Rapid7 is hiring a

Lead Software Engineer - DevOps

Dublin, Ireland

Lead Software Engineer, Platform Delivery

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.  We’re a global team with a local focus works alongside our Threat Exposure Management team to bring the next generation of security solutions to our customers. 

Responsibilities

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 
 

Requirements

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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