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Microsoft Corporation Support Engineer - Microsoft Technologies in Redmond, Washington

Are you looking to join an exciting industry and organization that is at the forefront of the next Tech industry transformation? The transformation that is occurring within the tech industry is being accelerated by the maturity and rapid adoption of cloud computing. This rapid adoption across organizations is changing the needs and expectations of customers in the partnership with their vendors. Industry after industry is becoming technology-driven as software rapidly eats the world. As it spreads, so do complexity and opportunity. The next-generation tech industry is where suppliers play an active, ongoing role in helping business customers achieve unparalleled value from their technology investments. This expectation will require Microsoft to re-assess how it thinks about services and how to support these customers through the customer life-cycle that is focused on customer outcomes.

The vision of the Customer Support Services (CSS) organization is about being relentless in the pursuit of truly exceptional customer experiences. We aspire to deliver to, "Deliver a customer experience that is perfect every time; an experience that is easy, insightful, and trusted." Perfect does not mean being perfect; rather it means that we will take risks when it is the right thing to do for our customers and our business. CSS will be unwavering in advocating for our customers, contribute deep insights to the customer lifecycle, and act as a trusted advisor improving product and service experiences across Microsoft. We are seeking to build out the team of next generation Support Engineers in this big tech transformation. This requires an engineer who is relentlessly customer-centric, a problem-solver, strong collaborator, and risk-taker that embraces that challenger mindset.

We’re looking for someone who embodies customer obsession and empathy. Someone who is adept at getting to the root of the issue, regardless of where the code base resides. If you enjoy using technology creatively, overcoming complex technical challenges, and working as part of a team with some of the best people in the industry, then CSS is the place for you. Come join an organization that supports work-life balance, personal & professional development, and diversity. This organization is built around 6 Core Values that drive our every decision, and our every action.

You will be part of a team responsible for providing an outstanding technical support experience to our business customers. From problem identification to full resolution, you will own and manage the customer experience over the phone and Web. When needed, you will collaborate with others to engage subject matter experts, 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 or more areas and receive guidance and mentorship from your colleagues.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Scope a customer’s issue by collecting the relevant facts and 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 and with management and engineering to resolve service issues.

  • Act internally as a customer advocate.

  • Empower customers to find information, self-solve when they decide to, and learn more about Microsoft products, services and support.

  • Advise customers on how to gain additional value from their Microsoft products.

  • Document your technical work and research to help your colleagues, improve the product, and improve the support experience.

  • Maintain a proactive approach to customer happiness, identifying customer satisfaction concerns and managing customer expectations.


Required Qualifications:

  • We are seeking candidates with at least 1 year of experience in technical /product /software support, systems development, application development, devops, network operations, IT admin, IT consulting, or any customer-facing work experience

  • We are seeking candidates with at least one year of experience in any of the following technologies:

  • Windows System Administration/Virtualization

  • Windows scripting or PowerShell

  • Familiarity with Active Directory, Security, OS Internals concepts

  • Understanding of Virtualization concepts and virtual system administration

  • Familiarity with system management tools such as SCOM

  • Experience with Hyper-V configuration and administration

  • Networking

  • Familiarity with networking concepts including VIPs, NAT, DNS

  • Familiarity with networking tools (ping, tracert, tracemon, wire shark, etc.)

  • Familiarity with routing and routing protocols such as BGP or OSPF.

  • Understanding of load balancing, geo-redundancy, CDN and VPN technologies preferred

  • Understanding of the OSI model and related concepts

  • Understanding of TCP/IP and other networking services: DNS, WINS, DHCP, Routing

  • Linux OSS (Preferred but not required)

  • Familiarity with one, or more, shell environments (BASH, sh, tcsh, ksh, etc.)

  • Experience with Linux script-based development environments and tools (PERL, Python, Ruby, PhP, etc.)

  • Experience administering Linux (boot process, file systems, network device and protocol configuration)

  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PhP or Python)

  • SCCM

  • Windows Desktop, 0365, Exchange Online

  • Skype for Business/ Sharepoint / Teams

  • OCS/Lync/Skype for Business/Teams, Jabber, Exchange, Zoom, or Cisco WebEX

  • Windows Server Operating System knowledge which includes understanding of NTFS/Share Permissions, File Sharing, Performance Monitoring, Event logging, Task Manager, Windows Firewall, User and Group Management

  • Chef/Puppet, Docker/Container

  • core OS services such as: SSH, telnet, FTP, NFS, DNS, DHCP, Samba, LDAP

  • IIS and HTTP protocol

  • AP, Json templates

  • Storage technologies (cloud and/or on premises)

  • RDP protocol

  • Service Fabric or Azure Cloud Services


  • .Net development, IIS

  • .NET Framework SDK

  • Java API/SDK

  • Software development experience with C++ or C#

  • Debugging code (WINdbg, Visual Studio Debugger)

  • Linux, Mac, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python or Ruby.

  • Hadoop, NoSQL , ETL, streaming, Machine Learning or other Big Data/Analytics technology

  • Programming & Debugging Experience in Java, Python, R, Scala, REST concepts, C/C++, HTML or JavaScript,

  • Knowledge and experience with the Open Source ecosystem.

  • Experience in RDMS such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft BI technologies including SQL Server Analysis Services, Power BI, SQL Server Reporting Service.

We love to get to know candidates with strong technical background in any of the above listed technologies related to infrastructure, IaaS, PaaS, Database, Big Data, Application Development. Nevertheless, do not shy away. If you meet some of the technical requirements, and if you have growth mindset and are a strong believer that knowledge can be developed with effort and persistence, please apply.

Preferred Education and Technical Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in C.S. or E.E. is preferred but not required

  • MCSE + I/ MCSD / MCDBAor any other Linux, AWS, GCP certifications is a plus

  • Exposure to working with customers on Microsoft Cloud products or Competitive Cloud Solutions

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 at .

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