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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


IT Intern

Department: Information Technology
Location: San Mateo, CA

About Backblaze 

Backblaze makes storing and using data astonishingly easy. When our founding team got together, they committed to helping people save their data. Today, the Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundational platform around the world for a broad community of developers, IT generalists, entrepreneurs, and individuals who seek the easy, affordable, trusted solutions we provide. 

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 97% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor

Backblaze is looking for an energetic IT Intern that will help the IT department perform day-to-day activities in technical support, troubleshooting, onboarding/offboarding and special projects. This opportunity will be both educational and practical. The ideal candidate will be personable and have a strong interest in helping to support the IT Corporate function. If you’re interested in kickstarting your career in IT and getting a closer look into our company, we’d like to meet you.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with the IT Team to help with day-to-day operations
  • Provide entry-level technical support and customer service on routine issues
  • Monitor Slack IT channel for first level support
  • Contribute to projects to bring in new capabilities and drive efficiency for the IT Department
  • Help with IT onboarding and offboarding
  • Assist with laptop inventory and maintenance

 

What the internship will provide you:

  • Learn to configure and troubleshoot macOS and Windows systems in an Enterprise environment
  • Exposure to the latest technology in the workplace
  • Opportunity to do hands on technical support and customer service
  • Corporate IT work experience
  • Exposure to a wide variety of IT projects (Service Desk, Business Systems, Security, etc.)
  • Work side-by-side with highly experienced teams/cross-functional departments
  • Attend company meetings and networking events
  • Compensation available

 

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student interested in IT
  • You are actively enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited institution and have completed at least one year of education
  • You are able to fully commit to an 8 or 12-week (40 hours per week) internship
  • You must be at least 18+ years of age at the start of the internship
  • You must be local to the San Francisco area
  • Familiar with the following: macOs, Windows 10/11, Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, Okta (not necessary but nice to have)
  • Must be eligible to work in the US and will not require future sponsorship
  • Self-motivated, ability to work in a fast-paced environment

 

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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