What does a Technical Support Engineer do?

A Technical Support Engineer is generally hired by a company to oversee and maintain their computer hardware and software systems. Their skills assist the company in resolving technical issues concerning customer's accounts or company software infrastructure. A Technical Support Engineer will also support computer software integration by diagnosing and troubleshooting common problems. Employees holding this job title generally begin in IT or IT Assistant roles.

A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or closely related degree is required for the position. Additionally, some companies also require certification in industry-specific networks or operating systems. Individuals with a strong customer service background and a positive outlook on problem-solving tend to excel in the position of a Technical Support Engineer.

  • Attend in-person meetings with clients to analyze, troubleshoot and diagnose hardware problems
  • Actively update, maintain and monitor all aspects of computer networks
  • Install and configure computer systems and applications within the company
  • Respond to customer inquiries and assist in troubleshooting and resolving challenges
  • Complete detailed reports listing requests to technical assistance, steps taken to resolve them, and the specific dates/individuals involved
  • Assist management in creating training materials pertaining to computer troubleshooting and usage
  • Act as the initial point of contact for all computer and system related concerns from clients or other employees
  • Organize and file documentation pertaining to warranties and instructional guides for computer hardware
  • Industry-specific certification in relevant computer languages or software may be required
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in a heavy customer focus position involving and technical knowledge of a companies' products and services
  • Comfortable working in and assisting others through company help desk software, such as Zendesk in addition to other remote access desktop programs
  • Extensive experience working with different operating systems including Windows and Mac OS
  • Time-management skills and the ability to establish reasonable and attainable deadlines for resolution
  • Ability to prioritize and manage several milestones and projects efficiently
  • Professional written and interpersonal skills are essential when communicating with customers and clients
  • Experience installing and configuring computer systems and applications for a large company
  • Accept constructive criticism and customer feedback regarding their experience with software or IT services
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Technical Support Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$60,175 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $60K
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“Any innovative ideas and thoughts are well appreciated and Your are free to learn and implement your solutions here.”

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“Employment process was very smooth and we didn't face any difficulty while attending interview.”

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