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IT Technical Support Lead / Lead IT Support Engineer
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Recruiter: BluetownOnline Ltd
Listed on: 21st November
Location: Telford
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: YRCM-112_1574354440
Contact Name: Bluetown Online

Job Title: IT Technical Support Lead

Location: Telford

Salary: Competitive depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent, Full time

Role Overview

Reporting to the Group IT Manager, an exciting position has arisen for an experienced IT Technical Support Lead, in the IT service support team, supporting multiple sites in the UK. The role will suit candidates looking to work in an IT environment which is cloud enabled, using best in class applications and who want to provide excellent customer service, enjoy finding solutions for problems and are enthusiastic about software and technology

As part of a successful, growing company with a big investment in technology you will have the opportunity to advance your skills and abilities through experience and training. they look for people who want to develop their careers and are eager to not only perform their day job to a high standard but also get involved with new projects and assignments where possible

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide end user support of business applications and systems, associated services and configurations, ranging from entry level desktop support to more advanced (e.g. 3rd line) support issues across the Telford head office (circa 250 users)
  • Support other offices across the UK as needed, including travel
  • Effectively monitor, prioritise and close "First Time Fix" IT Service Desk incident tickets
  • Install, configure and administrate Servers, Laptops, PCs, Tablets, Mobiles and network devices, ensuring they are fully operational and tested
  • Configure and maintain automated software deployment imaging tool to enable rapid deployment of standard build laptops and PCs
  • Administrate system backups and recovery within agreed RTO and RPO
  • Document installation, configuration practices / procedures and network diagrams
  • Perform daily system monitoring of servers, critical business applications, LAN, WAN and telecoms
  • Review and apply hardware firmware, software security patches and updates
  • Provide effective root cause analysis investigations for problem management incidents
  • Research and recommend innovative IT solutions
  • Deliver IT support & customer service excellence, monitor IT Service Desk tickets and close within SLA
  • Investigate, diagnose and take ownership to resolve the whole range of IT support issues
  • Configure and maintain the company's network and server infrastructure operating systems and applications
  • Ensure potential information security risks are identified and dealt with as a priority
  • Maintain the security and integrity of the company's IT systems
  • Administrate group telephone system and call centre wallboards
  • Maintain accurate departmental records, including hardware assets and software licenses
  • Ensure that software license terms are well managed and not breached
  • Assist with agreed plans to install or upgrade hardware and software

The candidate

  • Able to diagnose hardware and software faults
  • Analytical and systematic approach to troubleshooting
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills and knowledge, adapting to changing landscape
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Adaptive and Proactive work approach
  • Effective written and good verbal communication skills, able to communicate at all levels
  • Full UK driving license and ability to travel between offices

Experience and Knowledge

  • 1st to 2nd line end user Windows desktop support and Windows Server and Network 3rd line support or Technician lead role in an enterprise, multi-site environment
  • Solid understanding, configuration and administration of Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012R2 / 2016 including Hyper-V Virtualisation and Remote Desktop Services, Windows 10, Exchange Server O365 and SQL Server 2008R2 or above
  • Configuration of Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policies and network share best practice permission setup
  • Support of Dell Storage Area Network backend infrastructure
  • Office 365 administration including configuration of Advanced Threat Protection and successful tenancy migrations
  • Extensive Microsoft powershell scripting language
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure monitoring tools
  • Deployment of automated software deployment tools ideally Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
  • Administration and configuration of Cisco / HPE network switches, VLANs and wireless access points
  • Centralised hardware firmware, operating system and application patches and updates
  • Full system backups and recovery using Azure or Veeam
  • Create and update system installation, configuration and network documentation
  • Centralised end point security management, ideally Mimecast and McAfee

Desirable

  • Manage Engine Service Desk Plus, Atlassian Jira / Confluence and Salesforce application experience
  • Knowledge of ITIL V3 or 4 practices: Foundation certification
  • Cyber Essentials or ISO 27001 framework implementation
  • PCI governance knowledge
  • Technical qualifications: MCP and MCSA and CCNA

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role

Candidates with experience of: Senior IT Support, IT Helpdesk Support, IT Support Technician, 3rd Line Support, IT Support Team Leader, Helpdesk Analyst, IT Technician, Lead Technician, IT Service Desk Engineer, IT Support Specialist, IT Support Engineer, IT Desktop Support may also be considered for this role



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