Systems Software Engineer

Rackspace

https://jobs.jobvite.com/rackspace/job/oVnM9fwX

Name
Jim Perry

Email
james.perry@rackspace.com

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Rackspace is looking for a Systems Software Engineer with experience contributing to open source projects to work on our multi-tenant email platform. This team is responsible for the design, development, testing and deployment to a variety of email subsystems. These systems are responsible for sending and receiving hundreds of millions of messages per day and providing access to petabytes of email message data for millions of users. This growing team is based in Blacksburg, VA.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: 

Implementation of complex designs and development of large-scale distributed systems

JOB COMPLEXITY:

  • Ensure completeness of the technical infrastructure to support system performance
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and trends in the email industry
  • Follow and execute Rackspace change management processes
  • Participate in systems/code reviews and design sessions
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis
  • Present brown bags/tech talks to internal groups
  • Take full ownership of product life cycle

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

Requires a minimum of 4+ years professional software development experience along with 2+ years experience working in a Linux/Unix development environment

  • Scripting language development experience (Bash, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Linux programming experience beyond scripting using a language such as C or C++
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field preferred 

NICE TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY:

  • Experience with open source email platforms and mail transport agents (Postfix, Dovecot, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Internet email protocols (POP, IMAP, SMTP) and email architecture
  • Experience using a configuration management system (Chef, Ansible, etc.)
  • Experience working with a large-scale system (1000+ servers)
  • Experience with relational databases (preferably MySQL)
  • Experience with non-relational databases (preferably Redis, Cassandra and Solr)
  • Experience with Linux logging services like Syslog-ng and Flume
  • Web hosting experience using NGNIX or Apache
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban, etc.)
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and continuous deployment concepts
  • Able to resolve problems in a timely manner and seek out guidance and knowledge when needed
  • Understands architectural principles (e.g. high availability, security, business continuity, etc)
  • RedHat certification (RHCSA/RHCE/RHCA)
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