Linux Systems Administrator

Tempe, AZ


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As a Linux Systems Administrator at Go Daddy, you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining reliable, scalable and secure CentOS servers for several product lines and core internal Linux infrastructure. The position will require an excellent understanding of common application topologies (LAMP, 3-tier applications, etc.), configuration management and experience with a large scale environment. The ideal candidate will be a proven technical leader with solid operating system administration skills and the ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

In this role, you will:

  • Support our corporate Linux Applications
  • Support of several proprietary applications built on top of either tomcat or LAMP, DNS systems running BIND and other technologies.
  • Work closely with Development and Engineering teams achieve the utmost product availability and reliability.


Do you have what it takes?

  • 2-3 years experience as a Linux System Administrator
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with large complex operating environments
  • Outstanding customer service and interaction skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan, document, and effectively implement projects and systems
  • Must work well under sustained pressure
  • CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux equivalent experience
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Scripting (basic shell/Bash at minimum; Python, Ruby and/or Perl are big plusses) 
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux and web server security
  • Excellent understanding of DNS
  • Basic familiarity with how networks work and how to configure networking on a Linux system (are you familiar with the OSI networking model? tcpdump?)
  • Experience managing large server environments (hundreds of servers)
  • Basic understanding of SSLs and how they work

What skills are considered a 'Plus'?

  • Previous 24x7 on-call experience preferred
  • Jenkins CI
  • RHN/Satellite/Spacewalk
  • Puppet
  • Koji
  • Splunk/Graphite
  • MySQL/PostgreSQL
  • LDAP/Kerberos authentication against Microsoft Active Directory
  • SAN and NAS technologies (iSCSI, FCP, CIFS, NFS, etc)
  • Java/Tomcat/JBoss
  • RHCT or RHCE a big plus
  • PKI



Go Daddy’s award-winning technical teams design and support the innovative technologies that are transforming the cloud, the internet and the world.  From product developers to network engineers, data center technicians to platform engineers, our expertise ensures our customers have the technical solutions to meet their needs. We develop world-class products that help our customers establish, enhance and evolve their online presence. 

Are you ready to GO with us?

When you GO with Go Daddy, you have the opportunity to be part of something special by making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers. Their success is our success.

Here’s what you need:

  • Passion to contribute to a truly exceptional customer experience, no matter your job title
  • Understanding that innovation and creativity is a part of what we do every day
  • Agility and action orientation – we move at the speed of tech
  • Understanding of the privilege and obligation of being part of a team

Here’s what we’ll provide:

  • A fun, dynamic and challenging work environment
  • Formal and informal opportunities and support for ongoing learning, growth and development
  • Team building activities and recognition
  • Competitive base plus bonus incentive
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible Go Daddy employees
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year of employment

Go Daddy has been recognized because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. Go Daddy was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona, Iowa & Denver. Go Daddy is the #1 IT Company on Inc. Magazine's inaugural Hire Power list of job creators.

Go Daddy’s philanthropic work supports a wide variety of charitable and community organizations dedicated to causes including women and children, domestic violence, child abuse, teenage homelessness, animal shelters and more. Visit for more information.

Go Daddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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