IT Support Specialist (Herndon, VA)

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SemanticBits, LLC is seeking an IT Support Specialist to join our operations team in our HQ office in Herndon, VA. This role is focused on user support and user equipment management. This position is responsible for using Mobile Device Management software for deploying, maintaining, and tracking IT assets such as laptops and software licenses. Candidates will respond to support requests via phone, email, and instant messaging platform; provide a high level of customer support for the company; and provide technical expertise for various hardware and software installations, repairs, or upgrades. You will use industry-standard enterprise tools for managing a highly remote workforce, including Airwatch, ActiveDirectory, and Yubikeys. The ideal candidate should enjoy interacting with people to help them diagnose and resolve their IT-related issues in a timely and professional manner.

SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.



The IT Support Specialist is expected to:

  • Monitor and respond to IT support requests via a centralized ticketing system
  • Provide Tier 1 application support by receiving calls, emails, and Slack inquiries
  • Manage Active Directory infrastructure and clients
  • Manage and provide support for enterprise Mobile Device Management solution
  • Organize and track IT equipment inventory
  • Collaborate with other operation teams to onboard and offboard employees
  • Participate in developing and documenting standard processes for IT-related activities
  • Anticipate inventory needs based on hiring projections and trends
  • Communicate with external customer support services on repairs, warranty concerns, change in service, licences, etc.
  • Package, ship, and receive IT assets
  • Support procurement requests including laptops, computer accessories, network equipment, security products, warranties, and software licenses
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 1-2 years experience providing help desk support
  • Experience administering Active Directory
  • Experience administering a Certificate Authority
  • Experience provisioning and troubleshooting Personal Identity Verification cards (PIV / Yubikey)
  • Deep knowledge with and ability to troubleshoot Windows and Mac
  • Demonstrated ability to automate tasks with various scripting languages (powershell, bash, python)
  • Moderate networking knowledge, such as troubleshooting wifi routers and provisioning vpn clients.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with customers in multiple time zones
  • Ability to work closely with both local and remote customers
  • Positive, professional demeanor
  • Be able to lift up to 40lbs


  • Generous base salary
  • Three weeks of PTO
  • Excellent health benefits program (Medical, dental and vision)
  • Education and conference reimbursement
  • 401k retirement plan. We contribute 3% of base salary irrespective of employee’s contribution
  • 100% paid life insurance
  • FSA
  • Casual working environment
  • Choice of laptop type (Mac or PC)
  • Flexible work hours
SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

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