Software Developer

Rackspace   •  

Blacksburg, VA

Industry: Internet Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 361 days ago

Overview & Responsibilities

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY : Designs and develops software for enterprise services. Responsibilities may include: translating functional requirements into conceptual and detailed designs; providing estimates for development effort; implementing proof of concept, prototypes, and production-grade software; creating unit and acceptance tests; coordinating sign-off from QA/Test; automating deployment; and assisting Operations and Support staff in trouble-shooting software issues, as well as implementing bug fixes. Working knowledge in one or more programming languages, technologies, and software platforms. Adheres to established coding and process best practices. Demonstrates progressive strive toward working autonomously.


  • Designs robust, scalable, secure, and globalized feature. Identifies risks and mitigation for own feature. Effectively manages dependencies for own feature. Efficiently implements own feature with minimal technical debt. Ensures feature area is bug free. Includes unit tests for own feature to achieve established code coverage targets. Feature areas are test-driven designed, enabling efficient regression testing. Focuses on a single feature or sections of code while building basic experience and expertise.

  • Works independently under general supervision.


  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: Has or works on developing general knowledge of at least one technology relevant to current assignment. Learns to formulate new and alternate ideas, approaches, and designs. Learns to be systematic and structured in problem solving approach.

  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in a technology related field required. At the manager’s discretion, additional relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement. Typically requires1-3 years of experience in software development, engineering, testing, or a related field. Understanding of software engineering fundamentals gained through training, course work, or relevant experience.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: General office environment. May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor. Moderate levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required.