Application Support Engineer II (Windows)

United States - Remote

Full Time USD 69K - 89K
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Job Description Summary:An Application Support Engineer is a specialist in large-scale, complex, and distributed web infrastructure that engages in direct customer communications regarding the availability, scalability, reliability, and performance of their applications. As an Application Support Engineer, you will work with decision makers, developers, system administrators, and systems integrators daily, acting as the conduit between those who write the customer’s code and the infrastructure teams at Rackspace. The Application Support Engineer utilizes Application Performance Management (APM) tools along with knowledge of application development, frameworks, and web application architecture to proactively identify performance issues and likely points of failure as well as to resolve critical application- level issues impacting availability. These skills, paired with an understanding of customer growth and traffic patterns, enable the Application Support Engineer to develop, propose, test, and implement solutions for the infrastructure and application framework that will ensure maximum performance and uptime of customer applications. An Application Support Engineer builds customer loyalty through extensive knowledge in application and infrastructure performance tuning and works with internal teams to deliver a consistent and FANATICAL customer experience. Key Responsibilities:·                Provide support in tuning applications and infrastructure. ·                Design, develop, test, and implement new configurations, architectures, and standards. ·                Provide guidance, to customers, 3rd party integration specialists, and/or internal teams, on solutions to increase application availability, redundancy, scalability, and performance. ·                Assist customers and internal teams to automate processes and incorporate devops methodologies.·                Provide leadership and guidance when customer application-level downtime issues arise and provide RCA support as requested. ·                Show ownership of issues through resolution and maintain customer loyalty by serving customers via phone, tickets, and email. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: ·                Strong knowledge of technology troubleshooting, design, and implementation. ·                Ability to understand, administer, troubleshoot, and test OS and application platforms. ·                Proficient communicator with the ability to convey complex concepts to both technical and non-technical individuals. ·                Strong knowledge of performance tuning and scalability/reliability architecture best practices for a single platform (Linux or Windows). ·                Strong configuration and troubleshooting expertise of platform-specific web servers and services (Including, but not limited to, IIS, Apache, Tomcat, JBoss). ·                Understanding of at least one platform-specific programming language used for enterprise or large- scale web development (.Net, Java or PHP preferred). ·                Proficient using Application Performance Management (APM) tools to interpret data, build dashboards, and engage in performance discussions. ·                Ability to identify, address, and resolve complex customer application-level issues without supervision. Ability to provide FANATICAL SUPPORT. MCSE or RHCE certifications preferred. Experience, Education, and Certifications Needed: ·                High School Diploma is required; Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field of study is preferred·                MCSE or RHCE certifications preferred.·                Minimum 3 years of systems administration experience, including 2 years of experience administering highly available systems. Prefer 2 years of experience with an enterprise application framework (AEM, CQ, ATG, Oracle Commerce, Sitecore, Hybris, Magento) “The following information is required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act and applies only to individuals working in the state of Colorado. The anticipated starting pay range of Colorado applicants for this role is $69,400- $89,900.  Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. Information on benefits offered is here.” 
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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