Answering Software Janitor's questions.... :)
I was born and raised in San Antonio and swore I would never move back once I left for college a little over 10 years ago.
Nearly 3 years ago I stepped into the world of recruiting/sourcing. I got my start with T-Mobile's Engineering Recruiting team as a contractor and did two contract gigs with them. I also worked for Deloitte as a contract sourcer on a 6 month (which turned into 10 month) contract as well. I have always said that contracting was a lot like dating. And, in mid 2007, I decided I was ready to settle down!
I know I look like such a young thing in my picture (ok--you can all stop laughing now) but, I have 3 small adorable, yet VERY energetic little boys(ages 4, 2, and 8 weeks. Since my entire family lives in SA I decided it was time to move back to my hometown where my kids could be raised near family.
For a couple of years now I have been hearing so many good things about Rackspace and the future plans they have to turn San Antonio into a more desirable place to live. Honestly, I wasn't exactly sure what Rackspace actually did as a company, but I knew that I wanted to find out as much information as I could seeing it was generating so much talk in SA. I started off by "googling" Rackspace and reading everything I could find on the company, its competition and the direction it was projected to go....oh yeah....I also had to "google" web hosting, colocation, etc...sad, I know.
It seemed to happen so fast but before I knew it, there was a Recruiter job opening at "The Rack" and I knew that was the position for me! I found the job on linkedin....(so FYI--if you aren't using linkedin, you are living under a rock)....I immediately applied for the position! I went through a couple of phone interviews and one very LONG face to face interview with the entire recruiting team and viola---here I am!
So it has been 3 months since I became a "Racker" and I absolutely love it! The company really, truly cares about its employees and their customers. What I love about Rackspace is the people who work here WANT to be here! It's a culture in itself and a 2nd family altogether. The future holds many exciting things for Rackspace and I am stoked to be a part of it! We are hiring 3,000 folks within the next 3 years and I am honored to be one of the people who help bring on such growth.
I will be at the happy hour on the 24th! I hope to meet all of you in person---this board is great!