Progent is seeking Desktop Support Experts to assist Progent's customers with maintenance, break/fix and project work. This is a 1099 consulting position that will be performed at our client sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Daytime availability is needed, Monday through Friday. Our consultant will maintain and support users of all desktop and notebook computers based on current Microsoft technologies. Also, work closely with client's executives, management, IT group or under the direction or guidance of our senior consultant to support the customer's end users.

Advantages of Working with Progent
Progent is a progressive computer consulting and IT outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Effective models for customer acquisition, service delivery, network infrastructure, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to become among the most rapidly growing and most successful Microsoft Gold Partners in the U.S. Our shared technical information base and team approach to problem solving has helped Progent to retain a strong staff and a loyal international client base.

If you have a background giving Windows desktop support and live in the Fremont area, joining Progent and supporting Progent's customers will improve your technical abilities through interaction with Progent's staff of mutually supportive, high-productivity engineers. Progent's focus on offering computer expertise and network help to small and mid-size businesses will give you the opportunity to operate personally with top executives and add measurably to the success of exciting companies. Also, Progent's virtual office network offers advanced technology for remote access and wireless communications to enable you to deliver fast solutions when you help with business-critical problems.

Job Title

Desktop Support Specialist

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Work Location

Home-based, virtual office environment.


Required Areas of Expertise
  • Microsoft Exchange-based Outlook email client
  • Microsoft operating systems and applications, PC desktop, laptop and peripheral integration, offsite connectivity for teleworkers and mobile users
  • Setup and validate Virtual Private Network (VPN) configurations
  • Basic network administration, including user maintenance

Primary Activities

Main Responsibilities
  • Support, diagnose and troubleshoot problems with all versions of Microsoft Windows-based desktop and laptop systems and others as needed.
  • Work with computer end users in helping to identify and resolve application and OS issues that impact user productivity
  • Deploy, configure and test a variety of popular apps on user workstations
  • Work on-site to diagnose and resolve both urgent and chronic problems that affect the reliability, protection, performance, connectivity, and general functionality of workstations, notebooks, imaging devices and other end user equipment
  • Deploy new end-user hardware and help with other deployments, upgrades, and swaps of desktops, notebooks and related equipment
  • Assure the prompt diagnosis and remediation of PCs and laptop computers and related equipment
  • Remain up-to-date with advanced knowledge of PC and laptop applications and use of connectivity technologies including the Internet


Minimum Work Background Requirements
  • Three years experience in desktop PC administration new program configuration, computer and peripheral deployment, troubleshooting and resolution)
  • Strong computer debugging and fault isolation ability, talent to install short-term patches to solve computer issues and escalate support services when required
  • Broad background providing software assistance to small companies for all Windows operating systems, Office Suite, and Office 365 programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • High-level speaking and written communication ability
  • Demonstrated dedication to enabling continuous productivity
  • Operate independently and display distinct characteristics of ownership and motivation

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