Overview & Responsibilities
Since we are a distributed team we are open to the Rackspace location of your choice, including the option to work from home. Rackspace office locations include San Antonio or Austin, TX and Blacksburg, VA.
Rackspace is seeking talented developers to help build our Fanatical Support for AWS business. Our product consists of tooling and automation that enables our customers to get the outcomes they want from their AWS infrastructure, including high availability, security, performance, and cost optimization.
You will work on a small team working to continuously grow this new business, so we're looking for developers who ship early and often while maintaining healthy engineering discipline. You will write automated tests for everything you build, and we deploy to production several times daily. Because we're distributed, we're remote-friendly -- we collaborate with Slack, Screenhero, and video conferences.
We use React, Redux, and ES6 in our customer-facing web application along with Node (and a bit of Python) for several API services that power specific features. We host on AWS and take advantage of a wide cross-section of the AWS portfolio, including EC2 Container Service, Dynamo, Lambda, and numerous others. In short, we choose technologies that let us deliver quickly with high quality, and focus on our product's value.
Deliver product features for our UI and APIs
Write clean, maintainable code using engineering best practices
Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, and user experience designers on a daily basis to identify the right technical solutions that achieve product goals
Continuously broaden and deepen your skill set to solve new technical challenges
Mentor and guide less experienced team members to provide technical direction
Provide Fanatical Support for our production system by fixing bugs and triaging alerts
The ideal candidate will have the following:
5+ years practical experience in one or more of the following domains:
Building and consuming HTTP APIs in a service-oriented architecture
Operating cloud applications in production (handling deployment, monitoring, logging)
Demonstrated passion for independent learning
Experience working in a team that practices continuous delivery
BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills