Senior DevOps Engineer

  • R5480
  • MA, United States
  • Arlington, VA, United States

Senior DevOp Engineer

About the team

The Managed Services Engineering team is responsible for developing and maintaining the applications, tools,  and services the service delivery teams use for our Managed Detection & Response, Vulnerability Management, Application Security, and Incident Response.  

Our applications are built using an agile software development approach with an emphasis on implementing DevOps best practices.  Cloud infrastructure is built on AWS using many of its popular services such as ECS, API Gateway, Load Balancing, EC2, SQS, SNS, Event Bridge, IAM, RDS, etc, with the architecture provisioned and updated using Terraform.  Application and service back-ends are primarily written in Python (Django, Django Rest Framework, Flask) with front-ends learning heavily on Javascript ES6 and React.

About the Role

Rapid7 is looking for security practitioners with engineering chops (or engineers with security chops) to support Rapid7's 24x7 Managed Services and Incident Response (IR) teams. We are looking for people who thrive off delivering practical solutions for the problems of today, iterating on existing solutions, and proactively prototyping to head off the security problems of tomorrow. This team is a true force multiplier for front-line security practitioners, unveiling new capabilities and automating any repetitive actions to dramatically enhance their quality of life and optimize their actions. Success in this role will require solid communication skills and an unwavering sense of self-accountability.

In this role, you will:

  • Plan, build, deploy, maintain, and monitor highly available  services and tools the Managed Services team uses for service delivery.

  • Meet with Stakeholders Program Management teams  to gather requirements and define / scope solutions to feature requests.

  • Work cross-functionally with other product engineering teams

The skills you’ll bring should include:

Must be familiar with or driven to learn how to build and deploy software as services on cloud infrastructure. 


  • Jira, Confluence, and Agile methodologies


  • Microservice architectures, Legacy Codebases, Django, React, Fast API, Flask

  • Cloud Architecture - AWS (ECS, S3, IAM, API Gateway, SQS, SNS, Event Bridge, etc)

  • API-first, scripts/CLI tools, web applications

  • Data Relevance: Tools and Services to enable self service of Analysts

Deployed at a high cadence (DevOps):

  • CI/CD: Github -> Jenkins (Chef, Saltstack, Ansible, Puppet experience also works)

  • IAC: Terraform

Tested Practically: 

  • Programmatic: unit tests, integration tests, linting

  • Functional: In test environments using Docker

  • Live: Log monitoring, alarms (datadog, etc), & rotating on-call

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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