Senior Software Developer

Software Development Austin, Texas Remote, United States



  • 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 and thrives in a fast-paced, iterative environment.

  • You understand the value of shipping quickly and of software craftsmanship and have the judgment to know when to apply each.

  • Strong Python or Golang skills - we are using both

  • Messaging systems experience - ex: 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 git, Jenkins, circle-ci, and ci/cd tools

  • 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 have(s)

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

  • Java, Ruby, js, C/C++

  • An entrepreneurial spirit / business sense

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a technology related field required, plus 7 years of experience in software development, engineering, testing, or a related field. 
  • Understanding of software engineering fundamentals gained through training, course work, or relevant experience.
  • Experience may substitute for the degree requirement at a ratio of 3 years of experience for each year of education.

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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