Senior IT Systems Engineer



Software Engineering, IT
Prague, Czechia
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will own, innovate, and deliver server and endpoint technologies to drive business productivity. We are looking for a creative person to join our savvy IT team, who understands that technology is meant to empower people. The work will be constantly changing in a company that is growing. You will be part of a community which is fanatical about security and on a mission to make an impact in the global technology ecosystem.

About the Team:
You will be joining a highly-technical, future-thinking Information Technology organization responsible for the internal systems that make the Rapid7 engine run. The Systems Engineering team is situated inside Infrastructure & Operations and handles systems related to endpoint and server control, public cloud computing, and datacenter operations. You will be leveraging leading edge technology to generate value for the entire organization. We value our role as collaborators - at Rapid7 you will have “a seat at the table”, co-creating solutions with our stakeholders on a daily basis.

About the Role:
We are looking for an experienced systems engineer to be part of a team tasked with enhancing our computing stack through a number of innovative projects. Beyond day-to-day operations, this role will lead projects like: improving and securing the end user computing experience on Windows 10 & 11, implementing and maintaining configuration management of our virtualized Windows servers, and enhancing the security of our cloud computing platforms by leveraging Rapid7’s world-class security tools.

In this role, you will:

  • Build, configure, and maintain servers and endpoints, with a passion for Microsoft Operating systems like Windows Server and Windows Desktop

  • Partner with identity access management teams to build, configure and remove/deprecate AD forests in labs and general infrastructure

  • Deploy modern configuration management and automation tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform to manage our environment and systems at scale consistently

  • Own and Operate Cloud Computing Platforms like GCP and Azure, delivering them as a platform for our users’ to build on

  • Remotely assist in Datacenter operations like procuring, configuring, and monitoring blade servers, storage, and power equipment

  • Understand and make well-reasoned design decisions and tradeoffs in your areas of expertise

  • Take an active role in the design and planning of stakeholder needs

  • Partner with internal teams throughout the business such as Information Security, Engineering, Marketing, and others

  • Develop a deep understanding of Rapid7’s product suite, in order to secure our systems internally

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • 4+ years experience with IT Engineering

  • 3+ years coordinating projects that involve vendors, stakeholders, and end users

  • 3+ years Expertise in Windows OS (Server and Endpoint) and Active Directory

  • Expertise in configuration management via tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform

  • Expertise in public cloud computing platforms like AWS, GCP, and Azure

  • A working knowledge of datacenter hardware like Cisco UCS, Netapp, Xtremio

  • A working knowledge of VMware vCenter and ESXi

  • A passion for security, with an understanding of the importance of vulnerability management and secure design

  • An automation-first mindset with the ability and desire to script in a language like Python, Ruby, Bash, and PowerShell

  • Experience keeping and maintaining healthy code in a code repository like GitHub

  • Excited by technology, curious and eager to learn, with the ability to mentor more junior members of the team

  • Collaborative team player who has the ability to partner with others and drive toward solutions

  • Solid communicator with excellent written and verbal communications skills both within the team and cross functionally

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 is creating a more secure digital future for all by helping organizations strengthen their security programs in the face of accelerating digital transformation. Our portfolio of best-in-class solutions empowers security professionals to manage risk and eliminate threats across the entire threat landscape from apps to the cloud to traditional infrastructure to the dark web. We foster open source communities and cutting-edge research–using these insights to optimize our products and arm the global security community with the latest in attacker methods.

Trusted by more than 10,000 customers worldwide, our industry-leading solutions and services help businesses stay ahead of attackers, ahead of the competition, and future-ready for what’s next.