Lead Security Architect - Infrastructure Security at Rapid7

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Lead Security Architect - Infrastructure Security

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 more than 120 countries to seamlessly build security into the heart of their organizations.

Our joint success with our customers is built on their trust in us to protect their data from compromise. We can do this only if we scale our security program by embedding secure design principles throughout our development lifecycle. That’s why we’re looking for a Lead Security Architect to join our Security Engineering team. This role will bolster a secure design culture across the company while driving secure design processes that focus on securing the infrastructure layer of our products, services, and corporate IT environment. This role will partner closely with our Platform Delivery (DevOps), Software Engineering, InfoSec, and IT teams to achieve our secure design program goals.

So, ask yourself this: are you passionate about building scalable, reliable, and secure systems? Do you thrive when you're able to drive impact by combining your unique skills and perspective with those of a cross-functional team? Do you strive to use influence and consensus, instead of authority, to achieve shared goals? If you've been answering “yes” to these questions, then read on! You could be just the person we're looking for. 


What you’ll do

  • Build and sustain secure design and architecture processes that support organizational goals and strategy 

  • Collaborate with our partner teams to co-create security standards for infrastructure systems and architectures, encompassing cloud, endpoint, and network infrastructure

  • Implement secure design processes and tools with a focus on self-serviceability, automation, and shifting left in our project and system development life cycles

  • Lead holistic security assessments that include threat modeling and security standards maturity assessments

  • Help partner teams create and maintain threat models for their systems and environments

  • Educate and empower partner teams to use secure design principles, processes, and tools

  • Mentor teammates and stakeholders about security best practices, systems engineering/architecture, collaborative problem solving, and technical leadership 

What you’ll bring

  • Experience implementing secure design and security architecture processes and tools

  • Experience with threat modeling frameworks such as STRIDE and tools such as ThreatDragon, pytm, ThreatSpec, Threagile, etc.

  • Experience in software development, especially by using web APIs and languages such as Python, Go, Java, JavaScript, Rust and/or Bash

  • Experience securing or attacking Windows, Mac, Linux, AWS, GCP, and/or Azure

  • Experience with Kubernetes and container-based environments

  • Experience implementing secure network configurations and designs by utilizing access control lists (ACLs), subnets, VLANs, firewalls, etc.

  • Solid time management & prioritization skills with a strong ability to plan, prioritize, and execute projects in coordination with other teams

  • Proficiency communicating to technical & non-technical audiences with a positive, collaborative, and enablement-focused attitude

  • Eagerness to challenge conventional approaches to solving problems

  • Insatiable curiosity & desire to learn new technology and security concepts spanning cloud, endpoint, and network infrastructure

Preferred locations

  • Arlington, VA; Boston, MA; Austin, TX; Belfast, UK; Los Angeles, CA; Remote

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Here at Rapid7, we fundamentally believe that every person deserves an equal opportunity to build an exceptional career! We embrace our similarities, celebrate our differences and strongly believe that EVERYONE has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. We have a ZERO tolerance policy for discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. More importantly though, we just fundamentally believe it’s the right way to build a business and healthy community. We pride ourselves on our unique culture and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion--it is the stitch that holds the fabric of our culture together!

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Rapid7 is conveniently located in downtown Austin, with plenty of restaurants, bars, and public transport close by.

An Insider's view of Rapid7

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It has all the perks of a startup but well structured, goal driven, and supported growth as an employee from start to finish. Several places to relax or wind down after a call, and working in one of the most iconic buildings downtown. Welcome to the Austin office!


Customer Success Representative

What are some things you learned at the company?

It’s not just the customer who benefits from the culture of compassion. Internally, Rapid7 employees look out for each other and work together to solve problems. Oftentimes, this ends up helping all parties.


Senior Manager, Customer Success Management

What are Rapid7 Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
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
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.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
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.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
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
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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