Senior Security Researcher

Posted Apr 19

GitHub is looking for a Senior Security Researcher to join their Security Lab team ( The GitHub Security Lab is a security research team whose mission is to secure OSS. As a member of the GitHub Security Lab you will make a direct impact on the security of the software the world depends on.

You will do security research on important open source projects, looking for high severity vulnerabilities and working with open source maintainers to get those vulnerabilities fixed.


  • Perform OSS security research, with the goal of finding high-impact vulnerabilities in important open source projects.
  • You will have a lot of freedom to choose which projects you want to focus on and which tools to use, as long as the target is open source.
  • Work with OSS maintainers to get the vulnerabilities fixed. Our goal is to help maintainers, so we aim to collaborate with them rather than taking an antagonistic approach.
  • Write blog posts about your research and present at conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proven track record of finding high impact vulnerabilities.
  • Exploit development experience.
  • Enthusiasm for helping to improve OSS security.
  • Enthusiasm for sharing your knowledge by writing blog posts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for sharing your knowledge by giving talks at conferences.

(Colorado only) Minimum salary of 90,700 to maximum 192,400 + bonus + equity + benefits.
Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired in Colorado.

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come togetheras individuals and in teamsto create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

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

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe.

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

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.

Misc Info For This Position:

Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Position Level: Senior

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: Anywhere Only

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