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

Advantages of Teaming with Progent
Progent is an innovative computer support and IT outsourcing company headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Effective models for client marketing, support delivery, network infrastructure, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to become among the most rapidly growing and most respected Microsoft Gold Partners in America. Our extensive support information base and team approach to problem solving has allowed Progent to build up a talented staff and a satisfied international client base.

If you have experience providing desktop support and live in the Petaluma area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's clients will expand your skills through cooperation with Progent's team of collaborative, high-productivity engineers. Progent's concentration on offering IT consulting and network help to small and mid-size businesses will be your chance to operate closely with top executives and contribute measurably to the growth of exciting businesses. Also, Progent's virtual office infrastructure provides state-of-the-art technology for remote access and mobile connectivity to help you to deliver fast solutions when you help with mission-critical problems.

Job Title

Desktop Engineer

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Work Location

Work from home, virtual office infrastructure.


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

Essential Activities

Main Responsibilities
  • Support, analyze and resolve issues with all versions of Microsoft Windows-powered workstation and notebook computers and others as needed.
  • Work with computer users in helping to identify and fix app and operating system problems that disrupt user productivity
  • Install, integrate and verify a range of software programs on user workstations
  • Operate on-premises to find and remediate both emergency and chronic issues that affect the stability, security, performance, accessibility, and general functionality of workstations, notebooks, imaging devices and other end user equipment
  • Deploy new end-user equipment and help with other installations, upgrades, and swaps of workstations, laptop computers and related equipment
  • Provide the timely diagnosis and repair of PCs and notebooks and related hardware
  • Remain updated with an expert knowledge of desktop and notebook applications and use of WAN infrastructure including the Internet


Minimum Work Experience Requirements
  • Three years experience in desktop PC admin new software setup, computer and peripheral integration, troubleshooting and mitigation)
  • Strong computer debugging and problem isolation ability, knowledge to implement temporary patches to solve computer issues and escalate support when necessary
  • Broad experience providing software help to small organizations for all Windows operating systems, Office Suite, and Microsoft Office 365 programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Excellent speaking and written communication ability
  • Demonstrated dedication to enabling uninterrupted operations
  • Operate without supervision and show distinct characteristics of ownership and drive

If you want to be considered for this position, you should send your qualifications to Please specify the job code of the opening that you are applying for.

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