Lead DevOps Engineer

Ireland - Dublin


Ireland - Dublin


Product & Engineering

At Rapid7, we're building a security analytics platform to help customers easily find, manage and reduce risk. We seek a highly motivated technical leader to help ensure our platform is secure, reliable and available for thousands of customers that rely on it every day.

Are you a problem solver, passionate about eliminating manual toil through automation and tools development? Does operating, maintaining, upgrading, scaling and monitoring a system that processes billions of daily events in the cloud excites you? Are you ready to partner with multiple teams across a global organization to build a modern, scalable infrastructure? Are you a developer at heart but possess a wide range of skills across networking, Linux sysadmin, configuration management, data streaming, clustered datastores, cloud services and deployment technologies? Do you enjoy leading people but are happiest getting into the weeds to make a difference?

The Platform Delivery team is a high-profile group supporting all Rapid7 products from development tooling to cloud infrastructure management and cloud operations. We work directly with developers to maximize and ensure the performance and uptime of our SaaS products. We strive to maintain a DevOps culture, empowering development while promoting security and reliability. We are a global team with a local focus working alongside our IDR, insightOPS and LogSearch teams to bring the next generation of security solutions to our customers. 


  • Engage with engineering teams to improve the lifecycle of services on our platform - from design to deployment to operations, monitoring, security, upgrade and maintenance

  • Optimize our SaaS platform for performance, scalability, reliability and cost-effectiveness 

  • Monitor and scale distributed services in AWS, clustered datastores such as Cassandra and event streaming platforms like Kafka

  • Participate in sustainable on-call incident response followed by blameless postmortems 

  • Automate infrastructure through Terraform or CloudFormation, Jenkins, Chef, Ansible and Docker/Kubernetes

  • Participate in the development of platform services to support the development community

  • Mentor junior members of the team


  • 5+ years of experience scaling SaaS services and infrastructure

  • Advanced networking and linux system administration skills

  • Goal-driven, positive attitude with strong communication skills 

  • Proficient in AWS services, including EC2, RDS, EMR, VPC networking, S3, MSK etc. 

  • Comfortable with one or more of the following - languages: Python, Ruby, Javascript, Java, Bash 

  • Working knowledge with one or more of the following - Terraform, CloudFormation, Jenkins, Artifactory, Chef, Ansible, Puppet

  • Passionate about developer experiences and making things happen

  • Never done mentality