Rapid7: Data Engineer II
120 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

Employee Testimonials

Helen Ackers Rapid7
Aniket Menon Rapid7


At Rapid7, you'll join a world class team of thinkers and problem solvers who prioritize individual growth and team collaboration over ego and attitude, while conducting research and building products that solve the world's toughest security challenges.

You will work with Data Scientists, Security Researchers, Threat Analysts and Software engineers to bring security research ideas from conception through to deployment in our products or publication in the community. You will participate in every aspect of research from design and planning, through implementation and testing, to deployment and support.

What you will do

You will be instrumental in helping our research team move as quickly as possible to solve challenging security problems. You will help design, plan, and implement data analysis tools and systems with peers in small teams, and be part of a larger team working collaboratively to support our research goals: improving our products and supporting the security community by publishing interesting findings and presenting at conferences.

Successful candidates aren't just good at writing code or designing systems, but have a demonstrated focus on helping the rest of the team be as successful as possible. You should love being challenged by your work, with a desire to ship and iterate on tools, infrastructure and POCs, as well as an emphasis on collaboration, communication, and growth. Our entire team (Data Science, Security Research, Threat Intelligence, Engineering, Product Management) works together closely to ensure the success of our research projects as well as our products, and we're looking for someone who revels in exposure to the entire process of how research tools are planned, built, deployed, used, and supported.

We value attitude and willingness to learn over ego and experience, and want someone who is looking to grow with the team as we continue to grow our product.

Our Tools

  • Python / R / Scala

  • Jupyter / R notebooks

  • AWS:

    • EMR

    • Athena

    • Glue

    • Sagemaker

  • Spark

  • Terraform

  • Jenkins

You need to be...

  • Focused on shipping solutions to problems, not just code

  • A strong communicator, able to explain your work at varying levels of detail depending on the audience

  • Able to read and write Python code

  • Committed to developing high quality tools and systems within reasonable timeframes

  • Experienced with AWS data processing and transformation services

  • Comfortable with foundational AWS services (S3, SQS, EC2)

  • Able to help distill research requirements into technical details, including to organize and plan epics, and help others understand the priorities and needs of that work

  • Someone with a grab a shovel attitude, where you're excited to dig in and get your hands dirty working with your peers.

  • Able to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance

  • Willing to learn, and willing to teach. Everyone brings something new to the team, and we want to learn from you as much as we want to grow you as an engineer and a team member.

  • Someone with around 4 or more years of experience that encompasses the above. We're flexible, and are looking for the right candidate - not just someone who hits a number.

It would be great if you...

  • Know how to use git and GitHub, and understand basic branching strategies and pull requests

  • Are familiar with interacting with REST endpoints

  • Know your way around distributed processing coding tools (spark, pyspark) and concepts (MapReduce, message queueing)

  • Have used Terraform to build up and modify cloud deployments

  • Have experience with Numpy and Pandas

  • Know how to read (or even write) R, Scala, Java, bash

  • Want to learn more about Data Science and Security Research


Employee Testimonials

James Green
Director of Engineering, Engineering, Software Development

"My favorite memory of being a 'Moose' is our first ever company-wide hackathon in Cambridge. After a fun–filled week for the company kick-off, we still managed to deliver, through the night, on some amazing ideas."

Brett Garofalo
Manager, Mid-Market Sales

"I am not a natural–born salesperson or leader. Rapid7 gave me the mentorship opportunities and leeway to develop those skillsets. Having the support of my management allowed me to take risks and learn from mistakes instead of being tentative and afraid to put myself out there."

Helen Ackers Rapid7
Helen Ackers
Marketing Specialist

"Every time you feel a little more comfortable with your job and what is expected from you, there is always something new to learn and something to add to the repertoire! I love this, it means every week I can see myself developing in my career."

Aniket Menon Rapid7
Aniket Menon
Manager, Enterprise Deployments

"I love the infectious energy and fast–paced nature of the job. Unrelenting progress towards becoming the #1 company in Cyber Security. The sheer number of Products and Services we have launched in the last two years is a staggering achievement."

Dennis Nahas Rapid7
Dennis Nahas
Systems Administrator

"The most fulfilling moments are seeing our products name dropped in the security press, knowing we all contributed to that."

Ashley Seamans Rapid7
Ashley Seamans
Director of Business Intelligence

"There's never a dull moment and always a new challenge to tackle. I have had the opportunity to work with people across the company on product launches, acquisitions, our global sales expansion and lots of new programs, each with its own hurdles but all equally rewarding."

Chris Wallace Rapid7
Chris Wallace
People Strategy Manager

"It's pretty cool to look around the room and know that I played a part in making all of that happen, and that I hopefully helped those people move into a role that they find really rewarding and exciting. Especially in a company where they in turn can have a big impact and take their careers to the next level. The fact that they are all good people, and that we all manage to have a bit of fun in the process, helps too."

Stephanie Philips Rapid7
Stephanie Philips
Counsel and Director, Contracts, Legal

"I love the truly collaborative team effort from everyone across the board – people are always willing to join an effort or a conversation to make a difference and find a solution, and they don't feel bound by their job descriptions or departmental functions if they have expertise that will help out a fellow Moose."

Roy Hodgman Rapid7
Roy Hodgman
Data Scientist

"I feel that [our core value for] continuous learning best represents me because it's been essential to my career here. There are no shortage of tools and techniques that can be applied to the projects I work on, and despite what I think I might know about the problem at hand, more often than not there are new and novel ways to approach it."