Founded in 2011
Founded in 2011
Location: San Francisco, USA
Location: San Francisco, USA
Profiles Shared In 5 Days
Interviews Conducted
Hired In 15 Days


GitLab is the most comprehensive AI-enabled DevSecOps platform that helps businesses develop, secure, and operate software efficiently. They have a wide range of tools and features that enable teams to collaborate, code, test, and deploy their projects within a short time. Their clientele includes big brands such as Nvidia, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, NASA, and many more. They also have a massive community of more than 30 million registered users who are building innovative next-gen solutions every day.
GitLab’s mission statement “to make it so everyone can contribute by using our product, to our product, and to our company” has been its foundation for unprecedented success, as it empowers millions of passionate developers to build next-gen solutions.
Owing to their ease of use and insane productivity, GitLab was named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for DevOps Platforms. They also won the Partner of the Year for Application Development Award (2021 and 2020), Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year (2023), and G2 Best Software Development Tool (2023) to name a few.
GitLab is one of the biggest advocates of remote hiring and has a people-first culture, similar to Uplers. They have a diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters empathy, humility, and a positive attitude.
Sector: Information Technology





Services: Agile development | source code management | compliance

Problem Statement

The Challenge of Finding a Niche Talent
A core component of GitLab’s operations is its data security, and they were looking for a seasoned Senior Application Security Engineer. They wanted someone with good experience in program analysis, expertise in Python / Java / Go / v / JavaScript / C / C++, ability to identify vulnerabilities and vulnerability classes, and knowledge of SAST and DAST tools.
They had a clear understanding of the ideal candidate for the role and relied on their meticulous hiring process for finding them. However, the challenge with such a niche talent requirement is finding capable professionals, vetting them as per the job role and company culture, and selecting them, all within a short period of time.
Katherine Mouradian

“Despite conducting more than 20 interviews in 4-6 months, we were unable to find an AppSec Dev with a rich background in coding who can assist in enhancing client Semgrep rules to detect vulnerabilities and resolve them. However, Uplers quickly found three suitable profiles for us and we hired the first candidate we interviewed”

Wayne Haber

Director of Engineering




Data-driven Approach Helps in Quickly Finding the Right Talent
Uplers received 413 applications for the AppSec Dev role from its massive talent pool. Our AI-powered screening tool was crucial to find the most suitable profiles that met GitLab’s expectations. We shared the profiles and unbiased reports of the candidates, showcasing their skills and value addition, to facilitate better decision-making.
GitLab hired the first profile they interviewed, Bhavya Kaushal, who had left a lasting impression after just one round of interview. She is an expert AppSec Engineer with 6+ years of experience in conducting code reviews, vulnerability assessments, and automated scans using SAST and DAST. Furthermore, she is proficient at building and managing client relationships, leading teams, and ensuring quality output at scheduled timelines.
Our hiring platform facilitated a data-driven and quick hiring process, cutting down their hiring cycle from six months to 15 days.

Deeply Vetted Profile Shared With GitLab



Hiring cycle was reduced by 58%, vacancy closed in 15 days.
1 skilled professionals was hired for the following role:
  • Senior Application Security Engineer
Uplers' end-to-end solutions, powered by Gen AI screening and flexible hiring models, not only met but exceeded the expectations of GitLab.
GitLab is a fully-remote organization that highly values dedication and quality of work. With Uplers, they were able to find their right technical and cultural fit without much heavy lifting. Their remote hiring experience was quick and accurate - which is exactly what they wanted.
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