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Senior Software Engineer, DevOps
Boston, MA

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Job Description

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.


* 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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