Sr Desktop Support Engineer

May 24, 2024
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Senior Desktop Support Engineer

Location: Vancouver, Canada 

We are EA

And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is tough. That’s why we employ the most creative and passionate people in the industry.


We are the IT team who supports AAA game development in a highly collaborative environment at our Los Angeles studios; Respawn Entertainment, Ripple Effect Studios, EALA at Electronic Arts (EA).

Come help us power the future of play with the teams developing Apex Legends, Medal of Honor, Star Wars Jedi Survivor and many more.


  • Collaborate with Desktop support engineering team that is responsible for: Imaging, New machine setup, PC refreshes, Hardware replacements, Software Licensing and provide Tier 3 IT support for employees (onsite and remote)
  • Incident Management – Responding, tracking, resolving, and performing root cause analysis to prevent reoccurring issues on escalated/assigned tickets as per the Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and deliver world-class customer service
  • You will identify challenges/opportunities and develop technical solutions through automation, scripting and engineering best practices
  • Develop tools and scripts to assist with routine and complex maintenance tasks within the Endpoint/Desktop Engineering space
  • You will act as liaison between Business Stakeholders, Site IT, and Global IT Functions
  • Be a reference for team members for all technical issues in his/her field of expertise, and act as a mentor for all team members
  • Serve as last escalation point to internal IT team & resolve the most complex technical issues in his/her field of expertise
  • Participate in additional technology initiatives as required - Assisting with server and network upgrades, office moves and technology rollouts
  • Develop positive relationships with the business and other functions at all levels
  • Collaborate with global IT team members to ensure consistent IT services to our business users
  • Look to improve all aspects of the Desktop Support Engineering functions continually
  • Maintain documentation of systems and processes

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or professional training/certifications related to areas of responsibilities or equivalent work experience
  • You have 5 or more years of experience in all aspects of a gaming studio site IT or within the entertainment media industry
  • You have 2 or more years of experience in an IT senior and/or leadership role
  • Experience with: Deploying, updating, optimizing, and troubleshooting Windows-based and Mac-based workstations in a corporate environment leveraging ConfigMgr, JAMF (Casper), and other system management tools
  • Understanding of basic network protocols including TCP/IP, UDP, DNS, SMTP, SNMP, HTTP, HTTPS, as well as network hardware.
  • Experience with G-suite/administration, Endpoint management tools admin (MECM/Intune), Anti-virus solutions, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions (VDI), DNS, DHCP, Active Directory management, MECM advanced troubleshooting, JAMF policies advanced troubleshooting, file and printing services, and shared drives
  • Strong understanding of game consoles
  • Experience with Automation/Scripting (must have projects to speak to) e.g. Shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python
  • Familiarity and experience with scripting languages: PowerShell, Bash, Python, JavaScript, etc...
  • Familiarity with standard helpdesk ticketing tools / ITIL practices (ServiceNow)
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate at all levels within the organization – Business Stakeholders, Vendors, Suppliers, Senior Managers, and C-Level Execs
  • Tech Savvy – Ability and passion for learning new technology and tools
  • Excellent Project Management (preferably Agile sprint methodology)
  • Passion for Customer Support – A drive to help end-users get what they need to do their jobs the best they can. A sense of satisfaction from assisting end-users in getting what they need on time
  • Prioritization Skills – The ability to analyze support requests and prioritize them based on impact
  • Discipline – The discipline to actively manage help desk tickets and internal IT tasks without getting distracted by email, chat, or other ad-hoc communication
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, able to work under minimal supervision
  • Experience with Project Management tools/methodologies
  • Remote/On-site flexibility


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $73,200 - $101,700 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, and extended health/dental/vision coverage and basic life insurance.
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