Manager, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
Prague, Czechia
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Software Engineering Manager

    We are expanding our Global footprint into Prague and as we build out our Product & Engineering teams, we are looking for an experienced Software Engineering Manager. You will lead a team of software engineers, set the prioritization and direction for your team and be passionate about helping them grow and develop through mentorship and coaching. This is an exciting opportunity to be one of the first hires for Rapid7 in Prague supporting our growth strategy in a culture that supports trying new approaches and continuous learning.

    About the Team

    Our Product and Engineering team works with our award-winning products to help us create a single experience to help customers assess risk, detect threats and automate their security programs at over 10,000 organizations. These teams use best-in-class technology, leading-edge research, and broad, strategic expertise to develop new products and features, and enhance existing features, in order to create value for customers across the world.

    The stakes for creating a safer digital world are greater than ever. At Rapid7 we believe it’s our responsibility to show up every day and give our best for our customers and the entire security community. Our global engineering teams are at the centre of this mission and are dedicated to building a complete suite of industry-leading products which provide a cohesive platform for our customers. Our range of solutions spans vulnerability management, detection, automation, cloud security, and penetration testing; in order to build these products our teams work with an array of technologies including Java, Python, AWS and Go, just to name a few.

    Join our engineering team to help us build and innovate great products on our Insight platform using the latest technologies to make the world a safer digital space.

    About the Role

    As a Software Engineering Manager you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations. First and foremost, you will coach and grow the individuals on your team so they feel supported and engaged.

    You will also be responsible for keeping track of the projects the teams are working on, facilitating cross-team discussions when necessary and deciding on the future direction of the team (what projects they will focus on next). You will collaborate with UX, Product and other development teams to deliver best-in-class solutions for our customers.

    In this role, you will:

  • Directly manage a team of Software Engineers, coaching and mentoring team members, including scoping work and prioritising tasks

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

  • Manage projects and socialising progress across engineering teams and leadership

  • Keep a keen eye on quality, and continue to drive improvements to testing, monitoring and alerting

  • Work cross functionally with PM, UX and Engineering to address specific customer pain points and to think strategically about the future direction of the product

  • Work closely with other managers and teams across the InsightVM product to align efforts and initiatives

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

  • Work closely with other managers and teams across the InsightVM product to align efforts and initiatives

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering as an Senior Engineer, Technical Lead or a Technical Manager, with at least 3+ years of experience in a hands-on managerial role.

  • Previous experience in managing engaged and high performing software engineering teams with a track record in developing and mentoring software engineers at all levels

  • Experience with shipping high-quality endpoint software. Multi-OS software is an Advantage.

  • A demonstrable passion for all things software engineering with a solid understanding of the software development lifecycle and the ability to read code

  • Strong design and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated passion for engineering excellence, quality, security, and performance. Security landscape is an Advantage.

  • Experience working with remote teams and individuals while ensuring agility and velocity.

  • Ability to communicate and articulate crisply at all levels from executive staff to engineers.

  • A customer centric approach with the ability to drive that throughout your teams, understanding the customers needs and drivers and putting the customer at the forefront of all decision making

  • Strong cross-functional skills, with the ability and desire to build relationships with other teams including Product Management, UX and engineering teams to achieve broader company objectives

  • Experience with managing multiple, high-impact projects

  • Capable of managing through high-intensity situations when they arise

Preferred Requirements:

  • Exposure to/experience with cybersecurity products.

  • Demonstrated track record of hiring strong engineers.

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. Teams reflecting a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy - apply today.

About Rapid7

At Rapid7, we are on a mission to create a secure digital world for our customers, our industry, and our communities. We do this by embracing tenacity, passion, and collaboration to challenge what’s possible and drive extraordinary impact.

Here, we’re building a dynamic workplace where everyone can have the career experience of a lifetime. We challenge ourselves to grow to our full potential. We learn from our missteps and celebrate our victories. We come to work every day to push boundaries in cybersecurity and keep our 10,000 global customers ahead of whatever’s next.

Join us and bring your unique experiences and perspectives to tackle some of the world’s biggest security challenges.