: Systems Administrator

Compelled to comment when you see something wrong? Lose sleep if a system isnt set up exactly the way you want it to be set up? We are looking for a person that can bring new solutions to old problems, who understands that technology is meant to empower people. The work will be dynamic in a company that is growing. You will be part of a community which is fanatical about security and on a mission to make an impact in the global technology ecosystem.

What we bring to the table:

  • Awesome company culture

  • Dynamic people and environment

  • Focus on people experience

  • Not afraid to try things (disciplined risk taking)

  • Mindset of continuous evolution


  • Know how to tweak systems to make things run smoothly, its your thing

  • Go crazy if you just fixed something you already fixed, in fact you dont rest until you root out the issue

  • Are an information gatherer and can be a hub to coordinate people to get things done

  • Understand the importance of change control, and could setup your own CMS process if needed

  • Love to keep current with the latest technologies, especially things to make your life and work easier

  • Can install new servers and rebuild existing ones either bare metal or VMs

  • Always patch all the things, have scripted or automated this to make your life easier

  • Have a handle on storage systems, can configure them and maintain them (SAN, NAS, JBOD)

  • Can develop strong documentation around systems and processes

  • Know how to setup effective monitoring and alerting, can follow a process to address events

  • See the value in, and perform RCAs and Post-Mortem write-ups as well as debriefs for shared learning

  • Enjoy learning new applications and systems, this is fun for you

Our Ideal candidate has:

  • 2+ years experience with data center operations

  • 2+ years experience in an ITIL based environment

  • 2+ years patching systems, including using scripting and shell commands

  • Experience working with security ops processes and teams

  • Technical certifications in: Server Administration, Endpoint Management, Networking

  • Fundamental understanding of firewall/switch/router/Wifi configuration

  • Experience deploying and managing systems in hybrid cloud environments

  • Working knowledge of GSuite Administration and GSuite products

  • Has a College or University Diploma

  • Ability to travel to other office locations domestically and international

We have ambitious goals and need people that are dynamic, desire to be part of something greater than they are, and are passionate about having secure technology. You have a chance to be part of a company that is changing how people think about IT and security. Your creativity will be highly valued and your nerdiness will seem normal. If you want a place where you can grow and make an impact, this is it.


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."