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We're always looking for experienced, friendly people to join us.

Brownrice Internet, Inc. is a small, privately held data center and hosting company located in Taos, New Mexico. We are profitable, debt-free, and have been hosting web sites and managing servers and networks for over 15 years. We value our well-spoken, funny, dedicated staff, and we promote normal, 9 to 5 work weeks. In addition to paid time off, retirement benefits, and health insurance compensation, all full-time Taos office employees receive season ski passes at Taos Ski Valley. And if there's fresh powder on the mountain you'll probably get the day off!

We are always looking for articulate, multi-dimensional, detail-oriented people who'd like to live in one of our great locations and be paid well for their skills. Applicants should be comfortable with multi-tasking, handling interruptions, and interacting with both technical and non-technical clients.

Job Openings

Linux Systems Administrator with LAMP developer skills
32-40 hour per week, on-site, employee position

Brownrice is looking for a friendly, detail-oriented Linux Systems Administrator with web development experience and superior communication skills - both written and verbal - who is capable of working in a team environment and enjoys helping people solve technical problems.

Compensation: Competitive hourly pay depending on skills and experience plus health benefits, paid vacation, retirement plan, and a ski pass (or equivalent bonus for non-snowsports people.)

The ideal candidate would have:

  • 3+ years commercial experience administering Linux servers
  • Apache configuration, performance tuning, and debugging in a web hosting environment.
  • MySQL configuration, performance tuning, and debugging in a web hosting environment.
  • Real-world Linux security experience in a hosting environment with ability to manage servers and applications through PCI compliance processes, diagnose hacks (CMS exploits, SQL/XSS injection, etc) and provide customer-level remedies.
  • Commerical experience with and Git in a multi-developer, multi-release environment..
  • Experience with AWS services: EC2, S3, Elastic Load Balancing, Security Groups in a large-scale commercial environment.
  • Experience building web sites with HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL and Javascript.
  • Experience in a technical support capacity specifically related to hosting.
  • Experience with web site building using CMSs (Wordpress, Joomla, Expression Engine, etc.)
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.

Typical duties might include:

  • Identifying network and server bottlenecks, troubleshooting, optimizing, and reporting.
  • Suppporting AWS developers and ensuring that they have the tools needed for rapid development.
  • Reporting to end-users, Project Managers, Programmers and other System's Adminstrators on statuses of projects via Jira, SmartSheet, and other tools.
  • Building and configuring both physical servers and VPSs in our on-site data center.
  • Configuring and trouble-shooting AWS services for customers.
  • Running network cables and building racks in our on-site data center.
  • First-line tech support for our hosting clients: Email configuration, hosting set-up, and general troubleshooting via phone and email.

This is a full-time, on-site position in our Taos or Albuquerque offices. If you do not live in Northern New Mexico, or do not plan on relocating, please do not apply.

See what a few of our clients say about us


This is an amazing service. Check them out and tell them I sent you.

Caroline Blaker
Petroglyph Creative

(via Twitter)

We host 100’s of our client websites with Brown Rice and have high expectations for service, security and backups. Brown Rice's accountable, always-helpful specialists have consistently supplied reliable, upbeat support to my team and myself when we need it. We couldn’t be happier.

Jennifer Martin
Xynergy Inc.

Colocating equipment in a datacenter is an exercise of trust. The team at Brownrice Internet is a genuinely great group of people who continue to earn my trust year after year, going above and beyond time after time. They are genuinely great to work with.

Daniel Robbins
Funtoo Linux

Our listeners count on our online systems for our six local radio stations. Believe me, they let us know when there is a problem! Since moving to Brown Rice, that phone doesn't ring anymore with complaints about speeds or quality. We can always count on the Brownrice!

Scott Hutton
President, Hutton Broadcasting

We have relied on Brownrice for over 15 years to be the tech brawn behind the scenes that keeps our website design and development projects running smoothly and affordably. You can’t beat the superior service they provide, especially when a human answers the phone!

Molly Duncan
President, Creative Director
Desert Elements Design