Windows Support Engineer II – 1st Shift (EF)

Mexico - Remote(Jalisco/Mexico Only)

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Overview:
The Support Engineer is a key element within the Rackspace support infrastructure and is expected to provide a high level of technical support to our customers via the phone, ticketing system, and automation
· This role owns complex customer issues that may take several days or weeks to resolve and keeps our customers updated through every step of the process. · Responsible for the engineering, design, and development of hardware, software, and networking systems. · Provides a framework for system development, maintenance, and enhancement efforts. Implements standards and guidelines of OS support. · Analyzes systems and perform usability testing to ensure performance and reliability, enhance scalability, and meet security requirements. · The Support Engineer is expected to take initiative and advise on potential pitfalls that a customer may encounter and suggest alternatives that may better serve the stability and security of the customer's solution. Keeps informed of emerging technologies. · Responsible for adhering to company security policies and procedures and any other relevant policies and standards as directed

You Will:

  • 2-4 years of technical engineering and administration experience with a minimum of 2 years in an OS Systems Engineering and Administration function preferred
  • Technical customer support experience in a cloud hosting/technology environment
  • Requires working knowledge and experience in own job discipline and broadens capabilities
  • Continues to build knowledge of the company, processes and customers
  • Performs a range of assignments related to job discipline
  • Uses learned and prescribed guidelines or processes in analyzing situations
  • Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction
  • Assists with a whole systems approach to analyzing issues by ensuring all components (structure, people, process and technology) are identified and accounted for
  • Provides ideas and designs new solutions, methods and products to update what existed prior
  • Technical point of escalation to the OS Support and Engineering teams; resolving customer issues, working in collaboration with partners across the business, as required
  • Lead functional business continuity/transformational projects and customer engagements (both technical and non-technical), delivering key objectives for the OS Function
  • Lead tasks relating to system architecture enhancements, problem management, process improvement, reporting, and customer infrastructure
  • Lead Workload/Workforce Management and Optimization related tasks
  • Mentor and assist Rackers across the OS Function
  • Quality check development of technical training for all Rackers supporting Rackspace Supported OS Products
  • Provide technical expertise underpinning communications targeting a range of stakeholders from individual contributors to leaders across the business
  • Collaborate with Account Managers and Business Development Consultants to build strong customer relationships
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with other Engineers and Administrators on the support floor
  • Schedule flexibility to include working weekends and/or evenings and holidays as required by the business for 24/7 operations
  • A willingness to work weekends and/or holidays when required as the business dictates

You Have:

  • Proficient knowledge of OS, including but not limited to: Server Failover Clustering, Active Directory, IIS
  • Proficient knowledge of server hardware, networking, backup, and storage solutions
  • Proficient knowledge of designing, implementing, analyzing, and troubleshooting highly available systems
  • Proficient understanding of services and protocols commonly used in hosting environments: web servers, database servers, mail servers, name servers
  • Intermediate knowledge of MSSQL Server
  • Intermediate knowledge of Virtualization Technologies (I.e.: VMWare, OpenStack, and Hyper-V)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Cloud Platform Products (Azure/AWS/GCP)
  • Intermediate understanding of services and protocols commonly used in hosting environments: web servers, database servers, mail servers, name servers
  • Intermediate knowledge in the application of current and emerging network software and hardware technology and protocols
  • Basic scripting competency in one or more of the following languages: PowerShell, Python, PHP, Go
  • Basic knowledge and applied experience of both Project Management methodologies and Process Improvement best-practice
  • Requires expanded conceptual knowledge in own job discipline and broadens capabilities
  • Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work
  • Passionate about technology and has a desire to constantly expand technical knowledge
  • Detail-oriented in documenting information and able to own customer issues through resolution
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work under pressure
  • Demonstrate sound problem-solving skills coupled with a desire to take on responsibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, both highly technical and non-technical
  • Fluency in multiple languages is a plus

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related technical field
  • At the Manager's discretion, 4 years of additional related experience may substitute for the degree requirement; if substitution allowed, regional equivalent to High School Diploma is required

Certifications:

  • Requires MCSA or MCSE for Windows specialization

About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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