Associate Backend Engineer – Create or Govern at GitLab
Remote, US
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Associate Backend Engineer – Create or Govern at GitLab

Associate Backend Engineer – Create or Govern

Location: USA-Remote


ssociate Backend Engineer – Create or Govern

at GitLab

Remote, US-Southeast

The GitLab DevSecOps platform ( empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies ( with 2,000+ team members and values ( that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab ( .


Backend Engineers within the Engineering Departments ( at GitLab work on our product. This includes both the open-source version of GitLab, the enterprise editions, and the service as well. They work with peers on teams dedicated to areas of the product and collaborate with engineering managers, product managers, designers, and Frontend engineers to solve common goals as part of a group.

The Associate Backend Engineer ( will join a team and focus on a single programming language specialty. The most common specialty at GitLab is Ruby and the Ruby on Rails framework.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, April 11, 2024.

We are looking for candidates available to join us on Monday, June 10, 2024.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop features and improvements to the GitLab product in a secure, well-tested, and performant way
  • Collaborate with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering (Frontend, UX, etc.) to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance
  • Solve technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Craft code that meets our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Conduct Code Review within our Code Review Guidelines and ensure community contributions receive a swift response.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around specific projects and community contributions.
  • Confidently ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. Collaborate with the team on larger projects.

What You’ll Bring

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails or the language required by the specialty, or a demonstrated ability to learn
  • Experience with any other technologies that may be required by the specialty
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about technical, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process
  • Ability to onboard and integrate with an organization long-term
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset
  • Effective communication skills: Regularly achieve consensus with peers and clear status updates
  • An inclination towards communication, inclusion, and visibility
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work closely with other parts of the organization
  • Share our values, and work in accordance with those values
  • Ability to thrive in a fully remote organization
  • Ability to use GitLab

About The Teams

Associate Engineers may be offered a position in a team within GitLab that is hiring and where the candidate has relevant domain, technical, toolset, and/or practical working experience.

The Govern sub-department ( is currently looking for candidates for teams that build and maintain Security and Compliance features in GitLab including

  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Compliance and Security Policy management
  • Vulnerability and Dependency management
  • The Create Stage sub-department ( focuses on multiple categories ( : Editor Extensions, Code Suggestions, the Web IDE, Remote Development, and more. We are hiring for two teams within Create:
  • Create: Source Code Management
  • Learn about how we work (
  • Learn more about our features (
  • What are we working on next? (
  • Create: Code Creation
  • Learn about how we work (
  • Learn more about our features (
  • What are we working on next? (

How GitLab will support you

  • Benefits to support your health, finances, and well-being (
  • All remote ( , asynchronous ( culture
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (
  • Team Member Resource Groups
  • Equity Compensation & Employee Stock Purchase Plan (
  • Growth and Development Budget (
  • Parental Leave (
  • Home office ( Support

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups ( are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. If you’re excited about this role, please apply and allow our team to assess your application.

GitLab does not offer any form of work or study sponsorship anywhere in the world, other than our specific, internal Netherlands ( process and support for highly skilled candidates in certain countries, where a candidate is already based in that country. GitLab does not offer any form of support to transfer an existing work permit. During the screening process ( , Recruiters will ask applicants if they require any type of sponsorship or support now or in the future.

The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently for residents of listed locations 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.

Colorado/Washington pay range

$78,400—$151,200 USD

California/Hawaii/New York/New Jersey pay range

$78,400—$168,000 USD

Country Hiring Guidelines: GitLab hires new team members in countries around the world. All of our roles are remote, however some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer any questions about location after starting the recruiting process.

Privacy Policy: Please review our Recruitment Privacy Policy. ( Your privacy is important to us.

GitLab is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. GitLab’s policies and practices relating to recruitment, employment, career development and advancement, promotion, and retirement are based solely on merit, regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression), national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information (including family medical history), discharge status from the military, protected veteran status (which includes disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and Armed Forces service medal veterans), or any other basis protected by law. GitLab will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. See also GitLab’s EEO Policy ( and EEO is the Law ( . If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation ( , please let us know during the recruiting process ( .

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