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Desktop Engineer II

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Desktop Engineer II will work together with the Desktop Engineering team and the Service Desk to solve technical problems and ensure all computers; network connections and software are functioning smoothly for the business. The engineer will ensure that all systems are up to date with security fixes and patches. The desktop engineer will work with management to perform system changes and adhere to FMI organizational policies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in the design, automation, improvement, and maintenance the Windows/Mac Desktop environment
  • Inspires, mentors and trains other members of the Desktop Engineering team, as well as technicians on the Service Desk
  • Prioritize workload based upon Service Desk and Technology roadmaps
  • Participates in strategy planning discussions with technical, business, and client partners
  • Create and maintain endpoint images and build new systems with standard imaging process. Responsible for process and procedures for image build and support checklist
  • Develop and maintain Enterprise Software and Hardware Catalog
  • Responsible for addressing gaps in desktop support workflows
  • Responsible for desktop support tool selection and efficiency
  • Create and maintain automated deployments and working on software version updates
  • Develop software installation scripts and provide code review for complex software installations
  • Develop/implement firm-wide downloads for firm supported programs
  • Follow organization security policies and best practices
  • Ability to develop reports, metrics, and stories surrounding scope of responsibilities
  • Participate in hardware purchasing discussions and make recommendations
  • Assist the Service Desk in advanced level software installation package distribution troubleshooting
  • Design, implement and configure the COTS software needed to support our enterprise SCCM current Branch infrastructure
  • Update/Create documentation as needed (user guides, admin guides, knowledge base articles, FAQs, quick reference guides)
  • Create standard operating procedures on all solutions implemented
  • Providing user support and guidance
  • Research, evaluate, and remain current on emerging tools, techniques, and IT technologies
  • Work closely with client to perform technical and requirements analysis
  • Working effectively in a collaborative and innovative team-oriented environment
  • Clearly communicates and sets expectations of all developer tasks
  • Closely work with multiple groups to review work and to remove impediments/roadblocks
  • Provide world class customer service to internal teams and end users customers
  • Provides weekly statuses & estimates of all priority and non-priority projects along with recommended scope or schedule changes based on capacity and unforeseen challenges
  • Coordinates and Supports application deployments
  • Provides technical support including participation in on call rotation

Technical Expertise

  • Proficient with Enterprise Desktop Tools
  • Demonstrates mastery with 1st and 2nd level desktop support

Scope of Control

  • Project based work (70%)
  • Tickets (15%)
  • Service Desk Consulting (15%)


Basic Qualifications

Education & Experience

•  Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems or a related field with 3+ years of experience in a Desktop Engineering function


•  High School Diploma/GED/Associates Degree with 5+ years of experience in Desktop Engineering function

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications 

• 5+ years of experience in Desktop Engineering or IT Infrastructure

• Experience and strong knowledge of IT Service Management processes 

• Experience in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes and working knowledge of

 IT operations and architecture 

• Proven track record of delivering results and introducing key ITIL disciplines and

 practical project management techniques to programs 

• Knowledge of the following: JAMF, SCCM, Systems Management Platforms, ITIL,

ServiceNow, Active Directory, Office 365, Firewall, CISCO switches 

• Experience with integrations into ServiceNow 

• Experience: 

  • In a Desktop Engineering role in a Service Desk 
  • Deploying technology solutions utilized by a global enterprise 
  • In a high-availability, on-call environment 
  • with Azure, AWS and other Cloud based Iaas, Saas, and PaaS providers 

• Awareness of regulatory compliance (SOX, FDA) and role of systems in

supporting compliance 

• Entrepreneurial mindset with a bias for action and ability to deal with rapidly changing


• Understanding of business strategy and metrics 

• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to

navigate a complex organization

• Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills 

• Agreement to maintain confidentiality as it pertains to sensitive company, employee,

 and proprietary data and information 

• Customer-focused mindset 

• Proves to have strong ethical decision-making skills 

• A value-centric approach, history of assessing requests from a value delivery perspective 

• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy 

• Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: passion, patients, innovation, and collaboration 






Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About the Company

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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