IT Service Desk Analyst

Location: Scottsdale, AZ


Grapevine Technology is a recruiting firm focused on quality candidate placement with high profile client companies. Our client in Scottsdale, AZ is seeking an IT Service Desk Analyst.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and promote a culture of outstanding service while delivering an excellent colleague experience across all areas of IT engagement.
  • Act as a point of contact for colleague issues through phone, chat, email and portal, providing exceptional service in all colleague interactions.
  • Provide first line IT support for colleagues across a range of technologies, including desktop applications, printing/scanning, telephony, mobile devices, audio and video conferencing, business applications, etc.
  • Perform assessment, triage, research and resolution of basic incidents and requests.
  • Engage other Service Desk resources or appropriate second- and third-level service resources to resolve incidents beyond scope of ability or responsibility.
  • Ensure incidents and requests are accurately logged, assigned, tracked and responded to in a timely manner, in line with agreed SLA’s; provision of timely communications and maintenance of ownership until closure.
  • Take ownership of colleague issues and follow up on the status of issues on behalf of the colleague, communicating progress in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with the tech support team where necessary to ensure that escalated issues have proper attention and visibility.
  • Create a positive colleague support experience and build strong colleague relationships through listening intently to understand the problem, ensuring timely resolution or escalation, communicating promptly on progress, and handling colleagues with a consummately professional attitude.
  • Identify service improvement opportunities to key service management stakeholders.
  • Work with Incident and Problem management teams on individual proactive and reactive issues as necessary.
  • Grow general knowledge of IT and business systems , increasing ability to resolve issues on first contact.
  • Mentor junior analysts and assist in training of new analysts.
  • Manage content in the Knowledge Management system.

Abilities and Skills

  • 2-5 years of experience on Service Desk.
  • Outstanding customer service skills and a “customer first” mentality are a must.
  • Advanced knowledge of IT principles and most commonly supported systems and basic understanding of less commonly used systems.
  • Subject matter expertise in multiple areas of support.
  • Strong technical knowledge and working experience with Microsoft products including email, Client, Server, Network and Telephony technologies, Mobile Computing, Directory Services, and overall understanding of infrastructure, desktop, and applications technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and telephone manner.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization.
  • Ability to think logically to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve complex issues.
  • Must be professional, courteous and enjoy working with people; critical thinking, creativity, and independent judgment are expected.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure work environment.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work on tasks and projects while being interrupted by colleagues requesting support; ability to constantly re-prioritize tasks is a must.
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience required.
  • ITIL Foundations Certification a plus.
  • Additional language capability in Spanish, French or German is a plus.

Working Relationships

  • Supervisor is Regional Colleague Services Manager, with operational oversight and instruction provided by Service Desk Team Lead.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships across all areas of the business and IT.
  • Cooperation and collaboration with peers to jointly improve the way service is delivered.
  • Collaboration with Service Managers and Service Control to identify service improvement opportunities.
  • Ongoing interaction with Colleague Care on escalations, end to end ticket ownership and overall process improvement.

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