Senior Technical Support Engineer II

Remote, US Central Time Zone Hours, United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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As an industry leader and Software-as-a-Service provider our mission at 8x8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is to transform the future of business communications. The 8x8 Open Communications Platform (TM) uniquely brings together Voice, Video, Collaboration, Contact Center, and enterprise-class API solutions, helping businesses across the globe transform their customer and employee experience, and empowering workforces worldwide to work smarter.
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The Senior Technical Support Engineer II will have wide ranging experience, uses professional concepts to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Some barriers to entry exist at this level (e.g., dept/peer review). Level at which career may plateau.Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
Customer Communication:* Skilled in obtaining buy-in from customer on required actions on customer's part * Able to negotiate with customer and other vendors when the cause of an issue is ambiguous, using solid technical arguments* Able to present the customers with options, and qualify recommendations using technical and business arguments.
Internal Communications:* Able to rapidly escalate high severity issues across Support leadership and other cross-functional teams* Confident in determining the need of a 'war room' or similarly highly focused cross-functional team, and being able to coordinate the participation of all required parties. 
Presentation Skills:* Able to guide a presentation and discussion to cover all required topics* Able to deliver negative results empathetically* Confident communicating with Senior Management and external stakeholders
Business Context:* Quickly grasps the technical and business implications of the support history for a specific customer and is able to determine/suggest the best communication strategy for the given customer. Displays ability to translate high level technical details to end user understandable terms and converts irate user to aa advocate through his/her communication skills.
All communications (internal & external) should have good attention to details (ie case updates and knowledge base (KB) articles)
Ability to take and provide constructive internal feedback
Ability to  customize your interaction to the individual customer personalities and contexts
Ability to remain calm under pressure and continue effective communications, turning customers from detractors to promoters
Keen problem solver, with ability to think on your feet and look for solutions whilst effectively communicating escalations to internal teams
Ability to anticipate additional potential problems before they impact the customer
Confident communicating with Senior Management and external stakeholders
Own the feedback and communication channel both internally and externally

IP Telephony and Contact Center Solutions:* Operational knowledge in how IP Telephony and Virtual Contact center solutions interact with other technology in the typical environment (network, business applications, etc)* Operational knowledge of of Avaya, Mitel and Cisco solutions and how these solutions can be replaced using Cloud based 8x8 products
Cloud Technology:* Detailed knowledge in all components of cloud technology based applications 
8x8 Virtual Office & 8x8 Virtual Call Center:* Expert in Admin Console of VCC and expert ability to troubleshoot the applications* Expert in Admin Console of CM/AM/VCC and expert ability to troubleshoot the applications Web Application, Client and Server Side* Working knowledge of database systems used in 8x8 products, data retrieval (SQL), databases Oracle or similar* Understanding of web programming language such as (PHP, JavaScript, NodeJs, Python etc)""""* Ability to filter customer reported bugs qualify and quantify, route to appropriate team if needed, or own all throughout to resolution * Ability to work with our internal tools and engineering teams to reproduce customer reported problems* Ability to debug using Kibana, Dashbase and Splunk logs""* Confident use of PHP MyAdmin, Splunk and Dashbash*  Understand product flows, correlate them with specific customer configurations in order to be able to analyze product logs and conclude resolution for the customer reported issues* Re Invents or Discovers Gaps in Workflows of Organization and helps management create new processes for better customer experience""Bachelor’s / Masters degree in a technical field and/or comparable industry certifications or experienceCCNA, CCNP""• Defines and drives/facilitates complex change initiatives • Orchestrates full circle review of change impact to ensure change acceptance• Communicates changes and potential impact to wider org""


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