Rapid7 is hiring a

Lead Software Engineer - DevOps

Dublin, Ireland

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.


In this role you'll lead our CloudOps team in Dublin and deliver state-of-the-art cloud applications hosted in AWS.  As a lead in our Platform Delivery team, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to a high-profile group that plays a critical role in the organization. This team works cross-functionally across engineering departments to ensure the timely release of multiple products.  You will directly supervise Dublin-based individual contributors and help set priorities for the team. Additionally, you’ll still have plenty of time for hands-on contribution to our SaaS platform.

We strive to maintain a DevOps culture (empowering development, infrastructure as code, etc.) for a growing set of micro-service based SaaS products. We also support an ownership culture and have developers on-call for their services. We find this helps prevent the traditional "worked in Dev, Ops problem now" mentality.


What does your day-to-day look like?

  • Lead a 4-5 person DevOps team to continuously improve our DevOps tooling and SaaS environments
  • Define and prioritize tasks  
  • Guide engineering staff on best practices
  • Monitor stability and performance of our cloud platform
  • Collaborate with other teams to deliver software running on AWS  
  • Create and contribute to open source tooling such as lockex or ansible to ship software better and faster  
  • Provide documentation and training for tooling

Who are you?

  • At least 3 years experience working with a SaaS platform  
  • Collaborates well in a team environment  
  • Systematic problem-solving approach  
  • Likes to automate things
  • Wants to make life easier for our development teams
  • Proficient programmer in at least one of: Python, Ruby, Javascript
  • Experience training and mentoring across teams  
  • Desire to constantly expand technology skill set

What does our Software Stack look like?

  • A lot of our tools are written in Python and Ruby
  • Our development teams mostly use Java  
  • We manage our SaaS infrastructure on AWS using Terraform
  • We use Spinnaker and Ansible to deploy apps to EC2
  • We are experimenting with Kubernetes and view it has a the future of compute in our SaaS platform
  • We use a wide variety of storage backends, such as Redis, PostgreSQL & Cassandra  
  • We use Jenkins to build everything, creating jobs via the Jobs DSL to codify the entire build and deploy process





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