Software Engineer II

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Software Engineer II

SECURE ADVANCEMENT FOR ALL - This is the central guiding principle for each member of the Rapid7 team: “What more can we do to help all of us live in a more secure world?” With new technologies and environments seeming to emerge every day, keeping our networks secure has become more challenging, and more critical, than ever before. As a software engineer on the Boston InsightIDR team, you’ll be joining a smart, passionate team dedicated to this mission.

What You’ll Be Building

InsightIDR is a cloud-based, microservice-designed architecture built with the mandate to ingest, monitor, and analyze log data from an organization’s environment in order to raise the alarm if and when attackers hack their way into their network. In security terms, we are committed to providing Blue Team defenders the best tools in the industry to detect and respond to attacks. We’ve achieved a lot - InsightIDR is already acknowledged as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for our industry - but the threat landscape is always evolving, and we must continue to grow and improve our product along with it.

Our microservices are built on top of AWS technology designed to scale horizontally as our data processing requirements continue to grow. You’ll be working at scale from the start. We are a successful product with heavy adoption, so any code we deploy will immediately be responsible for handling massive amounts of data from the moment it is turned on. And you’ll be deploying a lot: our CI/CD tools deliver new features into production multiple times a day; our Slack channel for release notifications is never quiet.

Our Terraform-described stack is mostly Java-based built over various data persistence and queue technologies, such as SNS/SQS, Kafka, ElasticSearch, MySQL-flavored RDS, Cassandra, MapReduce, and Athena.


What You Should Bring

To be a good fit for our team as a Software Engineer 2, you should have:

  • A demonstrable passion for the craft of software development

  • Comfort with tools such as GitHub and Maven for building, storing, and reviewing code

  • A team-based approach to problem solving

  • A strong sense of ownership and responsibility for the quality of the software you create

  • Empathy for our users and the Rapid7 mission

  • 2-5 years of experience with Java, C#, or similar languages

Even better if you have:

  • Interest and/or experience in the security industry

  • Interest and/or experience in cloud-based architecture

  • Passion to collaborate with our wider teams (e.g. product, UX, support) to think strategically about how to solve problems for our users

We value diversity in our team and we are eager to accept applications for our engineers across all backgrounds and life experiences.

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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.

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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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Volunteer in local community
Once a year, Rapid7 offices across the globe close for the day so employees can volunteer.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Rapid7 has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored sparkling water you can handle.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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