Sr. IT Specialist (Hybrid)


Santa Monica, CA Hybrid Aug 30
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In-office locations: Santa Monica, CA, USA 

As a certified B Corp, our mission is truly woven into the fabric of what we do. As you grow professionally, you are doing good for the planet by helping us to transform the way consumers access clean energy and accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

Our rapidly growing Technology team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet. As a Sr. IT Support Specialist, you will help teams collaborate effortlessly and provide quality support to our employees, including on-site for our Santa Monica, CA location. This role will be critical to ensuring we maintain the best functional tools and highest security standards. We solve problems on the fly and look for scalable solutions. We look to automate and future-proof the work we do so that we can focus on the road ahead of us. You will be given the opportunity to help improve our existing IT functions and educate employees with our technology. You are an excellent communicator with impressive technical chops. Above all else, we’re relentlessly kind to others and have a passion for helping people everywhere we go.

How You’ll Help:

  • Provide level 2-3 support and maintain company help desk to provide quality service with quick turn around
  • On-site technical support as needed (AV conferencing, printers, event setup)
  • Investigate and resolve endpoint security issues
  • Backup support to our IT team with possible after-hours coverage
  • Administration and troubleshooting of company Mac/Windows, BYOD, peripherals. SaaS applications/integrations, network, and IDP
  • Maintenance of company MDM solution and patch management
  • Manage and audit user access to our company’s critical software infrastructure
  • Scaling company wide cybersecurity initiatives, policies, and IT related projects
  • Partner with Security/Compliance experts to ensure effective corrective action solutions/plans are updated
  • Support on/off boarding of employees and procurement orders
  • Cross functional collaboration
  • Attend trainings and assist where needed

Some Year 1 Deliverables:

  • (MDM ) Mobile Device Management improvements and cleanup
  • Application, user account, access control audits
  • Okta enhancements
  • Shell integration
  • Device inventory cleanup
  • Implement standard operating procedures around IT systems and process
  • Carryout security and compliance initiatives
  • Implement automated processes around help desk support and on/offboarding

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • Must Have
    • 3-4 years experience performing IT Support and using help desk ticketing systems
    • Experience managing Mac, PC, iOS, and Android devices
    • 3+ years network experience, i,.e VPN, firewalls, TCP/IP, Meraki, Ubiquiti
    • Proficient in Google Workspace, Office 365, Sharepoint, Slack, Envoy, video conferencing, and other collaborative tools
    • Experience using IDM, SSO, MFA with Okta or similar
    • Experience using MDM solutions, such as Jamf, Apple DEP, intune
    • Experience tracking hardware assets and procurement
    • Experience supporting project phases such as, deployments and testing
    • On/Off boarding of employee accounts and resources
    • 2+ years using corporate endpoint security solutions like AntiVirus
    • Knowledge of IT security best practices
    • Excellent communicator, detail oriented, and customer service focused
  • Nice to Have
    • Active Directory, Azure AD
    • AWS and Heroku exposure
    • Familiar with project management tools
    • VoIP experience
    • Cisco Meraki and Ubiquiti
    • Windows Server, Linux
    • Coding experience, i.e Python, Bash, Powershell
    • Security certifications, i.e Security +
    • Familiar with company compliance (SOC 2, PCI, ISO, NIST)

Our Work Model: Being bi-coastal, we have mastered the art of working collaboratively across different time zones and regions. Working from the comforts of our own homes, we don't mind the surprise cameos from children and pets. With our Open Workplace model, we encourage our teams to come together and take advantage of our collaborative work spaces in both Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA. We often host office events and celebrations that you won't want to miss!

Here’s what we offer:

Health & Wellness:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage starts from day one
  • Summer Fridays and Wellness days
  • Mental Health Benefits (Headspace, Ginger)
  • Company Paid Parental Leave

Life at Inspire:

  • Flexible Time Off
  • 401(K) up to 4% Matching
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Treks through GivePower and the opportunity to participate in service trip
  • Training, development, and growth opportunities for all employees


  • Work from Home
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • B Corporation Discounts
  • Open Office Floor Plan
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Fun Company Events

More About Who We Are:

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. On average, one year of being an Inspire member can help avoid 9,639 pounds of carbon emissions - that is 7x more impactful than one year of recycling!

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
Perks & Discounts
  • Bring Your Own Device Reimbursement
  • Casual Dress
  • Snacks Provided
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FSA
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
  • Parental Leave
  • Fully Remote Options
  • Pet Friendly Office
  • Paid Holidays
  • PTO
What makes Inspire an exciting place to work? We are constantly working towards something bigger than ourselves. Our mission is what inspires and connects us. But we're also raising awareness for customers that they have choices when it comes to choosing an energy source. Roughly 20% of your overall carbon emissions come from your home — which is huge. You can eliminate that 20% from your carbon footprint simply by deciding to go with Inspire. Through data, we empower customers by informing them of their choices and giving them an option to positively impact the environment.   What’s unique about working on Inspire’s tech team? Between Philly and Santa Monica, we have about 60 people on our tech team. Being small, we’re able to bond and work together closely. Everyone across the entire team has a hand in creating something for customers. No one group comes up with ideas or roadmaps and presents them to the rest of the group; we collectively decide what we should be working on and how we can work towards bringing Inspire’s overall mission to life. We’ve created a very supportive and uplifting subculture. It’s not just about social events; it’s about asking, “How can we grow together? How can we work better together?”   How has Inspire has worked to improve employee work/life balance during the pandemic? Due to the always-on nature of working from home during quarantine, we found that people had started working more hours and taking less PTO. Even when we told people to take time off, they still seemed to check in and contribute. We established “bonus days,” where every other Friday is off for the entire company. That way, no one is working, employees don’t feel that they are missing anything, and everyone can truly relax and recharge.   What qualities make someone a promising job candidate at Inspire? Everyone at Inspire is driven by the mission to expand access to clean energy and work toward a zero-net carbon future. So we look for candidates who have that same passion for taking care of our earth. We’re a company of team players who collaborate closely, always ready to hop on Zoom to solve problems as a team. From a tech perspective, we want talented engineers of all levels, but we are also looking for people who also think deeply about the Inspire user and build features and solutions that work for them. People who are interested in their careers and helping grow the careers of those they work with share knowledge and level up their skill sets.