edX: IT Support Specialist
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IT Support Specialist

Are you ready to join a startup thats transforming the education landscape? At edX, we provide world-class education to everyone, everywhere, regardless of gender, income, or social status. As a non-profit, edX provides millions of people around the globe with access to education.

EdX offers highly driven, intellectually ambitious individuals an opportunity to work in a dynamic mission-driven organization. edX is seeking an experienced IT Support Specialist who has a passion for providing excellent, customer-focused support; learning and supporting new technologies; training users; writing detailed, accurate, and concise documentation; and analyzing and improving business processes.

Youll be the primary point of contact for IT support related matters at edX. This will involve in-person, support ticket, and occasional phone based support as needed to keep our company running. Youll work closely with members of the IT, Business Systems, and DevOps teams to escalate and resolve issues. Youll build relationships with new hires when you on-board them and support them throughout their tenure at edX. Youll continually learn new things and provide strategic feedback to IT management about whats happening on the ground based on end-user needs and support trends.

You will:

  • Serve as the primary person responsible for triaging, solving, and documenting IT support requests for technical and non-technical users
  • Work independently as well as with other internal teams, outsourced teams, and vendors
  • Handle access requests and maintain user accounts
  • On-board new hires
  • Order, provision, arrange for repair, and decommission IT hardware assets
  • Maintain an up-to-date and accurate hardware inventory
  • Administer edX staff endpoints
  • Continually analyze and improve IT Support business processes
  • Plan and run A/V for All Hands Meetings, Webinars, and other events
  • Complete other duties related to the day-to-day operations of an Information Technology team

You are:

  • Highly skilled at problem solving and critical thinking in a technical context
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Highly skilled at communicating, both written and verbally, with tact and empathy
  • Excited and able to learn and support new technologies quickly
  • Open to taking on new responsibilities as the needs of the organization evolve
  • Continually learning new things and developing your technical and customer service skills

Requirements:

  • 4+ years providing IT Support in a professional environment
  • 3+ years supporting macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android in an Enterprise environment
  • 2+ years in supporting users in Active Directory
  • 2+ years experience with user management and supporting G Suite
  • Experience with supporting video conferencing services and hardware (e.g., Google Meet, Zoom)
  • Experience with ticket management such as JIRA Service Desk
  • Ability to participate in a low-volume, after-hours on-call rotation that will include nights and weekends.

Desired:

  • Experience in administering endpoints using Active Directory, JAMF Pro, SCCM, MDM, or similar technologies
  • Experience running A/V for large meetings (e.g., Company All Hands, Webinars)
  • Experience automating tasks with Python or Integration as a Service (IaaS) platforms.
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Sherisse Viray
Sr. Accountant

“What I enjoy most about edX is the people. They are so friendly and often reach out to learn more about what each other's interests and hobbies are outside of work (IE world travel, hiking and skiing/snowboarding).” 

Julia Henderson
Manager of Learner Support & Operations

"I am thrilled to be working at a company where my bias to action is appreciated and encouraged. I feel truly empowered to make important decisions, and know we'll reflect and adjust our ideas continually, so we can provide great resources and a high level of support for our learners and partners."

Carol Tong
Principal Tech Writer

“I love working at edX. The work environment is diverse, open, and collaborative. I’m inspired by edX’s mission, as well as by the fact that it’s open source and a nonprofit.”