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18 Nov 2021

Full-Time IT Generalist

Blink UX – Posted by JBeery San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

Blink is a rapidly growing UX research and design firm that works with great companies to create meaningful digital products, brands, and experiences. With studios in Seattle, San Diego, Boston, and Austin, Blink brings two decades of experience using our evidence-driven design process to projects for clients such as Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, and NASA.
We are currently looking to hire an IT Generalist for our San Diego studio. Blink’s IT Generalist will support our staff and clients with their wide range of technology needs. This person will help manage users and system accounts, LAN, WLAN, High Def IP-based Audio-Visual technologies, and writing technical documents. This role requires someone who is an expert multi-tasker, skilled at patiently working with people from all technology backgrounds to keep our business running smoothly from an IT standpoint.

What you will be doing:

    • Support staff at the Blink San Diego studio while working on remote tickets supporting the staff at the Seattle HQ and three branch offices and remote workers.
    • Managing the UX research lab technology for our San Diego studio. This includes setting up streaming capabilities and various software/hardware needs depending on the research study.
    • Creating and updating technical processes and “how-to documents.”
    • Supporting broader IT projects and initiatives when needed.
    • Advocating for users while understanding business goals.

What we are looking for:

    • 1+ years of experience in a relevant field such as helpdesk, basic network administration, event production, and a serious tinkerer of technology.
    • Knowledge of both macOS and Windows administration and troubleshooting.
    • Experience with all forms of mobile platforms is a plus.
    • A/V tech knowledge: Understands the difference between HDMI and DVI cables.
    • Experience with using web application services like Zoom.usBox.comOffice365.com, G-Suite, Slack, etc.
    • Working knowledge of video/streaming systems, including video encoding and processing.
    • Understands technology constraints/capabilities.

Additional things that are exciting to us:

    • Have patience and empathy for all users.
    • Be highly organized and clearly communicate.
    • Enjoy working independently and taking ownership of work.
    • Strong understanding of remote support tools including RDP, VNC, and Chrome Remote Desktop
    • Have the ability to focus and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment.
    • Be excited about learning and supporting for a common goal.
    • Be happy to take on projects as needed to support the team.
About Blink 
Blink is the user experience firm for the world’s leading companies. We use evidence-driven design to create products that people use, love, and remember. With studios in Austin, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle, Blink brings two decades of experience to research, design, and strategy for clients such as Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, NASA, Starbucks, and USAA.
Blink is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

How to Apply

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you. Please include in your cover letter and why you think you’d be a good fit! Please apply here: https://jobs.lever.co/blinkux/cebdf2ef-66ce-4a42-bc65-010a7203dd1d

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Help Desk, IT, and UX. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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