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

Why Consultants Are Working with Progent
Progent is a progressive computer consulting and IT outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, CA, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Unique models for customer marketing, service delivery, network infrastructure, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to be one of the fastest growing and most successful Microsoft Gold Partners in the U.S. Our extensive support database and collaborative approach to problem solving has allowed Progent to retain a talented staff and a loyal worldwide client base.

If you have experience giving Windows desktop help and reside in the Hayward area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's clients will improve your technical abilities through interaction with Progent's team of mutually supportive, high-output engineers. Progent's concentration on providing IT expertise and technical support to small and mid-size businesses will be your opportunity to work personally with decision makers and add measurably to the success of exciting companies. In addition, Progent's virtual office network provides advanced technology for remote access and wireless connectivity to help you to deliver fast solutions when you help with mission-critical tasks.

Job Title

Desktop Support Specialist

Job Code


Work Location

Home-based, virtual office environment.

Required Expertise

Primary Areas of Expertise
  • Exchange-based Outlook email client
  • Microsoft software products, PC desktop, notebook and peripheral integration, remote connectivity for teleworkers and mobile users
  • Setup and validate Virtual Private Network (VPN) configurations
  • Basic network administration, such as user maintenance

Primary Activities

Main Responsibilities
  • Maintain, analyze and resolve issues with all versions of Microsoft Windows-powered desktop and notebook computer systems and others as required.
  • Work directly with computer end users in assisting to identify and fix app and operating system problems that disrupt productivity
  • Install, integrate and verify a range of software programs on user PCs
  • Operate on-premises to diagnose and remediate both emergency and persistent issues that impact the stability, security, performance, accessibility, and general capability of workstations, laptops, imaging devices and other hardware
  • Install new end-user hardware and help with other deployments, upgrades, and exchanges of PCs, notebooks and associated hardware
  • Assure the prompt analysis and repair of desktops and laptop computers and associated equipment
  • Stay updated with an expert knowledge of PC and laptop computing applications and use of connectivity technologies including the Internet


Minimum Work Background Requirements
  • Three years background in workstation administration new software configuration, computer and peripheral integration, troubleshooting and resolution)
  • Strong computer debugging and problem isolation ability, knowledge to install temporary patches to resolve computer issues and escalate support when required
  • Broad background delivering software assistance to small organizations for all Microsoft Windows OS, Office Suite, and Microsoft Office 365 applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • High-level speaking and written communication skills
  • Proven commitment to facilitating uninterrupted productivity
  • Operate independently and show distinct characteristics of ownership and motivation

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