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Customer Support Analyst

12041-12G18015
Mohale's Hoek
22-Nov-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Individuals in the Customer Support Analyst I role are responsible for responding to customer requests by diagnosing and resolving problems and for supporting the ongoing technology needs of all employees by providing Level 1 and 2 help desk support. They work with a broad range of infrastructure products and basic networking components. They provide maintenance and support for moderately to highly complex client products and work on one or more projects concurrently as a team member.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

List statements describing the final results of this position and method of accomplishments, and how results/performance are reviewed and measured. Begin with the most important accountabilities.

Major Activities

End Results Expected

PROJECT PLANNING:

  • Provides input during project planning and requirements phase.

Comprehensive project plan.

SERVICE DESK:

  • First point of contact and day-to-day technical support to end users.

  • Responds to Level 1 and 2 support requests via multiple sources such as phone and e-mail.

  • Enters call data into the tracking system.

  • Interacts with clients in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Provides user access service.

  • Diagnoses problems by evaluating multiple options.

  • Develops checklists and scripts for resolving routine problems.

  • Escalates problems when necessary.

  • Documents problem status and resolution in tracking log.

Technical support and documentation of end user requests and problem resolution.

CLIENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT:

  • Coordinates the deployment of new or upgraded images, software and hardware for multiple clients.

  • Configures and installs desktop PCs, peripheral equipment, laptops and other mobile devices.

  • Follows established procedures for performing configuration changes, updates and upgrades.

  • Performs minor repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications.

  • Provides on-going support of client technology.

End users have required technology.

Technology conforms to IT standards.

End users receive required technical support for hardware and software issues.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

  • Provides technical support to meetings that include video conferencing.

  • Monitors and communicates system status.

  • Diagnoses and resolves client workstation and mobile device hardware and software issues.

  • Creates temporary solutions until permanent solutions can be implemented.

  • Assists systems, programming, and vendor professionals, as needed to resolve problems.

Customer satisfaction achieved for video conferencing services.

End users receive required technical support for workstation and mobile device issues.

Use of technical expertise to resolve problems quickly.

SECURITY:

  • Maintains passwords and users credentials to assure systems security and data integrity.

  • Adheres to the integrity of controls, regulations and guidelines.

Passwords and user credentials are secure.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT:

  • Maintains IT inventory management for all IT equipment and/or software in accordance with company policy and procedures.

Maintenance of complete and accurate IT asset inventory.

SERVICE LEVEL MANAGEMENT:

  • Collaborates in the development of service-level objectives and takes steps to meet or exceed targets.

  • Explains service procedures to clients.

  • Follows up in a timely manner to ensure customer satisfaction.

SLAs are met or exceeded.

SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Keeps performance metrics.

  • Identifies recurring and potential problems and notifies team members.

  • Recommends procedures and controls for service improvements.

  • Recommends ideas for improving queue time, abandoned call rates and first contact resolution.

Problems identified and resolved quickly to maintain or improve customer satisfaction levels.

Improved service levels.

TESTING:

  • Participates in integration and user acceptance testing.

End product meets business needs.

TRAINING:

  • Trains co-workers on new or existing functionality or services.

Staff up-to-date on functionality and services being supported.

DOCUMENTATION:

  • Creates, modifies and reviews documentation of issues resolutions.

  • Documents solutions to common problems and responses to frequently asked questions.

  • Creates and submits documented resolution to Knowledge Base.

Complete and accurate documentation for use within the IT organization.

COMMUNICATIONS/CONSULTING:

  • Alerts team members about recurring problems.

  • Communicates updates on issues in a timely manner to ensure client satisfaction and productivity.

High level of customer satisfaction and productivity.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY:

  • Communicate suggestions on backup and recovery procedures.

Improved business continuance procedures.

RESEARCH/EVALUATIONS:

  • Makes suggestions for the design of a standard set of integrated products (standard image) by recommending hardware and software products to meet client requirements.

  • Recommends products to clients by understanding needs and referring to corporate standards list.

Hardware and software products that meet client requirements.

Product recommendations in compliance with corporate standards.

COACHING/MENTORING:

  • Mentors less experienced staff in a specific area of expertise.

Transfer of knowledge.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  2. Demonstrated working knowledge of basic to moderately complex hardware and software products and problem solving / diagnostic skills.

  1. Typically has 3 to 5 years of IT work experience.

  2. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.