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Position with Rackspace in Austin/San Antonio

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Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the world’s leader in hosting. We deliver enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. We got started in 1998 and since have grown to serve more than 70,000 customers, including over 51,000 cloud computing customers. Rackspace integrates the industry’s best technologies for each customer’s specific need and delivers it as a service via the company’s commitment to Fanatical Support. Our core products include Rackspace Managed Hosting, The Rackspace Cloud™ and Rackspace Email & Apps (formerly Mailtrust). There are currently over 2,800 Rackers around the world serving our customers.

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, we manage more than 56,671 servers from our nine data centers in Europe, Asia and North America. However, for our employees – we like to call them Rackers – the organization is much more than a product offering – it’s a culture.

To find out more about what makes Rackspace a great place to work, please visit http://www.themostawe...­

Rackspace is currently seeking all levels of Linux system administration professionals at our corporate headquarters in San Antonio, TX. All shifts are available, and a differential is paid for 2nd and 3rd shift. Relocation assistance *may* be available for some positions.

Examples of open positions:

Linux System Administrator - Provides technical support and technical consulting for Rackspace customers. Administrators have both direct (phone) and indirect (via email) contact with customers to assist in troubleshooting and maintaining complex web server configurations.

Linux System Operations Administrator - Works the front-lines to ensure maximum stability and performance of our cloud systems by responding to and troubleshooting issues with our infrastructure and customer-facing cloud resources. Our massive server footprint provides endless opportunities for motivated Linux Administrators to prevent and solve problems that are unique to the cloud space, including but not limited to web servers, database servers, cache accelerator servers, mail servers, ftp servers, backend storage systems, and load balancers, and the interactions of these devices with one another.

Linux Systems Engineer - Responsible for making architectural design decisions in our environment, solving technical problems and making educated improvements to the system. A Linux Engineer is expected to identify and advise on potential pitfalls that we may experience and suggest alternatives that may better serve the stability and security of our hosted platform.

The most successful candidates will have:
* At least two years experience as a Linux System Administrator
* Knowledge of common Linux system services (Apache, Postfix, etc.)
* Basic knowledge of scripting languages (PHP, Perl, Python)
* Basic knowledge of databases, specifically MySQL
* RHCT or RHCE preferred, but not required
* Specific requirements may vary by position

To apply for these and other positions, please email me at or
visit our website at http://www.rackertale...­

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