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

Why Consultants Are Joining Progent
Progent is a progressive computer support and IT outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, CA, in the center of Silicon Valley. Effective models for customer marketing, service delivery, network infrastructure, and employee compensation have allowed Progent to become one of the most rapidly growing and most respected Microsoft Gold Partners in America. Our extensive support information base and collaborative style of problem resolution has allowed Progent to retain a strong staff and a satisfied international customer base.

If you have experience providing Windows desktop support and live in the Petaluma area, joining Progent and working for Progent's clients will expand your technical abilities through cooperation with Progent's team of mutually supportive, high-productivity consultants. Progent's concentration on offering IT consulting and network support to small companies will give you the chance to work personally with top executives and contribute measurably to the growth of exciting businesses. Also, Progent's virtual office network provides advanced tools for remote support and wireless communications to enable you to deliver fast solutions when you take on business-critical tasks.

Job Title

Desktop Engineer

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Work Location

Work from home, virtual office environment.


Primary Areas of Expertise
  • Exchange-based Outlook email client
  • Microsoft operating systems and applications, workstation, notebook and peripheral integration, offsite connectivity for teleworkers and mobile users
  • Setup and validate Virtual Private Network (VPN) configurations
  • Basic network administration, such as user maintenance

Essential Activities

  • Support, analyze and troubleshoot problems with all versions of Windows-based desktop and notebook systems and others as needed.
  • Work directly with computer end users in helping to identify and fix app and OS problems that hinder productivity
  • Install, integrate and verify a range of software programs on user workstations
  • Work on-premises to find and resolve both urgent and persistent problems that reduce the reliability, security, speed, accessibility, and overall capability of desktops, notebooks, imaging devices and other end user equipment
  • Install new end-user equipment and help with other deployments, updates, and exchanges of PCs, notebooks and associated equipment
  • Assure the timely analysis and repair of PCs and laptop computers and related equipment
  • Stay current with advanced knowledge of workstation and laptop applications and use of connectivity technologies including the Internet


Minimum Professional Background Requirements
  • Three years experience in workstation admin new program setup, computer and peripheral deployment, troubleshooting and mitigation)
  • Strong computer troubleshooting and fault isolation skill, talent to implement temporary patches to solve network problems and escalate support when necessary
  • In-depth experience providing software help to small companies for all Microsoft Windows operating systems, Office Suite, and Microsoft Office 365 apps such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • High-level speaking and written communication ability
  • Proven dedication to enabling uninterrupted productivity
  • Work independently and show distinct quality of responsibility and motivation

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