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

Why Consultants Are Joining Progent
Progent is an innovative network consulting and IT outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Unique models for customer marketing, service delivery, virtual office environment, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to become one of the most rapidly growing and most respected Microsoft Partners in the United States. Our shared support database and team style of problem solving has allowed Progent to retain a strong staff and a satisfied international customer base.

If you have experience delivering desktop help and reside in the Napa area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's customers will improve your technical abilities through interaction with Progent's staff of mutually supportive, high-productivity consultants. Progent's concentration on providing IT expertise and technical support to small and mid-size companies will give you the opportunity to operate closely with decision makers and add measurably to the success of dynamic businesses. Also, Progent's virtual office infrastructure provides advanced technology for remote access and mobile communications to help you to implement fast solutions when you take on business-critical problems.


Job Title

Desktop Engineer

Job Number

P016

Location

Home-based, virtual office environment.

Expertise

Key Areas of Expertise
  • Microsoft Exchange-based Outlook email
  • Microsoft operating systems and applications, workstation, laptop and peripheral setup, offsite access for teleworkers and mobile users
  • Setup and validate Virtual Private Network (VPN) configurations
  • Basic network administration, including user maintenance

Essential Activities

Responsibilities
  • Support, diagnose and troubleshoot issues with all versions of Windows-based desktop and laptop computers and others as necessary.
  • Work with computer users in helping to identify and fix app and OS problems that hinder productivity
  • Deploy, configure and test a variety of applications on user workstations
  • Operate on-premises to find and fix both emergency and persistent problems that affect the stability, protection, speed, connectivity, and overall functionality of workstations, notebooks, printers and other hardware
  • Deploy new end-user equipment and help with other deployments, upgrades, and swaps of desktops, notebooks and associated equipment
  • Assure the timely diagnosis and repair of workstations and laptop computers and associated hardware
  • Remain up-to-date with advanced knowledge of desktop and notebook applications and use of connectivity technologies including the Internet

Experience/Education

Minimum Work Experience Requirements
  • Three years background in desktop PC admin new program configuration, computer and peripheral deployment, trouble analysis and resolution)
  • Strong computer debugging and problem isolation skill, talent to implement short-term patches to solve computer problems and escalate support services when required
  • In-depth background delivering software assistance to small companies for all Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and Microsoft Office 365 programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Excellent speaking and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated dedication to facilitating uninterrupted operations
  • Operate independently and show distinct quality of ownership and drive

If you would like to pursue this position, you should email your qualifications to job-p016@progent.com. Please include the job code of the position that you are applying for.

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