Rackspace Big Data Developer in San Antonio, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities

Rackspace is looking for a senior Software developer to join our Data Engineering Organization. As a Developer, you will be working on building and operating company wide data platform providing data warehouse, analytics and application services to other teams across the organization. You should have a passion for large-scale distributed systems from design to deploy, even if that means touching multiple repositories written in several languages within a single day. You’re opinionated about Big Data and data platforms. The platform you build would influence analytics at rackspace and business decisions at rackspace. You make conscious choices and can explain the reasoning behind them or teach a teammate what they need to know to review your code. You are responsible for the decisions you make and the code that you ship.

What You'll Do

  • Write excellent, fully-tested code in Java and Python

  • Provide in-depth and always-improving code reviews to your teammates

  • Fix things before they break

  • Continually improve our software pipeline

  • Troubleshoot and support production, addressing technical debt to improve sustainability

  • Use an open-source collaborative development model, branching for each major feature, writing clear commit messages and PR descriptions

  • Implement product features and refine specifications with our Data scientists, Data Analysts and Data Architects

  • Resolve operational issues by collaborating with upstream support groups and other engineering teams.

  • Work with other teams to reduce friction in the data ingestion and extraction pipelines


Desired Qualities

  • 6-7 years of software development experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required. Preferred in Computer Science or related degree

  • Strong CS and Software Engineering fundamentals

  • Experience building enterprise level big data solutions

  • Skilled with at least one of Python, Java

  • Experience building and operating distributed systems

  • Expertise with software build and deployment tools like Jenkins, Maven, rpm, pip

  • Experience working within an agile development process (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc)

  • Experience with with CI/CD concepts

  • A working knowledge of Linux

  • Demonstrated proficiency in creating technical documentation

  • Experience operating production systems

  • Appreciation of modular software design and API Design

  • Experience contributing to open-source projects

Tools We Use Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Zeppelin, SQL Server, Cassandra, Zookeeper, Flume, Airflow, Ansible, Jenkins, Github

Req # 38971

Category Software Development

About Rackspace

Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers. We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!

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Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.