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VMware GSS Tech Support Engineer

Job Description and Requirements


Acts as a remote customer advocate to champion specific customer needs in collaboration with field team. Applies systems analysis techniques and procedures to determine hardware or software systems functionality. Applies technical knowledge to analyze and use highly technical troubleshooting tools and content and analytical practices; uses operational and diagnostic procedures to diagnose and resolve issues in unique and often complex customer environments. As a 24X7X365 organization, shift work, holidays, weekends and on-call responsibilities may be required. Assesses when it is necessary to engage or escalate to more senior resources to resolve more complex issues. Contributes and develops knowledge-based articles; may perform senior or expert level tasks for assigned products and skills; prepares articles for other TSEs and/or customers regarding technical solutions. Understands and uses sphere of influence extending outside of the department. Determines which tool(s) to use to resolve issues including running tests and be able to identify when deviation from the available troubleshooting tools and documents is appropriate. Effectively communicates procedural and technical issues to internal and external customers in a fast paced and customer critical environment. Interfaces directly with customers at different stages of problem resolution process including understanding  issues customers are facing, communicating plans for resolution, explaining developments, and conveying resolution. Maintains a closed-loop communication style that ensures proper and consistent documentation in service request case notes; assuring all appropriate individuals are notified of ongoing issues and problem resolution status. Manages own schedule of cases, which includes determining priority levels and negotiating and setting expectations with customers. Validates technical information and issues early warning and disseminates information as needed. Mentors and/or coaches less experienced TSEs, Helps develop and participate in presentations and informal training for other TSEs. Participates in eServices content creation (self-service) and maintenance such as Chat, Knowledgebase content, Support forums, etc.; regularly submits content to the knowledge database. Participating in and possibly leads conference calls with customers Knows their audience and articulate accordingly. Reviews technical solution articles for accuracy and completeness, and give feedback to the authors. Systematically gathers relevant information and analyzes a broad range of factors while working to diagnose and resolve issues. Works toward becoming subject matter expert in a particular area or areas.

Technical Skills (As many as possible - All is not a must):

1) Windows Administration

2) Linux Administration

3) Network

4) Storage

5) Backup and recovery as (Networker, Avamar, Veam, VMware SRM)

6) Data Base

7) vSphere data center (ESXi, VCenter, Web Client)

8) NSX

9) vSAN

Language Skills:

- Fluent English language is a must

- Second Language is a plus (French or German preferred)

Interpersonal Skills:

- Persistence & grit

- Agility & flexibility

- Self-driven & self-learner

- Team player

- Goal oriented

Work conditions:

- Complete flexibility to work shifts (working hours and working days) and US based hours