Rapid7’s Platform Engineering team is seeking a Software Engineering Manager to grow and lead a new Cloud Optimization team. As manager of this team, you’ll guide a team of software engineers to optimize the core architecture of our SaaS platform for cost efficiency, performance and scalability. Our product teams are building a suite of products to equip security teams with the visibility, analytics, and automation they need to protect their environments. You’ll work closely with these teams to ensure our solutions are cost-effective and make optimal use of public cloud resources.
This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for building efficient solutions in the public cloud. You’ll combine your interest in FinOps with your software development knowledge to work on challenging software problems at the center of our SaaS architecture. You’ll also advance your skills as a people manager as you grow, mentor and develop a highly visible team.The Role
In this role, you’ll be in charge of optimizing our global SaaS platform for cost, performance and scalability. Your team will dive deep into the core of our most important products and data hungry features to identify and implement improvements to our software architecture with the ultimate goal of reducing our cloud costs and making our platform more efficient. You will bridge the gap between our finance and engineering teams helping both to understand cloud spending trends, develop better forecasting models and inform pricing and packaging decisions. You’ll manage our usage commitments with our cloud providers to ensure we maximize our discounts and optimize our reservation coverage. You’ll leverage the best tools and vendors available to identify and execute cost savings opportunities. And you’ll grow and develop your team of highly visible and impactful software engineers.
This is not your typical engineering manager role or CloudOps analyst role. You’ll be working on challenging software engineering problems as you improve some of our most important production data pipelines and features. Your team will be optimizing the engine while the plane is in the air! Your success will directly impact our ability to competitively offer reliable and performant security solutions to our customers.
In this role, you will:
Directly manage team software engineers and CloudOps analysts, including scoping and prioritizing tasks and mentoring team members
Analyze cost trends, anomalies and product usage to identify and execute on opportunities for architectural changes that lead to cost savings or performance improvements
Work cross functionally with engineering teams in other business units to understand their cloud architecture and contribute to their codebase
Partner with our finance teams to enhance our understanding of cloud spend, including per-customer and per-unit spend, and improving forecasts and budgets
Work directly with outside vendors to identify and reduce wasteful or underutilized resources
Socialize progress and successes across engineering team and leadership
Qualifications and traits:
A demonstrable passion for the craft of software development, including active or recent Java experience
Desire to collaborate with our other product teams to think strategically about how to solve problems
Passion for Cloud Financial Management (FinOps), the practice of bringing financial accountability to the consumption based spend model of cloud
Extensive knowledge of public cloud services, such as AWS, and application architectures built on top of these technologies
Solid understanding of public cloud pricing and billing models, specifically AWS
Software engineering management experience is preferred, but an interest is enough to apply. We’ll invest in developing you to be a great leader even if you’ve never held a management position before.
BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience