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Service Desk Engineer, Kapow

| Chicago

As an service desk engineer, this is a great mid level position. You will be working with junior and senior engineers to resolve tickets related to all of our internal employees globally. You will play a role in troubleshooting, resolving, and researching complex issues as they arise. You will have a hands-on role with expectations to contribute both technically and culturally. You will also be expected to participate in IT projects related to enterprise applications, networking, and security teams.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Work with our global help desk team to troubleshoot and close tickets.
  • Act as a point of escalation for tickets and issues coming from associates.
  • Maintain and order hardware inventory for your corresponding office.
  • Image new laptops and take care of new hires for your corresponding office.
  • Assist with asset inventory, auditing, and reporting.
  • Work with different teams such as networking, security, and infrastructure within the company to get the latest technologies applied.
  • Work with our AV team to audit and maintain conference room hardware / software.
  • Monitor Slack channels, help users and other engineers to resolve the issues. 
  • Manage a specific project that will enhance the help desk environment.

What You Need for this Position

  • Degree in Technology or an equivalent focus.
  • Knowledge of the 7 layer OSI model and how it works.
  • Broad knowledge with industry standard platforms, including Windows desktop (Windows 10), Macbooks, Active Directory, Exchange, Office 365, and DNS.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to hunt down a problem and find a solution.
  • Ability to mentor and train junior associates on the team.
  • Great team work and communication skills.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work under minimal supervision are a must.
  • Great customer service skills are essential.


Cvent maintains a drug-free workplace

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Located on the Chicago River across from Merchandise Mart, Kapow’s offices are close to public transportation, bars and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Kapow | Cvent

What are some social events your company does?

We have event experts and experienced planners on staff and we partner with many of the country's best restaurants, retailers and venues. So, our quarterly team outings have included rock climbing, rooftops, murder mystery parties, escape races, game nights and more. We also have monthly happy hours at our in-house bar and impromptu karaoke nights.



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Right now, my team is focused on scaling our marketplace. It’s been a really exciting initiative for us all to collaborate on prototyping concepts and implementing the right solution for us. It is so satisfying to work on such a tenacious team whose attitude and curiosity truly reflects in the benefits our product provides our clients.



What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful members of our engineering and product team have an insatiable sense of curiosity - wanting to understand how something works, how it’s used and how it could be better. This drive for continuous improvement leads Kapeeps to develop amazing features and propose innovative ideas they are proud to work on and unlock meaningful results.



What is your vision for the company?

Kapow is a leading corporate events technology company, backed by the leader in the industry, Cvent. However, at our core, we are powered by real event experts, melding innovative technology with flawless execution and a sense of fun. Our mission is to save our customers time, create awesome experiences and make events easy to plan and execute.



What projects are you most excited about?

Our product team is ambitious and imaginative, so Kapow is moving fast on lots of exciting projects. As we expand the volume and types of inventory we offer, we're revisiting and refining everything behind how we build and relate our marketplace listings. It's a fascinating challenge that's also preparing us for some very cool future features.



What are Kapow | Cvent Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Kapow has an internal employee advisory group that fields departmental requests to maintain and enhance our culture, organizes social events, takes snack requests, and mentors coworkers.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Kapow hosts company outings Annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free, catered lunch on Wednesdays
Happy Hours
Kapow Happy Hours are hosted quarterly
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
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