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

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Employee Testimonials

Aniket Menon Rapid7
Dennis Nahas Rapid7

At Rapid7, we're building a security analytics platform to help customers easily find, manage and reduce risk. We seek a highly motivated technical leader to help ensure our platform is secure, reliable and available for thousands of customers that rely on it every day.

You are a problem solver, passionate about eliminating toil through development and automation. Processing billions of daily events in the cloud excites you. You are ready to partner with teams across a global organization to build a modern scalable infrastructure. You are a developer at heart, but possess a wide range of skills across networking, Linux sysadmin, configuration management, clustered datastores, cloud services and deployment technologies. You enjoy leading people, but are happiest getting into the weeds to make a difference.

The Platform Delivery team is a high-profile group that supports all Rapid7 products through dev tooling and cloud operations. We work directly with developers to ensure high uptime of our SaaS products. We strive to maintain a DevOps culture, empowering development while promoting security and reliability. We're a global team with a local focus works alongside our Threat Exposure Management team to bring the next generation of security solutions to our customers.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with other engineering teams to improve the lifecycle of services on our platform - from design to deployment to operation and maintenance

  • Optimize our SaaS platform for performance and cost effectiveness

  • Monitor and scale distributed services in AWS and clustered datastores such as Cassandra

  • Participate in sustainable on-call incident response followed by blameless postmortems

  • Automate infrastructure through Terraform or CloudFormation, Chef, and Docker/Kubernetes

  • Manage a small team of engineers

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience scaling SaaS services and infrastructure

  • Goal-driven, positive attitude with strong communication skills

  • Proficient in AWS services, including EC2, RDS, EMR, VPC networking, S3, etc.

  • Comfortable with one or more of: Python, Ruby, Javascript, Java, Bash

  • Working knowledge with one or more of: Terraform, CloudFormation, Chef, Ansible, Puppet

  • Passionate about developer experiences

Full-time

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."

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."

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."

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."