Principal Software Engineer (Massachusetts)

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We are looking for a passionate Principal Software Engineer to join our growing engineering team. This person should bring deep curiosity about all areas of technology, as well as specific expertise in architecture, scaling systems, data integrity/lineage, distributed systems, and cloud technologies. This individual will play a foundational role in architecting and developing new innovative features of our cloud security management platform, as well as guiding and mentoring more junior developers.

 

Responsibilities

  • Drive all phases of the software development life cycle utilizing Agile Scrum methodology in the creation of innovative software products

  • Expand the Rapid7 InsightCloudSec distributed platform to support additional services/frameworks

  • Data is king! Design systems for highly concurrent collection and enrichment of mission critical data with a focus on resilience, consensus and showing our work. 

  • Help build a "better together" story for Rapid7’s industry leading line of products

  • Write thoughtful design documents and lead design reviews with a cross-functional group

  • Help lead research and development efforts to ensure continual innovation

  • Mentor junior developers and peers

  • Lead debugging, profiling, and testing strategies

  • Code, code, and more code!

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience as a software developer

  • Deep understanding of several languages, primarily Python.

  • Special interest in the areas of large scale data ingestion, enrichment, lineage and consensus.

  • Hands on experience with scalable systems and debugging large scale databases. Bonus if that experience is with MySQL.

  • Knowledge of public/private cloud computing technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, OpenStack and VMware

  • Knowledge of Docker / Container based technologies.

  • Self-motivated, collaborative, high-energy and diligent work ethic

  • Comfortable with working with customers when required.

  • Special interest in the areas of Identity Access Management (IAM) with regards to effective access, privilege escalation and the intersection of identity and networking risk analysis.

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Location

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!

Chris

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.

Becky

Senior Manager, Customer Success Management

What are Rapid7 Perks + Benefits

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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
Parking
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
Variable.
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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