Help Desk Technician

Information Technology San Jose, Costa Rica


The IT Help Desk Technician will serve as the first point of contact and first-second level troubleshooter supporting internal Wind River employees globally via the telephone, email, remote access tools and through our ticketing system (RemedyForce) to provide necessary support on IT related issues.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a point of escalation and provide on-the-job training for other Help Desk members
  • Serve as liaison between staff and other departments to resolve issues
  • Maintain the highest level of teamwork and communication
  • Work closely with the Desktop team to perform installations, configurations, upgrade tasks and repairs, including but not limited to Windows, Linux environments.
  • Author knowledgebase article submissions through ticketing system (RemedyForce) and other sources of information
  • Provide support services to Wind River employees with technical problems and information technology issues including, but not limited to Microsoft products, Adobe products, VPN, mobile devices, etc., involving desktop, laptop, communication devices or network services from local personnel or from employees using remote access
  • Troubleshoot and resolve minor hardware, software and networking issues.
  • Respond to Help Desk calls and problem tickets (Incidents), following in-house procedures and escalation processes utilizing our ticketing system (RemedyForce)
  • Responsible for timely resolution of problems or escalation on behalf of customer to appropriate support teams
  • Maintains password security, data integrity, and file system security for the desktop environment
  • Creating, maintaining and deleting user accounts (Windows, UNIX, VPN, Voicemail, etc.)
  • Assist in identifying resolution gaps at the help desk, with any standard operating procedures and customer service guidelines relating to IT support
  • Support and troubleshooting of printers
  • Assist in coordinating and performing telecom moves, add and changes, or termination of service, acting as liaison between the telephone operating companies and Wind River Employees in matters dealing with their telecom needs, and providing some degree of technical expertise
  • Setup and manage the phone numbers and voice mailboxes for various sites
  • Supports and maintains effective relationships with users
  • Respond to voicemails left on the Help Desk line
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Core Skills and Experience Required:  

  • Typically requires a minimum of 3-6 years of related experience
  • Verbal and written fluency in English
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • As a skilled specialist, completes tasks in creative and effective ways
  • Accomplishes goals within broadly defined objectives formulated in tandem with supervisor
  • Ability to work responsibly with or without direct supervision
  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments. May provide guidance to other nonexempt personnel
  • Ability to work on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative
  • Understands implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions
  • Must learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment and be eager to accept new responsibilities
  • Capable of supporting a large number of employees with Help Desk support that may include troubleshooting, repair and/or configurations on work stations and peripherals.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux environments, desktop applications, PC & printer hardware
  • Attention to detail

Core Competencies:

  • Must be Action Oriented and have a strong customer focus
  • Must have functional/technical skills and great at problem solving
  • Ability to think around problems and come up with creative solutions is helpful
  • Able to produce quality in work output
  • Timely decision making
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a focus in technical or instruction-oriented writing and in clearly communicating complicated concepts over the phone, in person, and in writing
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux platforms
  • Major experience with administration of Active Directory
  • A+ or Microsoft certification required


Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.