Senior Software Developer - Fanatical Support for AWS

Rackspace   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Internet Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 294 days ago

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Overview & Responsibilities

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:

  • 3+ years practical experience in one or more of the following domains:

  • Building web applications with a modern JavaScript framework (React, Angular, Ember, or similar)

  • 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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills