Rackspace · Dec 2nd 2017
Overview & Responsibilities
TheRackspace Private Cloudteam is looking for a full stack developer to help us build the next platform for ManagedKubernetesat Rackspace. We need an experienced developerto help drive decisionsand implement significant portions of the platform including API, Kubernetes basedofferings. Working effectively as a remote employee in a collaborative environment, especially on open-source software, is an absolute must-have skill.
As a Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) Managed Kubernetes developer, you will work to develop and deliver Kubernetes as part of Rackspace Private Cloud, including Kubernetes and upstream Open Source contribution, developing ground-up services on top, and integrating it all into a first-class enterprise-level Kubernetes platform.
We are dedicated to providing a managed Kubernetes offering for our customers. You'll be joining a small team of engineers to help accelerate this effort and help us mature our product. Our team work remotely and is distributed across the United States and Europe, so remote applicants are encouraged. At this time we are looking for applicants based in the United States only.
Team Size : Currently 6 developers (looking to add 2-3 more) and a technical manager
Hours : We have flexible working hours
Location : Work from home, US only
Travel : Possibly once or twice a year for a conference or team gathering
Developing new Kubernetes features and capabilities to be deployed into customer environments
Deploying Kubernetes clusters using automation (Terraform & Ansible)
Identifying and patching bugs in Kubernetes systems, and working upstream where necessary
Using CI to deliver high quality results
Focusing on how to improve customer experience and writing tools which improve it
Involving yourself in the Kubernetes community by joining Special Interest Groups, attending meet-ups, writing blog posts, etc.
Documenting how to use Kubernetes and helping our customers solve operational problems
Working directly with support engineers, operations, product management, and end-users
Engaging asynchronously with team members via Slack, Jira, Github, and email
Engaging synchronously with team members via video calls.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
Passion about delivering great customer experiences
Experience with using Kubernetes and are up-to-date with the latest features
Experience with deployment or configuration management tools like Terraform or Ansible
A track record of working independently
Familiarity with CI/CD concepts and software testing
The ability to collaborate with a diverse set of people to build, test, and ship reliable and high-quality code
The ability to deliver a feature across the stack from the user interface to back-end data modeling
Experience developing and deploying applications at scale
Experience with multiple cloud computing technologies (e.g. AWS, GCE, OpenStack)
Good working knowledge of network security and secure coding fundamentals (e.g. SSL, GIGO)
Good working knowledge of document, relational, and time-series databases (e.g. Mongo, MySQL, Influx)
Excellent written and verbal skills
None of these are hard requirements! Don't feel discouraged if you don't have all of these qualifications - please still apply if you're interested. We also strongly value the ability to learn and adopt new technologies.
You have led or contributed to Open Source projects (extra bonus points for cloud-native projects like Kubernetes or Docker)
You have passed the CKA examination + You are a regular member of a Kubernetes SIG
You have used Kubernetes in a production capacity