People Strategist

Boston, MA


Boston, MA


People Strategy

  • Company Description

    Rapid7 is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 7,400 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at

    The Opportunity

    A role at Rapid7 is not just another job opportunity. It is a chance to work in a fast paced company where employees are empowered to make impact everyday, contribute back to our culture and take their career to the next level.

    The People Strategy team is, at its core, obsessed with bringing out the best in our people to achieve transformational growth within themselves and for Rapid7 because we believe that our people are the lifeblood of our company and central to achieving our mission. We do this through a People Strategy partnership model that, at its core, starts with a deep understanding of our business, our culture  and our people.

    We are looking for a creative, growth minded, collaborative, and people focused individual to join our People Strategy team. You will help us implement and improve people programs with a shared goal of creating incredible experiences for our people,  while supporting our growth and the achievement of Rapid7's business goals.

    Essential Responsibilities

    The People Strategist reports to the Director, People Strategy (North America). They will partner with managers and teams  to tackle day to day people issues, performance management and talent development programs. It's not just what you are contributing that's important to our people - it's HOW you do it.  

    The ideal candidate will be laser focused on understanding the business priorities, our culture and our people challenges as we scale.  They will work to build solutions that will enable our employees to have the most productive and satisfying work experiences of their careers. You will be the people expert, working closely with leaders as they work on growing and developing their teams.

    Job Requirements

    • You will be the primary people strategy point of contact to the teams you support.  

    • You are passionate about understanding and optimizing the day to day experience of our people,  and are their to help guide our employees through their journey

    • You will partner with managers  to proactively diagnose and communicate trends around people and team issues (ie engagement, retention, collaboration) and support the development of solutions to address them

    • You will act as a coach and partner to managers to strengthen and support their skills in performance coaching, handling difficult conversations, get well plans and employee relations challenges (in compliance with local laws).

    • You'll partner with People Strategy leadership team to drive the execution of the employee lifecycle -  including performance management, merit and bonus planning, promotions and internal transfers and exits/terminations.  

    • You'll deliver with a consistent focus on building a high-performing culture of growth and development through effective leadership, communication and feedback

    • You'll collaborate with the People Development team to help support and monitor the translation of classroom and other learnings to on the job application

    • Working with the with People Strategy team and business leaders, you'll ensure that employee initiatives are in line with and reinforce our company's culture and core values

    • You'll contribute to building and improving upon existing People Strategy data analysis to ensure the effective utilization of metrics to understand and solve business issues


    • 3+ years of professional work experience in HR,  Organizational Development, Talent Consulting or a related field

    • Bachelors of Arts or Science required

    • A delicate balance of business acumen, empathy, relationship building, and courageous dialogue with unquestionable integrity

    • A natural problem solver

    • A natural influencer. People are comfortable around you, want to follow your lead and hear your perspective

    • Experience coaching managers, managing challenging team dynamics and building alignment through effective communication

    • Approaches challenges with a learning mindset - you are not afraid to try something different and learn from your mistakes

    • Is proactive, self-motivated and has a strong work ethic

    • Has an amazing attitude – personable, approachable, and always eager to help

    • You are an amazing communicator, able to effectively work with discretion and sensitivity across all levels of the business

    • Handles ambiguity well – actually thrives in it

    • People love working with you because you:

      • You don't just enjoying being in “HR” because you “love people.”  You value the difference your role can make in the experience people have at work.

      • Avoid drama like the plague

      • You provide insight and support without solving their problems for them

      • You are collaborative, warm, and instill a sense of support