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VMware Product Engineer

VMware Product Engineer

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US-TX-San Antonio

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. 


Take a look at Rackspace and VMware relationship here 


As part of the VMware Business Unit at Rackspace you will have the 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 to drive great customer outcomes. You will play a role in bringing products to market that will help transform thousands of customers from their on-premise IT infrastructure into a hybrid cloud journey by working alongside fellow Rackspace architects, engineers, support, marketing, sales as well as our VMware partners.


You will be able to directly influence the customer growth and revenue and have a direct impact to the bottom line of this business.


Do you like VMware technology? Do you enjoy taking products through their entire lifecycle including 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 the product development team of VMware business at Rackspace in this journey.


Responsible for technical readiness of higher-complexity projects, including technical planning on multiple projects. Overall technical representation in core teams. Responsible for managing resolution of technical issues. Accountable for delivery of multiple projects and complex cross functional technical projects.


  • Requires expert technical knowledge in multiple areas (IT industry, general technologies, product development, business operations, etc). Provide strategy and planning support to projects and product lines. Strong understanding of business as it relates to the Hosting industry. Able to evaluate technologies and determine where they fit inside Rackspace. Expert knowledge of product development life cycle. Own development of new test and alternative test methodologies.


  • Strategic - medium level contributor to overall strategy. Tactical - medium contribution. Executes multiple projects.
  • Moderate level of latitude and decision making expected. Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Typically a minimum of 4-7 years related experience (technology and/or operations). BS in technology or business preferred. Additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • General office environment. May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor. Considerable levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required