• Software Developer, Rackspace Monitoring (REMOTE)

    Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
    Req #
    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.

    Overview & Responsibilities

    Position Overview


    We are looking for an Entry Level Software Developer, Rackspace Monitoring to join our GDCI team in San Antonio, Texas or Remote!


    About the Product:

    Rackspace Monitoring is a Rackspace-scale multi-region distributed system for sampling, analyzing, and acting upon arbitrary metrics about users, applications, software stacks, networks, and hardware systems. Our agent is written in C and asynchronous Lua and our server application is written in Node.js, Java, and Go. Rackspace Monitoring is a public-facing product with over 100,000 users, monitoring hundreds of thousands of widely heterogeneous customer systems, and also responsible for internal monitoring of all Rackspace products and systems.

    Learn more about our product on the Rackspace Monitoring website.


    About the Team:

    We enjoy belonging to a tight-knit team with a passion for monitoring and production systems. Monitoring is a broad and challenging domain, so it keeps us humble and we are always learning. Our ideal is that every member of the team is a peer who contributes code and expertise to all components of our application. Our team’s work is highly visible, so come prepared to make a big contribution.

    We ship code every day, using tools such as comprehensive unit and integration tests to stay confident in the correctness of our changes and our product’s resilience and availability. All our projects use a collaborative development model. Reviewing code is as important to us as writing it, and the design, direction, and testing of our product is everyone’s responsibility.

    We build things for people who build things; we want teammates who want to build the monitoring tools they’ve always wanted.


    What You'll Do:

    • Write excellent, fully-tested code in Node.js, Java, and Go
    • Provide in-depth and always-improving code reviews to your teammates
    • Fix things before they break
    • Thoughtfully prioritize your work
    • 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 Product & Project Managers
    • Resolve operational issues by collaborating with upstream support groups and other engineering teams


    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a technology related field required
    • Experience may substitute for the degree requirement at a ratio of 3 years of experience for each year of education
    • Up to 1 year of experience in software development, engineering, testing, or a related field
    • Understanding of software engineering fundamentals gained through training, course work, or relevant experience



    • Strong CS fundamentals
    • Skilled with at least one of C, Java, Go, or Node.js
    • Experience building and operating distributed systems
    • A working knowledge of Linux internals
    • Experience operating production systems
    • Appreciation of modular software design and API Design
    • Experience contributing to open-source projects


    Tools We Use:

    • Cassandra, Zookeeper, Kafka, Flume, Thrift, Docker, Redis, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, Statsd, Graphite, Chef, Nagios