Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer

  • 17, Rue de la Banque, Paris, 75002
  • Permanent contract 
    Possible full remote
    Education: Master's degree
    Experience: > 4 years

    Who are they?

    GitGuardian is a global post-series B cybersecurity startup; we’ve raised $44M by the end of 2021 with American and European investors including top-tier VC firms.

    More than ever in 2023, we have a very solid business model with a fast-growing ARR, multi-year contracts and great customer retention rates.

    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 👀

    We develop code security solutions for the DevOps generation and are a leader in the market of secrets detection & remediation.

    Our solutions are already used by hundreds of thousands of developers in all industries and GitGuardian Internal monitoring is the n°1 security app on the GitHub marketplace 🔥

    We work with some of the largest IT outsourcing companies, publicly listed companies like Talend or tech companies like Datadog.

    More than 85% of our customers are in the United States.

    Job description


    • Our products are a set of tools that scan GitHub public activity and git private repositories.
    • They are used by different teams: Software Development and Ops teams, Application Security, Threat Response and the buying decision comes from CISOs / CTOs / Directors of Security.

    That’s why developing our software is a key responsibility within our organization, your work will matter and will be taken seriously !

    We are looking for an Engineering Lead (EL) to help us build and lead a team of Software Engineers to ship high quality features on a predictable schedule, by reporting to an Engineering Manager.

    By joining our team, you will take on the following responsibilities:

    • 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

    Why should you join us?

    • 💰 Attractive package that includes stock-options

    • 🏡 Remote-friendly environment: up to 3 days/week for people living in Île-de-France, (almost) full-remote policy for people living elsewhere in France.

    • 💻 Home office allowance to improve your set-up at home, and the latest technology equipment

    • 🌴 Yearly holiday allowance

    • 🤝 Referral bonus of 4000€ for any new Guardians we might hire thanks to you

    • 🍺 Lots of team-building activities including 1 per month for the whole company

    • 🐕 Pet-friendly offices, every Guardian gets to bring their dogs

    • 👊 Working on a meaningful product, we already helped more than 200k developers!

    • 📈 A strong engineering culture, see this page to 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

    Preferred experience

    If you think you are only matching 70% to 80% of these criterias, please send us your resume !
    And if you still have some questions before applying, you can directly write to us at : careers@gitguardian.com

    • 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
    • Ability to develop high-trust relationships with stakeholders
    • 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
    • Degree in engineering, computer science or similar technical field
    • You like to build small scripts and CI pipelines (in Bash or Python) to improve the engineering efficiency of your team
    • You’re a true team player, always willing to help your peers improve their skills
    • You speak English fluently

    Recruitment process

    1 Visio call with a recruiter
    To discover your professional project and evaluate if there could be a mutual match

    1 Technical interview
    To evaluate your hard skills for the position and project yourself into the role

    1 final interview with your futur manager Engineering Manger & with the CEO
    To explain to you our company’s vision and ambitions to the next couple of years, and make sure you are up for the position


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