Azure DB Support Engineer

Location:United Kingdom
Job Type:Full Time

Are you interested in the cloud business? Do you want to take Microsoft customers on the journey to success as they transition to cloud platforms and services?


In Support Engineering we're about helping customers realize their potential, from gamers to governments, mums to mega-corporations, we serve just about every kind of customer all over the globe. We are a community of engineers who have effective relationships with many amazing customers. In this role you will be curious and intuitive in your approach, with a passion for customer service. The role requires empathy, a passion for learning, excellent communication skills, the ability to think differently than the crowd, and a genuine desire to help people do their best. The role provides great scope for career development opportunities within Microsoft.


These roles provide technical support to enterprise customers, partners, internal staff and/or others on critical issues experienced with Microsoft technologies. A Support Engineer is responsible for providing quality support for our products with a high degree of customer happiness; providing responsive and reliable technical solutions and information to Microsoft customers

Responsibilities

  • Positively represent Microsoft and communicate with corporate customers via telephone, email, Skype in regard to finding solutions for technical problem identified in Microsoft products.
  • As a member of a team, pursue technical problems, involving broad and in-depth product knowledge by using collaboration and receiving mentoring assistance as needed. Frequently, these problems are politically charged situations as well, requiring the highest level of customer service.
  • Responsible for managing the relationship with these customers and thoroughly documenting their cases.
    Participate in case triage meetings to share knowledge with other engineers and develop efficient customer solutions.
  • Consistently share best practices. Write technical articles and blogs for guiding other team members and customers.

What to expect?


  • Work is office-based, but occasionally there is the need to travel to attend meetings.
  • Collaborating with colleagues across teams, time zones and technologies, working closely with brilliant Support engineers, product groups and progressive customers.
  • We work with a diverse range of customers; from small dev shops and independent software vendors (ISVs) to blue chip organizations.
  • Resolving customer technical problems
  • Opportunity for personal growth

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills and customer focused attitude
  • Three or more years’ in-depth systems deployment, admin or technical support, software support or IT Consulting
  • Effective learning skills and the ability to learn on the go
  • Strong problem-solving skills, includes troubleshooting, problem analysis and resolution, good judgment/decision making ability.
  • Genuine passion for technology and desire and aptitude to increase technical skill level required.
  • Recent work experience in a customer facing support role
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Experience of building relationships with customers
  • Ability to build the trust of a community
  • Self-motivation and an ability to use initiative
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to ambiguous and changing situations


We have Support Engineer roles in Azure DB.
Therefore, we are interested in people with skillsets in any of the below, we do not expect you to have everything, just the relevant skills for the team you are interested in:

  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server either on-premises or Azure DB.
  • Experience with MySQL / PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Relational Database management systems and concepts
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 / 2014 /SQL 2016 at dev level (SQL language, Stored Procedures, etc.)
  • Experience with Hadoop or another Big Data/Analytics technology
  • Azure Core Platform (Compute/IaaS VM, azure Storage, Azure Networking)
    • Linux


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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