Rackspace® is the #1 managed cloud company. We help customers host their apps and data on our infrastructure as well as on our partners'. Our technical expertise and Fanatical Support® allow companies to tap the power of the cloud without the pain of hiring experts in dozens of complex technologies
How to Get Hired
We asked Rackspace for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We call our employees Rackers. We look for people who are results-obsessed, hold themselves and others accountable, and are driven by the opportunity to provide a Fanatical Support® customer experience. In our leadership roles, we look for servant leaders who promote empowerment, put the needs of others first and bring their best every single day. While technical acumen and experience are a piece of what we look for in prospective Rackers, a huge factor we consider is the person’s commitment to learning, growing, innovating, and helping others.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Our teams bring their best every day for our customers, and we look for people who can do the same. Some of the things a prospective Racker can do to get our attention include gaining the required skills and experience for the job they want, taking it a step further by contributing to a related community, and making an impact in their field of expertise.These actions demonstrate that a prospective Racker not only has the required skills, but a commitment to growth which will help all of us succeed. Skills and experience open the door, but it’s their ability to apply themselves and make a contribution to a greater cause that allows someone to enter it!
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Rackspace continues to invest in and expand new teams that provide support and expertise on multiple, fast-growing platforms such as Microsoft, AWS and Google. We are hiring domain experts across all skill sets including: leadership, sales, solution architecture, product marketing, product management, software engineering, security, devops and support engineering!
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
People who are interested in becoming a Racker should first visit Rackspace.jobs to explore our current open opportunities. Rackspace.jobs encourages prospective candidates to explore the question: “Are you a Racker?” If a candidate doesn’t find a current job that fits their skills and experience, he or she can join our talent community for future contact when the right job opens. To learn more, visit us on social media (including Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn), our Rackspace Blog, and Rackspace.com.