No two days are the same in Customer Service and Support at Microsoft. We engage in solving challenging and complex problems, we collaborate and share learnings with each other and innovate on solutions to enable our customers make the most of Microsoft products.
Our team is geographically distributed, we speak many languages and we come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. We are rapidly expanding, and we are looking for talented people with a growth mindset, a passion for solving complex issues and obsession to customer happiness. Besides technical talent, we also look for engineers with a run for the fire behavior - people who thrive under difficult and challenging circumstances, who loves to get involved in difficult situations and at the same time learn.
Our culture is built around attributes that drive our every decision, and our every action.
Customer Obsession - we exist for and because of the customer. We need people who share that passion and drive to make our customers experiences easy, insightful and trusted.
Continuous learning Mindset - we value all perspectives and reward individuals that poke at the edges of what they know to be true. We are seeking people that think differently and are biased toward action to accomplish great things.
Diverse & Inclusive - we enable people who bring a contemporary view to shape our internal teams, and encourage new hires to feel included.
One Microsoft - we need to collaborate and learn to value the work of others, be willing to take their learnings and add them to our own to make a better outcome for our customers.
Making a difference - drive impact by looking for ways to continually improve your day to day responsibilities and the connections between your work and others.
You will be accountable for providing an outstanding technical support experience to our business customers. From problem identification to full resolution, you will own and manage your cases over the phone and Web. When needed, you will transfer your cases to your colleagues or involve subject matter experts or escalate to Engineering (Product Groups) or Management. Your day to day job will be about providing both technical expertise (either on your own or by involving your colleagues) and about being an excellent communicator and a service oriented professional. You will be given the opportunity to become a subject matter expert in one of more areas and receive guidance and mentorship from your colleagues.
• Be available to take ownership of new cases and escalations via telephone and Web and provide support to enterprise customers and partners.
• Scope a customer's issue by collecting the relevant facts; investigate the problem by doing your own research and by involving other teams as needed.
• Consult and collaborate with your immediate peers or colleagues around the world. Escalate to management as necessary, acting internally as a customer advocate and keeping the customers informed. Collaborate with management and engineering to resolve service issues.
• Ensure that each support request owned by you is handled as per our Service Level Agreement (SLA) and to the highest possible customer satisfaction by setting the right expectations and fulfilling your commitments.
• Document your technical work and research in detailed and comprehensive manner.
Prioritize your work to accomplish the most important and urgent requests first. - Maintain a proactive approach to customer happiness, identifying and correcting customer satisfaction concerns before they become problems.
2+ years of experience in customer support, technical software support, systems development, network operations, IT admin or IT consulting
Technical experience in ONE or more of the following:
Networking Concepts & Fundamentals
Familiarity with networking concepts including VPN, DNS, IP addressing, Routing (such as BGP or OSPF), load balancing, CDN, etc.
Familiarity with networking tools including ping, tracert, Netmon, WireShark, nmap, etc.
Understanding of the OSI model and related concepts
Windows System Administration/Virtualization
Windows scripting or PowerShell
Familiarity with Windows concepts such as Virtualization, Hyper-V/VMWare, etc), Active Directory, Security, OS Internals, etc.
Familiarity with Linux shell environments, scripting and administration
Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent degree.
Bilingual (Preferred not required: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Knowledge and Skills:
You approach things with a growth mindset - genuine desire and motivation to learn and develop yourself.
You embrace challenges, and persist in face of setbacks. You consider failure an opportunity to learn, so whatever happens you win. You love customers, and are obsessed with them - a genuine desire to help under challenging circumstances and work with a sense of urgency.
Strong communication skills, ability to work on a team environment, problem-solving skills and capacity to deal with ambiguity.
You are able to handle multiple customer issues and effectively balance your by priority need.
Excellent self-assessment to identify when other resources are needed; ability engage and collaborate effectively with others to resolve complex problems.
Handle high pressure situations well - maintain calm and composure on stressful situations is a must.
Please note: US Citizenship is required due to the nature of our government accounts.
Your shift can vary according to business needs. Examples: Monday to Friday, any working hours from 6am to 8pm Central Time, or weekend coverage depending upon business needs. Please note that shifts might change according to business needs. Though schedule changes are not frequent, you will need to have flexibility to accommodate changes as needed. This position may require you to work a rotational On-Call schedule, evenings and weekends shifts.
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.
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