Software Developer - Product

Rackspace   •  

Austin, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Not Specified years

Posted 173 days ago

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Cloud Engineer

ObjectRocket by Rackspace is looking for a Software Engineer 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 looking for thinkers at this level to be part of a talented, mission driven team, that is building powerful tools which greatly increase customer success.

Our mission is to 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.



  • Architect, build, and maintain scalable systems, services, and products

  • Maintain and grow current products with a vision toward how the product and architecture should evolve to adapt to new customer needs

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

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

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


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

  • Strong python skills

  • Messaging systems experience - SNS/SQS, RabbitMQ, ApacheMQ, Apache Kafka

  • Experience building elastic, scalable APIs / microservices

  • Experience building solutions with AWS, GCE, Azure, etc.

  • Exceptional problem-solving and communication skills

  • You write tests for your code

  • Familiar with using github, jenkins, circle-ci, and ci/cd tools - we use github extensively

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

  • You’re used to using Docker containers as part of your daily SDLC

Nice to haves

  • Experience working with websockets and asynchronous data flow

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

  • Go, Java, Ruby, js

  • An entrepreneurial spirit / business sense