Do you love all things technology?  We're looking for software developers and Linux engineers who want to help us take our world-class Cloud platform to the next level.  We’re looking for interns and entry-level developers/engineers with skills in any of the following areas:


* Python

* Linux

* C++

* JavaScript/JQuery

* HTML5 and CSS3


* Chef/Puppet/SaltStack

* NoSQL databases, including Cassandra and MongoDB

* JavaScript frameworks such as Knockout or Backbone



(PLEASE NOTE FOR INTERNSHIPS: This is a supervised, entry-level internship addressing business need through technology and application development. It requires less than 18 months of experience in the field of study and current enrollment in a college or university.)

Why Here? Why Now?—About Rackspace Hosting

Rackspace Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing and the founder of OpenStack, the leading open source cloud platform.  We deliver enterprise-level managed hosting, cloud hosting and e-mail hosting services to businesses of all types and sizes around the world. We serve over 190,000 customers from data centers around the world, and that number continues to grow. 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®.

For the over 5,000 current Rackers, however, we are much more than a hosting company.  Rackspace offers a vibrant company culture filled with compelling work, a supportive team environment and a lot of fun.  We are as Fanatical® about serving our clients and one another as we are about building the future of technology.

We compete in the same space as Amazon, Microsoft and Google because the work that Rackers do allows us to lead the race for innovation and quality. Rackers’ opinions, ideas and creativity are pushed to the limit because pushing beyond the boundaries of today’s hosting standards is the only way to be number one. The pressure is on—Are you ready?

But, don’t take it from us—Rackspace’s awards and recognitions include:

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Forbes Top 100 Best Small Companies 2010
  • Forbes 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies 2011
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2010, 2012
  • Computer World Best Places to Work in IT 2010
  • Business Insider 25 Best Tech Companies to Work For 2011
  • Bloomberg Business Week Top 100 Performing Technology Company 2010
  • InformationWeek Top Technology Innovators Across America 2010
  • Info-Tech Champion in Cloud Infrastructure 2010


Learn more at our website.


Your Local Location:

Blacksburg – Rackspace + Blacksburg = Racksburg... a hub of technological excellence surrounded by the great outdoors! Nestled in the mountains of western Virginia,  Blacksburg features a vibrant technology-focused community centered around a major research university, Virginia Tech.


So, what do we deliver @ Racksburg? As one of the largest Rackspace innovation centers in terms of software developers and engineers, we have a history of delivering on a variety of products and technologies. The Blacksburg office was originally focused on our large scale hosted email business; this business has expanded from a relatively small operation to over 3 million paid mailboxes today, receiving over 100 million messages and generating one billion log entries per day. In addition to email, Racksburg works on some of the most high profile projects at Rackspace. The entire development for the next generation control panels - the primary customer interface for all of our products – is done in Blacksburg. We also have teams working on OpenStack - the open source cloud infrastructure behind our Cloud Servers product line, and one of the most popular and fastest growing open source projects out there. Openstack, Control Panels & Business Email are the foundations for Rackspace's future, and are being built right here in Blacksburg.

The Blacksburg office joined the Rackspace family as part of a startup acquisition, and we still maintain that startup culture today. We’re made up of small teams solving the technical challenges of the future. We pride ourselves on our fast-paced work environment and fanatical attitude towards our customers, products, as well as our fellow Rackers. We’re a tight-knit group that treats our co-workers like family. Have a technical problem? Everyone in the office is ready to help. We believe that we succeed best by working as a team. You’ll regularly find us pair programming or helping our teammates track down that annoying bug. And when we're not geeking out?  We show love to the New River Valley by participating in Rack Gives Back events such as school supply drives, canned food drives and more.  We even had a pie your manager day to fundraise for Relay for Life.  Where else can you get away with throwing a pie in your manager's face?! Visit our office, and you’ll find Rackers eating together, playing a spirited game of ping-pong, or getting ready for the next tailgate.


As employees of Rackspace, we are not simply numbers; we are proud Rackers.  With that title comes a responsibility that we all feel.  It’s a responsibility to embody and live the values that make our organization unique and extraordinary.  It’s also a natural responsibility because the values we embrace were created by us.  Learn more about our culture on our talent page which features blogs and general information put together by Rackers across the company.


Rackspace Hosting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information in our candidate selection process.

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.

Sep 9, 2013
Meghan Dembrosky