Drupal Developer | Rackspace

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Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

About Rackspace
Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Hundreds of thousands of customers look to Rackspace to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs, leveraging a product portfolio that allows workloads to run where they perform best—whether on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of platforms. The company's award-winning Fanatical Support® helps customers successfully architect, deploy, and run their most critical applications. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Rackspace operates data centers on four continents. Rackspace is featured on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Position Overview
Rackspace Product Design seeks an experienced Drupal Developer, with a passion to develop and implement software projects to support Rackspace’s growing business. As a part of the Product Business Unit, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining code for our Knowledge Center property. This person will work closely with their development team, as well as other business unit engineering teams to support and develop this public-facing web property.

We are looking for a candidate with a clear passion for learning, one who is passionate about Druapl and is capable of working in a fast-paced environment. Their strong sense of responsibility drives them to seek awesome technical solutions and clearly communicate tradeoffs with stakeholders.
Besides being an awesome developer, we also expect you to have a passion for learning new languages and keeping up with technology. Excelling in a strong collaborative environment with a high work ethic is essential.

We’d like to talk if you:
1. Hands on experience in full software development life cycle (design, implementation/testing, maintenance, etc)
2. Have experience development software in various web application frameworks and languages.
3. Enjoy learning cutting-edge technology in your spare time
4. Are looking for a contracting position that has the opportunity to evolve into a full-time position.

Qualifications & Responsibilities of this role include:
• Interpersonal skills to work with internal stakeholders to help refine development requirements and estimate level of efforts
• Communication skills to work effectively with Project Managers, team developers and stakeholders
• Analytical skills to efficiently comprehend technical requirements and to transform them into implemented solutions
• Take ownership in responsibility and accountability of assigned project tasks
• Participation in project planning in an Agile environment (story grooming, sprint planning, etc…)
• Active participation in code review with other developers

Preferred Qualifications:
• Great passion and expertise of the Drupal platform
• An advanced understanding of Drupal 7 module development
• Advanced understanding and experience with MVC frameworks
• Custom development with PHP and MySQL
• Knowledge and experience with advanced JavaScript and AJAX
• Experience with version control systems, specifically Git and Subversion
• Excellent written and verbal communication skill
• Estimating work units, planning and scheduling of work units
• Experience developing applications under Agile, Scrum, or similar development process
• Ability to quickly adapt and learn new technologies
• Able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
• Experience developing applications from IA/UX documentation such as sitemaps, wireframes and application flow diagrams
• Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred or 3+ years of Software Application Development experience

Desirable:
• Expertise in developing custom themes within Drupal
• Experience in distributed systems
• Willing to work on location in San Antonio daily or willing to work in Austin and travel on-site to San Antonio via our corporate shuttle 2-3 times a week.

Rackspace, a world leader in hosting delivers enterprise-level managed hosting, cloud hosting, and e-mail hosting services to businesses of all types and sizes globally. Today we serve thousands of customers from data centers around the world. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies and practices for each customer's specific needs delivering it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support®. We serve as an extension of our customers' IT departments enabling them to focus on their core business. Rackspace was founded in 1998 and since then has had significant growth year after year. There are now over 5,000 Rackers employed worldwide dedicated to providing customers our premier hosting services.

Rackspace Hosting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Rackspace is committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employee assigned to this job.