Rackspace VMware Senior DevOps Engineer in San Antonio, Texas

Job Overview

Overview & Responsibilities

Rackspace is a leading managed services provider for cloud and hosting solutions based on VMware technologies with more than a decade’s worth of VMware operational expertise gained from operating thousands of virtual machines and hypervisors on a global scale. This is one of the biggest market opportunities and a growing business for Rackspace. This division is also one of the largest businesses within Rackspace with aggressive goals to grow the business further.

As part of the DevOps Engineering team within the Rackspace VMware division, you will be empowered to take complete ownership of our hosting and cloud products powered by VMware technologies. You will have a great opportunity to grow your career working on some of the latest and greatest VMware technologies, including compute, storage and network virtualization, software-defined datacenter, cloud orchestration and automation, and more. Develop product strategies to help transform thousands of customers from their on-premise IT infrastructure into a hybrid cloud journey by working alongside Rackspace architects, engineers, support, as well as our VMware partners.

Do you love technology? Do you love ownership of a product through its entire lifecycle including owning the strategy, roadmap, business case, execution, launch, go-to-market, sales and support enablement? Do you want to have an influence in the future of traditional IT customers to grow into the hybrid cloud world? Do you want to grow your career in one of the hottest areas of managed hosting and cloud solutions? Join us as a DevOps Engineer in the VMware division in of Rackspace.

As a DevOps Engineer, the job allows you to:

  • Architect solutions using VMware and related technologies.

  • Load tests business operations applications to assist with performance tuning and capacity planning.

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of continuous integration and delivery processes and systems for highly available and performant application stacks.

Knowledge needed to perform DevOps Engineer job:

  • Proficient web programming and scripting ability.

  • In-depth knowledge of continuous integration technologies, such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet or similar.

  • Broad knowledge of the following with deep knowledge of some: PHP, Python, Ruby, LAMP, nosql, Varnish, Java, Tomcat, AMQP, git.

  • Working knowledge of software development methodologies including code profiling, regression testing, and continuous integration.

  • Knowledge about automation of Docker or other container technologies a plus.

DevOps Engineer Job Complexity:

  • Supports medium to complex infrastructure and internal teams on an as-needed basis. Collaborates with other teams on tools for systems automation.

  • Works in conjunction with multiple teams to make sure that the infrastructure and customer applications work harmoniously together.


Experience/Education required for DevOps Engineer job:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent experience.

  • Experience with high-availability, high-performance, open source web technologies.

  • Experience with cloud platforms, open source databases and caching layers.

  • 5+ years commercial experience as either a LAMP stack software developer and/or systems administrator with at least 2 year of current commercial experience working with a high-traffic site.

Req # 34781

Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio

Category Software Development, System Administration / Engineering, VMWare