Career Paths at IMH – Erik S.

InMotion Hosting wants to see all of its employees grow and succeed in their careers! We are using our Career Path spotlight to showcase some of the amazing leaders within our company by letting them tell their story about how they got their start with IMH. This month we are featuring our Senior Manager, Erik, who is over our Tier 3 Operations group and our Corporate Support department. He currently has an open Tier 3 Systems Operations position! If you would like to apply to this position, please click here. We hope you enjoy!


Hometown: I grew up in a small town in New England called Dighton, Massachusetts which is about an hour south of Boston. I moved to Virginia Beach in 2004 to escape the frigid winters and purchase my first home.

Position: Senior Manager of Information Technology 

Been with InMotion Hosting since: March 2009


What is your current role at InMotion Hosting? What do you like most about it?

I am presently the Senior Manager of Information Technology, which includes oversight of our Tier 3 Operations group and the Corporate Support department. I genuinely enjoy working through the unique challenges that each day provides in this role, but best of all, I get to do so alongside some of the brightest minds I’ve ever worked with.


What position did you start in with IMH? Tell us about your career growth since then.

I actually started with InMotion as a Tier 1 Support Representative in 2009. Being an avid Linux user and member of the Linux community since the early 1990s, I was excited to learn that a local Linux-based hosting company was growing so rapidly. Being a self-employed system administrator at the time, I was disappointed that there were not any openings in our systems departments. Nonetheless, still wanting to be a part of the organization, I accepted an offer for the Tier 1 position and quickly advanced as new opportunities became available.


Coolest gadget you own, want to own or have read about?

I have an affinity for all of my “geek toys” as my wife calls them, but if I had to choose just one, I would have to say it’s my Dell XPS 13. It’s hands down my favorite computer because of its lightweight design and small size, but yet it still does not compromise one bit on performance.


What would you like to tell us about yourself?

Over the years, I’ve learned through my own experiences the importance of maintaining a firm work-life balance. While circumstances in this industry can sometimes make it impossible to truly “disconnect”, I try to seize every opportunity to decompress when I’m able to do so. I also encourage the same philosophy for all of my team members, which helps to minimize burnout while maximizing productivity and morale.


Have you used our Professional Development Program?

Indeed, I have. For those who are unaware, our Tier 3 Operations team is responsible for the provisioning, administration, maintenance and security of all of our servers and networks. Upon being promoted to manager, I realized that I needed to expand my skills and knowledge of advanced networking concepts, routing protocols, enterprise routers/switches, etc. InMotion’s Professional Development Program was an extremely valuable resource for me, as it enabled me to travel and complete Brocade Certified Network Engineer Training in 2015.

InMotion Hosting – VA Career Fair October 7th

Location: 3629 Sentara Way, Suite 303

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Time: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm EST
Day: Friday, October 7th, 2016



Are you looking to jump start your career or make a career switch? Come grow with us! We have multiple openings in our Technical Support, Customer Service, and Sales departments due to company growth! Drop off your resume and learn more about our opportunities.

We are seeking:

          • Technical Support Representatives- 12 openings
          • Customer Service Representatives- 4 openings
          • Inside Sales Representatives- 2 openings
          • Senior Software Developer
          • Marketing Product Owner
          • Linux Security Operations Administrator

For more information visit our employment blog at

Unable to attend the Career Fair? Email your resume and questions to

Team Member Profile: Jim D.

James DeemsHometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Position: Support – Development Team Lead

Been with InMotion Hosting since: October 2013

How did you get started with InMotion Hosting?

I started at InMotion through an internship in Development about 3 years ago.

How have you enjoyed working in the web hosting industry since starting at InMotion Hosting?

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with in the industry specifically with IMH. The culture and atmosphere that is fundamentally a part of IMH is unmatched. The team mentality across the entire company is reinforced from coast to coast and absolutely from the top down. The true concern and care for the employees expressed from management is amazing. I absolutely look forward to coming to work everyday.

What is your current role at InMotion Hosting? What do you like most about it?

