Hostway Network Administrator in Austin, Texas


Hostway is seeking a Network Administrator for its Datacenter in Austin, Texas. The Network Administrator will work as a part of a small team responsible for the day-to-day operations of a large datacenter network. The ideal candidate should be comfortable using and troubleshooting Linux, specifically network stack and Netfilter/ iptables. This position interfaces with second and first level support, as well as the Network Engineering Team. Candidate must be willing to take part in an on-call rotation and lift 50 pounds.


  • Perform physical hardware installation and cabling.

  • Understanding of CLI interface on Cisco, Juniper, Brocade or other common network hardware.

  • Familiar with layer 2/3 Ethernet distribution and protocols (VLANs, Spanning Tree, HSRP/ VRRP).

  • Perform basic filtering (ACLs).

  • Have a firm understanding of IP routing and dynamic routing protocols (BGP, OSPF).

  • Able to conduct packet-level analysis using common tools such as tcpdump, Wireshark, etc..

  • Familiarity with linux servers.

  • Have a firm understanding of UNIX.

  • Familiar with load balancing technologies.

  • Understanding of common Internet protocols (HTTP, SMTP, etc).

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Familiarity with virtual network technologies.



  • Minimum of a high school diploma.

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of proven technical support experience.

  • Working knowledge of routers and switches.

  • Experience and skill with DNS, mail servers, web servers, web servers, clustering.

  • Excellent team player with high-level problem solving skills.

  • High-level organizational and communication skills.