VP, Enterprise Applications

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VP, Enterprise Applications

Company Description

Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 9000 customers across 120+ countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at www.rapid7.com.

Our Mission

By continuously improving our technology, stemming the creation of risk in the community, and making security more usable and accessible, Rapid7 enables technology professionals to gain the clarity, command, and confidence they need to safely drive innovation and protect against risk. Our product suite helps organizations to quickly predict, deter, detect, and remediate attacks and obstacles to productivity.

The Opportunity

The VP, Enterprise Applications will lead a global and expanding team of Product Owners, Engineers, Architects, and Quality Engineers to deliver information, automation and joy to both customers and Rapid7 employees. We are seeking a business-savvy leader who wants to be part of a modern, progressive IT team and part of Rapid7’s larger commitment to providing amazing business outcomes to both internal and external customers. This executive-level role provides a hands-on leadership opportunity for developing and leading a team responsible for delivering digital transformation at scale at Rapid7. This person will work as an equal partner with our Products, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Sales and Customer Success teams in our go-to-market strategy and business development efforts.. This is a highly visible and critical role, reporting to the CIO, with high customer and business impact offering the chance to be innovative, to build and lead world-class technical teams, and to participate in strategic business conversations. If you are excited about the potential of leading our continued evolution into an agile, nimble, customer-obsessed enterprise applications organization where increasing automation and business-led “Citizen IT” encourage cross-functional collaboration and allow for greater efficiencies and success, then this role may be for you!

Essential Responsibilities
  • Hire, manage and develop a diverse team of Product Owners, Architects, and Engineers, mostly located in Boston and Belfast, UK.

  • Create the vision and strategy for our enterprise architecture, including integration, automation, and data governance. 

  • Partner with business and operational leaders to redesign and automate business processes.

  • Manage a variety of best-in-breed cloud vendors and service providers to maximize the value returned by these vendors and to implement desired enterprise architecture.

  • Effectively plan and execute on high-impact digital initiatives across Rapid7 using lean and agile methodologies. 

  • Develop careers and leaders across the team using growth development plans, coaching, and mentorship, with a focus on technical and non-technical professional development.

  • Partner with Rapid7 executive, sales, finance, marketing, and products teams on business strategy tied to achievement of customer outcomes. 

  • Be seen as a technical thought leader both inside and outside the company.

  • Build and develop an application automation team that will improve efficiency in our business applications and also be a hub for automation across other programs and platforms. 

Qualifications and Traits

  • Demonstrated history of building and leading successful teams, and developing people through coaching and mentoring

  • Experience working with cross-team/matrixed organizations influencing multiple stakeholders across the organization.

  • 15+ years enterprise applications experience.

  • 5+ years of experience with low code systems and automation.

  • Proven experience in managing budgets and vendor relationships. 

  • Proven experience in delivering enterprise solutions that scale, perform, and create great end user experiences. 

  • Proven experience in developing and executing automation strategies across a diverse set of use cases. 

  • Adept at influencing business partners and creating frameworks where business users can safely and effectively create automation that delivers business results. 

  • Possess the ability to be a cyber security expert, and demonstrate deep knowledge and expertise on all Rapid7’s products and services.

  • Strong verbal, written, and visual communication and presentation skills with proven executive level engagement.

  • Experience building and leading Automation teams. 

  • Engineering / CS / MIS Degree (Bachelor’s preferred; graduate degree a plus) or 15+ years of relevant industry 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.

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What are Rapid7 Perks + Benefits

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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