Desktop Support Specialist

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
Information Technology


Millions of people experience Synaptics every day. Our technology impacts how people see, hear, touch, and engage with a wide range of IoT applications -- at home, at work, in the car or on the go.


We solve complex challenges alongside the most influential companies in the industry, using the most advanced algorithms in areas such as machine learning, biometrics and video processing, combined with world class software and silicon development.


The typical base pay range for this position is USD $61,000 - $96,800 per year. Individual pay is determined by many factors including work location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. This position is also eligible for a discretionary annual performance bonus, equity and other benefits. Note that compensation listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or benefits.


  • Serve as the first point of contact for customers seeking technical assistance over the phone, IM or email.
  • Perform remote troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques and pertinent questions.
  • Direct unresolved issues to the appropriate internal team.
  • Record events and resolutions to IT events logs and suggest possible improvements on procedures.
  • Follow-up and update customers techniques questions
  • IT support/setup for company’s events on site.
  • IT vendor management and procurement
  • Some weekend support of projects when necessary.


Required Qualifications:


  • Must be customer focused.
  • Excellent oral, written, email, and IM communication skills
  • Great process of elimination and other problem-solving skills
  • Experience installing and configuring Windows systems.
  • Experience supporting Microsoft Office and other desktop applications at the user level.
  • Some basic Unix/Linux experience (preferred).
  • Some basic networking experience (preferred).
  • Mac OS experience (preferred)
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced global company.
  • Experience with monitoring systems such as CheckMK, Nagios and Splunk and other monitoring tools is a bonus




  • AS Degree or 5 years’ experience


Other Job-Related Requirements:


  • Ability to lift 50 pounds


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