Careers

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

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 before. It’s tough and fantastically rewarding.

Our headquarters are in Austin, TX, a city 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. But even if you don’t live in Austin, we are a global company. We offer qualified candidates the opportunity to work wherever they are.

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

CI/CD Engineer

ObjectRocket is looking for a DevOps Engineer to help build the next generation platform for Database-as-a-Service. Specifically focused on the CI/CD pipeline deploying software services to a globally distributed, multi-cloud kubernetes environment.

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:

  • Architect, build, and maintain CI/CD pipeline for APIs, UIs, and Kubernetes based operators
  • Collaborate with other developers and engineers by participating in code reviews and pairing up when necessary
  • Stay up-to-date with modern CI/CD technologies
  • Configure/implement build and deployment status reports / displays
  • Maintain and manage Jenkins servers
  • Shared on-call responsibility

Requirements:

  • A strong sense of product ownership and thrives in a fast-paced, iterative environment.
  • You understand the value of shipping quickly and of software craftsmanship, and have the judgment to know when to apply each.
  • Experience deploying and managing solutions in AWS, GCE or Azure
  • Experience working with containerized solutions
  • Familiar with github, and CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins/CircleCI)
  • Understanding of platform level concerns, such as configuration management, network request routing, blue/green or canary deployments, etc.
  • Strong background in Linux administration
  • Automation/scripting experience using Bash, Python, etc.
  • Strong problem solving, written and verbal communication skills and experience working effectively across multiple teams

Nice-to-haves:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit / business sense
  • Go scripting experience
  • Experience working with Kubernetes
  • Experience in microservice application fabric, knowledge of single-page applications
  • Working knowledge of monitoring and alerting production deployments

Cloud Engineer

ObjectRocket, a Rackspace company, 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 thinkers 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:

  • 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, 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

Requirements:

  • A strong sense of product ownership and thrives in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Strong python skills
  • Messaging systems experience – SNS/SQS, RabbitMQ, ApacheMQ, Apache Kafka
  • Experience building elastic, scalable APIs / microservices
  • Experience building solutions with AWS, GCE, Azure, etc.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and communication skills
  • You write tests for your code
  • Familiarity with using github, jenkins, circle-ci, and ci/cd tools – we use github extensively
  • You’re a polyglot and love using the right tool for the job, and can explain why
  • You’re used to using Docker containers as part of your daily SDLC

Nice-to-Haves:

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

Customer Data Engineer

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 & 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Elasticsearch 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

Full Stack Software Developer

ObjectRocket, a Rackspace company, 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 thinkers 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 & 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, thriving in a fast-paced, iterative environment.
  • Strong Python skills (or Golang)
  • 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 your code
  • Working knowledge of MongoDB
  • Working knowledge of Elasticsearch
  • Deploying containerized Docker systems
  • Familiarity with 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

Linux Systems Engineer

As an Engineer, you will work with other System Engineers, SRE’s 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, systems engineering and ElasticSearch with a desire to build a world class service for customers.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Elasticsearch experience is a must.
  • Experience with Linux systems administration and tuning. Requires at least 7 years of Linux systems experience, including systems administration or engineering experience.
  • 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.

Bonus points

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

Sales Development Representative

ObjectRocket is looking for a Sales Development Representative (SDR) team to specialize in proactive outbound prospecting to target customers. The SDR will work closely with Marketing and Acquisition sales teams to identify targeted customers and develop effective messaging strategies.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead generation expertise to include the ability to identify and develop new business prospects from multiple sources including prospect lists, discovery and individual research.
  • Conduct a needs analysis and determine prospects pain points to determine how the Rackspace solution will speak to those needs.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact predominantly with senior leadership within prospect company.
  • Build and cultivate prospect relationships by initiating interactions and conducting follow-up communications in order to move opportunities through the sales funnel.
  • Identify key buying influencers within these prospects to determine budget and timeline.
  • Manage data for new and prospective clients in company’s CRM, ensuring all communications are logged, information is accurate and documents are attached. High energy and not easily discouraged.
  • Customer centric mindset. Basic knowledge of simple configurations in cloud computing preferred.
  • Ability to provide FANATICAL support.

Job complexity:

  • Utilizes provided information to contact potential customers regarding Rackspace products.
  • Uses internal relationships to exceed customer expectations and provide support to the team.
  • Identify multiple causes, effects and customer solutions.
  • Researches market segments to identify potential customers and makes first contact.
  • Develop new business via telephone and mass communication such as email and social media to introduce the Rackspace solutions and identify appropriate buyers within the target market.
  • Prepare and analyze leads pipeline reports and dashboards.

Supervision:

  • Operates at a highly transactional pace.
  • Works with the Manager, Sales Development to develop and grow the sales pipeline to consistently meet monthly lead goals.
  • Works on assignments and problems of limited scope using standard practices and procedures.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of sales, marketing or business development required; BS in business or marketing preferred.
  • Requires 1-3 years of related experience, preferably in telemarketing and/or inside sales.
  • Call center experience and/or Sales in the technology industry preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and/or exceed determined sales and activity quotas.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently provide FANATICAL support.
  • At the manager’s discretion, a High School diploma and an additional 4 years of relevant experience or combined education and experience may substitute for the degree requirement.

Sales Representative – Acquisition

ObjectRocket is looking for a Solutions Specialist to help grow our business. We’re looking for thinkers to be part of a talented, mission driven team, that is building powerful tools which greatly increase customer success.

The Data Stores Acquisition Sales Representative will be responsible for selling across the ObjectRocket portfolio against a prospect universe inclusive of companies ranging from $20M in size to $1B annually. The Data Stores Acquisition sales representative will reach business targets largely through an outbound strategy with Sales, Marketing & Channel resources. Responsible for developing his or her own demand generation through the creation of sales leads, initiation of prospect calls, and establishment of ongoing rapport with potential buyers in their base.

Demand Generation

  • Comfortable prospecting and building new book of business
  • Identify decision makers across Mid to Enterprise level companies.
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales leaders to develop necessary sales strategy and campaigns.
  • Where necessary, support marketing efforts such as trade shows, and other events.

Sales Activities

  • Set up and deliver sales presentations, product/service demonstrations.
  • Describe product/service features and benefits and how they relate to the business need / problem.
  • Comfortable facilitating and executing contract negotiation.
  • Properly manage leads through the funnel.
  • Experience selling into manage services.
  • Experience building strategic cross selling initiatives

Operating Cadence

  • Maintain Salesforce
  • Achieve forecast accuracy and pipeline management
  • Track record of meeting or exceeding monthly and quarterly quotas.
  • Attend sales training and product enablement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience

  • 5+ years of customer facing, technical sales experience
  • Understanding of the Managed Hosting industry as well as the competitive landscape of the market
  • A track record of success managing and meeting a monthly/quarterly quota
  • Experience meeting face to face and presenting to VP and C-Level executives
  • Must possess strong oral and written communications skills as well as critical thinking
  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced environment that is constantly changing
  • Effective time management
  • Some travel (25%) will be required
  • Bachelor’s in business, marketing or finance strongly preferred
  • Must have B2B sales experience