Lead Software Engineer - Platform

  • R5463
  • Belfast, United Kingdom

We are seeking an innovative, self-motivated Lead Software Engineer to join our  product team. You will bring your passion for software engineering and technical leadership and use this to help our customers close the security achievement gap. As one of our more senior members of the team, you will provide guidance and support helping other Engineers to broaden their skillset and challenge old ways of thinking. 

About the team:

Rapid7’s Insight Platform boasts industry-leading vulnerability management, application security, cloud security, threat detection, incident response, and security automation products.

About the role:

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will be working on a high impact and cross-functional team, creating end-to-end security solutions that drive customer success. In this role, you will not only develop new platform offerings, but will also have the opportunity to interact with our customers in real time. 

Outside of your team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the broader Rapid7 engineering community, driving platform best practices and knowledge sharing, whilst also working on and contributing to open source tools and projects. 

In this role you will:

  • Be passionate about the development of others, always be ready to learn, and motivated to teach. 

  • Be hands-on in the design, build, maintenance, and release of our platform offerings.

  • Design, build and manage systems ingesting and querying data volumes in excess of millions of requests per second.

  • Be an advocate for upcoming features, across the organization, and with customers, we expect our engineers to be first class stakeholders in all parts of the development process.

  • Work with balanced teams which have embedded Product Designers and Product Managers.

The skills you’ll bring include: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong, creative problem solving ability.

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering complex solutions to customers.

  • Attitude to thrive in a high-growth, evolving environment

  • Ability to partner with others and drive toward solutions

  • A drive for continuous delivery.

  • High proficiency with one of Java, Go, C#, Python.

  • A good understanding of container orchestration platforms including K8s.

  • Relevant experience with SaaS platforms and public cloud platforms (AWS, GCP and Azure).

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. That’s because these teams reflect a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy - apply today.

About Rapid7


Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) helps organizations across the globe protect what matters most so innovation can thrive in an increasingly connected world. Our comprehensive technology, services, and community-focused research simplify the complex for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, be in 10 places at once, and shut down attacks. We’re on a mission to make security solutions easier to use and access so we can bring safety and resilience to more people.

With more than 10,000 customers across 140+ countries, Rapid7 is a leader in cybersecurity that has earned numerous industry accolades and recognition for our technology and culture.

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