Principal Software Engineer (Frontend)

US - VA - Arlington


US - VA - Arlington, US - CA - Los Angeles


Product & Engineering

The Opportunity

Rapid7's Cloud Security team is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to help drive the experience of the InsightCloudSec product forward. We take a customer centric approach to cloud security with clear and contextual insights into compliance, risk and exposure by bringing together data from all security dimensions -- configuration, runtime/behavior, vulnerabilities, IAM, etc. -- to help customers close the security achievement gap. We're at an exciting point in our growth where there's ample opportunities to make a big impact in scaling the people, process and technology in service of that mission. We welcome passion and expertise around great user experiences, simplifying the complex and delivering achievable value to our customers.

The Role

In this role, you'll help drive the next iteration of our product experience. You will work with a passionate group of engineers and UX designers to imagine and implement experiences that simplify the product capabilities and maximize the wealth of data the product collects. The product is beginning its next evolution and much of the technology underpinning the front end is being evolved. We need your help in making great choices and enabling a broader team.

In this role, you will

  • Work cross functionally with PM, UX and Engineering to address specific customer pain points and ideate on new concepts

  • Help lead our efforts to migrate our front-end architecture and applications from Angular and AngularJS to React

  • Kickstart new ideas, build proof of concepts and jumpstart new projects/initiatives

  • Help interview and onboard new engineers to the team

  • Mentor engineers on the team and help grow their skills, identify growth areas, set expectations and provide feedback

  • Take initiative to fix/maintain/upgrade older parts of our application stack to ensure backwards compatibility, graceful degradation throughout the lifecycle of these applications, continued cooperation with the backend API

Our Team

  • We focus on cross-functional team collaboration where engineers, product managers, and designers all work together to solve customer problems and build exciting features

  • We love new ideas and are eager to see what your experiences can bring to help influence our technical and product vision.

  • Our stack includes Angular, AngularJS, React, TypeScript, JavaScript, NodeJS, Python, Go, and AWS services

Qualifications & Traits

  • ​10+ years of professional software engineering or development experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience with ReactJS, including experience with React Hooks, and/or other comparable frameworks.

  • Experience with TypeScript/JavaScript, GraphQL/Apollo, Redux, Storybook, Webpack, styled-components is highly beneficial

  • Ability to work with JavaScript data types and structures (arrays, maps, sets, etc)

  • General knowledge of data algorithms and computational complexity

  • Understanding of RESTful APIs

  • Knowledge of CSS frameworks such as Sass or LESS

  • Experience with cloud providers and microservices development are strong plusses

  • Dedication, passion, and an eagerness to learn and improve

  • Strong communication skills

  • BS/MS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

Rapid7 (Nasdaq: RPD) is advancing security with visibility, analytics, and automation delivered through our Insight cloud. Our solutions simplify the complex, allowing security teams to work more effectively with IT and development to reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. Over 9,300 customers rely on Rapid7 technology, services, and research to improve security outcomes and securely advance their organization. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn.