Software Engineering Manager - Cloud



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Belfast, UK
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

In this role you will lead teams of software engineers responsible for our InsightCloudSec product. We ship new content and product updates regularly to our customers to ensure they’re protected from new vulnerabilities as they arise. You will work closely with an outstanding peer group of highly skilled engineers in order to prioritize and set direction of the teams.

About the Team​
Rapid7's Cloud Security practice is made up of developers, devops engineers and automated testers. We work with a cloud first technology approach, with exposure to Azure, GCP and AWS on a daily basis. The team is full of energetic, passionate and fun individuals who take pride in being accountable for the direction they take and how they prioritize their work. They are committed to continuous learning and strive to continuously learn and adapt to new tools and techniques to benefit the wider organization.

We’re at an exciting point in our growth where there’s ample opportunities to make a big impact in scaling the people, process and technology in service of that mission. We welcome passion and expertise around data quality, systems thinking and cutting through the noise to deliver great experiences to customers.

About the Role​
As a software engineering manager for the InsightCloudSec teams, you will be responsible for managing their day-to-day operations, code reviews, and writing code as necessary. First and foremost, you coach and grow the individuals on your team so they feel supported. You will be responsible for addressing any issues that arise quickly and effectively.

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 Product, DevOps and other development teams to deliver best-in-class solutions for our customers.

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, GitHub, Slack

In this role, you will:

  • Directly manage multiple team members, coach and mentor team members, including scoping work and prioritising tasks

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

  • Lead the platform and solution architecture to enhance and add new features leveraging Event-driven Architecture, REST-based web APIs, middleware and AWS services.

  • Managing projects and socialiing 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, 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 InsightCloudSec to align efforts and initiatives

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

  • Lead JIRA boards, architectural discussions, and technical design sessions

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • A track record for mentoring and growing software engineers at all levels

  • A demonstrable passion for all things software engineering, including knowledge of designing and implementing reliable architectures in cloud environments

  • An understanding of the software development lifecycle

  • Experience working cross-functionally with PM and Engineering teams

  • Experience with managing multiple, high-impact projects

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

  • BEng, BSc or related technical field or equivalent practical experience

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

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.