Systems Administrator

| Greater Boston Area
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Compelled to comment when you see something wrong? Lose sleep if a system isn’t set up exactly the way you want it to be set up? We are looking for a person that can bring new solutions to old problems, who understands that technology is meant to empower people. The work will be dynamic in a company that is growing. You will be part of a community which is fanatical about security and on a mission to make an impact in the global technology ecosystem.

What we bring to the table:

  • Awesome company culture

  • Dynamic people and environment

  • Focus on people experience

  • Not afraid to try things (disciplined risk taking)

  • Mindset of continuous evolution


  • Know how to tweak systems to make things run smoothly, it’s your thing

  • Go crazy if you just fixed something you already fixed, in fact you don’t rest until you root out the issue

  • Are an information gatherer and can be a hub to coordinate people to get things done

  • Understand the importance of change control, and could setup your own CMS process if needed

  • Love to keep current with the latest technologies, especially things to make your life and work easier 

  • Can install new servers and rebuild existing ones either bare metal or VMs 

  • Always patch all the things, have scripted or automated this to make your life easier

  • Have a handle on storage systems, can configure them and maintain them (SAN, NAS, JBOD) 

  • Can develop strong documentation around systems and processes

  • Know how to setup effective monitoring and alerting, can follow a process to address events

  • See the value in, and perform RCAs and Post-Mortem write-ups as well as debriefs for shared learning

  • Enjoy learning new applications and systems, this is fun for you 

Our Ideal candidate has:

  • 2+ years experience with data center operations 

  • 2+ years experience in an ITIL based environment 

  • 2+ years patching systems, including using scripting and shell commands

  • Experience working with security ops processes and teams

  • Technical certifications in: Server Administration, Endpoint Management, Networking

  • Fundamental understanding of firewall/switch/router/Wifi configuration

  • Experience deploying and managing systems in hybrid cloud environments

  • Working knowledge of GSuite Administration and GSuite products

  • Has a College or University Diploma

  • Ability to travel to other office locations domestically and international 

We have ambitious goals and need people that are dynamic, desire to be part of something greater than they are, and are passionate about having secure technology. You have a chance to be part of a company that is changing how people think about IT and security. Your creativity will be highly valued and your nerdiness will seem normal. If you want a place where you can grow and make an impact, this is it.

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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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