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    1 Jul 2024

Deskside Support Technician Level 3– Contract - Huntsville, AL – $40.00-$43.00/hr

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship not available.

Cognizant is seeking a Deskside Support Technician Level 3 in Huntsville, AL.

Role Description

This position requires a blended skillset of intermediate to advanced technical skills to support end-user services including hardware, software, applications, printer support, vendor management, procurement, as well as supporting network, server, automation, and data storage infrastructure. Technician will be heavily involved in projects throughout the facility, many of which cannot be completed during production hours. Should have good interpersonal, communication, administrative and document.

Contracting at Cognizant will see you working with the world’s leading companies to improve everyday life. Unlike many IT gigs, Cognizant’s unique consultative approach will see you help clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses with the latest tech, not just deliver a standard project.

Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant serves 177 of the Fortune 500, and has enjoyed consecutive years of growth, so you’ll never be short of finding your next gig with them. Plus you’ll enjoy many of the perks you’d expect from one of the most admired companies in the world.

Skills & Requirements

• Troubleshooting & admin of Cisco Layer 2 & Layer 3 Routing, Cisco Wireless Networks, Cisco PBX Administration, Cisco standard protocols and Cisco CCNA certification
• Ability to support IT Cabling, Infrastructure Planning, and Design. Examples of scope work (cable patching, switch config/deploy, port enable/disable, analyze network traffic)
• TCP/IP, DHCP, Subnetting, VLAN, POE
• Experience with packet capturing, example: Wire Shark
• Network maintenance, support and refresh
• Smart Hands for remote teams & 3rd party vendor management for issue escalation/resolution
• Data Center (Server Room) Management
• Site infrastructure knowledge (Power/UPS, HVAC, cabling, etc.)
• Experience installing and troubleshooting server room hardware components, such as Rack Servers, Fiber, switches, disk drives, memory, etc.
• Smart Hands for remote teams & 3rd party vendor management for issue escalation/resolution
• Server Management
• Knowledge of DHCP, DNS, Print Server, File Shares, Microsoft SCCM
• Smart Hands for remote teams & 3rd party vendor management for issue escalation/resolution
• Working knowledge/experience supporting Hardware for servers, data backup libraries and SAN/NAS
• Server, storage and backup systems maintenance, support and refresh: Rackmount, install and configure server hardware
• Critical plant floor hardware support
• First level of support Business and Plant Floor applications, managing escalation of issues to the Subject Matter Experts (SME’s)
• Excellent troubleshooting (critical thinking), problem solving & root cause analysis skills for Outage & Problem Management
• Exceptional customer service and ability to work well under pressure e.g. plant down situation, outages, critical plant floor equipment require a 15-minute turnaround time
• Ability to lift 50 lbs. and be able to climb ladders and staircases to access IT equipment
• Strong team worker with professional demeanor and strong ethics
• Good written and oral communication skills are required
• Experience with remote control tools and remote support (off-site)
• Ongoing support of various Manufacturing computer systems
• Windows Active Directory: Maintenance kiosks, OU configuration, Group Policy Objects
• Change Management process
• Experience or knowledge of CRAC/HVAC Units and UPS preferred
• Experience using a ticket management system for work prioritization and daily workload management
• ITIL, CCNP, CCIE, CCNE and/or MCSE certifications are desired
• Experience and/or knowledge of PLC’s a plus.
• Plant Monitoring software knowledge (Active Plant, Wonderware, Ignition)
• Knowledge of iGear, Kepware, or other machine data gathering tools
• SQL Server database administration (backups, security, monitoring, etc.)
• Manage storage and backup systems
• Previous experience supporting a large corporate, manufacturing environment
• Experience working with VMware vSphere
• 3 to 5 years of experience performing Level 3 responsibilities
• Knowledge of Cisco Voice over IP hardware/software/server operation/configuration
• Experience on InTune/iPhone support is an in advantage

Benefits/Other Compensation

This position is a contract/temporary role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical benefits, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K and Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit).

Why Hays?

As Cognizant’s chosen recruitment partner we have this role exclusively, so you will work with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of Cognizant, the role, the Information Technology industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers and so can keep you in mind when future gigs like this come up with Cognizant. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

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Hays is committed to building a thriving culture of diversity that embraces people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better we serve our candidates, clients, and employees. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and we comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, HIV-positive status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. One of Hays’ guiding principles is ‘do the right thing’. We also believe that actions speak louder than words. In that regard, we train our staff on ensuring inclusivity throughout the entire recruitment process and counsel our clients on these principles. If you have any questions about Hays or any of our processes, please contact us.

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law protecting qualified individuals with known disabilities, Hays will attempt to reasonably accommodate those individuals unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company. Any qualified applicant or consultant with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should call or text 813.336.5570.

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information.


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