Technical Support Engineering - Azure Data Movement at Microsoft (Charlotte, NC)

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Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.
With over 15,000 employees worldwide, the Microsoft Customer Experience and Success (CEnS) organization is responsible for the strategy, design, and implementation of the Microsoft end-to-end customer experience. This newly expanded organization reflects the Microsoft ambition to be known as a customer experience company, ensuring our Microsoft mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more is enabled by delighting customers and consistently exceeding their expectations in every interaction through a connected customer experience.
Microsoft has a tremendous opportunity to exceed customer expectations and drive greater customer loyalty and trust, which leads to greater satisfaction, retention, and growth. The CEnS organization is looking for people with a passion for delivering customer success to help us build a future where customers come to us, not only because we provide industry-leading products and services, and also because we provide a differentiated and connected customer experience that is rooted in our commitment to delivering on customer outcomes.
Support Escalation Engineers (SEE) serve as Senior technical leaders for Microsoft customers and partners, via phone, email chats, forums and web. They deliver value by collaboratively solving customer problems, providing proactive support advice, promoting product quality and enhancements, and creating self-help assets to broadly reach more customers. SEEs contribute to the success of others through mentoring peers, delivering one-to-many education and advising Managers on the development of the Team.
The strong suit of an SEE is in employing problem isolation techniques, assets, and product knowledge to solve problems. They investigate and solve highly complex technical issues requiring expert product or service knowledge. They act as a subject matter expert regarding product , configuration and will often employ sophisticated troubleshooting tools such as analysis of event logs, component traces, and performance traces to resolve customer issues. SEEs collaborate with experts from across the business, including our Development Teams.ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities
Response and Resolution
  • Reviews highly complex issues and contacts customers to understand issue. Ensures customers stay informed as to the status/solution of their issue. Utilizes troubleshooting tools (e.g., debugging) to help resolve customer issues. Supports the business both locally and globally to drive business. Serves as a technical escalation point.
  • Resolves highly complex cases and by working on the end-to-end on case resolution. Serves as an escalation point for other engineers to assist in resolving cases. May have to work with product group or engineering team.
  • Performs complex product troubleshooting and remediation when needed. Works alongside the development teams to drive incident resolution for configuration, code, or other service deficiencies impacting customers. Analyzes patterns of problems and identifies workflows to optimize support engineering delivery for a team or region level.
  • Collaborates on cross-team and cross-product technical issues by working with resources from other groups including support engineering groups, product groups, services team, and account team as needed to resolve complex customer issues.
  • Create and maintain incident management requests to product group or engineering group
  • Provide ramp activities, knowledge sharing, technical coaching and mentoring
  • Drive technical collaboration and engagement outside of CSS (Product Engineering teams, Services, Support, Regions)

Readiness
  • Assists in the development of end-to-end readiness programs (e.g., mentoring, leading triages, content creation, brown bag sessions, blogs, quality assurance checks, writes technical articles) for new and existing technology.

Product/Process Improvement
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to the product group, in a designated discipline or technology, to influence, improve, or propose fixes.
  • Contributes to product improvements by filing bugs and design change requests, and recommends potential fixes to validate resolution prior to shipping to customer or production in order to prevent customers from being impacted.
  • Reviews diagnostic processes and collaborates to design complete systems that simplify tools automation and eliminate systematic diagnostic issues. Builds automation tools.
  • Makes improvements based on feedback provided. Translates feedback and creates processes and workflows for case resolution.
  • Leads case triage meetings and/or case discussions to share knowledge with other engineers and develop customer solutions. Takes learnings from triage meetings to communicate readiness needs to manager or readiness team.

Business Integration
  • Uses business integration knowledge to influence strategy when engaging with customers, partners, and teams.

Other
  • Embody our culture and values
Qualifications Qualifications
Required/Minimum Qualifications
  • 7+ years technical support, technical consulting experience, or information technology experience
    • OR Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), or related field AND 5+ years technical support, technical consulting experience, or information technology experience .
Experience with one or more Big Data or Analytics Products and Services
  • Azure Data Factory
  • Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Azure HDInsight, Azure Databricks
  • Azure Cosmos DB, NoSQL Services, MongoDB
  • Data Lake
  • Cloud Streaming technologies
  • Open Source Ecosystem (Linux, Apache, etc.)
Additional or Preferred Qualifications
  • Microsoft Technology Certifications
  • Programming and debugging experience
  • Adaptability, flexibility and the ability to do the right thing under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills-both oral and written-and success in partnering with groups inside and outside of Microsoft
  • Self-motivated and independent thinker that routinely translates circumstances and understanding into actions that move the business forward in a measurable manner
  • Ability to distill, prioritize and act on feedback from a variety of sources
  • Adaptability, flexibility and the ability to do the right thing under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills-both oral and written-and success in partnering with groups inside and outside of Microsoft
  • Self-motivated and independent thinker that routinely translates circumstances and understanding into actions that move the business forward in a measurable manner
Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.
Work flexibility: Able to work restricted access cases, part of an on-call rotation and/or shift rotation, hours are from 6 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. work Pacific Time zone
Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and / or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire / transfer and every two years thereafter.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form .
Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.
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