Lead Software Engineer - Endpoint

Canada - Toronto


Canada - Toronto


Product & Engineering

The Opportunity

Rapid7's Platform Engineering practice is seeking a Principal Engineer to build and lead a new software team dedicated to enhancing our XDR capability, focusing on the endpoint.  As a Lead Engineer of this team, you are the technical leader. You'll guide a team of software engineers to kickstart new ideas and capabilities as well as collaborate with other teams on enhancing our technologies and capabilities. 

This is a great opportunity for someone who is adaptable and embraces a variety of challenges.  As a part of a new team, you'll work on building this new functionality from scratch. You will build up a set of skills and experiences in both on premise software and cloud software development.

Rapid7's Platform Endpoint Engineering team is responsible for delivering the foundations for all of Rapid7's security products on our cloud-based Insight Platform. Our on-premise software and microservice architecture, built on top of cloud technologies including AWS and Kuberenetes, is designed to deliver a secure, reliable and resilient platform for both our customers to use and developers to build upon. We are focused on developing powerful experiences that enable our customers to move seamlessly between our portfolio of solutions to secure their environments with ease.

The Role

In this role, you are the technical leader, you will be working with a team of software engineers to build out new XDR capabilities.  You'll set the technical direction of our software and architecture through direct hands-on development.  And you'll help grow other software engineers through technical mentorship and guidance.

In this role, you will:

  • Design effective, scalable architectures on top of cloud technologies such as AWS and Kubernetes

  • Design high performance and reliable software that's deployed to millions of Windows, macOS and Linux machines.

  • Mentor other software engineers, including actively participating in peer code and architecture review

  • Participate in all parts of the development lifecycle from design to coding to deployment to maintenance and operations

  • Kickstart new ideas, build proof of concepts and jumpstart newly funded projects

  • Embed with other engineering teams on challenging initiatives and time sensitive projects

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.

  • Team members may be located throughout our North America, Belfast and Dublin locations

  • Our stack includes Java, Spring, React, Python, Golang and AWS services maintained via Terraform. While past experience in our stack helps, the team enjoys new engineers looking to learn outside their comfort zone as well as those eager to mentor future team members.

Qualifications and traits:

  • A demonstrable passion for the craft of software development, including active or recent Java, Python, React or similar experience

  • Extensive knowledge of microservice architectures built on top of public cloud computing such as AWS

  • Experience working with software deployment and installation on Windows, macOS or Linux

  • Flexible attitude and willingness to frequently move between different teams, software architectures and objectives

  • Desire to collaborate with our other product teams to think strategically about how to solve problems

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience