Senior Manager, Software Development - US Job
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Job Title Senior Manager, Software Development - US
Category Software Development

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Location US-TX-Austin Austin, TX 78753, US
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Full-time
Travel Required 0
Job Description

Do you enjoy tackling new and unusual problems everyday? Do the words cloud computing, innovation, devops, continuous integration and delivery, data analytics, customer services, scalability, availability, and 100% uptime get you excited!! If so, keep reading,

As a Senior Software Development Manager for the Cloud Integration Engineering team, you thrive on the most intense aspects of solving problems in unique ways for the Rackspace Open Cloud. We need you because your talent, hard work and dedication will enable us to reach the next level in our mission. You will be empowered to work through challenges by applying your own creative problem-solving techniques to lead a team of software developers, architects, leads, and managers toward key business objectives. You are motivated to lead the team to build solutions that are stable, scalable and easily maintained. You bring order to a complex work environment.

As Senior Software Development Manager, you are responsible for developing and maintaining the brain (our data) and nervous system (our core applications) of the Rackspace Open Cloud. You are central to the day-to-day success of our Rackers and most importantly our Customers!

In this role you will:

Manage and participate in the day-to-day operations of one or more teams of software developers.
Manage all the operational aspects of the software development teams to ensure business and product objectives are met.
Partner with product management to define product roadmaps and feature requirements.
Provide administrative, technical, and people leadership for multiple, diverse, and sometimes geographically distributed teams.
Provide feedback to the team and individuals on their performance.
Coach and guide teams to enable successful outcomes.
Lead initiatives that move us into repeatable, automated, and continuous integration and delivery processes.
Lead quality initiatives that enhance test driven development, defensive coding, self-healing code, and extraordinary test coverage.
Transform logging and monitoring efforts.
Innovate. Innovate. Innovate.
Experience building high performance web services at scale- Bachelor,s degree in Computer Science or a related field; Master,s degree preferred
Experience in managing team/s

Minimum of 5+ years as software developer
Minimum of 8+ years experience managing software developers
Product Development Experience
At least 8+ years of experience managing midsized to large enterprise systems
Exceptional management and people skills, ability to manage personnel activities of staff (e.g., hires, mentors, coach, trains, appraises, rewards, motivates, and disciplines, and recommends termination as necessary, 1-on-1's, Performance Reviews, etc of his direct reports)
Passion for quality and continuous improvement of processes and software, well versed with software engineering practices (e.g. Continuous Engineering, Build/Deploy, Unit Testing, Regression Testing, Test & Staging Environments)
Demonstrated experience leading a cross-functional team fostering innovation, creativity, and teamwork
Excel at cross-functional collaboration and leadership
Agile processes (Scrum, XP, Lean, etc.)
Partnerships with internal and external teams to deliver products, tools, and technology
Demonstrated ability in all aspects of hiring - creating staffing plans, writing job descriptions, attracting talent, and making great hires
Experience with product operations
Understanding of development operations initiatives.
Experience with contributing to open source code is a plus

Ensure projects are completed on time and according to quality standards.
Lead software architecture and design for one or more products.
Evaluate and measure progress and results of development efforts.
Recruit, hire, and evaluate performance.

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

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