Lead Software Engineer - Velociraptor

  • R5881
  • Boston, MA, United States

Lead Software Engineer - Velociraptor team


We are seeking an innovative, self-motivated Lead Software Engineer to join our Velociraptor 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


This role is in the Velociraptor team. Velociraptor is a leading open source endpoint visibility tool (https://docs.velociraptor.app). The team engages with the open source community, researching and innovating novel solutions in DFIR and information security. The team also works with Rapid7’s wider Insight Platform that 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 engaging with the Velociraptor open source community, shaping future direction and design in maintaining this popular open source project. A large part of the role is advocacy and knowledge sharing with external partners, such as conferences, blog posts etc. 

In this role, you will also have the opportunity to interact with and support our customers in real time, in their use of Velociraptor. Feeding feedback back into development of the open source tool.

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.

  • Lead and support the Velociraptor open source community, as well our Rapid7 Cloud Development on future enhancements and integration. 

 

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 Golang for low level systems programming. Some familiarity with React/JS/HTML/CSS would help.

  • Experience contributing to open source communities on GitHub or similar platforms. 

 

At Rapid7, we know that the best ideas and solutions come from diverse teams who represent a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel you meet most of the core requirements to do the job, please don’t be shy - apply today.

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. Teams reflecting 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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