to build small scripts and CI pipelines (in Bash or Python) to improve the engineering efficiency of your team
    • Fluent English

    Why should you join us?

    • 💰 Package that includes stock-options
    • 🍜 Lunch voucher (Swile)
    • 💻 Up to €300 to improve your home office set-up
    • 🌴 Yearly holiday allowance
    • 🤝 Referral bonus of 4000€ for any new Guardian we might hire thanks to you
    • 🎡 Team building: monthly activities for the whole company + dedicated quarterly budget for every employee
    • 🐕 Pet-friendly offices, some Guardians gets to bring their dogs from time to time

    And also...

    • 🏡 Remote policy: at least 2 days/week at the office for people living in Île-de-France, at least 3 days/month for people living elsewhere in France
    • 👊 Working on a meaningful product, we already helped more than 400k developers across the globe
    • 📈 A robust engineering culture, discover our R&D projects
    • 🚀 Many opportunities for career development in the long term
    • 👫 Trust & autonomy on your perimeter with a very transparent internal communication and a strong impact on the company development

      Recruitment process

      At GitGuardian, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.

      We will ask for your gender on the application page to help us understand the diversity of our applicant pool and to track our progress in attracting and hiring a diverse workforce. The information is optional and will not be disclosed to the hiring manager or the interview team and will not be considered in the hiring process. We appreciate your willingness to share this with us so that we can continue to improve our diversity and inclusion efforts.

      1. Video call with a recruiter

      To discover your professional project and evaluate if there could be a mutual match.

      2. Technical interviews

      To evaluate your skills for the position and project yourself into the role.

      3. Final interviews with Executive Managers

      To detail our company’s vision and ambitions for the next couple of years.

      Curious to know more about us ?


      • Want to go even further? Check out our public roadmap!
      • Check out the State of Secrets Sprawl Report to understand our mission and the industry.
      • Mackenzie (DevRel) will tell you about how GitGuardian works in this video!
      • Our solutions are already used by hundreds of thousands of developers in all industries and GitGuardian platform is the n°1 security app on the GitHub marketplace 🔥


      • GitGuardian helps organizations find exposed sensitive information that could often lead to tens of millions of dollars in potential damage.
      • More than 80% of our customers are in the United States.
      • Many F500 companies use GitGuardian's platform.


      • The Guardians are knowledgeable, committed, serious, aligned with the company’s mission, and true team players: always willing to help each other grow our skill sets!
      • The team is diverse and we hail from more than 20 different countries.
      • We are also agile, remote-friendly, and fun people to work with.
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        We invite you to have a look at our Glassdoor profile for transparent reviews from our previous and current employees.

        • Very pleased

          Very dynamic company, and very friendly team. The technical level is quite high which is very stimulating. Open for remote work!

        • Great spirit in a dynamic company

          GitGuardian has a deep technical DNA. The culture is very much oriented towards knowledge sharing. The environment is sound: big ambitions without pressure from the top management.

        • Good company to work for!

          Good projects with technical challenge, career progression, good salary.

        • Great place to work

          Application Security is exciting. Our products are really useful and customers love them. Great leadership. Competitive OTE, workplace flexibility and cool gatherings.

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