Carbonite: Servicedesk Admin I
2 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111

Employee Testimonials


The Helpdesk Support Specialist will be working in a team-oriented environment supporting all company facing IT functions. In this position, you will be responsible for troubleshooting and diagnosing desktop and network issues, completing workstation builds and configurations, deploying systems, writing end-user documentation, and assisting in asset procurement and tracking.

The successful Helpdesk Specialist will have a strong background in troubleshooting operating system, application, and network issues. A strong knowledge of Windows 10, MacOS, Active Directory, and network troubleshooting is required. The Servicedesk team is the first point of contact for all service and problem-based requests that are generated by the company and our mission is to supply quality service to our user community in a timely and effective manner.

Specific Objectives and Responsibilities:

Your First Three Months:

  • Shadow current Helpdesk Specialists to gain an understanding of typical issues and requests that may occur
  • Become familiar with Carbonite’s environment by reviewing documents and current/past cases in ticket system
  • Understand processes and responsibilities of the role, such as New Hire and Termination tasks
  • Understand Carbonite’s AV systems and the tools used to support end-users

Three to Six Months and Beyond:

  • Respond to Helpdesk tickets with increasing independence
  • Troubleshoot problems, escalate as necessary, and manage communication with end-users 
  • Document resolutions and “work-around” fixes as appropriate
  • Research hardware and software issues   
  • Configure end-user hardware and software 
  • Communicate with vendors to quote, track, and receive shipments 
  • Follow-up on internal alerts as needed
Key Challenges to Overcome:

As a new member of the Helpdesk team, the biggest challenges you will face include:

  • Figuring out the different tools, software and services this role supports
  • Understanding when to escalate an issue and who to escalate it to
  • Prioritizing the work load – there is always more work to do than there is time

To be successful in this role, you need to be able to:

  • Communicate well with your teammates and end-users
  • Be comfortable asking questions and remembering the answers when you need help
  • Provide a pleasant end-user experience and solve the issue completely the first time – rework is a big consumer of time for us and the users

The Helpdesk is a great team to be a part of. You’ll get to interact with all departments and users at all levels and learn new things every day.  Our team has a huge impact on the company and you can make a big difference being a member of it.

What will make you successful at Carbonite:
  • A track record of good judgment and decision-making in positions with significant responsibility
  • Highly autonomous and able to independently identify high value projects and drive them 
  • Demonstrated leadership capability in cross-functional team environments
  • High degree of comfort with complex technical environments
  • Having and being able to articulate/defend an informed opinion on important
Skills & Experience:
  • Strong knowledge of Win 10, Active Directory user administration, PC hardware support, MacOS/Apple hardware support, Microsoft Office applications, VDI/Thin client environments
  • Basic understanding of networks including VLAN’s, routing, IP addressing, port assignments, DNS/DHCP, network switches, wireless access points, and firewalls
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with end-users of all levels including remote users
  • Strong customer service, support and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow processes correctly and repeat tasks with accuracy
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to perform in a high-stress environment under tight time constraint

Company Overview:

Carbonite was launched with a clear goal: Provide easy-to-use, secure and affordable online backup to the consumer market. Today we are a leading provider of data protection, with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions purpose-built for consumers, small and midsized businesses with a global network of partners including VARs, MSPs and OEMs.

Together with Webroot—acquired by Carbonite in 2019—we provide end-to-end data resilience. Our company vision is to safeguard people and businesses from the cost and consequences of data loss and cyber threats. We deliver on that vision with powerful antivirus protection plus easy-to-use backup and recovery services.

Our business requires top talent. We foster a thriving, dynamic environment rich with inventive minds and entrepreneurial spirit. From engineering to sales and marketing, operations and customer support, our 1600 employees are empowered and encouraged to build their careers at Carbonite.

We pride ourselves on hiring standout candidates who shine in a workplace that encourages collaboration and teamwork. Carbonite is growing fast, and we’re currently looking for talented candidates around the globe.  Are you ready to grow with us?

Carbonite, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Upon request, accommodations will be made available during the recruitment process for applicants with a disability. If you require accommodations, we will work with you to provide or arrange for the provision of suitable accommodations wherever possible. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


Employee Testimonials

Cristiane Evans
Principal Software Engineer

What has been the highlight of your Carbonite career so far?

Over the past six years, Carbonite has given me the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative and supportive engineering teams, the autonomy to utilize market leading technology, and the flexibility to balance my workload and support a family.

Johnathan Ferrick
Product Manager

How would you describe Carbonite's culture?

Carbonite is a highly collaborative company. With offices in different geographic locations, the Carbonite culture makes it very easy to communicate and collaborate with other employees. Managers have an open door policy and most sit with their teams instead of in an office. Carbonistas tend to have in-person conversations to work on cross-functional projects instead of email or chat, so it is pretty common for someone to just walk over to someone’s desk to talk through things.

Rutuja Honnatti
Senior Business Intelligence Engineer

What is the number one best thing about working here at Carbonite?

The best thing about Carbonite is the independence that leads you to take responsibility for your performance and schedule, which helps you reach your career goals and contribute to the business at the highest level.

Sam Carmichael
Customer Success Manager

In your mind, what makes Carbonite stand out from the rest?

Carbonite is invested in the training and development of its employees. Not just for their current role, but for any role they may hold in the future. They strike an excellent work/life balance, and offer very competitive pay and benefits. It is definitely a company where an employee can grow, make an impact, make a lot of connections, and end up staying for years to come.