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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, programming, and video streaming company located in Taos, New Mexico. We are profitable, debt-free, and have been hosting web sites, managing servers and networks, and programming for over 20 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 full health insurance, 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.

Experienced Programmer Position

Web Software Engineer
32-40 hour per week employee position

Brownrice is looking for a friendly, detail-oriented, experienced web software developer with superior communication skills - both written and verbal - who is capable of working in a team environment, on our in-house projects as well as our contract projects, and enjoys helping people solve technical problems and building great applications.

Compensation: Competitive hourly pay depending on skills and experience plus 100% paid health benefits (including vision and dental), paid vacation, retirement plan, and a ski pass (or equivalent bonus for non-snowsports people.)

The ideal candidate would have all of this experience:

  • 3+ years commercial PHP and MySQL development experience in a group environment.
  • 3+ years commercial HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming experience in a group environment.
  • 2+ years commercial REST API development.
  • 1+ years commercial experience with Bootstrap, Vue, Capistrano, Node.js, React and npm.
  • Experience with Git in a group development environment, Git lab, etc.
  • Experience working in AWS services: EC2, S3, Elastic Load Balancing, etc.

The ideal candidate would also have some experience with these technologies:

  • Commercial experience administering Linux servers.
  • Apache configuration, performance tuning, and debugging in a Linux environment.
  • MySQL/MariaDB configuration, performance tuning, and debugging in a Linux environment.
  • Docker experience; configuration, maintenance, and support.
  • Experience in a technical support capacity specifically related to hosting.
  • Experience with web site building using CMSs (Wordpress, Joomla, Expression Engine, etc.)
  • 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.

Typical duties might include:

  • Providing time estimates and writing technical specifications for new projects, bug fixes, and enhancements.
  • Writing code, testing code, optimizing code, and deploying code to development, staging, and live environments via Git and Capistrano
  • Identifying application and server bottlenecks, troubleshooting, optimizing, reporting, and fixing.
  • Migrating LAMP stack web sites, API's, and applications, from server to server or cluster to cluster
  • Reporting to end-users, Project Managers, Programmers and other Systems Administrators on statuses of projects via Jira and other tools.

This is a full-time, employee position. Contractors need not apply. Preference will be given to applicants in Northern New Mexico, or those planning on moving to Northern New Mexico (Taos, Santa Fe, Albuquerque).

See what a few of our clients say about us


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.

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

Caroline Blaker
Petroglyph Creative

(via Twitter)

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

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