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Global Technical Support Specialist - NSG

Reference ID: GBG90TpTpNtX
Information Technology
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Information Technology Vancouver, BC, Canada


To provide the highest levels of product expertise within Sophos technical support and to act as a common escalation point for worldwide support and GES specialists. Liaise with the engineering and product management teams influencing current/future products and ensuring the flow of proactive information between Global Support and Engineering.

Main Duties
  • Troubleshoot, replicate, analyze and diagnosis customer issues that have been escalated by the worldwide support teams.
  • Communicate directly with the Escalation group to help ensure timely and effective resolution of software issues and questions raised by the worldwide support teams.
  • Respond to internal support newsgroup postings, ensuring they are answered within departmental guidelines.
  • Document and record all activities and communication with support staff or customers according to departmental standards of quality.
  • Recording of all activities in the department’s case logging system which needs to be updated so progress can be tracked for each incident.
  • Produce technical articles based on support incidents / hot issues, to assist with the dissemination of technical knowledge.
  • Contribute to Support Readiness processes by pro-active creation of knowledge articles prior to a new release.
  • Liaison with other departments within Sophos to provide technical support input into development and testing of products.
  • Offer support, guidance and training to new starters within the worldwide technical support, ensuring that all departmental standards are introduced and reinforced throughout.
  • Contribute to product training creation – provide technical details, test examples and documentation.
  • Drive support requirements for future product enhancements, capturing and filtering requirements as required.
  • Escalate software issues to members of the Sophos NSG Engineering and Product Management teams with standard defect tracking tools.
  • Create proactive documentation including KBA, whitepapers and other articles.
  • Assure fulfillment of service levels as defined in customer’s Service Level Agreements. Adhere to and supervise service levels specified; escalate in a timely manner to avoid SLA infringements. Develop measures to optimize customer support, both re-actively as consequence of infringements and proactively to avoid them.
  • Ensure quality of documentation of all activities and status updates, allowing immediate takeover of problem ownership by others members of the GES team
  • Participate in Beta program support if required.
  • Carry out additional tasks as assigned.

Experience And Skills
  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Experience of supporting customers over the phone within an IT environment
  • In depth experience of installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Windows and Linux servers
  • In depth experience of configuration and troubleshooting general networking issues
  • Experience in troubleshooting protocols like HTTP, SMTP, FTP, SMB, DNS and DHCP
  • Understanding of TCP/IP and ARP to run packet traces and troubleshoot network issues
  • Experience in configuration of Firewalls
  • General understanding of VPN protocols such as IPSec, PPTP, SSL
  • Experience in Wireless networks
  • Experience of maintaining agents and queues associated to SLA’s within a call routing system
  • Experience of working to defined levels of service delivery
  • Telephone skills – ability to handle telephone calls
  • Customer service – ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • IT Literacy – MS Office, email
  • In depth research and analysis capabilities to reproduce technical issues
  • Outstanding computer skills – setting up, upgrading, trouble shooting, installation and Configuration
  • Clear written skills in German and English
  • Ability to prioritise within a high workload

  • Experience in cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services or Azure
  • Experience in static and dynamic routing (OSPF/BGP)
  • Understanding of Active Directory, LDAP and eDirectory
  • Experience in configuration of Router and switches
  • Presentation skills
  • To be able to attend work at short notice in the event of an emergency to cover additional call volumes.
Sophos Canada offers a comprehensive total compensation package including vacation, sick days, BC MSP coverage, extended health coverage which includes medical, dental and vision care, RRSP matching.

Posted: October 15, 2016
Closes:November 14, 2016
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1001-5000 employees

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