Partner Technical Advisor

Microsoft Corporation Fargo , ND 58102

Posted 3 weeks ago

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.

With over 15,000 employees worldwide, the Microsoft Customer Experience and Success (CEnS) organization is responsible for the strategy, design, and implementation of the Microsoft end-to-end customer experience. This newly expanded organization reflects the Microsoft ambition to be known as a customer experience company, ensuring our Microsoft mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more is enabled by delighting customers and consistently exceeding their expectations in every interaction through a connected customer experience.

Microsoft has a tremendous opportunity to exceed customer expectations and drive greater customer loyalty and trust, which leads to greater satisfaction, retention, and growth. The CEnS organization is looking for people with a passion for delivering customer success to help us build a future where customers come to us, not only because we provide industry-leading products and services, and also because we provide a differentiated and connected customer experience that is rooted in our commitment to delivering on customer outcomes.

A Partner Technical Advisor (PTA) is a service delivery focused subject matter expert. They are responsible for incident metrics such as Customer Satisfaction (quality of the support experience), frontline engineer technical readiness and process compliance. They provide in-depth technical and subject matter expertise for one or more services or scenarios. Their primary accountability is to the engineers at a support vendor (also known as a supplier or delivery partner), focusing on the higher volume services and engaging through technical and subject matter expert mentorship, readiness and escalation management. They are expected to contribute to technical expertise and issue resolution globally.

Required Qualifications:

  • Technical expertise in Skype for Business Online and/or TEAMS

  • Technical expertise with server/client troubleshooting logs capture/analysis

  • Technical expertise with REST/Voip/Sip protocol, UC communications

  • Telephony experience with enterprise voice and PSTN

  • SFB/TEAMS hybrid architecture, Federated topologies

  • Strong networking fundamentals

  • Technical expertise in ICE/STUN/TURN protocol

  • Experience using common troubleshooting tools Netmon, WireShark, HTTPs decryption

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data captures and trace logs to resolve customer issues specific to authentication, network connectivity, messaging, SIP or VoIP, Unified Communications

  • Strong customer service skills, accurate and logical problem solving, and communication skills, plus the ability to excel in a team environment is essential.

  • Deep and working knowledge of multiple products ranging from Windows, Exchange, O365, Active Directory, ADFS, SQL

  • Excellent Communication Skills - verbal, listening, and written (including technical writing).

  • Training and coaching abilities and experience with quality monitoring and improvement.

  • Ability to learn quickly and be flexible to business needs

  • Ability to troubleshoot customer service issues, using tools and networking with other teams and stakeholders

  • Desire to not only help customers but share knowledge to the entire M365 service team

  • Experience in creating technical documentation and sharing knowledge with others through training delivery and mentoring

  • Customer Obsession - we exist for and because of the customer. We need people who share that passion and drive to make our customers experiences easy, insightful and trusted.

  • Growth Mindset - we value all perspectives and reward individuals that poke at the edges of what they know to be true. We are seeking people that think differently and are biased toward action to accomplish great things.

  • Diverse & Inclusive - we enable people who bring a contemporary view to shape our internal teams and encourage all to feel included.

  • One Microsoft - we collaborate and value the work of others, combining their learnings with our own to make a better outcome for our customers.

  • Making a difference - we drive impact by looking for ways to continually improve our day to day responsibilities and the connections between our work and others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical support background or experience strongly preferred.

  • Previous partner/vendor service delivery experience

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking, switches, routers, firewalls and protocols.

  • Knowledge of Exchange, Active Directory, ADFS , SQL experience.

  • VoIP, sip communications, enterprise voice, telephony experience

  • Knowledge of Skype for Business hybrid deployments.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Core (all people in this role perform these duties; depending on tenure some duties may be minimal

  • Provide technical and SME coaching for Delivery Partner (DP) Engineers, Advocates

  • Partner with the Support Delivery Manager (SDM) and CSS Training teams to address any readiness gaps, ensuring findings and remediations shared across Delivery Partners and LOBs, as applicable.

  • Own case management duties (incoming inspection, escalations, tech reviews, triage, wellness, reduced time to... measures)

  • Provide Readiness Content (identify need for and create content; contribute to readiness efforts where you are the Subject Matter Expert (SME))

  • Manage collaboration activities (reactive, proactive, cross-team for complex cases, overall process)

  • Contribute to Supportability activities (case analysis and case pattern recognition, deflection initiatives, and other Supportability improvements working with Stakeholders like Supportability Program Managers)

  • Release Management and Deployment for Delivery Partners (ensure it happens, do not own directly)

  • As a technical, program SME, collaborate with all stakeholders to identify and recommend technical, program process and tool opportunities, leading with innovation within their scope and prioritizing needs when beyond.

  • Provide Frontline Technical or Sales Operations Oversight to Delivery Partners

Optional (people in this role may perform these duties, can vary by line of business)

  • Provide Frontline Operations Metrics Oversight

  • Participate in DP ROB (WBR, QBR, MBR)

  • Participate in Product Group Triages (coordinated with Eng. and Service TAs)

  • Approval of escalations to product group on behalf of DP (known as ICMs, Bugs or similar - varies by SBU) Drive Down Speed or Time to Competency for DP Resources

  • Participate in Technical and SME Interviews for New PTA Hires

  • Direct Customer Contact (to support frontline engineers, periodic case ownership to maintain technical expertise)

  • Run Non-Top Box and Deviation Analysis (including Approval)

  • Lead or participate in building communities with peer delivery roles (SEE, EE, EEE, TA); may be workload or specialty specific.

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