Frontend Developer

Rackspace   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Not Specified years

Posted 163 days ago

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Overview & Responsibilities

UI Developer

ObjectRocket by Rackspace is looking for a UI Developer to help build the next generation of Database-as-a-Service. Our web application for managing, monitoring, and backing up data on the ObjectRocket platform currently operates thousands of nodes with petabytes of data daily. We’re constantly evolving our products and application as we add exciting new features, and we are looking for someone like you to design and implement its user experience.

Our mission: Disrupt the market with a completely new product class. One where developers can finally forget about the back end data source and focus on building compelling products. By focusing on open source solutions, unparalleled specialist expertise, and the industry’s best cloud database platform we enable customers to experience levels of data management ease and understanding never before seen.

Ultimately, we improve by an order of magnitude the way developers store, retrieve, and manage data.



  • You’ll work on improving the richness and the capabilities of our UI architecture, to support the growing feature set of our product, and deliver a delightful user experience to our customers.

  • Visualization of server stats, query performance, and other time series data points.

  • Full life cycle of application development from conception through support and maintenance, including fast-cycle version iterations.

  • Advocate for usability throughout the design and development process

  • Participate in regular code reviews of peers, be open to pairing when necessary

  • Stay up-to-date with modern UI development including libraries, tools, browser support and frameworks

  • Collaborate with the core team on new conventions, libraries and tools to adopt


  • A strong sense of product ownership andthrives in a fast-paced, iterative environment

  • Experience with React and JavaScript libraries/frameworks beyond just jQuery.

  • You are passionate about JavaScript, and follow industry best practices

  • You understand HTML5 semantics and why they are important

  • Comfortable with using and extending CSS3 and Bootstrap, Material Design

  • Experience working with websockets and asynchronous data

  • Practical knowledge of web page optimization techniques and guidelines for fast page load times

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills

  • You write tests for your code

  • Familiar with using github, jenkins, asset-pipelines, and ci/cd tools

Nice to haves

  • You’re a polyglot and love using the right tool for the job, and can explain why

  • Willingness to work on the Python / Go REST APIs

  • Experience working with websockets and asynchronous data flow

  • Experience working with MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch or other NoSQL databases

  • Golang, Java, Ruby, js

  • An entrepreneurial spirit / business sense