Principal Software Engineer - Platform

  • R5463
  • Belfast, United Kingdom

Rarely does an opportunity come to market that will allow a candidate to have such an influential role in the strategic direction of an organization like Rapid7. There will be many challenges such as designing a system to scale to 500+ integrations for 10k+ users, ingesting quantities of data currently uncharted, while creating an enterprise level data and api ecosystem with resilience and extensibility. This is a very high impact, high growth role and one of the most exciting engineering opportunities at Rapid7.

About the Team

Rapid7’s Platform Services team is responsible for delivering the foundations for all of Rapid7’s endpoint products on the cloud-based Insight Platform. Our microservice architecture is designed to deliver a secure, reliable and resilient platform for both our Customers to use and for our endpoint products to build on. We are focussed on helping our customers seamlessly manage their security solutions as effectively and efficiently as possible, and helping products secure and deliver experiences.

About the Role

We are seeking an innovative, self-motivated Principal Engineer who will be responsible for the technical leadership of an industry leading solution to unify our customer's security data. This solution will provide cutting edge insights into their security posture, and help them protect an ever growing attack surface. This person will challenge convention and open new paths with foresight, consideration, and positivity.

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 an API tier commensurate with the expectations of powering the next generation of Rapid7 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 organisation, 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.

  • Expert level experience with one of Java, Go, C#.

  • A deep understanding of container orchestration platforms including K8s.

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

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with any of the following

    • GraphQL

    • FoundationDB

    • Trino/Presto data-mesh.

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.

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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