IT Support Specialist

| Chicago
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Company Description

M1 is a young, rapidly growing company determined to reinvent personal finance. We believe the current tools used to invest, borrow, or spend your money fall short of what's possible with new technologies, and we're looking to change that. We're building the tools to empower people to make the most of their money through a free and intuitive automated financial platform. We already manage hundreds of millions of dollars and are signing up thousands of new customers each week, but we’re just getting started and have ambitious plans to take on an entrenched industry. Join us and help build the future of personal finance.

Job Description

We're looking for an IT Support Specialist to collaborate with our engineering team to build processes, procedures, and quality metrics for our technical support function. The right person will be excited by getting their hands dirty with the day-to-day needs of the help desk, support, and technical support functions, as well as enjoy the autonomy and management of building the function from the ground up. As the only person on the IT support team, you'll be heavily involved in shaping our daily practices in terms of quality, customer service, onboarding and offboarding of employees, troubleshooting SLAs, ticketing, and M1’s overall ability to support it’s employees from an IT, hardware, and and technical support perspective. Everybody who joins our team is given space to lead and demonstrate their own expertise, so we would ask that you also embody the same self-motivated and growth-minded entrepreneurial spirit. If you’re the kind of IT specialist who enjoys improving the day-to-day quality of life for your coworkers, problem solving complex issues, and providing timely, friendly hands-on support— then we’d love to talk to you.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform Tier 1 Troubleshooting techniques and solve and resolve incidents while jumping in and assisting with higher level problems that may occur
  • Prepare for new hires by provisioning machines, granting access, and building processes and procedures to ensure all employees are prepared for their first day
  • Build offboarding processes to ensure protection of data and smooth transitions
  • Work with internal business units to perform root cause analysis for any high impact incidents
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner, whether working with C-level executives or interns
  • Work with WiFi, networking, video conferencing, AV, printers, or phone issues

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant field or work experience
  • Understanding of hardware, software, and networking requirements
  • Familiarity Mac and PC machines, as well as an ability to troubleshoot in both environments
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software issues: printers, scanners, mobile devices, video conferencing tools, and anything else that might arise
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all employees via in-person requests, phone calls, emails, slack, and ticketing systems
  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Structured, organized thinker that is both attentive to detail and mindful of the big picture
  • Desire to learn, grow, and take on tough challenges daily
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Location

213 W Institute Place, Suite 301, Chicago, IL 60610

An Insider's view of M1 Finance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Laid back but very energetic at the same time. We're always working on the next product update, the next campaign, and while it can be a bit demanding, every team is good about providing flexibility and we celebrate all successes together.

Catalina

Art Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Open communication and collaboration welcome at all times. We're always looking for ways to harness each other's expertise so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Patryk

Digital Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for people who are smart, ambitious, hard-working, and friendly.

Steven

VP of Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

M1 Finance should functionally change the way we manage our personal finances.

Steven

VP of Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

M1 has a mountain to climb, and we are always looking for more solutions. Any person on my team is empowered to come up with those solutions

Steven

VP of Engineering

What are M1 Finance Perks + Benefits

M1 Finance Benefits Overview

A great product is the result of a talented team and strong work culture. At M1, our philosophy is to hire unbelievably intelligent, motivated, high-integrity individuals and promote an environment that enables their best work.

Our company’s culture reflects what creative, intelligent people value in their careers: meaningful and interesting work, a fun environment, and financially rewarding opportunities.

https://www.m1finance.com/about/culture

Culture
Volunteer in local community
M1 sponsors volunteer opportunities in the Chicago community each quarter, which allows us to give back, bond as a team, and spend time doing things that are important to the employees of M1.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
M1 uses a SIMPLE IRA, which is similar to a 401K. It allows us to use the M1 platform for the retirement benefit. M1 will contribute 2%, regardless of the employee contribution, even if that is 0%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. M1 also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
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