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Pearson Customer Service Technical Support Administrator in Columbia, Maryland

Customer Service Technical Support Administrator


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology—and each other to surpass these boundaries—we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, it will deliver online learning to over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries. The group, formerly known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia, Maryland and has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers and leadership, Pearson Online & Blended Learning is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.


Position Summary :

The Service Desk Tech 1, School Technical Support will work in our Columbia contact center and remotely, providing technical support services to school teachers and staff as they set up and use our technology from initial startup, troubleshooting, and virus/spyware removal, to resolution of software, hardware, printer, and network issues.

Service Desk Tech 1, School Technical Support Responsibilities :

● Troubleshoot and resolve software, hardware, printers, and network issues by listening to the user and asking appropriate questions to build a solution.

● Log all calls using our in house call tracking system, creating detailed, accurate entries and escalate when necessary.

● Specify user problems and provide a detailed solution to resolve each issue.

● Act as liaison for application problems between users and developers.

● Assist in the collection of data for identifying user requirements that may result in future system development or training.

● Keep current with the development of our ever-changing applications.

● Document products, processes or problems in detail and suggest improvements or solutions.

● Work with manager to investigate and implement ways of deflecting calls and increasing self service.

● Work occasional additional hours, 2nd shift, and/or weekends when necessary.

● Work to perform other duties that may be necessary for the organization, including manual labor. (Staging materials, packing, inventory, delivery).

● Projects - supports continuous improvement initiatives.

● Other duties as assigned.

Requirements :

● Ability to manage stressful situations in a calm, courteous and efficient manner.

● Strong working knowledge of Windows 7/10 and Office 2010/2016 and Office 365.

● Strong remote troubleshooting and working knowledge of High-Speed connections (DSL/Cable-Modem) and TCP/IP.

● Working knowledge of Bomgar or comparable remote support tool.

● An understanding of DHCP, DNS, and Active Directory.

● Strong troubleshooting and working knowledge of consumer networking devices, wireless devices, Windows file and share permissions, and network printing issues.

● Experience with Google Apps for Education and Business.

● Continually updating and optimizing support process and documentation.

● Ability to make quick and clear decisions in accordance with Connections Academy policy.

● Meet all deadlines while paying attention to details.

● Organize, prioritize and multi-task while managing users’ expectations.

● Work effectively as a team member, as well as independently.

● Problem-solving methodology.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MD-Columbia

Work Locations: US-MD-Columbia-Grantchester Merriweather 10960 Grantchester Way Two Merriweather Columbia 21044

Job: Customer Service

Organization: North America Connections

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 20, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2003177

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.