Rapid7 is hiring a

Lead Software Engineer - DevOps

Cambridge, United States

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.  


  • 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


  • 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


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