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Become part of a highly capable and motivated team working on solving the hard problems of scalability, availability, and performance on a global platform.

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Come build something amazing

ObjectRocket is a young company with big goals. We want to build the next generation of Database as a Service, and we need your help. We need folks who want to build something that hasn’t been done yet, is hard, yet fantastically rewarding.

We are located in the heart of beautiful downtown Austin, TX. Austin is highly regarded as a wonderful place to live, work, and play. It’s the Live Music Capital of the World and has a serious night life.

ObjectRocket is a Rackspace company, which means we have all the resources we need to meet our goals. Become a Racker, join the family and help us build something special.

ObjectRocket has a fast-paced and exciting culture. We are a small team and move quickly. We are building something quite amazing and look to be leaders in our field and community. We are growing like crazy, and we need more help!

Open Positions

Business Intelligence Specialist

ObjectRocket is seeking a Business Intelligence Specialist to join our team. At ObjectRocket, a BI Specialist is responsible for analyzing data gathered from all functions throughout our organization and to help us better understand our business. You will define and prioritize data requirements, publish regular data reports, and provide thorough communication to business owners. A BI Specialist works with product owners to make improvements to ObjectRocket offerings based on conclusions and trends identified in your analysis.

Job Responsibilities
In this role you will:

  • Group similar data sets together to provide reports and analysis
  • Compile data summaries and creates basic views and reports
  • Merge, transform, manipulate, and create datasets into required format for analysis
  • Graph, chart, plot, and summarize data
  • Analyze customer feedback, behavior data, and recognize patterns and consistencies
  • Work under minimal supervision on complex projects
  • Apply business knowledge to analyzes and interpret data sets and identify root causes of problems and performance exposures
  • Prepare summaries, presentations, and graphic representations of data analysis results
  • Work with managers to present findings and analysis
  • Make recommendations, based on business objectives and available data sources, to incorporate new analytical and reporting tools

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in math, statistics, business or a related field
  • 5 years or more years of progressively responsible experience in analytics and reporting
  • General knowledge of data assets, data requirements, and data reporting
  • Intermediate skills in publishing regular updates on data requirements and trends
  • Advanced capabilities with SQL
  • Ability to provide thorough work, attention to detail, and consistently accurate reporting
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate with a range of customers (executives to front-line personnel)
  • Basic understanding of ObjectRocket’s corporate structure, strategy and products
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to use professional concepts and apply company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues
  • Ability to communicate technical info and ideas so others will understand

Guru Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience using SQL for the purpose of data analysis and reporting
  • Proficiency in at least one statistical analysis tool such as R, SAS, and/or Weka
  • Knowledge of common data structures and ability to write efficient code in at least one language preferably Java/C++/ Python/Perl/.Net
  • Experience with distributed databases and query languages like Hive/Pig/Sawzall and/or general map reduce computing

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Elasticsearch Engineer

ObjectRocket is seeking a Mid-to-Senior level DBA\Database Engineer to join our Support Engineering team and work with our scalable, highly-available DBaaS platform team. We are looking for someone that has at least medium level of competence in search engines and search engine/index performance tuning. Love a challenge? Anyone can manage a single application – we manage and maintain thousands of production databases and data store technologies along with the components supporting billions of operations with very divergent workloads. You’ll be part of a highly capable and motivated NoSQL DBA Team working on solving the hard problems of scalability, availability, and performance on a global platform across multiple data store technologies. This position will involve supporting primarily NoSQL database technologies and our search engine technologies, along with some big data add-ons and feeders.

Expected tasks for this role:

  • Manage and maintain thousands of production customer databases and Elasticsearch nodes and indexes associated with search capabilities
  • Automate and innovate new ways to manage large database clusters and improve existing Elasticsearch performance for our multitude of existing customer bases
  • Push the limits of MongoDB, Elasticsearch, and other relational and NoSQL database technologies
  • Work with cutting edge technology in the cloud computing space
  • Provide Fanatical Support to all of our customers through innovative solutions
  • Create sustainable and maintainable environments for our NoSQL and Elasticsearch arenas
  • Install, configure, update and troubleshoot very large database and search environments and applications
  • Collaborate with Engineers, DBA’s, and System Administrators on technical issues
  • Be part of the community. Attend conferences and meetups, then move towards contribution via wiki articles, then blogging, etc.
  • Our ideal candidate will be open to working 2nd shift support (2pm – 11pm).

