: VP, Enterprise Applications

VP, Enterprise Applications

Company Description

Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) 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 9000 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.

Our Mission

By continuously improving our technology, stemming the creation of risk in the community, and making security more usable and accessible, Rapid7 enables technology professionals to gain the clarity, command, and confidence they need to safely drive innovation and protect against risk. Our product suite helps organizations to quickly predict, deter, detect, and remediate attacks and obstacles to productivity.

The Opportunity

The VP, Enterprise Applications will lead a global and expanding team of Product Owners, Engineers, Architects, and Quality Engineers to deliver information, automation and joy to both customers and Rapid7 employees. We are seeking a business-savvy leader who wants to be part of a modern, progressive IT team and part of Rapid7s larger commitment to providing amazing business outcomes to both internal and external customers. This executive-level role provides a hands-on leadership opportunity for developing and leading a team responsible for delivering digital transformation at scale at Rapid7. This person will work as an equal partner with our Products, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Sales and Customer Success teams in our go-to-market strategy and business development efforts.. This is a highly visible and critical role, reporting to the CIO, with high customer and business impact offering the chance to be innovative, to build and lead world-class technical teams, and to participate in strategic business conversations. If you are excited about the potential of leading our continued evolution into an agile, nimble, customer-obsessed enterprise applications organization where increasing automation and business-led Citizen IT encourage cross-functional collaboration and allow for greater efficiencies and success, then this role may be for you!

Essential Responsibilities

  • Hire, manage and develop a diverse team of Product Owners, Architects, and Engineers, mostly located in Boston and Belfast, UK.

  • Create the vision and strategy for our enterprise architecture, including integration, automation, and data governance.

  • Partner with business and operational leaders to redesign and automate business processes.

  • Manage a variety of best-in-breed cloud vendors and service providers to maximize the value returned by these vendors and to implement desired enterprise architecture.

  • Effectively plan and execute on high-impact digital initiatives across Rapid7 using lean and agile methodologies.

  • Develop careers and leaders across the team using growth development plans, coaching, and mentorship, with a focus on technical and non-technical professional development.

  • Partner with Rapid7 executive, sales, finance, marketing, and products teams on business strategy tied to achievement of customer outcomes.

  • Be seen as a technical thought leader both inside and outside the company.

  • Build and develop an application automation team that will improve efficiency in our business applications and also be a hub for automation across other programs and platforms.

Qualifications and Traits

  • Demonstrated history of building and leading successful teams, and developing people through coaching and mentoring

  • Experience working with cross-team/matrixed organizations influencing multiple stakeholders across the organization.

  • 15+ years enterprise applications experience.

  • 5+ years of experience with low code systems and automation.

  • Proven experience in managing budgets and vendor relationships.

  • Proven experience in delivering enterprise solutions that scale, perform, and create great end user experiences.

  • Proven experience in developing and executing automation strategies across a diverse set of use cases.

  • Adept at influencing business partners and creating frameworks where business users can safely and effectively create automation that delivers business results.

  • Possess the ability to be a cyber security expert, and demonstrate deep knowledge and expertise on all Rapid7s products and services.

  • Strong verbal, written, and visual communication and presentation skills with proven executive level engagement.

  • Experience building and leading Automation teams.

  • Engineering / CS / MIS Degree (Bachelors preferred; graduate degree a plus) or 15+ years of relevant industry experience.


Employee Testimonials

James Green
Senior Director, Software Engineering

"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
Director, Product Management

"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
Manager of Engineering, IT Devops

"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
Director, People Strategy

"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
Manager, 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."