Careers

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 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

UI Developer

ObjectRocket is looking for a UI Developer 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 constantly evolving our products and application as we add exciting new features, and we are looking for someone like you to design and implement its user experience.

Our mission: 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:

  • You’ll work on improving the richness and the capabilities of our UI architecture, to support the growing feature set of our product, and deliver a delightful user experience to our customers.
  • Visualization of server stats, query performance, and other time series data points.
  • Full life cycle of application development from conception through support and maintenance, including fast-cycle version iterations.
  • Advocate for usability throughout the design and development process
  • Participate in regular code reviews of peers, be open to pairing when necessary
  • Stay up-to-date with modern UI development including libraries, tools, browser support and frameworks
  • Collaborate with the core team on new conventions, libraries and tools to adopt

Requirements:

  • A strong sense of product ownership and thrives in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Experience with React and JavaScript libraries/frameworks beyond just jQuery.
  • You are passionate about JavaScript, and follow industry best practices
  • You understand HTML5 semantics and why they are important
  • Comfortable with using and extending CSS3 and Bootstrap, Material Design
  • Experience working with websockets and asynchronous data
  • Practical knowledge of web page optimization techniques and guidelines for fast page load times
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • You write tests for your code
  • Familiar with using github, jenkins, asset-pipelines, and ci/cd tools

Nice-to-haves:

  • You’re a polyglot and love using the right tool for the job, and can explain why
  • Willingness to work on the Python / Go REST APIs
  • Experience working with websockets and asynchronous data flow
  • Experience working with MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch or other NoSQL databases
  • Golang, Java, Ruby, js
  • An entrepreneurial spirit / business sense

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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
  • Familiar 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

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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 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 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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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

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