Senior Data Scientist

US - MA - Boston


US - MA - Boston, US - FL - Tampa, US - TX - Austin


Job Overview

Rapid7 is a leading provider of security data and analytics solutions that enable organizations to implement an active, analytics-driven approach to cyber security. We combine our extensive experience in security data and analytics and deep insight into attacker behaviors and techniques to make sense of the wealth of data available to organizations about their IT environments and users. Our solutions empower organizations to prevent attacks by providing visibility into vulnerabilities and to rapidly detect compromises, respond to breaches, and correct the underlying causes of attacks. Rapid7 is trusted by more than 9700+ organizations across 125 countries, including 52% of the Fortune 100. To learn more about Rapid7 or get involved in our threat research, visit

The Opportunity

As a Sr. Data scientist, you will provide cutting-edge algorithms, visualizations, and expert insight for business challenges throughout the organization. You'll partner with business stakeholders to define problems and develop models that impact our growth across all markets and products.You will partner cross-functionally across Finance, Sales, Business Ops, Practices, and Marketing  as well as senior leadership. 

The ideal candidate will be an inquisitive learner with a passion for data science who can collaborate with stakeholders across functional areas while aligning to corporate objectives.  This role requires a mixture of business acumen and technical expertise, along with an ability to build strong partnerships with business partners.  You will take a leadership role in coaching and enabling your peers. Success in the role will require a self-starter with a passion for collaborating with others to solve problems.

In this role you will:

  • Partner with various business teams such as; Marketing, Finance, Customer Success, Sales etc.  to deliver impactful data science solutions

  • Manage stakeholders through the  lifecycle of a data science projects from ideation to action

  • Identify areas to evolve and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing data artifacts.

  • Collaborate with members of the Data Analytics Team to help drive data science strategy and analytics adoption across the organization

  • Deliver a range of custom data science projects that may include forecasting, customer propensity modeling causal inference; customer lifetime value; share of wallet etc.

  • Provide clear visualizations and present analyses to executive-level stakeholders, using Business Intelligence tools and predictive analytics to drive key decisions

  • Participate in ad hoc projects around strategic initiatives

In return you will bring:

  • Exceptional ability framing data science solutions for business questions 

  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Business, Economics, or related discipline required, MS Preferred

  • At least 3 years work experience in data science applications

  • Strong proficiency with SQL and proficiency in either  R, Python, and/or SAS

  • Experience building predictive models

  • Strong business acumen and communication skills, ability to translate complex modeling into explainable business recommendations

  • Fast learner with high attention to detail 

  • Top-notch work ethic and ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment