Employer: GitLab

The GitLab DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,600+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.

Location – This position is 100% remote, based in North America.

The Manager, IT Security Operations job family leads a team of highly-collaborative and results-oriented IT Security and IT Compliance team members tasked with assessing, identifying gaps, and developing and maturing Security and Compliance processes and policies. The Manager, IT Security Operations is in charge of scaling, increasing performance, providing team leadership and guidance to help evolve the security programs in accordance with strategic objectives, identify and engineer technology initiatives, and develop and enhance defensive measures.

Don’t have a ton of knowledge about GitLab yet? Don’t worry. We have an extensive onboarding and training program at GitLab and you will be provided with necessary DevOps and GitLab knowledge to fulfil your role.


  • Lead a team of highly capable Security engineering staff who maintain security for system environments (Mac OS X, Windows, LINUX, AWS, GCP VDI etc.)­­
  • Ability to mentor and have the capability influencing the group.
  • Create and drive proactive monitoring and reporting for endpoint and system health including, patching, compliance, and other performance metrics.
  • Manage vulnerability remediation and incident handling across global resources
  • Implement new security technologies as required to support a dynamic/challenging business environment
  • Identify operational opportunities to implement security orchestration and automation capabilities
  • Support InfoSec-managed tools and enforcement of global security controls
  • Effectively provide general information security guidance & technology support to the business
  • Manage on call schedule and incident escalations
  • Maintain the day to day operations of configuration management platforms including application deployment and settings distribution
  • Work as the escalation point between various teams for Security related activities.
  • Drive client and system security model and best practices
  • Drive business decisions through data using tools like Splunk
  • Integrate with other internal systems and tools
  • Manage transition plans for major upgrades or patches
  • Diagnose and investigate unique and complex systemic problems
  • Work proficiently with minimal daily guidance and bring mature seasoned skills when working
  • Evaluate and communicate security risk to a wide and varying audience

Manager, IT Security Operations Requirements

  • 5+ years leadership experience, with an IT Security focused role
  • Experience executing in a cloud first technology organization
  • Proficiency to communicate over a text-based medium (Slack, GitLab Issues, Email) and can succinctly document technical details
  • Experience evaluating risk and assigning risk ranking or ratings
  • Must have demonstrated ability to articulate a vision, service roadmap and be able to communicate status of key milestones
  • Familiar with security controls or concepts related to various security community groups or standards: CISSP Domains, NIST cybersecurity & privacy frameworks, CIS benchmarks, OSI model
  • Proven experience within Incident Response situations and demonstrated ability to handle and maintain confidential information in a professional manner
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and be capable of understanding, documenting, communicating, and presenting technical issues in a non-technical manner to audiences with varying degrees of technical expertise
  • Be a team player and enjoy collaborating on cross-functional teams
  • Familiar with compliance and privacy regulations such as PCI, GDPR, CCPA, SOX, and other regulations/standards
  • Leadership skills and the ability to mentor or provide guidance to teams
  • CISSP, CCSP, or other relevant industry security-focused certifications preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Successful completion of a background check – see the GitLab Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Ability to use GitLab
  • A shared interest in our values, and working in accordance with those values

Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.

Hiring Process

To view the full job description and hiring process, please view our handbook. Additional details about our process can also be found on our hiring page.


For Colorado residents: The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently $95,200 – $173,400 for Colorado residents only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary. Disclosure as required by the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.


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