About the job Technical Support Officer
POSITION: Technical Support Officer
Reports to: Chief Technology Officer
The Technical Support Officer implements and supports cloud-based solutions for messaging, collaboration, endpoint management and related security policies. The incumbent will also
act as the first point of contact for users who need technical support. Common tasks include installing, configuring, upgrading and repairing user hardware, operating systems and software.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Oversee and maintain the companys Microsoft 365 cloud environment and related software.
Monitor usage patterns and usage rates to ensure that employees are using the system efficiently and effectively.
Work closely with the Cybersecurity Analyst to implement security policies governing use of the hardware and software systems.
Collaborate with the Cybersecurity Analyst to monitor the corporate network and systems for potential vulnerabilities, identify risks, and take action to mitigate them.
Installation & configuration of the companys computer hardware operating systems and applications.
Maintain an inventory of end-user hardware and their assignment to specific employees.
Addressing user requests for assistance issues pertaining to their accounts, hardware faults or problems with the cloud messaging and collaboration platforms.
Providing remote support where feasible for user-reported issues.
Escalating complex issues to the relevant software vendors where required and tracking the issues to resolution.
Testing and evaluating new technology and supporting the rollout of new enterprise applications.
Providing support in the form of procedural documentation.
Author, edit and publish quality knowledge base content to improve self-service resources.
Identify areas of improvement in the support and run processes that could increase user experience and reduce reported issues.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Up-to-date knowledge of the Microsoft 365 or Modern Work ecosystem.
Awareness of cybersecurity threat modelling principles.
Writing case notes and error logs
Hardware & software diagnosis
Basic knowledge service desk tools
Knowledge of administration in active directories (e.g. users, computers, security groups and distribution lists)
Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
BSc. In Computer Science/Engineering or a related field.
1-3 years of relevant experience in a customer focused position involving technical knowledge in IT or IT helpdesk functions or in application support.
Experience with remote desktop applications and help desk software.
Experience in managing full or hybrid cloud environments. Microsoft 365 experience preferred.
DESIRED ATTRIBUTES AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
Collaboration, transparency, safety, and trust
Good written and verbal communication.
Ability to communicate well with others
Occasional long hours for example, if an outage occurs outside normal working time and needs to be addressed or an implementation must be performed in off-peak hours.
External: Software vendors and partners
Internal: Executive & Senior Management, Growth, Product, Technology and Operations teams.
Timeliness and responsiveness
Execution of goals by agreed timeframe
Deliver exceptional customer and business results.