Rapid7: Senior Design Strategist
120 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

Employee Testimonials

Helen Ackers Rapid7
Aniket Menon Rapid7


Defend the digital world and design the future of security at Rapid7!

As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, we need to provide simple, yet powerful solutions to help our customers defend their digital environments. Are you up for the challenge

Who We Are

Rapid7 helps 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.

The Opportunity and Essential Responsibilities

Our team is looking for a spirited Senior Design Strategist to create thoughtful experiences that drive customer outcomes and help them achieve their cybersecurity goals.

In this role, youll partner with your UX, Customer success, Customer Experience, Support ,PM, Sales operations and business intelligence counterparts to:

  • Explore and craft design solutions for our customers most complex cybersecurity problems.

  • Help own and drive the evolution of our service and solutions, and influence the future of how we do business.

  • Drive meaningful outcomes that contribute to the company's bottom line and customer success.

  • Understand customer pain points and envision self service opportunities

A Snapshot of the Work Youll Be Doing

Experience Strategy and Partnerships team drive cross functional strategic partnership between product , GTM and other organizations to create outcome-driven, delightful, orchestrated, multi-channel experiences stitching all customer touch points.

  • Plan, lead and organize and deliver services on a cross-section of complex customer centric projects

  • Build strong relationships with diverse internal stakeholders to bring the cross functional Rapid7 team together for maximum customer success, creating enduring relationships that advance personal and Ignite success

  • Display breadth and depth of knowledge regarding functional and technical issues

  • Lead proposal efforts for future strategic projects and partnership opportunities

  • Use a native sense of user experience, elegance, aesthetic appeal, and originality to generate unique, forward-looking design directions that inspire the broader team and customer.

  • Draft and deliver compelling narratives that capture insight and inspire executive-level audiences.

  • Demonstrate expertise in design thinking, workshop facilitation, service design principles and storytelling skills that bring complex solutions to life creatively, efficiently and powerfully.

  • Apply design to the innovation process to guide and influence research and strategy, from experience and category analysis to user research, breaking down products, experiences, categories, and trends to draw out insights.

  • Show courage and flexibility in determining the level of fidelity of stimulus, presentation, and activities to effectively capture deep user insights and communicate story and strategy to the customer

  • Contribute to compelling narratives that capture insight and inspire executive-level audiences.

  • Frame new opportunities and concepts that deliver value to customers and end users, balancing constraints, and knit together holistic visions of future customer success.


  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and value collaboration over ego. You embody the we attitude, and grab a shovel when needed, regardless of swimlanes or areas of ownership. You believe success happens as a team.

  • Passionate curiosity regarding emerging trends in innovation, business strategy, and the challenges of transforming large enterprises, and enthusiasm for using the design process to make businesses more effective, relevant and successful.

  • A professional portfolio demonstrating design strategy, service design, design thinking and interaction design experience.

  • Are unafraid of ambiguity. You push forward through unclear direction, and help to defne that direction with your partners and counterparts.

  • Are skillful at synthesizing complex concepts into usable and polished design deliverables. You can translate strategy, business requirements, research findings, and usability best practices into high quality, customer-centric design solutions that support and reinforce product vision, brand, and business objectives.

  • Believe deep partnership is the root of success. You naturally build strong partnerships across the organization, and you know how to create consensus, drive alignment, and influence outside your reporting chain.

  • Are a strong and dynamic communicator. You have the ability to tell a story and craft a narrative that compels your audience, drives alignment, and prompts action.

  • Have a strong sense of accountability. You have excellent time management skills, and hold yourself accountable to commitments.

  • Imbue energy, enthusiasm, and curiosity. You bring yourself every day, and embrace continuous learning and disciplined risk taking.

  • Have 5+ years of relevant experience in business strategy consulting or other relevant industry experience, with a focus on customer strategy, customer experience measurement, service design.


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."