Software Developer, Private Cloud Engineering

United States - Remote

Full Time USD 96K - 124K
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The Platform Experience group in the Rackspace Solutions and Strategy (RSS) organization is looking for talented engineers to help build our next generation private cloud platform. As a developer in our team, you will be responsible for building cutting-edge applications & services that deliver innovative outcomes to our customers. You will leverage the best of modern cloud native components, building solutions that are operationally robust and impressively scalable.  How We Work Our customer and internal-facing platforms are powered by microservices, including event-driven and HTTP APIs. Our services are fronted with a suite of modern JavaScript applications. We own the full stack of each service from application logic to infrastructure and we are operationally responsible for the services we run. We practice continuous integration and delivery, deploying our services to production hundreds of times a day.  We continuously evaluate new technologies to assess their fit within our solutions, so a strong desire to learn is a must. Experience with the technologies we work with today is a plus but not essential. We are committed to delivering excellence and every team member has to be comfortable taking ownership of the quality of their applications through testing to production.

You Will:

  • Contribute to the design and development of application features
  • Document, organize, and prioritize feature requests and bug reports
  • Review, test, debug, and comment on task deliverables
  • Provide operational application support
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Investigate new technologies, tools and processes and make recommendations for adoption
  • Coordinate, communicate and provide technical support to other functional groups relating to web application development and support

You Have:

  • Five years or more of applied experience coding in an object-oriented language (Python preferred).
  • Five years or more of applied experience working in a *NIX (OSX/Linux/BSD) environment
  • Strong understanding of HTTP REST-based web application architecture.
  • Strong skills in debugging, performance optimization, and unit/integration testing.
  • Ability to identify customer needs, gather requirements, and execute with high independence.
  • Ability to mentor and work effectively in a globally distributed team of engineers.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic environment that includes changing needs and requirements.
  • Proven ability to write highly maintainable, well-tested software.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and ability to succinctly present information to stakeholders, the customer, and management.
  • AWS expertise (EC2, ECS, S3, Lambda, etc)
  • Experience with container technologies (Docker, LXC)
  • Experience with Github Actions or CircleCI
  • Experience with vSphere or vCloud Director
  • Strong understanding of continuous delivery workflow.
  • Competence with multiple languages and technologies (Python, Javascript, Go, Java, etc).
  • Creative approach to problem-solving and exceptional analytical skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to projects that require taking initiative and developing new expertise.


  • Bachelor degree
  • Highschool diploma
The following information is required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act and applies only to individuals working in the state of Colorado. The anticipated starting pay range of Colorado applicants for this role is $96,100- $124,600. 
 Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. Information on benefits offered.

About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.  
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