Position: Helpdesk Specialist - IT Consulting | Managed IT in New York City and Denver | Marathon ConsultingIT Consulting | Managed IT in New York City and Denver | Marathon Consulting
Title Helpdesk Specialist
Categories Service
Salary Hourly: $18
Location Denver, Colorado
Job Information


Marathon Consulting was named one of the Best Places to work in NYC Technology in October 2014 and we need more Brilliant Engineers!

We were also recognized in the 2014 and 2015 edition of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies and are continuing to expand our service team to help businesses in New York City!

This growth is creating some amazing opportunities for top performers. If you’re ready grow with us, we want to hear from you!

The Gig:

The Marathon helpdesk is a highly coordinated, efficient environment in which a large volume of incidents are handled.  The Helpdesk Specialist applies a systematic approach to reactive incidents to not only fix the issue but to ensure they never happen again.  The Helpdesk Specialist is the voice of Marathon, being the primary point of contact for users with their day to day problems and challenges.  Incidents are reported by one of three ways; by phone, email, or the Marathon agent.  These incidents are tracked in a central ticketing system which, upon being triaged by the Service Coordinator, are dispatched to the Helpdesk Specialist in order of priority.

Typical Day:

  • • Provide ‘Best in Class’ service and support remotely from the Marathon offices.
  • • High level of communication both written and verbal which includes full ticket ownership, following up to ensure the issues are resolved in their entirety, and the end user is satisfied.
  • • Resolve end user problems and challenges that are assigned in the form of tickets on the helpdesk service board.
  • • Communicate with technical staff and escalate outstanding issues when required.
  • • Identify issues that cannot be resolved remotely in a quick and efficient fashion.
  • • Document time and notes in each ticket as the work is happening.  At the end of each day, time entries will add up to total the time worked during the day.
  • • Perform work on servers as required to resolve user facing tickets.
  • • Work with and follow up with vendors & partners concerning their product and service issues.
  • • Use a strong attention to detail, identify opportunities for improvement in client environments.
  • • Take part in the on call rotation.


The Right Candidate:

  • • Ambition  and drive to do things right the first time
  • • Isn’t afraid of people.  A wildly successful engineer knows the only way to really keep everything in check is to overly communicate.
  • • Can’t get enough knowledge.   Constantly looking to learn and gain knowledge is what sets a part a true pro.
  • • Recognizes the “devil is in the details”.   Being detail oriented isn’t enough, a meticulous approach is what differentiates a problem solver and a symptom fixer.
  • • Wants to make a huge impact on the IT world.   Understanding that it takes a lot of hard work and true dedication to rise above the rest and become the one everyone goes to for help.
  • • Has a minimum of an A+ Certification, or is in progress, and is able to demonstrate that studying wasn’t done just for the shiny piece of paper.
  • • No direct helpdesk experience necessary but experience in a customer service related position is a huge plus.
  • • Comfortable working as a remote engineer at a desk and not traveling around.
  • • Recognizes that in order to be successful, documentation is of utmost importance.   Comfortable documenting time throughout the day on a granular level.  When a problem with client documentation is found the focus is to fix it rather than just complain about it.
  • • Is able to pass a quick typing test averaging over 45 wpm.   With all that typing, the hunt and peck method just doesn’t cut it.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • • Training, and lots of it.
  • • Unlimited access to online training sites such as Lynda.com and CBT Nuggets
  • • We pay for your certifications
  • • Unlimited growth potential in a fast growing company, we promote within!
  • • Competitive hourly rate
  • • Excellent health benefits, 401K, Company Zip Car Account
  • • 3 weeks PTO + holidays + your birthday as paid time off
  • • Company outings (we love our Yankees season tickets!) and a Holiday party that has become legendary.


The Marathon Way:

  • Work hard. Play hard – Our passion for helping small businesses with technology is exceeded only by our passion for having fun.
  • Process, Process, Process – Sure, we’re smart.  But the reason we’ve achieved our level of growth is by continuing to re-define a robust and reliable process that ensures amazing service for our clients. Take care of the process and it takes care of you.
  • Partnerships work both ways – We’re not an IT Support “vendor” – we are truly a partner to our clients. Customers are loyal to us because we take the time to recommend and deploy solutions that not only meet their needs and budgets…but also adhere to our best practices. All three pieces must align for the partnership to succeed.
  • Start with the person in the mirror – We are committed to being accountable for our day-to-day activities, our solutions and our client relationships.
  • Integrity and Candor – The foundation of everything we do. Be honest with clients, with peers and with yourself. Speak your mind with respect and watch powerful things happen.
  • You are “The Talent” – We believe every employee brings their own special talent to the delicious brew that is Marathon. We embrace confident, kind, team players. Lone wolves and primadonnas? Not so much.


Ready to make a difference for yourself and others?