Helpdesk Manager in Lake Oswego, OR at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  849989

Position: Help Desk Manager

Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon

Compensation: Depends on experience

Job Summary and Primary Job Responsibilities 

Main Duties

  • Collaboration with other teams to ensure Service Levels (SLA's) are in place and Key Performance measures KPI's are defined and agreed for Help Desk and Desktop Services.
  • Accountable for fulfilling SLAs on Helpdesk and Desktop Support Ticket and Request queues.
  • Provide team leadership and strong management of related processes and resources including: evaluation and mentoring of team resources, training support and coaching, performance feedback.
  • Management of day to day activities ensuring focus on priorities, resolution of conflicts to meet services, improvement plans and risk remediation.
  • Act as a point of escalation for unresolved or escalated needs.
  • Attend change advisory meetings: active participant in supporting the change process and providing input to improve its effectiveness.
  • Establish and manage staffing levels using internal and external resources ensuring adequate daily and on-call support 365 days a year.
  • Ensure processes are in place to appropriately triage requests and issues and monitor as required.
  • Ensure that established procedures are maintained and adhered to for any IT related work or IT requests.
  • Drives proactive identification of problems and implementation of fixes for applications through testing at the Desktop level.
  • Help and support testing new applications on existing hardware configurations, and recommend upgrades, patches and/or fixes and as needed adjust.
  • Manage projects assigned to Helpdesk and Desktop Support team including assigned staffing.
  • Maintain and provide asset management reports on all deployed systems and software.
  • Help defining and maintaining hardware and software standards.
  • Manage coordination of equipment repairs for hardware, ensure patches are deployed, comply with licensing agreements for devices including network.
  • Create monthly dashboards based on defined SLAs and create action plans for driving better service solutions.
  • When needed perform the duties of subordinates, providing Level 1 and Level 2 support
  • Communicate with internal customers to inform and respond as required with a sense of urgency and empathy.
  • Ensure staff takes ownership of internal customer's problems, strive for first call resolution, and lead / drive proactively when dealing with issues.


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Computer Science desirable or equivalent working experience in similar role.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in similar role including Help Desk and Desktop leadership in a public company.
  • Proven track record of strong execution in a customer focused environment.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate desktop technologies including Microsoft Windows Operating systems, Active Directory, Jira, SCCM/MOM, AV and endpoint protection tools, Azure, O365 support, backup of endpoints, basic security, Mobile Device Management, and MAC OS.
  • Excellent AD skills including Azure and O365, MS 2003 -- Current, CommVault, knowledge of SANs, VMWare vSphere, Endpoint protection, AV, backups/restore.
  • Other skills that are desirable are MS Exchange, Microsoft SCCM and, Microsoft SCOM, Microsoft Web Services; MS Dynamics, Sharepoint, Group Policies, Orion Solarwinds, Citrix and VDI.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing global AD in Azure with a global O365 tenant for a multi geo-location infrastructure with simplified OU structure to support several business units and locations.
  • Expert knowledge of remote access capabilities to large enterprise systems based on role based access and security model.
  • Knowledge of mobile device management and safeguarding company owned data.

Collaboration and Other Critical Qualifications

  • Proven track record of driving for results and taking initiative to affect change in business services.
  • Strong organizational skills including prioritization.
  • Focus on customers: a) focus on business outcome to deliver work that improves business value, b) creates positive experiences through active listening, appreciative inquiries, seeking feedback for action, continuous improvements and follow through.
  • Strong listening and written communication skills along with strong oral and written presentation skills.
  • Requires advanced problem solving skills, along with a demonstrated ability to outline and organize complex and communicate issues and resolution.
  • Strong history of continuing education and drive to increase skill set.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of problems and decide upon the best answer, path to address with appropriate input, informed judgement and facts.
  • Excellent analytical skills for root cause analysis and troubleshooting.









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