IT Support Specialist (contract)

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📅  Posted 18 days ago 📍 United States 💵 40,000 - 70,000
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Job Description

Sony PlayStation in San Mateo is looking for a seriously hardworking computer enthusiast to help support our game development studio. Our ideal applicant needs to love gaming, building custom PC’s and helping your coworkers hurdle seemingly difficult IT obstacles so PlayStation can continue to be the best place to play. It’s not an easy job, you’ll be constantly challenged and be expected to tackle some very unique desktop support problems. If you’re looking to gain some IT XP, join us to level up!

The IT Support Specialist will support users and systems located at our San Mateo, California office. This position will be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day desktop management. In addition, applicant must be experienced working remotely and supporting users in their home. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years with IT helpdesk experience. This person must excel in customer service, collaboration and thrive in a fast-pace, innovative environment

The applicant will primarily work in person at the San Mateo campus. There is some flexibility to work from home depending on workload.


  • Respond to local and remote end user support requests via chat, email, phone, and tickets. Quickly identify, research, and resolve issues. Experience with ServiceNow a plus.
  • Duties include, software /hardware troubleshooting, part replacement, system upgrades, shipping and receiving.
  • Coordination with employees for troubleshooting and equipment pickups including employee onboarding and offboarding.
  • Install and configure hardware, operating systems, and application software on desktops and laptops running Microsoft Windows and MacOS.
  • System image configuration and automated deployments of desktop and server operating systems, which includes installation of desktop protection utilities.
  • Keep computer operating systems updated. Assist with targeted computer vulnerability remediation.
  • Configure and maintain Windows Servers as needed.
  • Manage Active Directory domain user and computer accounts.
  • Participate in research projects and make recommendations for new IT hardware and software purchases. Work with purchasing team to order new equipment. Track items in asset management system.
  • Participate and collaborate with peers locally and across Sony to help complete larger IT projects. Document standard operating procedures, one-off installations, and end user training.
  • Be available off hours for scheduled maintenance, critical update releases, and physical office moves.


  • PEOPLE: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Excellent prioritization skills, self-motivation, and work ethic. Friendly and eager to learn. Top notch customer service skills.
  • PROCESS: Ability to follow detailed system build procedures, and process workflows related user support and system administration, including setup and delivery of new equipment, installing software and related patches. Ability to create and append process documentation for standard processes as agreed upon by the team.
  • TECHNICAL: Strong troubleshooting skills. Must have a proven understanding of computer hardware, Windows operating systems through Win 11, printers, mobile devices (iOS, Android), networking, Mac/MacOS, and desktop applications such as Microsoft Office365 Suite and Adobe products. Experience with studio development applications including: Perforce, Visual Studio, Maya, PlayStation SDK and development consoles are a big plus. Knowledge of Windows deployment solutions such as WDS, WAIK, and MDT. Understanding of current hardware standards and trends. Knowledge of enterprise desktop and user administrative tools. Understanding of basic network protocols including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, HTTP/S, as well as network hardware. Basic understanding of server side components and applications. Experience equivalent to MTA, MCSA, ACMT, CompTIA A+ or above highly desired.
  • PLANNING/IMPLEMENTATION: Run small projects as required and work as a reliable teammate to help deliver projects on time.
  • INDUSTRY: Shown success in a helpdesk or service oriented structure. Have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures. Has IT experience working for a high tech company, preferably in multimedia or entertainment.