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Security Operations Engineer

| Austin

As a Security Operations Engineer, you will play an essential role in our Rapid7 SecOps Consulting Division. This role will be responsible for the oversight of applicable tools, applications and servers that are critical to enabling service delivery. The right candidate will be comfortable working with teams of security professionals to solve complex infrastructure, lab and process challenges while enabling our SecOps Consulting Services consultants with tools, infrastructure and unique solutions to fulfil our client and industry engagement needs.

We are a team of ethical hackers for hire, this role will help support all of our activities – from infrastructure to exploits, you will have our back.


  • Successfully deploy, maintain and support physical and virtual systems in support of consulting practice.

  • Securely administer various Windows and Linux servers to support the needs of the business.

  • Ensure that all systems, software and deployment processes are documented and maintained for accuracy.

  • Partner effectively with the Rapid7 Information Technology and Information Security teams to align to corporate standards and continue Consulting expansion.

  • Ability to project manage tasks associated with multiple and sometimes disparate team members to meet deadlines

  • Highlight and communicate opportunities for growth, efficiency and optimization.

  • Work with team to design, develop and maintain a wide variety of infrastructure and code.



  • 3+ years of relevant Linux administration experience.

  • 3+ years of relevant Windows Server experience.

  • Strong hands-on experience with at least one infrastructure configuration management platform - e.g.: AWS OpsWorks, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible

  • Hands-on experience in varied infrastructure/cloud environments such as AWS, VMware vSphere ESXi, physical colocation

  • Hands-on experience with security testing tools such as Metasploit, hashcat, etc.

  • Hands-on experience managing and configuring firewalls, switches, routers, and other networking infrastructure.

  • Experience with interpreted and compiled languages (Python, Ruby, PowerShell, Java, JS) and their deployment to production systems.

  • Experience in building and maintaining cloud infrastructure services in a secure manner.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • The ability to identify and automate routine day to day tasks.

  • Hands-on experience creating build scripts and/or deployment pipelines

  • Expertise in the design and automation of software builds and deployments

  • A solid understanding of analyzing system performance to tune and build systems.

  • A solid understanding of Network protocols such as DHCP, DNS, NFS, SSH, SSL.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to project manage tasks associated with multiple and sometimes disparate team members to meet deadlines

  • Highlight and communicate opportunities for growth, efficiency and optimization

  • Understand business problems and translate them to a technical audience

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

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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!


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Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
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
Stocked Kitchen
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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