What if security was an opportunity and not an obstacle? What if it wasn’t a clunky afterthought, or a cumbersome requirement preventing you from doing the things you really want to do? What if you could securely advance your business with clarity and confidence? We like the sound of that, too! At Rapid7, we believe in simplifying the complex through shared visibility, analytics, and automation that unite teams around challenges and successes of cybersecurity. Our products and services empower over 9,100 customers across over 120 countries to seamlessly build security into the heart of their organizations.
Rapid7 continues to grow, and so does our attack surface. That’s why we’re looking for a Lead Cloud Security Engineer to join our Security Engineering team, who empower our employees to design, build, and use applications and infrastructure securely at scale so our company and customer data are protected from compromise. This role will partner closely with our Platform Delivery (DevOps), Software Engineering, and IT teams to provide secure-by-default infrastructure by using a “guard rails, not gates” approach.
Are you passionate about building scalable solutions to cloud security problems and helping your fellow security practitioners do the same? Do you believe security should empower people to do their work safely and productively? Are you a security optimist, recognizing that humans are the most important part of the solution rather than the weakest link in the chain? Do you find yourself daydreaming about new solutions to old problems?
If you’ve been answering “yes” to these questions, then you might be the person we’re looking for! Keep reading to learn more about this unique opportunity to work on a security team at a security company.
What you’ll do
Develop secure-by-design cloud infrastructure configurations/policies to prevent new cloud security issues
Build automated alerting and remediation workflows for cloud security issues
Mentor team members around security, engineering, and collaboration best practices
Collaboratively develop & implement solutions that empower teams to deliver secure infrastructure at scale
Build positive relationships with partner teams to continuously improve our strategies for protecting our customers and company
Communicate complex topics in ways everyone can understand, from technical team contributors to non-technical C-level executives
Positively influence the culture of security at Rapid7
What you’ll bring
Experience in cloud security, especially with AWS resources running web applications
Experiencing building automation workflows to remediate security issues in production
Experience in software development, especially by using web APIs and Python
Experience with DevOps tooling, especially Terraform, Chef, and/or Puppet
Excellent time management & prioritization skills with a strong ability to plan, prioritize, and execute projects in coordination with other teams
Excellent ability to communicate to technical & non-technical audiences with a positive, collaborative, and enablement-focused attitude
Insatiable curiosity & desire to challenge conventional approaches to solving problems
Experience with GCP or Azure
Experience with securing Docker, Kubernetes, or other containerization technologies
Preferred locations: Boston, MA; Belfast, UK; Austin, TX; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA