Desktop Support Engineer

Are you passionate about helping people be productive? Do you thrive in an environment where you can work on a variety of computer projects, knowing that you’ve made someone’s day better? GlobalGiving is looking for a Desktop Support Engineer to join our team.

You will be responsible for managing our fleet of laptops and IT systems. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of dedicated technologists to support your growth and learning.

The successful candidate will be able to clearly communicate in a professional setting, plan and execute projects with multiple dependencies and steps, and be adept at problem-solving a range of IT problems across Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and software-as-a-service systems that our staff uses.

We have a casual work atmosphere where everyone’s input and ideas are valued. We’re committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are our most valued resource and the basis for our success, we take great care in how we attract, hire, and support our employees for a successful career. If you care about collaboration, curiosity, communication excellence, and continuous improvement, this position is right for you.

Primary Responsibilities

  • IT Management and Support: Primary contact for all IT and computer support needs within our organizations, including Windows, Mac, and Chromebook users. Manage requests and communicate status using our internal ticketing systems and Slack channels.
  • User Onboarding and Offboarding: Onboard and offboard users, including computer purchasing, set up, and wiping/reinstalling systems. In addition, create and configure accounts on a range of software and cloud systems so that users have access to the appropriate systems, including VMWare Workspace One, Google Workspace, Salesforce, LastPass, Slack, Druva, and more.
  • Inventory Management: Oversee our IT inventory and organize IT-related equipment, including managing our IT storage room, conducting annual audits, and projecting future equipment needs.
  • Web Conference Support: Manage and support the audio and visual equipment in our office space, including smart boards, microphones, speakers, and webcams. Ensure that conference rooms are fully functional and ready to support collaboration with remote employees and guests. Provide IT and A/V support for recurring weekly staff meetings, quarterly board meetings, special events in our office, and our annual “All Hands” staff meeting.
  • Office Systems Administration: Support the in-office WiFi and physical networks, fixing minor problems as needed.
  • IT Processes and Documentation: Help document and improve IT processes to help our organization grow, including leading user training sessions.
  • Continuous Improvement: In the course of doing the above tasks, Look for ways to improve our existing systems and processes to enable our employees to be more productive and to reduce the number of support tickets for recurring issues. Research and identify new technologies, tools, or techniques that improve the efficiency of GlobalGiving’s operations. Help us know what we don’t know. We’ll send you to conferences and other professional development opportunities to assist.
  • Motivated Self: Superb self-management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment while bringing your own sense of humor, desire to change the world, and a passion for IT systems and user support.
  • Miscellaneous and Etcetera: Additional responsibilities as required to ensure the smooth and efficient operations of our organization.

Required Qualifications

For our team to be a great fit for you, the following qualifications should resonate with you:

  • Experience providing help desk support for 50+ users
  • Experience supporting remote users and teams
  • Experience supporting audio and video conference technology
  • Experienced in improving processes
  • Comfortable independently researching solutions to issues
  • Decisive, energetic, and takes pride in high-quality work
  • Ability to create robust, accessible documentation for end-users and internal teams
  • Strong customer focus
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Excited about planning IT initiatives and continuous improvement (both of systems and yourself)
  • The ability to communicate ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats, to listen to others' ideas, and to collaborate to arrive at great solutions.
  • A passionate belief in the mission of GlobalGiving and a commitment to our core values.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition, the ideal candidate would also have some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Certification, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer systems, computer science, decision information science, or similar concentration.

Salary + Benefits

Salary range: $55k to $70k per year.

Benefits include flexible work hours, occasional work from home, 5 weeks of paid time off per year, professional development opportunities, and a meaningful job where you can go home at night and say, "Today, my work helped 182 girls go to school for a year." (One of many true stories.) And of course, we've also got you covered with benefits like health care, dental/vision, paid family leave, paid sabbaticals, commuter benefits, and 401K.


This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Systems Architect and will be based in GlobalGiving’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The position will be mostly remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, with limited office work (following robust safety protocols) required. After staff can safely return to the office, this position will be based in our DC headquarters.

Applicants must reside in the United States. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have legal authorization to work in the United States for the duration of the position. GlobalGiving does not sponsor employment visas.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

“GlobalGiving is my second family I love waking up every morning to come into work because I know I will be met with smiles and genuine interest in what I did over the weekend or how I am doing. Half the time it doesn’t even feel like work. I just sit in an open office with all my friends trying to change the world.”
— Anonymous Employee Review
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