Progent has openings for a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer to be part of our staff of support professionals in Oakland, California and deliver remote network assistance to Progent's clients in throughout the United States.

Benefits of Joining Progent
Progent is an innovative computer support and information technology outsourcing firm based in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Effective models for client acquisition, support delivery, virtual office infrastructure, and employee compensation have allowed Progent to be one of the fastest growing and most respected Microsoft Gold Partners in America. Our shared technical information base and team approach to problem resolution has helped Progent to retain a strong staff and a satisfied international client base.

If you have earned a Microsoft MCSE credential and reside in the Oakland area, teaming with Progent or supporting Progent's clients will improve your technical abilities through interaction with Progent's team of mutually supportive, high-productivity consultants. Progent's concentration on offering computer consulting and network support to small businesses will be your chance to operate closely with top executives and contribute significantly to the growth of dynamic businesses. In addition, Progent's virtual office network provides advanced tools for remote access and wireless connectivity to help you to deliver fast solutions when you help with business-critical tasks.


Position Title

Senior IT Consultant, MCSE

Job Code

P014

Location

Work from home, virtual office environment.

Main Activities

Help a variety of small and midsize companies to maintain IT environments based on Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003, MS Exchange 2007 and 2003 Server, and .NET technology. Work closely with client's IT group or provide comprehensive IT outsourced services. Key areas of expertise include Exchange-based email, Active Directory design, Protection, server monitoring, and network infrastructure.

Associations

Managed by:
Director of Customer Support

Cooperates Closely with:
CEO of Progent, Progent MCSEs and technical sales staff, plus Chief Information Officers and top management of small and midsize firm customers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and key areas throughout the United States


Duties

Maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 and 2003-powered IT environments. Operate on-site and remotely to diagnose and resolve both emergency and lingering problems concerning availability, protection, throughput, connectivity, and general functionality.

Deploy, setup and integrate Microsoft Windows-powered program hosts and MS .NET servers. Set up and integrate Windows 7, MS Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Vista desktop environments. Configure and evaluate a variety of IT utilities and application programs.

Design information technology infrastructures and protections policies that promote customer's company goals.

Support and manage MS Outlook client with backoffice MS Exchange Server, MS Office suite, phone communications, and fast Internet access.

Design and implement migrations to Windows 7, XP and Vista, MS Windows 2008 Server and Windows 2003 Server, Active Directory, and MS Exchange 2007 and 2003 Server.

Optimize network availability and throughput via fault-tolerant configuration, efficient system architecture, and automated network monitoring.

Create accurate documentation of the network as it expands.

Specify and procure new server and networking hardware and/or software to accommodate growth and additional functions.


Experience/
Education

Minimum Work Experience
MCSE, strong troubleshooting and problem isolation ability and people skills, and the experience to come up with quick patches to technical issues.

Ability to resolve application issues including desktop program configuration issues, server trouble, data service difficulties, and network access problems.

Open to trade knowledge with clients and colleagues and to escalate issues to additional engineers when necessary.

Must be able to to work effectively in a virtual office infrastructure, delivering reliable follow-through and utilizing remote access and wireless devices. Experience with automated network monitoring programs and remote troubleshooting techniques.

Physical Capability
Willingness to respond to off-hour technical crises when on emergency station.

Capability to pick up, carry, and rearrange all components of user workstations, network appliances, and accessories.

If you wish to be considered for this job, please e-mail your resume to job-p014@progent.com. Please specify the job number of the opening that interests you.

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