Lead Security Architect - Infrastructure Security

US - MA - Boston


US - MA - Boston, US - CA - Los Angeles, US - TX - Austin, Northern Ireland - Belfast, US - VA - Arlington


Information Security

Lead Security Architect - Infrastructure Security

What if security was an opportunity and not an obstacle? What if it wasn't a clunky afterthought, or a cumbersome requirement preventing you from doing the things you really want to do? What if you could securely advance your business with clarity and confidence? We like the sound of that, too! At Rapid7, we believe in simplifying the complex through shared visibility, analytics, and automation that unite teams around challenges and successes of cybersecurity. Our products and services empower over 9,100 customers across more than 120 countries to seamlessly build security into the heart of their organizations.

Our joint success with our customers is built on their trust in us to protect their data from compromise. We can do this only if we scale our security program by embedding secure design principles throughout our development lifecycle. That's why we're looking for a Lead Security Architect to join our Security Engineering team. This role will bolster a secure design culture across the company while driving secure design processes that focus on securing the infrastructure layer of our products, services, and corporate IT environment. This role will partner closely with our Platform Delivery (DevOps), Software Engineering, InfoSec, and IT teams to achieve our secure design program goals.

So, ask yourself this: are you passionate about building scalable, reliable, and secure systems? Do you thrive when you're able to drive impact by combining your unique skills and perspective with those of a cross-functional team? Do you strive to use influence and consensus, instead of authority, to achieve shared goals? If you've been answering “yes” to these questions, then read on! You could be just the person we're looking for. 


What you'll do

  • Build and sustain secure design and architecture processes that support organizational goals and strategy 

  • Collaborate with our partner teams to co-create security standards for infrastructure systems and architectures, encompassing cloud, endpoint, and network infrastructure

  • Implement secure design processes and tools with a focus on self-serviceability, automation, and shifting left in our project and system development life cycles

  • Lead holistic security assessments that include threat modeling and security standards maturity assessments

  • Help partner teams create and maintain threat models for their systems and environments

  • Educate and empower partner teams to use secure design principles, processes, and tools

  • Mentor teammates and stakeholders about security best practices, systems engineering/architecture, collaborative problem solving, and technical leadership 

What you'll bring

  • Experience implementing secure design and security architecture processes and tools

  • Experience with threat modeling frameworks such as STRIDE and tools such as ThreatDragon, pytm, ThreatSpec, Threagile, etc.

  • Experience in software development, especially by using web APIs and languages such as Python, Go, Java, JavaScript, Rust and/or Bash

  • Experience securing or attacking Windows, Mac, Linux, AWS, GCP, and/or Azure

  • Experience with Kubernetes and container-based environments

  • Experience implementing secure network configurations and designs by utilizing access control lists (ACLs), subnets, VLANs, firewalls, etc.

  • Solid time management & prioritization skills with a strong ability to plan, prioritize, and execute projects in coordination with other teams

  • Proficiency communicating to technical & non-technical audiences with a positive, collaborative, and enablement-focused attitude

  • Eagerness to challenge conventional approaches to solving problems

  • Insatiable curiosity & desire to learn new technology and security concepts spanning cloud, endpoint, and network infrastructure

Preferred locations

  • Arlington, VA; Boston, MA; Austin, TX; Belfast, UK; Los Angeles, CA; Remote

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Here at Rapid7, we fundamentally believe that every person deserves an equal opportunity to build an exceptional career! We embrace our similarities, celebrate our differences and strongly believe that EVERYONE has the right to be treated with respect and dignity. We have a ZERO tolerance policy for discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. More importantly though, we just fundamentally believe it's the right way to build a business and healthy community. We pride ourselves on our unique culture and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion--it is the stitch that holds the fabric of our culture together!