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Desktop Support Engineer - South Croydon

Desktop Support Engineer - South Croydon

Posted 9 April by Carlton Recruitment Easy Apply Featured Ended

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Desktop Support Engineer

South Croydon

£25,356 - £28,479

Full-Time, 1 Year Contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen at a leading independent school. Our client is seeking to appoint an experienced Desktop Support Engineer to join a small but highly effective technical support team in South Croydon. The successful candidate must have experience and knowledge of Active Directory, WIFI, SharePoint Online and Office 365, Windows 10, all MS Office Suites, good organisational and problem-solving skills and excellent approach to providing customer service.

Key Responsibilities

As a Desktop Support Engineer your role will be to:

  • Be the first point of contact within the Service Desk for client telephony calls
  • Troubleshoot and maintain all IT hardware and software
  • Be responsible for ensuring all calls are dealt with in accordance with SLAs
  • Publish processes and ensure that the procedures are followed at all times
  • Receive and own issues; enquiries and change requests for support from clients and prioritise these requests accordingly adhering to SLAs
  • Cisco Switching management to level 1 fault resolution
  • Cisco WIFI Management and level 1 incident resolution
  • Manage SCCM packages Creation and Deployment
  • Perform a proactive role in monitoring systems
  • Manage the escalation to 3rd Line Support for all relevant customer reported incidents
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and diagnosis for all issues using the technical resources and monitoring tools available
  • Ensure Incident Management procedures are followed
  • Ensure accurate and relevant logging of all customer requests and incidents using call logging software
  • Attempt to resolve user issues before they require escalating
  • Provide direct support for the teacher & learning process, as required in particular role/location in liaison with the academic Head of IT.
  • Manage all documentation and asset registers and provide users with training guides
  • Support staff in using IT equipment and provide training on new software and hardware as necessary

To be able to successfully troubleshoot all aspects of the day-to -day use of the client’s network. This includes:

  • Responsibility for SCCM incidents and procedures
  • Ability to perform a wide range of hardware repairs and upgrades
  • Ability to detect, diagnose and resolve most PC, printer and peripheral device faults
  • Ability to follow instructions to install and upgrade client/server applications
  • Ability to identify application compatibility issues
  • Install software and CDs on server, trouble-shooting installation
  • Maintain hardware and software
  • Manage the structure of a VLE
  • Create network shares and manage access rights
  • Monitor system logs
  • Note risks to IT systems and suggest precautions
  • Follow extended maintenance procedures according to a defined schedule
  • Ensure basic Health and Safety checks are carried out and escalate problems as required
  • Follow relevant H&S procedures and raise awareness among staff, pupils and other users
  • Able to work independently, to show initiative and to manage their own time
  • To be able to work closely with suppliers, to place orders and to manage delivery and implementation of goods (hardware or software)
  • Provide 2nd line support for the entire network infrastructure
  • Prioritise problems and work towards their solution
  • Record detailed diagnostic information
  • Document systems and procedures
  • Ensure that all computer facilities are ready to be used at the start of every day
  • To undertake training and exams that are required to be completed in accordance with your yearly personal development plan

Additional Duties:

  • Out of hours work will be needed from time to time to ensure the network is always available. This may require working at evenings and weekends from time-to- time
  • Undertake appropriate learning and training as directed to keep abreast of development in IT as it relates to all of the school’s systems
  • Undertake such duties as the Heads, or those delegated by them, may from time-to-time reasonably request within the level of the post, eg. Demonstration of IT facilities during public events
  • The post holder must comply with the Data Protection Act 1988, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and all other policies operating at the school.
  • To report any Health & Safety problems relating to IT equipment to the Health & Safety Manager.

Person Specification

  • Must have experience and knowledge of Active Directory, WIFI, SharePoint Online and Office 365, Windows 10
  • Proficient in all MS Office Suites
  • Exceptional organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent approach to providing customer service

Required skills

  • Active Directory
  • SharePoint
  • 3rd Line Support
  • Incident Management
  • SCCM

Reference: 34506709

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