Rackspace Linux Administrator in Kansas City, Missouri

Overview & Responsibilities

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 who conquers the most intense challenges of providing unique solutions for our customers. We want you because your talent, hard work and dedication will continue to drive us to the next level. You’ll solve issues by utilizing your own creative techniques to ensure Fanatical® troubleshooting and advice, which also means you’ll be a key partner in building relationships with customers as you update them of each step along the way. We don’t want you to just think outside of the box; we want you to break it.

Job Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Work with bleeding-edge technology in the cloud computing space

  • Install, configure, update and troubleshoot services for customers such as OS level concerns, web server, database server, applications server and mail; includes Apache, MySQL, PHP, FTP, SSH and DNS

  • Teach customers “how to fish” while advising on technical issues

  • Collaborate with fellow system administrators and support team members

  • Provide Fanatical Support® in all interactions


Required Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge and love of Linux operating system. As a true Linux lover knows— Fatal Error: Found MS-Windows System -> Repartitioning Disk for Linux

  • Fundamental knowledge of servers/computers hardware and software

  • Inherent problem-solver with desire to learn and take on responsibilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate technical issues to nontechnical and technical audiences

Guru (Preferred) Qualifications:

  • Technical certifications including Red Hat, UCP, CompTIA and/or MySQL

  • Excellent knowledge of clustering, MySQL, network fundamentals, DNS and Shell scripting

  • Cloud computing and web hosting industry experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent work experience

Category System Administration / Engineering

About Rackspace

Rackspace is modernizing IT in today’s multi-cloud world. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. We serve over 50% of the Fortune 100 companies & customers in 120 countries around the globe. Our achievements are powered by our people – we call them Rackers. We grow & thrive through world-class development opportunities, learning & selling bleeding-edge technologies & solutions, and most importantly, connecting with each other (the best & brightest in the industry). Are you a Racker? Join us!

More on Rackspace

Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.