Desktop Services Engineer

Our large IT client is recognized by customers as Canada’s leading Computer equipment company.

We are looking for a Desktop Service Engineer to support the team.

Duration: 06+ months(Contract)

Location: Edmonton, Alberta T5J3B1

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Level-1 technical support for supported desktops, laptops, and peripherals.

This includes the following activities:

  • Maintaining standard software configurations, including troubleshooting, loading and configuring software images, supported applications and drivers
  • Installing, supporting and troubleshooting approved desktop software
  • Performing planned maintenance, moves, adds and changes
  • Provide support services to employees with technical problems issues involving desktop, laptops, mobile devices or network services from local personnel or from employees using network remote access (VPN)
    Provides timely resolution of problems or escalation on behalf of the customers to appropriate technical personnel
  • Provide feedback and make recommendations to appropriate teams for creation and maintenance of standard images
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical incidents including network connectivity issues
  • Ability to work on call after hours as required
  • Communicate effectively with multiple customers and co-workers
  • Able to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Providing case status updates to management and end-users
  • Providing phone support and diagnostics to remote customers
  • Participating in training programs designed to educate customers about basic and specialized applications
  • Escalate unresolved issues to management promptly
  • Provide feedback and recommendations for KBA (Knowledge Based Articles)


  • Ability to work independently and take ownership
  • Strong technical and analytical skills required
  • Intermediate knowledge of supported Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Intermediate experience with Active Directory administration
  • Intermediate knowledge of installation, configuration, use and troubleshooting techniques of supported versions of Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with a wide range of customers with varying computer abilities
  • Experience troubleshooting local area network (LAN) and VPN connectivity issues

Education and/or Work Experience:

  • Associate degree or equivalent certification and experience required
  • A+ Certification recommended, MCTS, MCITP, ITIL Certification preferred
  • 1+ year(s) of related experience
  • Experience working in corporate environment will be considered an asset

Special Conditions:

(Travel, work environment, physical demands, certificates, licenses etc.) Ability to travel as required