Systems Engineer

Location: California

To Apply: Send resume to careers@thrivenetworks.com

About Us

Thrive is an innovative technology solutions provider focused on Cyber Security, Hybrid Cloud, Global Network Management, Disaster Recovery and traditional Managed Services. Our corporate culture, engineering talent, customer-centric approach, and focus upon NextGen services help us stand out among our peers. Thrive is on the look-out for individuals who don’t view their weekdays spent at ‘a job’ but rather look to develop valuable skills that ignite their passion and lead to a CAREER. If you’re attracted to a work hard, play hard environment and seek the guidance, training and experience necessary to build a lucrative career, then welcome to THRIVE!

Position Overview

At Thrive, a Systems Engineer will have responsibility for remote client support, as well as the potential for infrequent onsite support, including heavy interaction with end-users in diverse computing environments.  Thrive is looking to hire individuals who demonstrate technical proficiency, have strong verbal and written communication skills and have the desire to learn and be involved in all aspects of IT. A Systems Engineer will be taking escalation tickets from Technical Support Engineers as well as maintaining communication with the client throughout the technical troubleshooting process.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ability to handle diverse computing environments in a wide cross section of business clients
  • Analyze and document an unfamiliar client / server network environment while assessing the quickest path to resolution
  • Perform rapid analysis of workstation /server level incidents and consistently demonstrate the ability to determine the cause
  • Provide consulting to clients on certain applications, Thrives’ best practices, and general computing processes
  • Troubleshoot and resolve high level workstation, server and network incidents while following Thrives’ Standard operating procedures
  • Sets client expectations appropriately throughout the troubleshooting process
  • Utilizes appropriate software utilities, Thrives’ Protect software, and vendor or application specific tools to provide fastest resolution of customer incidents
  • Monitor the service desk service board for escalated service tickets
    • Prioritize tickets escalated from Technical Support Engineers
    • Ensure that open service tickets are escalated and addressed appropriately from Technical Support Engineers
    • Follow Thrives’ best practices for escalating tickets from Technical Support Engineers
    • Escalate when necessary to next level engineer for further review/troubleshooting
  • Communicate steps taken during troubleshooting and resolutions through clear non-technical communication, or by utilizing the appropriate level of technical jargon
  • Demonstrate the correct level of urgency while resolving client incidents
  • Resolution of incidents related to, but not limited to the following:
    • Mail Application/Office 365 issues
    • Client/Server Connectivity issues (per SOP)
    • Time Sensitive and VIP Workstation incidents
    • File Restores
    • Remote Access incidents (Citrix and Terminal Services)
    • Networked Printer Issues
    • Any Incidents escalated from Technical Support Engineers 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Technical Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent problem solver; able to prioritize and coordinate between tasks
  • 4-6+ years desktop and/or server support experience
  • Self-motivated, has ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Experience troubleshooting network configuration and hardware issues
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Server and Workstation Technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to articulate technical information and convey to non-technical people
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Is available to work after hours when necessary or for on call rotation if applicable
  • Ability to follow previously documented process while notifying management of variables that have not been clarified

Preferred Knowledge

  • Experience with Terminal Services & Citrix
  • Experience with monitoring and remote management tools
  • Experience with VMWare
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange/Office 365
  • VMWare experience
  • Network+