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Senior Cloud Software Architect

RackspaceFull-time$143k - $245kRemote; United StatesJan 10, 2024

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Job Summary: As a Rackspce SR Cloud Software Architect you’ll Design, develop, test, debug and implement operating systems components, software tools and utilities. Determine systems software design requirements. Ensure that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency. Generate systems software engineering policies, standards and procedures. May participate in all aspects of software development, from detailed programming to high-level system design Responsible for adhering to company security policies and procedures and any other relevant policies and standards as directed.
Work Location: Remote

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee team members to discuss current projects, workload and activities; prioritizes resources accordingly.
  • Improve workload management by supporting others in setting priorities and by postponing less relevant work.
  • Strategically focus self and others on top priorities; effectively manages overlapping timelines and competing demands.
  • Persuade others by supporting ideas with logical arguments/data, recognizing what information to share and when to share it; builds support to resolve issues and achieve the most favorable outcome for the company.
  • Engage in discussion in more complex situations to help others arrange agreements and ensure maximum value and sustainability for all parties.
  • Use understanding of the potential outcomes for both parties to create win-win solutions that identify alternatives to meet each party’s needs.
  • Creatively develop tools, visual aids and other original content to support the understanding/education of complex and technical information (e.g., legal, operational risk, and regulatory data).
  • Guide others on the best practices and approaches for creating clear, concise and organized communication materials to convey technical concepts in a user-friendly way.
  • Challenge others to bring fresh and creative perspective to differentiating technical communications and ensuring comprehension and ease-of-use for various audiences.
  • Exceeds customers’ expectations by listening for unexpressed needs; connects customer needs to relevant service offerings and new technology.
  • Lead others in resolving technical issues in a timely manner; follows up with customers to ensure satisfaction.
  • Partner with the business to integrate new technologies into business solutions; creates and communicates a vision of the technology requirements for the future state of the business.
  • Prioritize workload and ensures that deadlines are successfully met; delegates or seeks additional staff when necessary.
  • Identify short- and long-term barriers to completing project plans and takes corrective action to meet deliverable objectives.
  • Manage multifaceted projects or assignments, such as projects that have several separate components, with minimal error and without missing important deliverables.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to analyze data and patterns and assess the root cause of complex, non-routine problems.
  • Collaborate with others across disciplines to brainstorm and execute solutions to the most complex, uncommon problems.
  • Guide the execution of solutions for complex, non-routine issues; redirects solution implementation if desired results were not originally met.
  • Provide tactical scope and work directly with the business representatives/customers to understand the requirements driving the need for a solution to be developed.
  • Lead teams of both business and technical colleagues throughout the course of the project, and communicate with each of them effectively.
  • Be an AWS evangelist by educating a variety of customers on the value of AWS.
  • Help customers transition to the cloud in a high-value migration approach that leverages best of breed designs and practices delivered in an agile model.
  • Establish credibility and build impactful relationships with our customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.
  • Lead and participate in deep architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new, or migrating existing, applications, software, and services on the AWS platform.


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or a related field required.  Additional experience may substitute for the degree requirement at a rate of 4 years of experience for 1 year of education.
  • Preferred: AWS SA Cert – Professional
  • 12+ years of related experience.
  • Experienced with Java or C#.  
  • Knowledge with at least one other programming language such as Node.js, Scala, Python, or GO.
  • Knowledge within distributed systems or a microservice based architecture.
  • Expert leadership skills to effectively communicate and manage a technical team.
  • Knowledge and professional use of AWS Cloud with an emphasis on serverless technologies.
  • Ability to build containerized applications and systems.
  • Knowledge and professional experience with CI/CD pipelines for serverless and container applications.

  • Discover your inner Racker: Racker Life
The following information is required by pay transparency legislation in the following states: CA, CO, HI, NY, and WA. This information applies only to individuals working in these states.
•The anticipated starting pay range for Colorado is: $143,700 - $210,760.
•The anticipated starting pay range for the states of Hawaii and New York (not including NYC) is: $153,000 - $224,400.
•The anticipated starting pay range for California, New York City and Washington is: $167,400 - $245,520.
Unless already included in the posted pay range and based on eligibility, the role may include variable compensation in the form of bonus, commissions, or other discretionary payments. These discretionary payments are based on company and/or individual performance and may change at any time. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. Information on benefits offered is here.#LI-MF1 #LI-Remote

About Rackspace Technology
We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.
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Though we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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