The LINUX Product Support Technician works in a 24x7 data center environment, maintaining and supporting all UNIX/LINUX distributed systems hardware and operating system software components. Supporting over 2000 sites, the candidate will work with multi-tiered teams spanning all levels of engineering across multiple IT disciplines. This position will be a part of a front line support team that handles the inflow of ticket and alert driven issues, ensuring a high state of readiness and adherence to support SLAs and team metrics. Day to day support functions will include actively monitoring system generated alerts, ticket queues, team inboxes and associate engagements. The candidate will ensure file systems are under threshold, determine top system performance consumers and perform basic troubleshooting of all UNIX/LINUX servers deployed in our store, non-store and data center environments. Associates will be able to receive incoming calls from users, perform initial fault isolation, perform ticket creation and incident support as well as facilitate change related requests using documented processes and procedures. Responsibilities will include escalating business impacting incidents according to documented escalation guidelines. Good written and verbal skills will aid in inter-team communication and provide a seamless customer support experience.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
30% - Support & Enablement:
Fields, addresses, and prioritizes incoming help requests via phone, tickets and remote support (desk-side as needed) in a courteous manner; escalates accordingly
Monitors system updates to remain aware of common problems users are experiencing
Actively listens to and builds rapport with end users to elicit problem details
30% - Delivery & Execution:
Performs software installations for customers
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
Applies diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting
Accesses software updates, drivers, and knowledge base to aid in problem resolution
Tests fixes prior to closing tickets to ensure problems have been adequately resolved
Interacts and builds relationships with site leadership where applicable
30% - Administration & Operations:
Documents all pertinent end user identification information including nature of problem
Records, tracks, and documents the problem-solving process for each ticket
10% - Learning:
Participates in formal and informal training sessions to gain new skills and knowledge
Reviews regular pertinent product update information to keep knowledge current
Contributes to and updates knowledge database and team training documentation
Collaborates with other team members to share and exchange information
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to the Product Support Supervisor, Product Support Manager or Sr. Manager.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 0 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
* Associates degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering or related field is preferred
* 2 years of UNIX/LINUX server administration experience in geographically dispersed, highly complex infrastructures
* 2 years experience troubleshooting and resolving unexpected service outages, system maintenance issues, data center enter adds/moves/changes, performance and complex system issues.
* 2 years experience with management of highly available (HA) system architectures.
* 2 years with RHEL/CentOS administration and troubleshooting.
* 2 years in TSM, NetBackup, Backup Exec, or other enterprise backup solutions
* 2 years of experience with enterprise SAN/NAS storage solutions over (Fiber, iSCSI, MPIO).
* 2 years of experience with networking principals, firewalls, load balancers, and a strong knowledge of network protocols including HTTP, DNS, UDP, and TCP.
* Excellent customer service skills
* Process oriented, with a familiarity with ITIL principles
Delivering excellent customer service; follow-up, follow-through
Flexible availability in support of 24x7/365 environment; including days, nights, weekends, & holidays
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Being Resilient: Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise
Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.