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Chief Technology Officer


A2 Hosting, Inc. is a premier Linux hosting company with clients around the world.  We are currently seeking a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to help take us to the next level.  The CTO is responsible for aligning and advancing systems strategies and initiatives with overall business objectives by providing vision, leadership and guidance in order to improve server reliability, keep up-to-date with new & innovative products and technologies all while optimizing cost effectiveness.  

You are a Linux and Cisco expert with experience leading a team of admins and engineers.  You are someone who can lead the team as well as get your hands dirty to help solve any system problems.  Ideally, you also have experience working in the hosting industry.

Job Description:

  • Establish the company’s technical vision and assume responsibility for all technical infrastructure.  This includes server platforms, database administration, storage systems and networking.
  • Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and set timetables for the evaluation, development and deployment of services and products.
  • Manage and maintain internal and customer-facing server and network infrastructure.
  • Provide leadership that supports the company’s culture, mission and values.
  • Be an innovator and disruptor.
  • Identify technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business.
  • Oversee and maintain system consistency through regular audits.
  • Create new and revise existing policies and procedures.
  • Perform managerial duties to a small but growing team including giving regular feedback, conducting annual performance reviews and hiring new team members.
  • Continually raise the bar and groom a team of A-players.
  • Automate, automate, automate!


  • 5+ years of experience building and managing high-performing teams.
  • Expert competence with Linux, RedHat/CentOS preferred.
  • Competence and comfort with scripting languages, Bash or Python preferred.
  • Development experience in PHP and MySQL highly desired.
  • Competence in basic network design and administration. (Cisco)
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to mentor less experienced team members with exceptional interpersonal skills and entrepreneurial personality.
  • Experience working in a Scrum/Agile environment a plus, preferably as Product Owner.
  • Previous hosting experience desired.

We have the following to offer:

  • Subsidized health insurance, dental and vision coverage also available.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Company-matching 401k, traditional or Roth.
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage.
  • Company provided life insurance.
  • Paid vacations, holidays and sick time.
  • Regular company events such as summer BBQs and holiday parties.
  • We also offer the chance to work remotely some of the time. All we ask is that you come in to our Ann Arbor office a few times a week in order connect with the team face-to-face.
  • Relocation assistance available.

If all of that appeals to you then apply now to join our growing company!

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