Microsoft Corporation Support Engineer Manager in San Jose, Costa Rica

If you love talking to and learning from customers, and are excited about working with brilliant technical minds, and motivating and rewarding people, we want to talk to you. We are looking for an intellectually curious, customer-obsessed Support Engineering Manager.

As one of the largest service and support networks in the industry, Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) helps more than one billion customers around the world each year. We deliver technical support to our business customers for our on premise and cloud products and services.

As a member of our team, you will be in the forefront of the Microsoft technologies with interactions across the full spectrum of our products and services, on premise and in the cloud.

You will be surrounded by people that are insatiably curious and always learning, obsessed about our customers, and who believe that world class support is critical to customer success. You will be part of a very diverse team in an inclusive environment, where all opinions are valued.

You will represent Microsoft to our customers and will work directly with our most relevant internal groups to drive change that enhances the customer experience.

You will act as the voice of the customer to internal audiences such as the Microsoft Engineering Group, leveraging the culture of customer obsession at Microsoft to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

We are looking for someone who is a lifetime learner and has a demonstrated track record in building teams through effective and strong leadership, who has empowered people to help customers succeed.

Core Responsibilities include:

•Hire, develop and retain top talent.

•Manage and lead a team of Support Engineers and Support Escalation Engineers, with focus on team performance.

•Lead, schedule, and coordinate daily work, meetings, and projects relevant to the team and unit.

•Focus on customer satisfaction, technical proficiency, timeliness of support delivery and understanding customer needs around speed, quality and value.

•Regularly meet one-on-one with your direct reports, and conduct employee connects and career development discussions along the year.

•Provide feedback on an ongoing basis and coach engineers on improving communication skills, technical ability and speed of customer and internal deliverables.

•Be responsible to assess employees? performance based on Microsoft performance management philosophy.

•Ensure your direct reports develop their professional skills through active participation in delivery events, training, mentoring and communities.

•Develop your own management skills through active participation in Delivery and Management Excellence events, training, mentoring and communities.

•Manage high priority escalations as appropriate. Respond to escalated customer cases in a timely manner, ensuring appropriate resources are assigned; engage directly with customers, escalation teams, field personnel, and ensure robust status communication.

•Engage directly with global counterparts, with field services team and customers to ensure that we continually deliver high quality service and plan for future developments effectively.

You will be responsible for monitoring and taking necessary actions regarding employee engagement, adoption of corporate core priorities, and priorities execution for your team, and will play a key role in shaping the teams culture to be part of the Microsoft broader culture.

Qualifications and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have a four-year degree or the equivalent in work experience. 5 years’ prior management or related product/customer support leadership experience.

Language - Proficiency in the English language, written and spoken

Knowledge and Skills

•Strong ability to attract, develop and retain top talent.

•Change agent: natural at embracing change and lead people through ambiguity and transformation.

•Ability to set and communicate team and individual goals and communicate strategy, tactics and behaviors required to achieve those goals.

•Capability to supervise work, set the behavioral example and adjust strategies and tactics as necessary.

•Adept at coordinating team meetings to communicate team information, conduct training and to receive team feedback.

•Proficiency in coordinating and conducting 1:1 meeting with individual team members to provide instruction, coaching and personal development as well as to receive personal feedback.

•Great writing skills and ability to write and deliver individual reviews.

•Qualified to maintain individual and team discipline, cohesiveness and morale

Your ramp up as a Support Engineering Manager will be much faster if you have previous experience managing teams.

We love to get to know candidates with strong leadership capabilities and people management awareness. If you have Growth Mindset, you are a strong believer that skills can be developed with effort and persistence. This is what we value most.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status

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