DevOps Engineer

Northern Ireland - Belfast

Location(s)

Northern Ireland - Belfast

Team(s)

Product & Engineering


DevOps Engineer

Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) helps organizations across the globe protect what matters most so innovation can thrive in an increasingly connected world. Our comprehensive technology, services, and community-focused research simplify the complex for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, be in 10 places at once, and shut down attacks. We're on a mission to make security solutions easier to use and access so we can bring safety and resilience to more people.

With more than 10,000 customers across 140+ countries, Rapid7 is a leader in cybersecurity that has earned numerous industry accolades and recognition for our technology and culture.

Job Overview

The Labs team, part of Rapid7's Security Sciences practice, is composed of both engineers and security researchers. Our engineering team's overall goal is to build world-class research and security data platforms to power security research and integrations with customer-facing products. In this role, you will be part of a small team responsible for Project Sonar, Project Doppler, Heisenberg and other initiatives to sustain and develop Rapid7's research capabilities. As a member of the Labs team, you will work side-by-side with fellow engineers developing these capabilities and security researchers using our data to produce novel research for our customers and the broader security community.  The team member will get to work with the following technologies: 

  • Kubernetes / EKS 

  • DataDog 

  • Terraform

  • Python & Django

  • AWS services like S3, EC2, IAM, ECR, etc. 

  • Airflow 

  • EMR, Glue, and Spark

  • React 

  • Jenkins & Spinnaker 

  • RDS (postgresql) 

Core Skills

Applicants should be familiar with and/or ready to learn and develop their skills with the following technologies and engineering areas:

  • 0-2 years of relevant experience in a full-time or internship environment 

  • Excellent communication skills, namely interpersonal communications and technical writing.

  • Some understanding of or experience with one or more sustainable, industry standard languages such as Go, Python, Java, C# or Ruby. 

  • Familiarity with agile software development principles (high test coverage, CI/CD, etc.)

  • A general understanding of common internet protocols and the cybersecurity implications therein would be extremely helpful. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor, and improve Rapid7 Labs' core projects including Project Sonar, Project Doppler, Heisenberg, and the RESTful APIs that back them. TL;DR these projects focus on internet telemetry, external attack surface management, and tools to track attacker trends in the wild. 

  • Contribute to the evolution of Rapid7's overall telemetry research effort in order to develop richer Doppler capabilities.

  • Work with the Lead Software Engineer to develop a long-term vision and strategy for continued improvements to Doppler along with other core projects.

Bring You

Neither specific job titles nor advanced degrees are required for this position, but relevant prior experience and demonstrable expertise in networking, operations, and development will be highly valued in this engineering position. While the successful candidate will maintain, refine, and enhance Rapid7's existing and future presentation layer for internet telemetry, this person will not be operating in a vacuum, and will be expected to participate in a highly collaborative environment of experts in various specialized fields.

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