What does a Staff 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Staff Technical Support Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£34,733 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £35K
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Staff Technical Support Engineer Career Path

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Technical Support Engineer
5 Apr 2021

“These are definitely great for personal and professional growth and I truly gained a lot from these side projects.”

Intel CorporationIntel Corporation
Graduate Technical Intern
26 Jul 2021

“The projects given for graduate interns were more challenging and I got to work with a great team.”

Technical Support Engineer
9 Sep 2021

“Best to place to start your career and you get to work along some great minds”

Technical Engineer
25 Feb 2021

“Growth and salary raise are not the best compared to similar jobs in the same area”

Expleo GroupExpleo Group
Technical Engineer
13 Apr 2020

“Any innovative ideas and thoughts are well appreciated and Your are free to learn and implement your solutions here.”

Technical Support Engineer
3 Jun 2020

“My boss there is the best boss I have ever had and a truly hard worker.”

Future Businesstech IndiaFuture Businesstech India
Technical Support Engineer
29 Jul 2019

“It was wonderful place to work and the facilities they provide to employees are the best.”

Senior Technical Support Engineer
12 Aug 2021

“Good place to build your career help employee grow and develop their career in all aspects.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a staff technical support engineer

When working as a staff technical support engineer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are VMWare Cloud, UI Design, Scripting Languages, Oo Design and Operating Systems.

The most similar professions to staff technical support engineer are:
  • Desktop Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • Support Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a staff technical support engineer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.