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Senior Linux Engineer (Hosting)
Job#: 191681
Positions: 1
Posted: 05/30/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Flexible PHX Valley
Department: IT
Category: Technical
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Benefits: Full Benefits Package
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As the largest domain registrar and hosting provider in the World, Go Daddy is seeking a Linux Engineer. The position of Linux Engineer will be responsible for designing and maintaining a reliable, scalable, secure and HA (High Availability) UNIX/Linux systems environment.

The position will work closely with software development groups to analyze, define, and build high-traffic systems for Go Daddy's 4G cutting edge Web Hosting offerings.  

The position will also work closely with operational groups to provide training and troubleshooting assistance.

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.

What does the job entail?

  • Administration and configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS servers
  • Working with development and testing staff to identify requirements and implement solutions.
  • The position requires exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, and the individual must possess a structured, methodical approach to systems administration.
  • Documenting processes and procedures for operational hand off.
  • Design environments and solutions that will work at large scale


Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • RHCE or equivalent certification is preferred
  • 3+ years experience as a Linux/UNIX Engineer or developer
  • Working knowledge of the following applications and technologies: Linux, Apache, Tomcat, CVS or Subversion, PHP, DNS (BIND), Perl, Shell scripting
  • Solid understanding of configuration management in a large heterogenous environment
  • Proven ability to plan, document and effectively implement projects and systems
  • Experience managing large server environments (thousands of servers)
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • A knack for troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Ability to support multiple concurrent projects

Experience in the following is a plus:

  • C/C++, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, Hadoop
  • Server Virtualization Technologies
  • Knowledge of Networking, Routing and Switching Technologies
  • SAN and NAS technologies (iSCSI, FCP, CIFS, NFS, etc)


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 internet.
  • 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 was recognized as a 2012 FORTUNE 100 "Best Companies to Work For" Honoree because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. Go Daddy was also awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona, Iowa & Denver.

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 www.GoDaddyCares.com for more information.

Go Daddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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