: Software Engineer II

Software Engineer II

SECURE ADVANCEMENT FOR ALL - This is the central guiding principle for each member of the Rapid7 team: What more can we do to help all of us live in a more secure world? With new technologies and environments seeming to emerge every day, keeping our networks secure has become more challenging, and more critical, than ever before. As a software engineer on the Boston InsightIDR team, youll be joining a smart, passionate team dedicated to this mission.

What Youll Be Building

InsightIDR is a cloud-based, microservice-designed architecture built with the mandate to ingest, monitor, and analyze log data from an organizations environment in order to raise the alarm if and when attackers hack their way into their network. In security terms, we are committed to providing Blue Team defenders the best tools in the industry to detect and respond to attacks. Weve achieved a lot - InsightIDR is already acknowledged as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for our industry - but the threat landscape is always evolving, and we must continue to grow and improve our product along with it.

Our microservices are built on top of AWS technology designed to scale horizontally as our data processing requirements continue to grow. Youll be working at scale from the start. We are a successful product with heavy adoption, so any code we deploy will immediately be responsible for handling massive amounts of data from the moment it is turned on. And youll be deploying a lot: our CI/CD tools deliver new features into production multiple times a day; our Slack channel for release notifications is never quiet.

Our Terraform-described stack is mostly Java-based built over various data persistence and queue technologies, such as SNS/SQS, Kafka, ElasticSearch, MySQL-flavored RDS, Cassandra, MapReduce, and Athena.

What You Should Bring

To be a good fit for our team as a Software Engineer 2, you should have:

  • A demonstrable passion for the craft of software development

  • Comfort with tools such as GitHub and Maven for building, storing, and reviewing code

  • A team-based approach to problem solving

  • A strong sense of ownership and responsibility for the quality of the software you create

  • Empathy for our users and the Rapid7 mission

  • 2-5 years of experience with Java, C#, or similar languages

Even better if you have:

  • Interest and/or experience in the security industry

  • Interest and/or experience in cloud-based architecture

  • Passion to collaborate with our wider teams (e.g. product, UX, support) to think strategically about how to solve problems for our users

We value diversity in our team and we are eager to accept applications for our engineers across all backgrounds and life experiences.


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."