Global cybersecurity solutions provider Rapid7 (Nasdaq: RPD), a company headquartered in Boston with about 2,000 employees, has planned to expand its U.S. presence with the opening of an office in Tampa, Florida.
The cybersecurity solutions company already has nine North American offices and 14 offices located across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Australia.
Rapid7 is targeting the Tampa region as one of the top rising IT areas in the United States, with its high concentration of renowned universities and competent military cybersecurity professionals, as the race for top talent heats up.
Rapid7 will initially open its doors at Industrious, a shared workspace located at 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida, with the intention of expanding and taking up a permanent residence in 2022.
More than 100 positions in data and software engineering, development, customer support, IT, and human resources will be added when Rapid7’s Tampa office opens, with significant growth projected in the following years.
“We are committed to investing in our workforce and attracting the right talent that will support our continued innovation and ability to serve our customers,” said Corey Thomas, chairman and CEO at Rapid7. “We did a lot of research on numerous cities to identify where the best talent was to grow and build our teams, and Tampa was a clear winner. We’re excited to expand our footprint and make Tampa one of our new homes. This location will give us prime access to the current ecosystem of this rapidly growing tech hub as well as the emerging talent from the local universities and colleges.”
Rapid7 is also looking forward to connecting with military potential. With former military service personnel joining the Rapid7 team, the organization has witnessed significant success and natural synergies throughout the years.
“Tampa continues to prove that it’s an ideal location for innovative tech companies looking for diverse, technical talent,” said Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa. “Forbes was right to recently name Tampa the ‘top emerging tech city,’ and we are thrilled to welcome Rapid7 to our city and the investment and high-quality job opportunities they will bring to our community.”
Rapid7 has more than doubled its worldwide staff count since 2016, and has been named a top employer by Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index, The Boston Globe, Built in Boston, and other publications.