Virgin Galactic

  • IT Support Technician (Contract)

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    Information Technology
  • Who we are




    At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.


    Position Summary

    Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking an IT Support Technician (Contract) who will be responsible for resolving support requests as well as meeting customer satisfaction and continuous service delivery demands. IT Support staff work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment which provides services over the phone, through e-mail, phone, remote, in person (for walk-up customers) and self-service.

    Your Mission

    • Diagnose and resolve software and hardware incidents, including operating systems (Windows and Mac) and across a range of software applications
    • Assist all our users with any IT related incident when called upon
    • Take ownership of issues by carrying out problem analysis to implement temporary or permanent fixes with the aim of restoring service to the customer as soon as possible; escalating incidents to other support teams where necessary
    • Accurately record, update and document requests using the IT service desk system
    • Install and configure new IT equipment
    • Resolve incidents and upgrade different types of software and hardware
    • Resolve incidents with printers, copiers and scanners
    • Maintain a first-class level of customer service ensuring that all customers are treated efficiently and in an appropriate manner
    • Maintain excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in the organization
    • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
    • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    What you bring

    If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

    • High School Diploma
    • 2+ years of Helpdesk Support Experience, working with Desktops, Laptops, Phones/Tablets, Servers, Printers, Networking Devices and related equipment
    • Advanced knowledge of Windows 7, 8 and 10 as well as Mac OSX
    • Experience with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and the fundamental items that makes Enterprise Domains function
    • Basic Understanding of Networking and Security protocols and troubleshooting experience, along with VPN troubleshooting experience
    • Basic Understanding of Imaging and Deployment procedures and systems (WDS, MDT, SCCM)
    • Basic understanding of scripts and batch files, along with PowerShell and Linux Shell commands
    • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
    • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
    • Strong work ethic and a self-starter
    • Eagerness to learn

    … and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

    • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field
    • Professional exposure to Linux support
    • IT Certifications in relative fields
    • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness
    • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
    • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’

    ITAR Requirements

    To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


    Personal Requirements

    Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words of Sir Richard Branson “We believe it’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”

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    Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.




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