Lead Engineer - D and R

Northern Ireland - Belfast


Northern Ireland - Belfast


Product & Engineering

Lead Software Engineer (IDR Event Sources)


Do you love solving complex problems with technology? Rapid7 is looking for Software Engineers to join our Belfast office. We are looking for accomplished engineers to help build our cloud based product portfolio with a proven track record of delivery. 

Our ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about developing cutting edge products and services in finding evil in some of the most complex and diverse systems in the world. 

Working on our SIEM product you will be building backend services capable of handling security events from a huge range of devices to help our customers identify suspicious activity. 


What you'll do:

  • Design and implement services to handle security event sources using Java, Spring, AWS etc

  • Build integrations with third party services to ingest security event data using RESTful API's , SQS, SNS etc

  • Show ability to self-start in a fast-paced environment 

  • On top of core Java platform you will find yourself involved with new and emerging technologies, solving problems that haven't been solved before

  • Contribute as a leader in a cross-functional scrum team in charge of delivering new features on a continuous basis using Agile methodologies, Core Java and Distributed System.

  • Ensure commitments are met throughout each iteration of work.  

  • Take personal responsibility for the success of the team.

  • Actively engage in overall quality engineering through Test Driven Development  and code reviews.

  • Help develop more junior staff


What you'll bring:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in agile software development ideally using Java 

  • Familiarity with AWS or other cloud hosting services

  • Have been in a previous role providing mentorship and oversight to other engineers with your team

  • Comfortable driving new concepts/technologies to peers and management

  • Passionate about technology and solving complex business problems

  • Wants to continuously evolve their technical knowledge

  • Configuration/deployment tools such as Maven and Docker

  • Has worked in Agile with CI/CD development pipelines

  • Experience with source control preferably GIT



  • Attractive Salary

  • Competitive Pension employer contribution

  • Company Shares plan

  • Generous holiday allowance

  • Flexible working and the option to work from home

  • Health insurance for you and your family

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Budget for additional education/development

  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity pay schemes

  • Healthy (and some unhealthy) snacks and drinks plus regular office breakfast and lunches

  • 50% off gym membership