Senior DevOps Engineer - Platform



Software Engineering
Belfast, UK
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

As a Senior DevOps Engineer in the Platform Delivery Security team you'll be responsible for applying cloud security best practices across the Rapid7 platform. You will be helping build and improve security within the cloud infrastructure keeping on top of security threats with critical infrastructure components. We're seeking a motivated engineer to help ensure our platform is secure, reliable and available for thousands of customers that rely on it every day.

About The Team

The Platform Delivery Security team manages and enables platform security across all Rapid7 products through DevOps tooling and cloud security best practices. We strive to maintain a DevOps culture, empowering development while promoting security and reliability.

You'll work directly with, but not limited to, the following technologies:

AWS (EC2, RDS, VPC networking, S3, Network Firewall etc.), Azure, GCP, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Jenkins, Chef, Ansible, GitHub, Slack

About The Role

You aren't just good at writing code or running terraform, but you have a demonstrated focus on cloud security and solving complex problems. You will work with our Information Security teams to collaborate and align goals to improve platform security. You love being challenged by your work and tackling new problems. You have a desire to ship and iterate on infrastructure, with an emphasis on collaboration, communication, and growth.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to level-up security across our platform - from design to deployment to operations, monitoring, upgrade and maintenance

  • Engage with our Information Security teams to continually evolve how we protect our customers’ data and our platform

  • Automate infrastructure through Terraform, Jenkins, Chef, Ansible and Docker/Kubernetes

  • Utilize a wide range of skills across software development, networking, Linux sysadmin, configuration management, clustered datastores, cloud services, and deployment technologies.

  • Lead projects holistically - managing the technical details, organizing and planning infrastructural work without downtime, and helping others understand the priorities and needs of that work.

  • Define and implement Cloud Security best practices across the Platform using Rapid7 products and automated tooling.

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • Proven experience working with SaaS services and infrastructure

  • Proficient in a Cloud Provider such as AWS/Azure/GCP with experience working with services(or the equivalent) EC2, EKS or ECS, IAM, VPC networking, S3.

  • Networking and linux system administration skills

  • Comfortable with one or more of the following languages: Python, Ruby, Javascript, Java, Bash

  • Working knowledge with one or more of the following - Terraform, CloudFormation, Chef, Ansible, Puppet

  • Passionate about Cloud Security and developer experiences

  • Goal-driven, positive attitude with strong communication skills

  • A thorough understanding of engineering best practices from appropriate testing paradigms to effective peer code reviews and resilient architecture.

  • Never done mentality

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. That’s because these teams reflect 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

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.