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3rd Line IT Support Engineer

CTS Group Ltd are a local Internet, Telecoms and IT Support provider based in Milton Park. We are the telecoms and internet provider of choice for many businesses around Oxfordshire due to their extensive knowledge and 30 + years of experience. We offer strategic business solutions and a wide range of services to businesses within Milton Park, Grove Business Park, Harwell Campus, Leeds, Birmingham  as well as catering for businesses in other locations. CTS deals with all aspects of IT, are ISO accredited so attention to detail and documentation is crucial.

About the role

  • Sector: IT
  • Contract type: Permanent/Onsite
  • Salary: up to £40k per year

Position Summary

We’re looking for an all-rounder who has a comprehensive knowledge of Networks, with years of experience with on-premise Windows Server networks, and on-premise Exchange Servers, Active Directory & Group Policy. SQL knowledge would be a plus, as would Azure or other cloud services. General Experience with Windows 10 / Office 365 Desktop environments.

Standard IP knowledge of internal & external IP address range types is expected, along with basic subnetting & routing. We would expect that you have experience of dealing with the usual network peripherals, firewalls, routers etc. Cisco experience would be a plus.

The ability to inspire confidence in clients, meet deadlines, and be responsible for the day to-day support requirements of the clients and the network.

Excellent written & verbal communication skills are a must, with documentation of activities in our Issue Management System.

NB: The Candidate must be willing to take on 1st and 2nd line duties when the business requires them to do so.

Key Responsibilities

Server administration;

  • Solving user problems /answering queries /basic user instruction,
  • New user & application setups,
  • Day-to-day user / systems support (printer installs, etc.),
  • Providing support to CTS Group consultants,
  • Web based ‘Manufacturer Knowledge Base’ investigations,
  • Providing applications & patches,
  • Providing in-house technical support to CTS Office employees,
  • Workstation troubleshooting,
  • training & answering queries (re: MS Office based apps.),
  • In-house server /network troubleshooting,
  • Escalation of client requests (systems development & sales) to consultants/account managers,
  • Occasional on-site support / delivery of goods & services to clients, site auditing & fact-finding visits,
  • To ensure our network is managed and maintained,
  • To collaborate with clients and suppliers to resolve issues and project manage all projects,
  • To ensure all changes to the network are documented through our Change Management Process in line with ISO 27001 and ISO 9001,
  • To contribute to the improvement of processes and be a key member of the team in bringing new technology to the company and our customers through research and deployment,
  • Troubleshoot issues efficiently while effectively communicating to all parties,
  • 3rd line support to staff and customers,
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to other engineers and admin staff. Supporting the design, implementation of the business and network alongside the Technical Director,
  • Occasional out of hours work required,
  • Driving licence required – Company vehicle for site visits.

Experience Desired

You will be need to demonstrate the relevant criteria whilst also bringing your own passion and ideas to the Company Directors and clients alike. Some of the key skills you will possess but are not limited to:

  • Proven experience in a support role, ideally in a client facing environment. In-depth troubleshooting experience. – 5+ years
  • You will need to be a highly organised individual with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven experience of logging work time in a ticketing system.
  • Project management of IT with a desire to take ownership of all projects advantageous.
  • Some Networking experience desirable. Knowledge of multiple network technologies (subnetting and routing, IP, Ethernet, Switching, VPN and Firewalls etc..)
  • Proven experience in 3rd line support in a client facing environment.

Employee Benefits

  • Company Pension • Bike to work scheme • On-site parking • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) 3 • Birthdays off and Xmas shopping day • Annual and Quarterly employee recognition awards – with prizes • Bonuses reviewed annually • We also have company food days and social events • Being based on Milton Park means you can get involved in the events, clubs and classes available in the workplace.

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.30pm and Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

1st Line IT Support Engineer

CTS Group Ltd are a local Internet, Telecoms and IT Support provider based in Milton Park. We are the telecoms and internet provider of choice for many businesses around Oxfordshire due to their extensive knowledge and 30 + years of experience. We offer strategic business solutions and a wide range of services to businesses within Milton Park, Grove Business Park, Harwell Campus as well as catering for businesses in other locations. CTS deals with all aspects of IT, are ISO accredited so attention to detail and documentation is crucial.

