Software Developer Big Data

Less than 5 years experience  •  Internet Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/27/17
San Antonio, TX
Less than 5 years experience
Internet Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/27/17

Overview & Responsibilities

Rackspace is looking for a Software developer to join our Data Engineering Organization. As a Developer, you will be working on building and operating company wide data platform providing data warehouse, analytics and application services to other teams across the organization. You should have a passion for large-scale distributed systems from design to deploy, even if that means touching multiple repositories written in several languages within a single day. You’re opinionated about Big Data and data platforms. The platform you build would influence analytics and business decisions at Rackspace. You make conscious choices and can explain the reasoning behind them or teach a teammate what they need to know to review your code. You are responsible for the decisions you make and the code that you ship.

What You'll Do

  • Write excellent, fully-tested code in Java and Python

  • Provide in-depth and always-improving code reviews to your teammates

  • Fix things before they break

  • Continually improve our software pipeline

  • Troubleshoot and support production, addressing technical debt to improve sustainability

  • Use an open-source collaborative development model, branching for each major feature, writing clear commit messages and PR descriptions

  • Implement product features and refine specifications with our Data scientists, Data Analysts and Data Architects

  • Resolve operational issues by collaborating with upstream support groups and other engineering teams.

  • Work with other teams to reduce friction in the data ingestion and extraction pipelines


  • 3-5 years of software development experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required. Preferred in Computer Science or related degree

  • Strong CS and Software Engineering fundamentals

  • Skilled with at least one of Python, Java

  • Experience building and operating distributed systems

  • Expertise with software build and deployment tools like Jenkins, Maven, rpm, pip

  • Experience working within an agile development process (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc)

  • Familiarity with CI/CD concepts

  • A working knowledge of Linux

  • Demonstrated proficiency in creating technical documentation

  • Experience operating production systems

  • Appreciation of modular software design and API Design

  • Experience contributing to open-source projects

Tools We Use Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Zeppelin, SQL Server, Cassandra, Zookeeper, Flume, Airflow, Ansible, Jenkins, Github

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