Lead Site Reliability Engineer



Software Engineering
Prague, Czechia
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

We are looking for a talented Lead Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with a deep interest in distributed systems, cloud computing and the architecture of large-scale systems. The Lead SRE will ensure our InsightIDR services have the ultra-high reliability and uptime necessary to meet our customers’ needs.

About the Team:
Our InsightIDR product helps identify and address key cybersecurity risks to our customers. We apply AI, ML, threat intelligence, and BI to event sources, including desktops, servers, network switches, firewalls, cloud services, directory servers, DHCP servers, and SIEMs in order to distill hundreds or thousands of daily events per customer into the few real, high priority threats that need attention. Our systems ingest large amounts of data that need to be highly available and performant at all times.

Some of the technologies we use include:

Java, Python, Cassandra, MySQL/RDS, Redis, ElasticSearch, Kafka, AWS (EC2, S3, CloudFormation, etc.), Zookeeper, Terraform, Jenkins, Artifactory, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Kubernetes

About the Role

As SRE, you will work closely with our engineering team and partner teams throughout Rapid7 to help solve extremely challenging problems at a massive scale.

In this role, you will:

  • Support services before they go live through activities such as design, deployment, migration strategy, monitoring, and playbook reviews

  • Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency, and overall system health

  • Scale systems through automation, driving service and infrastructure improvements as well as other ways

  • Troubleshoot production issues and liaising with relevant Engineering or Infrastructure team for a resolution

  • Participating in on-call support, and incident response follow-ups such as post-mortems

  • Working closely with Engineering teams, Architecture, Infrastructure and Product teams to improve the lifecycle of the InsightIDR services - from inception, design, deployment, operations, monitoring, security, upgrade and maintenance

  • Mentoring and coaching team members

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or STEM-related field

  • 3+ years of experience in SRE with at least 1 year in a leadership role

  • 8+ years of experience in algorithms, data structures, analysis, software design, Unix/Linux systems, IP networking, performance and application issues, RESTFul architectures, database operation and optimization

  • 8+ years of experience programming in one or more of the following languages: Java, Python, C, C++, Go, Rust

  • Excellent knowledge in AWS services, including EC2, RDS, VPC, networking, S3, MSK, etc.

  • Effective time management and organisational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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.