Progent is looking for Desktop Support Experts to assist our customers with maintenance, break/fix and project work. This is a 1099 consulting role that will be performed at our client locations 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 the latest Microsoft technologies. Also, work closely with customer's executives, management, IT staff or under the direction or guidance of our senior consultant to support the client's end users.

Advantages of Joining Progent
Progent is a progressive computer support and information technology outsourcing company headquartered in San Jose, California, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Effective models for customer marketing, support delivery, virtual office infrastructure, and employee compensation have enabled Progent to become one of the most rapidly growing and most respected Microsoft Gold Partners in the United States. Our extensive technical information base and team style of problem resolution has helped Progent to build up a talented staff and a loyal worldwide client base.

If you have experience delivering Windows desktop support and live in the Hayward area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's customers will expand your technical abilities through interaction with Progent's team of mutually supportive, high-output consultants. Progent's focus on offering IT expertise and technical help to small and mid-size businesses will give you the opportunity to operate personally with decision makers and add significantly to the success of exciting companies. In addition, Progent's virtual office infrastructure offers advanced technology for remote access and wireless connectivity to enable you to implement quick solutions when you help with mission-critical tasks.

Job Title

Desktop Engineer

Job Code


Work Location

Home-based, virtual office environment.

Required Expertise

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

Primary Activities

  • Support, diagnose and resolve issues with all versions of Windows-powered PC and laptop computers and others as needed.
  • Work directly with computer users in assisting to identify and fix app and operating system issues that disrupt productivity
  • Install, configure and verify a range of applications on user workstations
  • Work on-site to diagnose and fix both urgent and persistent issues that reduce the reliability, security, performance, connectivity, and general functionality of desktops, notebooks, imaging devices and other end user equipment
  • Deploy new end-user equipment and perform other installations, updates, and swaps of desktops, laptop computers and related hardware
  • Provide the prompt analysis and repair of desktops and laptop computers and associated hardware
  • Stay up-to-date with advanced knowledge of desktop and laptop applications and utilization of WAN infrastructure including the Internet


Minimum Work Background Requirements
  • Three years background in workstation admin new program configuration, computer and peripheral deployment, troubleshooting and resolution)
  • Strong computer debugging and fault isolation skill, knowledge to implement temporary patches to solve network problems and escalate support when necessary
  • Broad background delivering software assistance to small companies for all Windows OS, Office Suite, and Office 365 applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Excellent speaking and written communication ability
  • Demonstrated commitment to facilitating continuous operations
  • Work without supervision and display marked characteristics of responsibility and motivation

If you would like to be considered for this position, you should send your qualifications to Be sure to specify the job number of the opportunity that interests you.

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