Systems Engineer: Networking

Location: ANN ARBOR, MI

Department: Systems Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

A2 Hosting, Inc. is a premier high performance hosting company with clients around the world. We are currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer specializing or otherwise experienced in networking who can help us further develop our platforms and products as we continue to grow!

The Systems Engineer is an integral part of the company. This position works closely with the Systems Team to continually improve upon our existing infrastructure and to keep us up-to-date with new and innovative products & technologies. This position will also diagnose and fix complex hardware, software and network issues along with a heavy focus on R&D and product development.

Employment Type: Full-time, Exempt, 100% Remote eligible

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with a great team of helpful and like-minded people designing and implementing network architecture to improve existing infrastructure or build out new locations from the ground up.
  • Learn new things and help determine business value for new technologies and products.
  • Assist and mentor other high level folks as the last line of escalation for technical problems or questions.
  • Help the team establish policies and processes to provide top notch services and help support provide top notch support.
  • Identify processes that can be simplified with code, and then write it.
  • Especially: automate, automate, automate, automate, automate!

What we expect you to bring to the group:

  • Experience designing and implementing networks, local and wide area, including everything from network hardware selection, to setting up BGP sessions for multiple providers in multiple locations, to designing vlan schemes, to configuring GRE tunnels.
    • We're a Cisco shop so the above with Cisco IOS would be nice, but concepts are far more important than syntax.
  • 5+ years of Linux, Windows, or arbitrary network service system administration experience.
    • It would also be great if you had considerable depth in any particular area mentioned above.
  • You'd be comfortable helping the group plan, design and implement large scale internal applications to scratch our own itches, such as automated provisioning systems or datacenter/inventory management or some kind of web frontend to abstract network configuration.
  • A strong passion for automation and doing things right, or failing right, at least robust!
  • Familiarity with configuration management systems such as SaltStack/Puppet/Chef/cfEngine would be a plus.
  • Ability to work on your own or in a team.
  • Great written communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to share!

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.
  • Generous paid vacations, holidays and sick time.
  • Regular company events such as summer BBQs and holiday parties.

Sound like fun?  Apply now!

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