Desktop Engineer
Kemtah - Canoga Park, CA

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SUMMARY: This position is part of the desktop engineering team to architect, design and implement solutions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability to fulfill the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job duties include the following:
-Perform user, system and support requirements gathering and analysis to provide design and architectural recommendations
-Develop, organize and maintain standard operational procedures.
-Research options providing functional and technical written evaluations of products and operating system upgrades and patches.
-Create desktop/laptop build processes.
-Create and maintain systems documentation for testing and validation
-Prioritize work efforts, multi-task in a fast paced environment and provide timely and clear updates
-Submit weekly status reports
-Provide technical consultation and presentations to other IT colleagues
-Provide post implementation support, identifying root cause with strategic solutions to problems.
-Provide adequate notice of planned absences

-Bachelors Degree with a major in computer science, management information systems or a closely related field
-Equivalent work experience, training or certifications may be considered in lieu of a degree
-Experience in development and management of helpdesk technologies and associated systems and best practices is especially desirable


-Attention to detail – thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources effectively. Provides information on a timely basis and in a usable form to others who need to act on it
-Communication (Oral and Written) – takes the initiative to communicate accurate, up to date plans and information to customers, peers and management. Expresses thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing. Listens and understands the views of others. Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas orally in individual or group situations
-Customer Focus – makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions. Understands and is responsive to customers’ objectives and needs. Presents a cheerful, positive manner with customers
-Quality – produces results or provides service that meet or exceeds Kemtah’s standards. Personally seeks to add value in every work assignment. Notices opportunities to improve quality and takes action to do so.

Additional skills, experience, responsibilities that may pertain to this job or contract/area

-Experience architecting a large Windows desktop environment
-Experience with project management, deploying and supporting migrations and introducing new technology based on business need/client requests.
-Ability to work independently without intensive oversight
-Initiative and ability to research problems independently, finding root cause and proposing effective solutions.
-Advanced knowledge of operating systems and hardware systems used at the client site.
-Achieve and maintain knowledge of all applicable site procedures
-Microsoft MCSE or MCTIP
-Comp TIA A