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • 3+ years experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and Cassandra, etc.
  • 2+ years experience with relational databases such as Oracle, Postgres, or MySQL
  • 2+ years experience with search technologies such as Elasticsearch, Solr or Lucene
  • 2+ years managing highly available, scalable production systems in a fast-paced production environment
  • Experience building and developing in both a cloud environment as well as on the direct host level (non-cloud level).
  • Proficiency with Python, Perl, shell, MapReduce or other languages
  • Understanding of data architecture, replication, and administration
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux/Unix
  • Fast learner, creative thinker, problem solver
  • Team player, highly motivated and self-manageable
  • Responsible, dedicated and responsive in non-working hours as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable with collaborative tools such as Slack, wikis and basic ticket tracking systems (JIRA and ZenDesk)
  • Action and detail oriented. Highly motivated to drive projects to completion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Shell, Ruby, C, Java development or driver experience
  • Knowledge of big data pipelines such as Hive, Pig, Spark or Kafka
  • Some knowledge of load balancers, DNS, networking, and/or client side drivers.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science

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Internal Application Engineer

ObjectRocket by Rackspace is looking for a Software Engineer to help build the next generation of Database-as-a-Service. Our web application for managing, monitoring, and backing up data on the ObjectRocket platform currently operates thousands of nodes with petabytes of data daily. We’re looking for developers at this level to be part of a talented, mission-driven team that is building powerful tools which greatly increase customer success.

Our mission is to disrupt the market with a completely new product class – one where developers can finally forget about the back-end data source and focus on building compelling products. By focusing on open source solutions, unparalleled specialist expertise, and the industry’s best cloud database platform, we enable customers to experience levels of data management ease and understanding never before seen.

Ultimately, we improve, by an order of magnitude, the way developers store, retrieve, and manage data.

Responsibilities and Opportunities:

  • Architect, build, and maintain scalable systems, services, and products
  • Maintain and grow current products with a vision toward how the product and architecture should evolve to adapt to new customer needs
  • Participate in regular code reviews of peers and be open to pairing when necessary
  • Stay up-to-date with modern product development including libraries, tools, browser support and frameworks
  • Collaborate with the team on new conventions, libraries and tools to adopt

Required Qualifications:

  • A strong sense of product ownership and thrives in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Strong Python skills
  • Messaging systems – SNS/SQS, RabbitMQ, ApacheMQ, Apache Kafka
  • Experience building elastic, scalable APIs / microservices
  • Experience building solutions with AWS, GCE, Heroku, Azure, etc.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Know how to write, deploy, and test for your code
  • Working knowledge of MongoDB
  • Working knowledge of Elasticsearch
  • Deploying containerized Docker systems
  • Familiar with using GitHub, Jenkins, Circle-CI, and ci/cd tools – we use GitHub extensively
  • You’re a polyglot, love using the right tool for the job, and can explain why

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ETL, data warehouse
  • Experience working with websockets and asynchronous data flow
  • Experience working with MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch or other NoSQL databases
  • Go, Java, Ruby, Javascript
  • An entrepreneurial spirit / business sense

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Linux System Administrator

We own the entire stack (hardware and software) so that means you’ll need to find and resolve issues at all levels. To do this successfully you’ll be switching hats often, from Systems Administrator resolving a configuration problem on a machine to DBA digging into production datastores to identify issues, to Software Developer troubleshooting customer code.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a broad range of technologies, in particular Hadoop, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, and Redis. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for owning the full customer experience; this includes communication with customers via our ticketing system and phones, working complex problems and owning issues through to resolution.

