Rapid7: Lead Software Engineer
120 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114


Employee Testimonials

Helen Ackers Rapid7
Aniket Menon Rapid7

Lead Software Engineer- InsightConnect

Job Description

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 building products that solve the world's toughest security challenges.

You'll deliver the future of the Insight Connect product, an originator and innovator in the SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation, and Remediation) space, working closely with other engineers, UX designers, and product owners. You'll participate in every aspect of product development from design and planning, through implementation and testing, to deployment and support.

What you will do

As a lead engineer on the Insight Connect team, youll be responsible for both high level, strategic work designing our features and services by gathering requirements and coordinating with stakeholders, as well as hands on implementation and support of those features and services. Youll have a highly visible role on the team, providing direct day to day support to your fellow engineers as well as working with your contemporaries on other product teams here at Rapid7. Youll be given the opportunity to demonstrate leadership capabilities over time by working your way towards a team leadership role, and eventually be given the opportunity to manage others as well.

Successful candidates aren't just good at writing code or drafting up design docs, but have a demonstrated focus on solving customer problems. You should love being challenged by your work, with a desire to ship and iterate on features, as well as an emphasis on collaboration, communication, and growth. Specifically for a lead role, you should be looking to demonstrate your value in the work you enable others to achieve, and not just your own output. Our entire team (Dev, UX, Product, Support, Sales) works together closely to ensure the success of our product, and we're looking for someone who revels in exposure to the entire process of how software is built, shipped, sold, 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 Stack


React 16



Docker + Kubernetes



You need to be...

An extreme focus on communication and collaboration as first-class tools in your arsenal to get things done.

Focused on shipping solutions to problems, not just code.

Experienced and confident in your ability to produce working features, cohesive designs, and thought-through bug fixes.

Comfortable leading projects holistically - managing the technical details, organizing and planning epics, and helping others understand the priorities and needs of that work.

Experienced working with Product and UX to help plan and define upcoming product requirements, and working with Engineers to turn them into technical ones.

Able to navigate the tradeoffs of prioritizing new feature work VS eliminating technical risk/debt when communicating with Product and other Engineers.

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

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.

Are comfortable with Linux based operating systems and tooling.

Someone with hands-on experience with React 16.

Someone with hands-on experience with Go or willing to learn.

Someone with around 6 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...

Have experience or desire to manage people and provide experience and mentorship to folks on your team

Have in-depth, hands-on experience with Go, Docker, and maybe even Kubernetes

Have some general AWS / Azure /GCP experience

Are interested in the Ops side of the world (stability work, Terraform, etc)

Have experience writing and securing networked services that operate inside customer premises.

Are familiar with writing, maintaining, and tuning SQL queries.


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."