Senior Backend Java Engineer

US - TX - Austin


US - TX - Austin


Product & Engineering

Senior Backend Java Engineer - VRM

Defending the digital world

As cybercriminals become more sophisticated, we need to provide simple, yet powerful solutions to help our customers defend their digital environments. Are you up for the challenge?

Job Overview:

Join the SecOps software revolution at Rapid7, building amazing user experiences with the latest technologies. As a member of the InsightVM team in Austin, Texas you will help us build the next generation vulnerability management solution. We are looking for the brightest and most passionate software engineers to lead the charge as we continue to revolutionise and innovate the information security industry. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver with passion and hunger to make an impact.

Who We Are

Rapid7 helps organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behaviour, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 9,000 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognised leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture.

Job Requirements:

  • Build scalable services to ingest security and network data. 

  • Bring all your creativity and engineering skills to have our customers not just use our products, but also to love them and redefine the way they think about security.

  • Collaborate with UX experts, product management and the rest of a very energetic, diverse and passionate organisation to build the best experience possible for our customers in an agile environment utilising cutting-edge technologies.

The Tools:

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

  • Experience in Object-Oriented programming with Java or similar language

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

  • Understanding of RESTful APIs, GraphQL a plus

  • 4+ years of experience in a professional software engineering organization

  • Participate in all facets of the SDLC (from the initial concept to the final release)

  • Review code and technical documents

  • Contribute to our quality focused environment with new unit & functional tests

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience with Relational and/or NoSql databases a plus

  • Experience with cloud providers and microservices development are strong plusses


  • Yearly budget for additional education/development

  • Book club, lunch and learns and a culture of continual learning

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off policy (that you can actually use)

  • Yearly company sponsored community service opportunities

  • Brand new modern office space with stand up desks

  • Snacks, drinks, and occasional lunches and happy hours

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!