Responsibilities and Opportunities:

  • You’re a seasoned Systems Administrator and technical jack of all trades with top-notch people skills looking to join a fast-paced team building huge things.
  • You prefer an agile work environment and possess the self-motivation to thrive in it.
  • Your written communication skills are the stuff of legends.
  • You have an uncanny ability to solve issues with technologies you’ve never seen before after a few minutes of research.
  • You are, above all, a problem solver.

Required Qualifications:

  • Tenured Linux knowledge with CentOS, RHEL and/or Ubuntu
  • Functional virtualization knowledge with KVM, Xen and/or OpenVZ
  • Prior training or experience installing, configuring and optimizing Hadoop, MongoDB and/or Redis
  • In-depth knowledge of bash/shell scripting and working knowledge in at least one other language.
  • Python or Java preferred.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Passion for collaboration

Nice-to-haves:

  • Working knowledge of storage tech such as SSDs, RAID and lvm2
  • Nagios/Icinga and New Relic experience.
  • Experience administering web and application servers running Apache, Nginx and Gunicorn
  • Active in the technical and open source community (e.g. participating in blogging, tweeting and social coding are all very desirable)
  • Database administration experience with other NoSQL solutions (e.g. HBase and Elasticsearch).
  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL, Cassandra and/or other RDBMS technologies.
  • Experience with the Hortonworks sandbox environment.

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Software Developer

ObjectRocket by Rackspace is looking for a Software Engineer to help build the next generation of Database-as-a-Service. Our web application for managing, monitoring, and backing up data on the ObjectRocket platform currently operates thousands of nodes with petabytes of data daily. We’re looking for developers at this level to be part of a talented, mission-driven team that is building powerful tools which greatly increase customer success.

Our mission is to disrupt the market with a completely new product class – one where developers can finally forget about the back-end data source and focus on building compelling products. By focusing on open source solutions, unparalleled specialist expertise, and the industry’s best cloud database platform, we enable customers to experience levels of data management ease and understanding never before seen.

Ultimately, we improve, by an order of magnitude, the way developers store, retrieve, and manage data.

Responsibilities and Opportunities:

  • Create, maintain, and enhance reporting and data warehouse
  • Assist in the integration of our customer facing application with our business systems
  • Maintain and enhance the billing system which uses Stripe for processing
  • Experience with Customer.io, Segment.com or HubSpot are a huge plus
  • Maintain documentation of business system integrations
  • Follow the set SDLC and code review processes

Required Qualifications:

  • A strong sense of product ownership and thrives in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Experienced with Python
  • Familiar with using git – we use GitHub extensively
  • Experienced with SQL query writing, data warehousing and reporting
  • MongoDB or Postgres knowledge

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Linux System Engineer

As a System Engineer, you will work with other System Engineers, SREs and Developers to ensure maximum performance, availability and product enhancements of our database services and infrastructure. Our Engineering position is someone who is familiar with both software and systems engineering with a desire to build a world class service for customers.

Responsibilities and Opportunities:

  • Own major portions of the product to help build the next feature and architecture
  • Design and architect operational solutions for managing applications and infrastructure across data centers and cloud providers with the specific goal of increasing the automation, repeatability, and consistency of operational tasks
  • Design and roll out cloud and physical network, storage, and system improvements to ensure redundancy, high availability, and security
  • Support and perform maintenance across product and data environments/systems
  • Capacity planning and management for various services
  • Resolve bugs, performance problems, and other issues with production applications
  • Cross-train infrastructure team members in areas of expertise
  • Participate in on-call rotation duties

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with Linux systems administration and tuning
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking
  • Experience in one or more of: Python, Ruby, Go.
  • Experience with automation tools: Puppet, Chef, Docker, Jenkins and/or Ansible
  • Understand and have implemented Docker and other container based systems
  • Strong passion for automation, testing and code quality
  • Experience with public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Compute)
  • Comfort with collaboration, open communication and remote teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Prometheus and Grafana
  • Experience with cluster managers like Mesos or Kubernetes
  • You think of infrastructure and automation as code

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