We are LaunchIT

Proudly located in Des Moines, Iowa we are a true all around IT shop, offering managed services, security solutions, software development, and IT consulting. Iowa native Hiram Houghton founded the company over ten years ago, and since then we have successfully leveraged our experience and expertise to help businesses of all sizes meet their IT needs. 

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Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to solve business challenges and to accelerate business growth with the use of technology. As a service organization, we leverage what we know and learn what we do not. Our aim is to treat all clients with absolute respect, which includes being honest about expectations and results. 





Meet Our Team

  • Hiram Houghton

  • Ben Jensen

    Business Development Manager
  • Nicole Thompson

    Marketing Manager
  • Charles Davis

    Technology Solutions Engineer

Our Partners

Grow With Us

We strive for a culture where learning and professional development is highly encouraged. We like to think of ourselves as a family, where supporting one another is beneficial to the group as a whole.

Years of Expertise

Over 20 Years of Industry Experience

Number of Nonprofits Donations

15 non-profits a year

Cups of Coffee Consumed A Year

2,600 Cups

Launch Your Career With Us

Current available positions
Technical Support Engineer

We are looking for that RIGHT employee, and hope you are looking for that RIGHT employer. This role is about you, your ability to grow, learn and pursue making a positive impact on our clients. We are looking for someone that has already reached a point where they can make a difference and is willing to continue to learn and develop as technologies adopt and change.

This role is about assisting businesses with their technology issues both in a support role and in a CIO role for planning and implementing solutions. Depending on the client your role needs to be adaptable, not everyone needs the same thing.

The Lead Support Engineer will assume ownership of complex tasks, lead troubleshooting efforts, and identify areas to improve. As you gain additional experience the role will grow with you.

Your fresh perspective helps us solve problems for customers and implement ideas into our products. Come ready to share your ideas with the team no matter how crazy it may sound. Nothing is sacred. Responsibilities:

Engage with customers on the phone, in person, and through the customer portal to resolve technical issues.

• Proactively triage, monitor, troubleshoot, resolve, and report alerts to customers and internal staff

• Install hardware upgrades into existing equipment

• Provide basic support and education to customers on LaunchIT’s products and services

• Monitor and troubleshoot backup reports to ensure consistent delivery of service

• Accurately and professionally document all communication with customers

• Build and maintain a positive relationship within all areas of LaunchIT

• Provide feedback to executive and technical teams to participate in functionality roadmap planning

• Benchmark, analyze, report on and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of professional and managed services technology infrastructure

• Document technical articles or knowledge base for use by other technical support personnel and/or clients and partners

• Gain and maintain certifications in areas of expertise

• Perform other duties as assigned We will be looking for someone that has a strong customer service base and can easily demonstrate their knowledge to hit the ground running in this role.

7+ years of related information systems experience with 2+ year work experience with enterprise-level server, storage, virtualization, IaaS cloud, or BDR solutions

• At least 3 years of experience supporting or implementing technology solutions

• Associates or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Business Systems or certifications in specific IT subject matter preferred, but not required

• Certifications are highly encouraged but not required

• Experience with the following technologies preferred

• Enterprise storage systems

• Virtualization technologies

• Microsoft server operating systems

• Microsoft server solutions including Exchange Server and SQL Server

• Specifically, experience with NetApp and VMware

• Sharp troubleshooting skills

• General understanding of Security Software (Sonicwall, Fortinet, Barricuda)

• General Microsoft Windows Server (IIS Active Directory, DNS, DHCP)

• Server and enterprise-level hardware (HP and Dell)

• Virtualization (VMWare, also Hyper-V)

• Microsoft Hosting Technologies (Office 365, Azure, Azure AD)

• Backup/DR Solutions (Veeam, Datto, other BDR solutions)

• Scripting and automation skills

• Experience with compliance standards a plus (PCI, SOC, HIPAA)

• Basic development, programming, or database administration exposure a plus

• High level of self-motivation with a keen attention to detail

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and add value under the pressure of time constraints in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

• Ability to travel in various capacities, for example but not limited to client sites, training seminars, trade shows and corporate events

• Ability to work in an environment which may require sitting for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools and to handle other computer components, lifting and transporting moderately heavy objects, such as server and network components, computers and peripherals

• Entrepreneurial mindset with the understanding of revenue growth as a business driver

• Excellent communication & soft skills to work with management, end users and technical vendors on technical issues as they relate to proposals or client needs

• Excellent ability to multitask and maintain high-levels of quality

• Must be able to work as a valued member in a team environment

Email cover letter and resumé to apply.