Rapid7: Senior People Development Specialist
120 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

Employee Testimonials

Helen Ackers Rapid7
Aniket Menon Rapid7


Rapid7 is breaking down silos and transforming how Security, IT, and DevOps teams work together to drive secure innovation. Our analytics and automation cloud, Rapid7 Insight, provide the shared visibility, intelligence, and connected workflow these teams need to manage the vulnerabilities, threats, and performance issues that put their organizations at risk. With more than 7,100 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity. Join a momentum-building team as investment in People Development programs ramps up at Rapid7! You want in? We want you!

Are you looking for

  • Significant business impact, with visibility to employees at all levels of the organization? Check.

  • An open door for next practice solutions to meet learning and development needs? Check.

  • The chance to work with a hyper growth company in the white-hot IT security sector where employees are empowered to take their career to the next level? Check.

The Senior Learning & Development Partner will collaborate with People Development and the broader People Strategy team to create and scale learning and training programs for all employees at Rapid7, with a focus on our managers. In short, you will be a driving force for manager development programs (for both new and tenured managers alike), and you will partner with those same managers to design learning programs, with available resources, for their respective teams.

Priority #1: you are passionate about continuous learningfrom soup to nutsand the idea of creating scalable learning opportunities for our employees is what gets you out of bed in the morning.

Priority #2: youre excited to tackle learning from entirely new perspectives with a highly motivated, high impact team. If we fail, we fail fast, and try again! Were an ATD Best Award winning team--because we take disciplined risks! Following Best Practice is not good enough. We aim to be the Best Practice.


  • a whiz at engaging learners,

  • pretty awesome at both curriculum design and ILT delivery,

  • passionate for continuous learning and next practices in the field,

  • hungry for a fast-paced, change-oriented environment (the ability to pivot is essential),

  • a super organized, detail-oriented, rockstar project manager (particularly as curriculum develops and program objectives evolve),

  • so awesome at relationships that stakeholders are lining up to partner with you,

  • not afraid to tackle tasks independently; however, collaboration is your middle name, and

  • super talented at both oral and written communication skills...


  • Create and manage learning programs, from end to end, including all stages of program/curriculum design and delivery.

  • Partner with People Strategy and the Director of the People Development team as you manage a learning experience to set Rapid7 managers up for success.

  • Author curriculum for manager and employee learning programs.

  • Lead live instructor-led trainings for managers.

  • Co-train in conjunction with internal senior leaders.

  • Collect and analyze data to help iterate, scale and propel learning momentum.

  • Consult with managers and department leaders as we increase accountability for learning programs on individual teams, including individual development planning.

  • Utilize Rapid7s learning management system to manage program logistics when necessary.

  • Research, initiate, and manage third-party vendor relationships.

You love to look at learning program design with a new lens, and you have a desire to scale our manager learning programs in the years ahead. You embrace the opportunity to try new learning technologies, and last, but not least, you understand why employee learning modalities and differentiated instruction are significant in this role. The role will require occasional travel (less than 10%).

Additional qualifications include:

  • 4+ years of program management experience, including 2+ years of curriculum development and ILT facilitation/teaching.

  • Previous LMS experience helpful, but not required.

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google.

  • Masters degree preferred; Bachelors degree required.


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."