I am currently the Development Team Lead. It is a relatively new position for me, but based on the already team driven mentality in Development and the company as a whole I don’t expect much of a difference on a day to day. I look forward to the added responsibility and expectations it might bring, I welcome the challenge.

Coolest gadget you own, want to own or have read about?

I have some background in 3D Simulation and Design and have always wanted to dabble with Oculus Rift and I also am a fan of recent developments in Augmented Reality projects.

What would you like to tell us about yourself?

I have worked in many different environments, from the Marine Corps to managing a Laser Tag location. I have worked with many different types of people as well. I can honestly say I have never worked somewhere or for the quality of people that I am surrounded by on a day to day basis as I am at InMotion. It is the best of the best and I enjoy each day.

Would you like to join our Development Team? Take a look at our open Junior Software Developer position and send your resume to For a list of all our open positions, click here.


Inside Sales Representatives Wanted!

Now Hiring Red


We have 2 openings left to fill for our Sales Representative – Web Hosting position, and we want you!

Our sales representatives work in a base + commission sales environment and there is no cold calling or cap on your earnings.

Join our team and enjoy working in a fun and relaxed environment that includes great perks such as free weekly lunches and the ability to wear jeans everyday!



Inside Sales Representative – Web Hosting

Our Inside sales team is looking to add talented closers. We deliver warm leads by phone, email, and live chat that simply need to be right-sized into the appropriate package, qualified, and closed. Our base + commission sales environment touts no cold calling and no cap on your earnings. Annual average earnings for our team members is $55K per year based on quota attainment. Are you better than average? We’re not your regular sales environment and having fun is allowed!


What You’ll Do:

  • Handle multiple inbound warm leads that come to you through phone, email, and live chats.
  • Build your sales pipeline through regular follow ups with potential customers.
  • Input and track leads in an established CRM system.
  • Assess the needs of inbound leads to identify the appropriate sales opportunity.
  • Compete for money and prizes in a friendly team environment.
  • Continue development in hosting knowledge and the sales process.


What You’ll Get:

  • A fun, relaxed working environment with a casual dress code (jeans ok).
  • Profit Sharing twice yearly based on performance and hire date.
  • Free weekly snacks and free lunch on Tuesdays.
  • The opportunity to work with an established and growing company comprised of awesome people.


Ideal Candidates Have:

  • Experience in a high volume sales team within in a contact center environment.
  • The desire to thrill every lead through excellent customer service.
  • Strong multitasking skills.
  • A sense of urgency and attention to detail.
  • The ability to analyze business needs of a client as it relates to our products.


The below is optional but can help make you a top candidate:

  • Experience with web hosting and/or web design services.
  • Experience within a CRM system.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Leadership experience.


A few more things:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Disability, Life Insurance and 401k plans
  • Paid Time Off and Company Paid Holidays
  • Wear Jeans Everyday
  • Awesome Company Parties and Onsite Events
  • A free VPS


  • Virginia Beach, VA


InMotion Hosting, Inc is an industry leader specializing in web hosting and design. We were established in Los Angeles, CA in 2001 and have grown to the east coast with our Virginia Beach, VA office.

Learn more about what it is like working at InMotion and yes, we have the best parties in town. Check out the products you would be selling here.


Tier 2 Tech Support Position Available – Who am I?

Who am I? I'm not going to get philosophical with you (just yet), and no, I'm not talking about one of Jackie Chan's previous movies.

Position Available
If you know that whoami is a linux command, then you should also know that InMotion Hosting is currently hiring for a Tier 2 Support Tech in our Virginia Beach office.

Best candidates for this Tier 2 Technical Support position are those who have:


  • Good customer service skills and an honest desire to help people
  • 1 – 2 years in a help desk environment or systems group, experience in web hosting or with hosting technologies a plus
  • Strong technical troubleshooting ability and critial thinking skills
  • Familiarity with the Linux / Unix command line and a desire to become an expert

If you know who you are and this is you, then check out our Private: Linux System Representative jobs page, learn more, and Apply Today!