About the role

  • Sector: IT
  • Contract type: Permanent/Onsite
  • Salary: up to £21k per year

Our ideal candidate will have

The passion and desire to learn in a fast-paced environment. You will provide technical assistance to staff and our customers. You will diagnose and troubleshoot software and hardware problems with our IT team. Some IT experience/background would be desirable and would suit a candidate who would like to advance their career gaining hands on experience.

This is a junior position, and you will be supported to develop your skills and progress your career.

Key Responsibilities are;

  • To provide 1st line support to both internal and external customer via Phone, email, and Face to Face,
  • Log, monitor and respond to support calls in our helpdesk,
  • Configure new laptop/desktop setups for clients,
  • Ensure sufficient information is available to enable issues to be investigated and resolved,
  • Escalate issues to 2nd/3rd line support as appropriate,
  • Update and maintain a knowledge base to ensure future issues can be resolved quickly,
  • Supporting reception staff and users of meeting rooms to ensure smooth running or the hardware/software and Wi-Fi/network services,
  • Patching in our comms room and updating documentation,
  • Troubleshooting issues and responding to general IT requests,
  • Fixing hardware issues, liaising with hardware providers for items under warranty,
  • Maintain Software and Hardware Asset registers,
  • Creating user accounts and performing access control,
  • Keeping up to date with best practises in IT administration.

Skills and Experience:

  • Any experience/knowledge of Windows OS environments advantageous
  • MSO365 experience advantageous
  • Highly organised with attention to detail required
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot basic technical issues
  • Comfortable working with technical and non-technical people
  • Desire to learn
  • Positive and approachable demeanour
  • Ability to provide step-by-step technical help, both written and verbal

Employee Benefits

  • Company Pension • Bike to work scheme • On-site parking • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) 3 • Birthdays off and Xmas shopping day • Annual and Quarterly employee recognition awards – with prizes • Bonuses reviewed annually • We also have company food days and social events • Being based on Milton Park means you can get involved in the events, clubs and classes available in the workplace.

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.30pm and Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Position Summary

We’re looking for an all-rounder who has a comprehensive knowledge of IP, with years of experience with on-premise Windows Server networks, and on-premise Exchange ServersActive Directory & Group Policy. SQL knowledge would be a plus, as would Azure or other cloud services. General Experience with Windows 10 / Office 365 Desktop environments.

Standard IP knowledge of internal & external IP address range types is expected, along with basic subnetting & routing. We would expect that you have experience of dealing with the usual network peripherals, firewalls, routers etc. Cisco experience would be a plus.

The ability to inspire confidence in clients, meet deadlines, and be responsible for the day-to-day support requirements of the clients and the network.

Excellent written & verbal communication skills are a must, with documentation of activities in our Issue Management System.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure our network is managed and maintained
  • To collaborate with clients and suppliers to resolve issues and project manage all projects
  • To ensure all changes to the network are documented through our Change Management Process in line with ISO 27001 and ISO 9001
  • To contribute to the improvement of processes and be a key member of the team in bringing new technology to the company and our customers through research and deployment
  • Troubleshoot issues efficiently while effectively communicating to all parties
  • 2nd/ 3rd line support to staff and customers
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to other engineers and admin staff. Supporting the design, implementation of the business and network alongside the Technical Director.
  • Occasional out of hours work required
  • Driving licence required – Company vehicle for site visits.

Experience Desired

You will be need to demonstrate the relevant criteria whilst also bringing your own passion and ideas to the Company Directors and clients alike. Some of the key skills you will possess but are not limited to:

  • 2 years proven experience in project management of IT with a desire to take ownership of all projects.
  • 2 years proven experience in Networking.
  • Proven experience in 2nd/3rd line support in a client facing environment.
  • In-depth troubleshooting of Networks.
  • Knowledge of multiple network technologies (subnetting and routing, IP, Ethernet, Switching, VPN and Firewalls etc..)
  • Cisco experience an advantage.
  • You will need to be a highly organised individual with the ability to work under pressure.

Employee benefits

  • Company Pension
  • Bike to work scheme
  • On-site parking
  • 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays), Birthdays off and Xmas shopping day
  • Annual and Quarterly employee recognition awards – with prizes
  • Bonuses reviewed annually

We also have company food days and social events. Being based on Milton Park means you can get involved in the events, clubs and classes available in the workplace.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent – (probationary period 6months)

Salary: Negotiable, dependant on experience.

Working Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.30pm and Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Please send your CV and cover letter to be considered for the role.

Apply today by emailing hr@cts-group.co.uk with a covering letter and your CV, or click below;