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System Administration

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2013-05-25 21:54

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When you buy a new computer, do you immediately erase Windows and install your favorite distro of Linux? If so, keep reading...

As a Linux System Administrator, you are a Linux junkie that takes on the most intense aspects of solving problems in unique ways for our cloud-based customers. We need you because your talent, hard work and dedication will allow us to reach the next level. You’ll be empowered to work through customer issues by applying your own creative problem-solving techniques to identify the source of the problems; as well as keeping the customer aware of every step along the way. You won’t find any scripts here that you have to follow.

We have openings across all shifts and in many of our office locations around the country.

We are also accepting applications for remote workers. Please keep in mind that in order to work remote you will need to demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency and professionalism; technical proficiency and professionalism will be determined through the interview process.

In this role you will:

  • Working with cutting edge technology in the cloud computing space
  • Provide Fanatical Support to customers via the telephone, chat and ticketing systems each and everyday
  • Install, configure, update and troubleshoot services for customers such as Apache, MySQL, FTP, SSH and DNS
  • Collaborate with fellow system administrators and support team members on technical issues

Job Requirements

Must Haves:

  • Fundamental knowledge of servers/computers hardware and software
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a desire to take on responsibility
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate technical issues to nontechnical and technical audiences

Nice to Haves:

  • Technical certifications (i.e., Red Hat, UCP, CompTIA, MySQL)
  • Experience working in the cloud computing industry
  • Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent work experience

Why Here? Why Now?

About Rackspace Hosting

Rackspace Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing, and the founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. However, for our employees (we call them “Rackers”) we are much more than a hosting company. Rackspace offers a vibrant company culture filled with compelling work and fun. We are as Fanatical about serving our clients as we are about building the future of technology.

But, don’t take it from us… - Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2008, 2009, 2011 - Forbes Top 100 Best Small Companies 2010 - Computer World’s Best Places to Work in IT 2010 - 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 www.rackspace.com!

Culture As employees of Rackspace, we are not simply a number… we are 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 special. It’s also a natural responsibility because the values we embrace were created by us in the first place.

Learn more about our culture at rackertalent.com.

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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