Senior Software Engineer at Rapid7

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Many Rapid7 customers rely on Metasploit Pro to keep their businesses and clients safe by revealing viable attack surfaces and current security posturing. We’re looking for a Metasploit senior software engineer to join our ranks! As a Metasploit engineer, you’ll be a part of a team dedicated to moving Metasploit Pro forward, and you’ll also have the opportunity to work on the world’s most popular (and open-source) exploitation framework: Metasploit Framework!


Opportunities working with Metasploit

As a member of our cross-functional team working on Metasploit Pro, your contributions will be instrumental to the team’s (and our customers’) success. You will participate in planning discussions, guide more junior developers, and offer your thoughts on ways we might improve both product and process.

You’ll also have some involvement with Metasploit Framework and the Rapid7 teams and worldwide community who contribute to it. This includes unique opportunities to connect with the Metasploit (and security, at-large) community, including annual events like the Metasploit Community CTF, contributor hackathon, and Open Source Security Meetup.

Desirable Soft Skills

Willingness to learn and dig into code. Not everything is spelled out, but everything is discoverable.

Ability to learn and evaluate new technologies quickly. You’re comfortable with experimentation and uncertainty.

Ability to work asynchronously and directly with co-workers from around the world.

Capacity to keep yourself accountable and assume positive intent in the actions of others.

Desire to focus on outcomes (not just “checking the boxes”) and ability to see things from the user’s point-of-view.

Interest in hacking and hacker culture is a plus. You are curious about how things work and willing to figure it out.

Desirable Technical Skills

Some Ruby and Ruby on Rails experience desired. You have used Ruby and have some understanding of the Rails framework. Experience with other languages, such as C, C++, assembly, and JavaScript, is a plus. You'll learn a lot on the job.

Conversant in distributed project development. You can review, merge, and rebase with aplomb.

Well versed in dependency management and its best practices.

Understanding of how the Internet works, routing, and infrastructure. Interest in modern networking and deployment tooling, such as Kubernetes, AWS, Vagrant, and Docker are a plus.

Experience with Metasploit Framework is a plus. You understand what it’s for, how to use it, and have opinions on how to make it better.

Have you contributed to open source projects? Written purpose-built tools that made your life easier? Show us what you’re passionate about, where your curiosity lies, and how you’ve tried to pull things together to solve problems for yourself and others!

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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.
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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