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Remote (Cape Town)

German Speaking: 1st/2nd Line Remote Systems Engineer

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A growing UK Managed Service Provider seeks a proactive and technically strong German Speaking 1stt/2nd Line Remote Systems Engineer to join a Cape Town team delivering SLA-backed services as part of its technical support offering. You must be proficient in Native German and fluent in English, be a SA citizen, have permanent residency or a valid Work Visa and be able to work standard European office hours. You will also require a Driver’s License and/or access to transport during unsociable hours. The ideal candidate must also have Matric/Grade 12 or equivalent secondary education and 2+ years’ experience in a similar role, supporting Microsoft systems, Desktop, Server, Office, have exposure to basic TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, SSL, VPN troubleshooting, HP and Dell hardware tech.



Log and progress services desk support tickets (incidents, service requests & changes) through MSP systems.

Provide remote 1st/2nd line technical IT support.

Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software related incidents based on Microsoft systems.

Resolve incidents within agreed first-time-fix parameters and escalate within the team where required, complying with contracted SLAs.

Take ownership of incidents and manage through to resolution where possible.

Attend to pro-and reactive monitoring alerts in order to ensure minimum disruption to customers.

Meet client expectations in terms of quality of work and delivery to deadlines.

Action customer enquiries effectively in a timely fashion as per prescribed SLA.

Follow-up activities to resolution and to customer satisfaction.

Produce information reports upon request.

Build and maintain reputation & customer relationships.



Native German & Fluent in English.

Proficiency in any other additional European based language(s) will be advantageous.

Matric/Grade 12 or equivalent secondary education.

2+ Years’ experience –

Providing 1st/2nd Line Support in an IT Service Desk environment.

Supporting Microsoft Systems; Desktop, Server, Office, etc.

Exposure to basic TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, SSL VPN troubleshooting.

Exposure to HP & Dell hardware technologies.

Very strong technical understanding of current industry-leading technologies.

Customer relations skills: ability to understand and comprehend customer concerns and requirements.

SA citizen, permanent resident or right to employment in South Africa (Work Visa).

Driver’s license and/or access to transport during unsociable hours.


Advantageous –

Formal IT qualification, i.e., MCP Certification.

ITIL Foundation Certification.

Exposure to –

Dedicated 2nd Line Support.

Exchange/365, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, etc.

Virtual environments (VMware/Hyper-V).

Backup & Disaster Recovery technologies (Veeam, Zerto, Backup Exec, Datto, etc.).

Citrix (XenApp/XenDesktop).

Cloud and IaaS platforms.



Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

A desire for continuous learning and career development.

Ability to work in, and as part of a team.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.




When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence.

Matric (Grade 12), Permanent

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