Senior Service Engineer
Redmond , Washington
November 19, 2017
Are you the type of person who can engineer a service and be accountable to run it and make it better? Can you be a technical leader within a service engineering team which is driving adoption of cutting edge Data Protection technology? If your answer is Yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you. Data Protection Services is part of the larger Azure Storage group responsible for providing data protection to various engineering groups like OneDrive, CRMonline, Universal Store and close to 120+ properties across the Microsoft Enterprise. This team is also responsible for managing and building the tiered storage infrastructure with in Azure blob storage. We are looking for a Senior Service Engineer to be part of this group and help engineer, build, & run the next generation of Data Protection services on cloud and on premise. We are seeking driven individuals with strong technical, organizational, and communication skills who have a passion for customer service and fast issue resolution. The candidate must be self-motivated and promote a positive team environment.

Roles & Responsibilities:

- As a Senior Service Engineer, you would be responsible for
keeping the production environment and infrastructure up and
- Design, engineer, test, deploy, and operate enterprise level data
protection solutions on disk, tape, and cloud.
- Deploy and maintain enterprise tape libraries across the DC’s ,
develop implementation guides, As-builts, cabling maps and
- Implement and operate Windows Services with strong focus on
automation and problem engineering. Be available for an on-call
rotation with the ability to troubleshoot and communicate outside
of normal business hours.
- As a strong Engineering leader respond to and resolve emergent
issues, act as a crisis manager and subsequently follow through to
prevent problem recurrence using a ITIL based Problem
Management approaches.
- Develop automation for recurrent issues, for scalability and to
drive efficiencies.
- Create standards and best practices, and drive adoption across
the service team.
- Ensure service meets customers' compliance standards and KPIs,
such as quality, cost, and SLA expectations.
- Collaborate with Engineering and Program Manager counterparts
to translate customer, business, and technical requirements into
components of a service architecture.
- Collaborate with technical experts to describe how long-term
solutions will satisfy requirements and business objectives.
- Demonstrates resilience, and maintains a constructive attitude in
times of change.

Skills & Qualifications:

- Strong experience in Windows server 2012 R2 and other
operating systems such as Linux and Unix
- Strong working knowledge of LTO & enterprise tape, specifically
HP ESL G3, Quantum i6000, IBM TS3500+ and Enterprise Tape
- Knowledge of Enterprise Backup Application software, Preferred
DPM and, CommVault
- Scripting technologies PowerShell, C# and T-SQL Knowledge of
data protection techniques for databases including SQL
- Strong working knowledge of iSCSI DAS, NAS, and SAN
- Possess strong product/technology/industry (Tape & Storage)
- Excellent communication skills & presentation skills
- Knowledge of encryption technologies and key management
- Ability to successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
- Ability to work under pressure
- Able to adapt to changing working environment and priorities
- Strong IT operations background in mid to enterprise size
environments and have experience in driving efficiency &
automation projects.
- Experience working with trend analysis, metric design and
monitoring and cross-group project experiences preferable.
- Good organizational skills and effective cross-boundary

Basic Qualifications:

- 5+ years of experience as an engineer

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

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