Software Developer III

Software Development San Antonio, Texas Austin, Texas


Summary: The Automation Development team is looking for an experienced Software Developer to build network device automation. We build web based APIs that interact with customer networking devices, including load balancers, switches and firewalls. The ideal candidate is passionate about the technical challenges of automating the management of tens of thousands of network devices.


  • Engineer the software that automates the life cycle of tens of thousands of firewalls, loadbalancers and switches for Rackspace and its customers
  • Serve as an authority on automation to support Rackspace's continuous introduction of new computing hardware
  • Get paid to keep your hands dirty. You will be digging into the latest bleeding-edge switches, firewalls and loadbalancers
  • Transform Networking concepts (IPv4, subnetting, masks, CIDRs, routes, etc). into standard, REST based APIs
  • Manage a globaly distributed system with points of presence in numerous data centers throughout the world

  • Advanced problem solving ability using Erlang and Python
  • Bachelor's degree in a technology related field
  • 5+ years of experience in software development, engineering, testing, or a related field
  • Produce high-quality software by applying best practices while coding and during the code review process

Nice to have:
  • Proficiency with networking hardware and concepts
  • Experience developing REST based Web APIs
  • Functional programming knowledge/experience in Erlang or related
  • Experience with TDD
  • Automated config management experience e.g. puppet, chef, ansible, salt
  • CICD workflow experience

About Rackspace
We accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Join us on our mission to build the world’s best technology services company.

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