Network Administrator – Boca Raton, FL

Do you thrive in an environment where you are the “guard at the gate”?  Do you get a rush making the wheels go round and round and ensuring your customers are up 24/7?   If so, read on!  At Applied Innovations, you will be at the very core of our business and will be responsible for maintaining, monitoring and managing the network infrastructure for Applied Innovations and our related brands including Awesome Cloud Services.

Applied Innovations provides cloud hosting solutions powering over 35,000 websites for 10,000 customers running on top of 2500 server instances.  We lead the industry in the adoption and deployment of new services and technology on top of the Windows Server platform.    We believe in being the trusted business partner to our customers and that it is our job to deliver cutting edge technologies in a way that is easy to understand and easy to utilize so that they are successful. It’s through the success of our clients that we’ll grow.

Why us?

  • We are small, agile and growing – you will learn a lot and get to do things here you would not be able to do at a large company
  • We are a key Microsoft business partner – one of the first three companies in the world to launch Windows Server 2008 for web hosting, one of the first two companies to launch Hyper-V for the Cloud, and the FIRST hosting provider to deliver Hyper-V on top of Windows server 2012
  • Our environment is one of team work, we’re friendly and relaxed making it conducive to serving our customers well –  even our President still helps with support calls from time to time
  • Our hosting services are always available, housed with some of the best data centers in the world, including the NAP of the Americas
  • We offer relentless innovation – technology is our toy box!

Snapshot of key accountabilities:

  • ·         Document and maintain customer integrated network infrastructure deployments.
  • ·         Work closely with the Network and Server administration teams building out cloud based solutions on a variety of platforms including Hyper-V and other virtualization platforms as well as Juniper, Cisco and Fortinet based network appliances.
  • ·         Perform routine Security reviews of customer environments, internal and external network interfaces and maintaining accurate documentation of these environments.
  • ·         Monitor network performance, throughput and stability.
  • ·         Configuration of network interfaces and VPN connections for customers and channel partners
  • ·         Accurately document network designs and change requests.
  • ·         Oversee IP Address Management (IPAM)
  • ·         Develop, Refine and Document network related systems and processes

Traits required for success:

  • Produces consistent error-free work based on our established standards and procedures
  • Works at a steady and even pace to promote accuracy and quality
  • Patient with repetitive routine
  • Technical and analytical focus to solve problems
  • Comfortable with a collaborative approach
  • Tactful in avoiding disagreements or conflicts

 Skills/Experience/Knowledge :


  • 2 + years experience experience  in network administration
  • Ability to Subnet IP addresses and network ranges
  • ·         Understanding of the following:
    • o   Routed VLAN Interfaces
    • o   L2 switching (VLANs and Trunking)
    • o   Basic routing (Static and OSPF)
    • o   VPNs (Site-to-Site & Remote User)
    • o   Firewalling on any major brand device
    • o   Windows Firewalling

Required education & Certification:

  • ·         Some Level of Network Certification (CCNA or JNCIA-JUNOS preferable)