Work at SiteHost

Build your tech career in a smart, successful company

A role at SiteHost is a chance to bring your own ideas to a successful tech company, a major learning opportunity, and a pretty fun way to spend your work days. We’re always looking to add to our team, so check out our open roles or take the chance to introduce yourself today.

SiteHost team members at work.

Why SiteHost?

Because you’ll do interesting stuff that will make you smarter. Whether you're a fresh graduate or a veteran leader, you’ll be part of a collaborative team tackling tricky problems for our customers. We’re known for delivering great service, and the only way we can keep doing that is by learning more, every day. Here you’ll learn by doing, while working alongside other sparky minds.

What’s the culture like?

There are about 50 of us at SiteHost, mostly in Auckland with some team members scattered around NZ and the globe (we were hybrid even before covid-19). Our office is a wear-what-you-want, help-yourself-to-a-great coffee kind of a place. We’re an open and friendly bunch, and we know how to have fun while we get stuff done.

We’re serious about work-life balance, too, and you’ll have the opportunity to tell us what that means for you.

What’s the company like?

We were founded in 2004 by two brothers, Nathan and Quintin, who still lead us today. Over the years we’ve made a few acquisitions and today we run brands including MyHost and Domains Direct. We’re 100% NZ-owned and committed to staying that way. There's more SiteHost history on the About page.

We compete with cost-cutters and hyperscale behemoths by putting customer service first. That means being smart, friendly, and fast. We make sure that every team member has what it takes.

We have our own data centre on premises and we run gear elsewhere in Auckland and Sydney. We have some products running in Linode data centres around the world.

How does the application process work?

We try to keep the application process quick, but it's still important to make sure that our new team members have the right skills and attitude. We want you to have a good opportunity to get to know us, too.

So for most technical roles, the application process includes:

  1. A quick scripting challenge.

  2. A short "get to know each other" phone call.

  3. A technical test or two.

  4. An interview with two or three team members.

For some roles there might be more team members to meet, which can mean a second interview.

Get the Inside Word

We asked some of our team members why they chose SiteHost, what the application process was like, and what it's like to work at SiteHost. Read the Inside Word.

I applied because I liked the variety in the role. It sounded like SiteHost were working with some pretty cool tech and in a lot of different areas, so I’d have an opportunity to find what interests me. I also really liked the interview process which was a series of challenges, some programming and some Linux admin tasks, which gave me a good feel for what I would be doing in the role.

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Operations/Product & Automation

This is a place where they encourage upskilling and growth, so if you’re the type of person that loves taking on new challenges, this is the right place for you.

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Since we use a multitude of different tools/scripts written in different languages, I've been picking things up on the daily. I mainly work with bash, PHP and Python but also use Ansible and Docker quite a lot. I'm now familiar with CMSs such as WordPress and Silverstripe, as well as integrated Web hosting tools like cPanel and Plesk. I've also had to learn how domains and DNS work, along with networking and hardware.

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Operations team

A friendly, committed, stable team

We have built the infrastructure and support team that your business can rely on, but we'll let the numbers do the talking.

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New skills

Learn and earn

Good pay

Competitive salary
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