Cloud Optimization Manager

| Greater Boston Area
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The Opportunity

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

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Rapid7 is conveniently located between the North End and West End of Boston, with plenty of restaurants, bars and public transport close by.

An Insider's view of Rapid7

What does your typical day look like?

For the majority of the day it’s a mix of weekly check-ins with various teams, project updates, and the occasional brainstorm.

When I’m not in meetings I’ve got headphones in while planning, writing, or designing — at my desk or perched somewhere around the office.

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What are some things you learned at the company?

When we talk about being a moose and impact together, what we are saying is that we support each other on our journey forward. We actively look for ways to collaborate, strengthen our ideas and learn from each other, no matter what department you may be in at Rapid7.

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What are Rapid7 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Once a year, Rapid7 offices across the globe close for the day so employees can volunteer.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Rapid7 is led by a diverse management team that represent the security community we serve. We believe that we all have a responsibility to continuously improve our DE&I efforts.
Unconscious bias training
We believe in continuous learning, our in-house trainers conduct consistent diversity trainings. We advocate for diverse thinking and strive to cultivate a workforce that mirrors the best minds.
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Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have so many amazing and organically created employee resource groups! These internal Rapid7 communities allow for an authentic experience where diverse employees and allies can come together.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We've taken the Parity Pledge, we reinforce strategic recruitment, we are committed to diversity partnerships, and we understand the importance in training around unconscious bias.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes full-time remote for specific positions, Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive unlimited hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited hours per year of paid sick leave.
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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Rapid7 has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored sparkling water you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch during quarterly in-office Town Halls and some team meetings.
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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Continuing Education stipend
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