Role Description

2nd Line Engineer (Reading/Remote) at IT Lab, London

Company Background
IT is a leading Lab technology and managed services provider in the UK, ranked within the top five European and top 50 global managed services suppliers and operates out of offices in London, Manchester and Cape Town and, via its global partners, in 13 countries across the world. The award-winning company provides a range of services including 24/7 support, cloud services, ERP software implementation, technology transformation and change projects, strategic consulting and analytics. 
We are a dynamic and fast growing company that truly values and is reliant upon our people, our culture and our commitment to excellence we call Service Obsession. Being the best means having the best people, and getting the best people means being the best place to work. 
A core part of our business is our Cape Town operations centre from which we provide 24/7 support to our predominantly UK based clients and their global operations via a 1st – 3rd line service desk, 365 days per year. This operation is planned to expand significantly in the coming years. This expansion is to not only accommodate growth in our service desk, but also an expanding remit to broaden our local service capability. 
An opportunity has arisen for a Second Line Engineer to join the team working onsite with one of our biggest clients who are based in the Reading area with six other sites in London, the South Coast and Midlands.

The Role

The ideal candidate will have recent experience in role providing quality second line technical support on incidents and escalated problems to cover our client at their Reading site and as field engineer to visit the other sites by rotation over course of a month.

  • Reporting to the Team Manager, the key deliverables of our Second Line Engineers can be summarised as follows:
  •  Delivery of high-quality local and remote support on a range of technical incidents and problems across the client base.
  •  Responding appropriately to, and effectively resolving, customer incidents, queries or complaints.
  •  Respond to, handle incidents and escalate problems on the variety of platforms and supported networks from logon to the resolution.
  •  Perform administrative tasks user and server related.
  •  Involvement and presence in core Virtual Teams.
  •  Help support, train and mentor other team members.
  •  You will have a ‘hands on’ problem solving approach; solving problems within strict SLA timeframes.
  •  Take ownership of incidents assigned to you and manage them through to resolution.
  •   Ensuring SLA’s are met; time to respond, time to resolve and first-time-fix.
  •  Application troubleshooting.
  •  Able to travel at client’s sites.
Required skills and capabilities
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  •  Previous experience of providing IT Support in a commercial environment 
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  •  Experience supporting:
o Microsoft Exchange
o Active Directory
o Office 365
o Windows Servers (full range)
o Server Virtualisation (HyperV / VMWare)
o Local Area Networking
o Symantec Products
o Cisco LAN/WAN (routers, switches, ASAs)
o Routing / switching equipment including, but not limited to, Cisco, Dell, HP switches, routers and firewalls 
o Citrix ( XenApp/XenDesktop)
  •  Formal IT qualification, ideally MCSE/MCITP or multiple MCPs massively advantageous
Generic essential individual attributes:
  • Process-focused
  • Excellent technical ability in one or more key virtual team areas
  • Very good technical understanding of current leading technologies, suppliers and industry terminology
  •  Able to prioritise under pressure and work to deadlines
  •  Excellent Decision making, judgement, planning and organisation skills
  •  Flexible, calm and approachable, ‘can do’ attitude
  • Solid customer relations skills to understand client/client representatives concerns and requirements
  •  Willing to travel as a field engineer to site on the South coast and midlands
  •  Willingness to gain relevant qualifications and accreditation's

The Package
  •  Working hours will be 40 hours a week during standard business hours (Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm UK time)
  •  Working on client office in Reading 3 days per week and typically 2 days per week attending  scheduled site visits at one of their six other sites in London, the South coast and the Midlands.
  •  Package dependent on experience
  •  22 days’ annual leave
  •  Opportunity to be a part of a large group of experienced Support Engineers, for you to grow and develop your skills and experience
  •  Continual professional development plans
  • Excellent benefits such as free daily breakfasts and loads of social activities!

Good luck and please bear in mind we receive a very high number of applications; we will endeavour to get back to all applicants, however, we thank you for understanding this is not always possible for unsuccessful applicants.
IT Lab is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent.