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Software Distribution Technician

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 22/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91022

Software Distribution Technician- Bracknell- 10 Months (VALID SC Clearance minimum)

Role Purpose

The role holder is self-sufficient when resolving routine problems or enquiries across several products, product sets and systems or technologies for multiple customers. The role holder is competent when working under pressure and has a degree of autonomy when dealing with unexpected problems, more complex escalations and helping to maintain the availability of the IT services delivered to end users. The role holder also delivers low to medium complexity work packages as part of customer implementation projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Technical Capability. Works within a team with some supervision supporting end users with technical queries relating to several products/systems (e.g. Microsoft products, operating systems, networks, applications, PCS).
    * Business Awareness. Develops an understanding of the customers' environment and service delivery requirements to enable the delivery of the service.
    * Process. Follows established processes/systems and recommends improvements to these as appropriate to resolve routine customer enquiries. Documents actions taken to resolve enquiries.
    * Problem Solving. Takes ownership for listening to and understanding the customer's problem. Escalates and/or gains support where necessary to resolve the problem. Uses relevant information to diagnose and to resolve or enable resolution in a timely manner.
    * Service Level. Escalates issues as necessary to deliver required service level and meet or exceed customer expectations/SLA. Monitors performance through statistical reporting and analysis.
    * Team Working. Acts as a team player being viewed by colleagues as an effective and helpful member of the team, demonstrating personal leadership and initiative.
    * Professional Development. Takes responsibility for learning about current products/systems to build own technical knowledge to support business requirements.

A 2nd line Software Distribution Technician is required to provide technical support for the Software Delivery (Radia) solution who will be part of a larger team of approximately 20 engineers. The engineer will operate the HP Radia Distribution process, manage software downloads to UADs and Servers, be involved in planning and co-ordinating major application roll-outs and baselines, investigate reported failures for delivery in liaison with 3rd line technical support ensuring disruption is kept to a minimum, ensure Sanctuary database is updated, provide support to data centres and tier3 servers in Live, distribute and maintain Anti-Virus solution to all devices (servers and uads) at the technical infrastructure boundaries and gateways, liaise with engineering, release management to understand future product releases, ensure license compliance isn't compromised at user devices. Candidate should have the ability to gain DV Clearance.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Technical Assessments.
    * Evidence of sharing and re-use of knowledge.
    * Correct management of processes followed to deliver service.
    * Improvement/ enhancements to service delivery.
    * Known errors with workarounds or fixes loaded in knowledge database.
    * Percentage of customer problems resolved within required timescales.
    * Meets service level requirements.
    * Feedback from colleagues, manager and customers
    * Contribution to service improvements.
    * Up to date personal learning plan.

Mandatory Skills Required:

  • SC Security Clearance as a minimum
  • W2K/W2K3
  • Anti-Virus Solutions - preferably McAfee
  • A good team player

Desirable Skills Required:

  • Sanctuary knowledge
  • Knowledge of Software Deployment Tools (Radia/SMS)
  • Trouble shooting skills
  • HP Radia
  • Writing process documents and Work Instructions


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