Rapid7: People Strategist
120 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

Employee Testimonials

Helen Ackers Rapid7
Aniket Menon Rapid7


  • Company Description

    Rapid7 is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 7,400 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at www.rapid7.com.

    The Opportunity

    A role at Rapid7 is not just another job opportunity. It is a chance to work in a fast paced company where employees are empowered to make impact everyday, contribute back to our culture and take their career to the next level.

    The People Strategy team is, at its core, obsessed with bringing out the best in our people to achieve transformational growth within themselves and for Rapid7 because we believe that our people are the lifeblood of our company and central to achieving our mission. We do this through a People Strategy partnership model that, at its core, starts with a deep understanding of our business, our culture and our people.

    We are looking for a creative, growth minded, collaborative, and people focused individual to join our People Strategy team. You will help us implement and improve people programs with a shared goal of creating incredible experiences for our people, while supporting our growth and the achievement of Rapid7s business goals.

    Essential Responsibilities

    The People Strategist reports to the Director, People Strategy (North America). They will partner with managers and teams to tackle day to day people issues, performance management and talent development programs. Its not just what you are contributing thats important to our people - its HOW you do it.

    The ideal candidate will be laser focused on understanding the business priorities, our culture and our people challenges as we scale. They will work to build solutions that will enable our employees to have the most productive and satisfying work experiences of their careers. You will be the people expert, working closely with leaders as they work on growing and developing their teams.

    Job Requirements

    • You will be the primary people strategy point of contact to the teams you support.

    • You are passionate about understanding and optimizing the day to day experience of our people, and are their to help guide our employees through their journey

    • You will partner with managers to proactively diagnose and communicate trends around people and team issues (ie engagement, retention, collaboration) and support the development of solutions to address them

    • You will act as a coach and partner to managers to strengthen and support their skills in performance coaching, handling difficult conversations, get well plans and employee relations challenges (in compliance with local laws).

    • Youll partner with People Strategy leadership team to drive the execution of the employee lifecycle - including performance management, merit and bonus planning, promotions and internal transfers and exits/terminations.

    • Youll deliver with a consistent focus on building a high-performing culture of growth and development through effective leadership, communication and feedback

    • Youll collaborate with the People Development team to help support and monitor the translation of classroom and other learnings to on the job application

    • Working with the with People Strategy team and business leaders, youll ensure that employee initiatives are in line with and reinforce our companys culture and core values

    • Youll contribute to building and improving upon existing People Strategy data analysis to ensure the effective utilization of metrics to understand and solve business issues


    • 3+ years of professional work experience in HR, Organizational Development, Talent Consulting or a related field

    • Bachelors of Arts or Science required

    • A delicate balance of business acumen, empathy, relationship building, and courageous dialogue with unquestionable integrity

    • A natural problem solver

    • A natural influencer. People are comfortable around you, want to follow your lead and hear your perspective

    • Experience coaching managers, managing challenging team dynamics and building alignment through effective communication

    • Approaches challenges with a learning mindset - you are not afraid to try something different and learn from your mistakes

    • Is proactive, self-motivated and has a strong work ethic

    • Has an amazing attitude personable, approachable, and always eager to help

    • You are an amazing communicator, able to effectively work with discretion and sensitivity across all levels of the business

    • Handles ambiguity well actually thrives in it

    • People love working with you because you:

      • You dont just enjoying being in HR because you love people. You value the difference your role can make in the experience people have at work.

      • Avoid drama like the plague

      • You provide insight and support without solving their problems for them

      • You are collaborative, warm, and instill a sense of support


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."