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Job Title: Level 1/2 Support Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Australia - Perth
Industry: IT- Networks & Systems Administration
Salary: $65k - $75k + super
Job Published: 19/05/2020
Job ID: 441741_2
Key Selling Points:
  • Supportive environment for increasing certifications and career progression
  • Individual training and development plan
  • Paid over time when required either 1.5x or 2x your rate.
Short Description:
Day to day you'll be supporting users remotely or onsite at client's premesis. Mentorship through senior engineers working alongside you.   

Job Description

  • Supportive environment for increasing certifications and career progression
  • Individual training and development plan
  • Paid over time when required either 1.5x or 2x your rate.

I feel for you. The boredom's clearly getting to you. There's only so many password resets you can do before you start reaching for the two matchsticks you use to prop your eyes open. 

If you want to do more than basic level 1 tickets and grow under highly technical engineers some of whom I consider to be the best in the business, then consider this one.

The company culture is:

  • Dynamic, fresh, alive
  • Staff are looked after and cared for in a team environment
  • The work is varied and challenging and employees are supported to grow their skills

This role is for a Belmont based MSP that look after small and medium sized businesses. So the work is fun and challenging and you'll learn a lot in a short amount of time. This is more of a service desk role with some site work and projects to be involved with as well. So you'll get face time with clients, you will get out of the office and you be expected to be professional in manner and presentation. There's even a few FIFO trips thrown in - 4 to 8 times a year travelling to mine sites for 3 days at a time. 

The fun tech stuff, most of which is needed –

  • Windows Desktops in AD environments
  • Windows Server 2008 - 2016
  • Exchange 2013, Office 365 - admin/support/migrations
  • Active Directory, GP, Microsoft SQL
  • Hyper V, Terminal Server
  • Switches, Routers exposure

My client wants MSP experience. Sorry. I can't help it, they just do. It's the whole multi client, time billing thing which many IT people find hard to adjust to coming from internal environments. But here's the thing. Keep this on the quiet, hopefully they don't read my ads. If you've got some good skills and you feel you're a great fit for the role but for the MSP experience.. apply anyway and leave it with me. I mean, make your case, tell me how good you are and why you can knock it out of the park at an MSP. If we chat and I agree, then I'll go into bat for you. Using all my powers of persuasion, putting my reputation on the line for you.. sort of bloke I am. ;-) 

Some people call the below soft skills - I don't know why. We need these though:

  • A warm yet professional phone manner with a genuine customer service focus.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills - be good with people. Like them a whole lot. 
  • Ability to work in a team... and get on well with everyone. But speak up - don't just be a 'yes' man. 
  • A broad skill set and up to date knowledge of infrastructure, comms and business systems/applications. You are a techie right!?
  • Be rigorous in managing daily tasks.
  • A willingness to learn - probably the most important part. You can be taught what you don't know. 
  • Contribute high quality documentation. (Yes, sorry - I know you're a techie but it's part of the job).
  • MSP experience and knowledge in MSP tools (ConnectWise, ScreenConnect) is highly desirable. (Psst.. see para above)

So challenge me - hit me with your resumes people.. prove to me you have what it takes.

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