Cloud Support Manager - Rapidscale

Cox Communications Inc Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 1 week ago

*Primary Location: *510 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC, USA

  • Division: *Cox Communications

  • Job Level: *Manager/Senior Manager

  • Travel: *No

  • Schedule: *Full-time

  • Shift: *Variable

  • Requisition Number: *217877
    RapidScale is one of the fastest growing Cloud Computing companies in the industry. Based in Irvine, CA, and Raleigh, NC, the company has a solid track record of delivering world class products and services to our customers located throughout the country and around the globe. RapidScale is seen as a leader in desktop virtualization with marked success in application virtualization for both Windows and Mac applications. The company also provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions via an enterprise "Flex Pod" cloud stack. Job Summary:The Rapidscale Cloud Support Manager provides the first level of support for all our managed customers and coordinates the overall support process for incidents and service requests. The Cloud Support Manager will establish goals and objectives for the support desk operation that support and match the organizations overall aspirations. This person will manage the performance of the support desk & support to clients (internal and external) and ensure that service levels are achieved. They will ensure that customer expectations are met or exceeded. This person will be responsible for ensuring the staff are meeting and exceeding expectations in regards to performance, meeting defined metrics/benchmarks, and that standards and processes are followed to provide excellent customer service and meet or exceed requirements.
    Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee 100% of the requests, incidents and problems starting in the support desk. Manages and coordinates urgent and complicated support issues. Act as escalation point for all requests and incidents from team members. Develop and mature phone/ticket escalation processes to ensure free flowing escalation and information within the organization. Assist with determining the root cause of issues and communicate appropriately to internal and external customers. - (50%)

  • Provide data and reporting of KPIs and trends to Director of Technical Support in ad-hoc & scheduled (weekly, monthly, etc.) intervals as needed. Will drive ticket deep dive analysis and develop strategies for improvement. Work to make Support Desk deliver the ultimate customer experience through service delivery across all customers. Monitor and manage ticket and phone queues (participating in escalated incidents / calls as needed). - (20%)

  • Oversee technical solutions repository & client documentation repository and ensure top quality solutions are available to the support desk staff. Develops service and business level objectives to set clear expectations and measure performance. Develops an effective and workable framework for managing and improving customer IT support across all managed RapidScale customers. Advise management on situations that may require additional client support or escalation. - (20%)

  • In support with the Director of Technical Support, manage process for communicating outage/emergency activities to the organization and customers. Review survey feedback to improve services, tools and support experience. Keep confidential all applicant, client, and verification and company proprietary information. - (10%)
    Qualifications: Skills and Educational Requirements:
  • Must possess a very hands-on approach and management style. You will own and be responsible for the results of your group

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of support KPIs and the drivers that help achieve positive results. You will need to have a passion for data and the ability to use the data to drive business decisions.

  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint. The ability to take raw-data and build charts and graphs and PowerPoint presentations that can be used in executive level presentations.

  • Experience with influencing and leading a Support Desk call center that provides world class customer experience

  • Experience being part of a global leadership team

  • Superior communication skills. Ability to understand and translate complex reports into trending and analytics

  • Able to collaborate and work across multiple internal functions to ensure that the SLAs are achieved for all customers

  • Ability to articulate clear expectations and hold team members accountable. Must have proven experience with managing large teams.

  • Effective negotiation skills

  • Outstanding oral & written communication skills

  • Experience thinking outside of the box with a can-do attitude

  • Willingness to go above and beyond

  • Experience with SalesForce Service Console: Building reports and dashboards.

  • A college degree or equivalent work experience (3-5 years) is required.
    Needed Attributes:
    The ideal candidate will possess: A positive Attitude, strong Sense of Urgency and a creative mindset. A passion for understanding data to make data-driven decisions. This position requires strong written and oral communications skillsets. Interfaces with users of technology and employs a high degree of tact and diplomacy to promote a positive image of the department. Resolves problem situations in a professional manner. Accurately communicates pertinent information to create a work environment that lends itself to the best interests of departmental personnel and customer service. Flexible schedule is a must.
    Inter-Relationships:
    Support engineers need to work well with others and be able to assist customers that can be frustrated and upset due to the incident, by being calm, cool, and understanding. This position requires interfacing with several other departments and different personalities.

Direct Reporting Relationships
Director of Technical Support

  • Responsible for aligning activities, metrics, and measurements to the desired outcomes of the business unit vision and direction.

  • Create and execute career development plans.

  • Approve timesheets and expense reports

  • Direct, control, motivate, mentor, build and develop staff.

  • Interview, hire, develop, train and promote high performing individuals

  • Conduct annual performance reviews for direct reports
    Indirect Reporting Relationships
    Cloud Support Engineer I, II, III

  • Encourage staff development through identifying training needs & providing coaching and mentoring where needed.

  • Coach and challenge employees to maximize performance, embrace change, and anticipate customer needs.

  • Call monitoring and quality reviews to ensure consistent service delivery

  • Promote teamwork and cooperation within the support desk and across all other teams.

  • Develop & maintain positive, inter-dependent relationships with other departments and managers.

  • Provide leadership and guidance to employees, maintain ongoing two-way communications, and promote professionalism, teamwork, and outstanding customer service.

  • Ability to adapt and manage constant change

  • Key success criteria

  • To ensure incidents and service requests are managed effectively to SLAs.

  • To ensure consistent performance to internal KPI targets.

  • To foster an environment of growth and learning by effective coaching and development
    Working Environment:
    Fast paced, positive, high energy environment. This position may have high levels of stress due to deadlines and necessity of quick response times.

Who We Are

  • About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

  • About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions

  • Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
    Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.
    Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

  • All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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