IT Support Specialist

Chicago, IL

Are you passionate about support and technology? Want to work in a "cloud first" technology environment? Do you embrace new technologies and concepts in a dynamic environment?   If this sounds like it’s a perfect match for you, apply to our IT Support Specialist role!

As an IT Support Specialist at Civis Analytics, you'll work directly with employees across all teams to solve a variety of technical issues. We're looking for a talented and creative individual to bring new ideas to our team and innovate our support infrastructure, while providing an exemplary level of customer service. Civis Analytics offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We value creativity, hard work, and on the job excellence. In return, you’ll work in a fun and passionate work environment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. 


    • Manage the internal IT support ticket queue, serving as the first point of contact for employees' IT needs
    • Administer diverse software-as-a-service applications
    • Image and manage employee Macs using the JAMF Casper SuiteMaintain LAN/WAN, printers, AV, and VOIP equipment in both our Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices
    • Build out and improve on our company’s internal knowledge base
    • Run technical on-boarding sessions for new employees
    • Play a key role in enforcing our data security policies
    • Assist IT security with HIPAA and SOC2 security compliance efforts
    • Track physical and virtual assets using best practices

Required Qualifications

    • 2+ years of IT support experience with an emphasis on Mac OS X support
    • Prior OS X administration/JAMF Casper Suite experience
    • Familiarity with the Unix command line
    • A basic understanding of IT Security best practices LAN/WAN troubleshooting experience
    • Experience with a support ticketing system (Zendesk, ServiceNow, Footprints, etc.)
    • On-site and remote support experience
    • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn
    • Understanding of desktop automation concepts
    • Passion for improving your coworkers’ IT experience at Civis Analytics

Preferred Qualifications

    • Proficiency with a mainstream scripting language (bash, python, perl, etc.)
    • Degree in IT or STEM area of study
    • JAMF Casper Certified Casper Technician (CCT)
    • Prior experience with Google Apps
    • Familiarity with version control concepts (e.g. git)
    • In-depth understanding of encryption and IT security systems
    • Vendor management and software license management experience
    • Strong desire to expand Casper Suite experience and obtain certifications
    • Experience with AppleScript