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Desktop Engineer (PERM)

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 12/07/2022 Industry: Systems, Software and IT Job Number: 15117

Job Description

Connexion’s mission is to provide "best in class" services to job seekers. We strive to achieve excellence in job placement, staffing, and recruiting services while treating candidates with the professionalism and respect they deserve.

Title: Desktop Engineer
Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering
  • Duration: Perm
  • Pay rate: $80K
  • Job Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Job# 15117

The Desktop Engineer will focus on patch management, desktop security and configuration, and anti-virus/malware administration.  This position will deploy core Windows patches as well as application updates.  She/he will work closely with the Desktop Engineering team, the Information Security team, and other IT groups to remedy security concerns and ensure “best-practice” procedures and technologies are introduced into the environment.  This position will report to the IT Manager - Desktop Engineering.


Assist with deployment of monthly Microsoft security patches and necessary application security updates to the environment.

Assist with management of the desktop environment anti-virus/malware platform and definition updates.

Assist with deployment of BIOS/UEFI/OEM firmware updates for computers, printers and other peripherals.

Remedy security vulnerabilities from weekly/monthly security reports.

Build, deploy and maintain the enterprise desktop “image” (task sequence deployment), including application compatibility and integration, standardization of features and branding.

Develop the process and procedures for imaging systems, scripting configuration and final end user personalization.

Develop the data migration techniques and tools used to preserve operating system and application settings as well as user based preferences.

Build and test automated software distribution packages and scripts; administration of the deployment console and infrastructure.

Manage hardware/software collection inventories and create groups for software targeting.  Build audit reports as needed to capture hardware configuration and software installations.

Work with vendors/OEMs and other 3rd parties to facilitate problem resolutions and manage project participation.

Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

This role requires 60% in office presence; remote work is permissible 40% of the time.


Bachelor’s degree required.

5+ years of relevant working experience, preferably in a professional services environment.

Must have exceptional hardware and software problem-solving and analytical abilities.

Demonstrated proficiency with the following technologies: Windows 10 and Windows 11 in a Windows 2016/2019 network, Office 2016, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, MECM Operating System Deployment, MECM Software Updates, Windows Defender, packaging tools, Citrix, Group Policy, Active Directory, Scripting tools, Encryption/Dell Data Security, Windows Firewall.

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.

Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.

Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.

Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.

Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.

Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust, and confidence of the Firm’s attorneys and professional staff.

Possess a “hands-on” tactical approach.

Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.

Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.

Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.

Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.

Ability to work independently with little supervision, and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.

Outstanding sense of customer service.

Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment, and the highest standards of ethics.

Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

Please use the apply button to submit your resume for consideration. A Connexion Representative will contact you immediately.
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