• Technical Support Engineer - Container Native Storage

    Location JP-Tokyo
    Posting date 1 week ago(7/9/2018 4:07 AM)
    Job ID
    Technical Support
  • Company Description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    The Red Hat Customer Experience and Engagement (CEE) team is looking for a Technical Support Engineer to join us in Tokyo, Japan. In this role, you’ll make sure to provide an excellent customer support experience for our enterprise subscription customers. Unlike most software companies, we sell subscriptions that include an unlimited number of support incidents, product documentation, security patches and updates, and upgrades to the newest versions of our software. You will be a trusted adviser to enterprise-level customers and partner closely with them and help us continually prove our value as you troubleshoot and resolve customers’ technical issues for the portfolio of Red Hat cloud computing solutions to meet their business needs both online and over the phone. You will also become an expert in one or more Red Hat solutions like Red Hat storage technologies, especially Gluster and Ceph. Many of your customers will be other engineers, so developing your technical skills will be crucial. We'll need you to clear the Red Hat certifications applicable for the solutions you specialize in, i.e. the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Ensure customers can get the maximum value from and easily use our solutions and subscriptions
    • Support customers by responding within the designated SLA to incoming calls as well as chat and web-based inquiries about our technologies
    • Investigate and troubleshoot issues, developing solutions for our customers while understanding their business needs
    • Exceed customer expectations by providing outstanding customer service
    • Actively update our customers and ensure they are satisfied with our support service
    • Collaborate with other engineers and developers to develop creative solutions for our customers, including product fixes
    • Share your knowledge gained from troubleshooting issues by contributing to the global Red Hat knowledge management system; present troubleshooting instructions and solutions to other engineers within the domain
    • Manage customer cases and maintain clear and concise case documentation
    • Participate case review conference call with customers when needed

    Required skills

    • 5+ years of Linux or UNIX system administration experience
    • Technical knowledge and actual experience with the Linux storage and file system
    • Fundamental understanding of the Red Hat OpenStack or OpenShift by Red Hat architecture and administration experience across all working components
    • Advanced troubleshooting and debugging skills, with a passion for problem solving and investigation
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience within the enterprise IT sector
    • Demonstrated first-rate customer service experience or prior technical support experience; desire to go above and beyond in assisting customers
    • Ability to manage and grow existing enterprise customer and partner relationships by delivering high-quality support
    • Prior Red Hat solutions certification, e.g. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or other relevant certifications is a significant advantage, as you'll need to be certified within 90 days of your start date
    • Ability to deal with rapid change and limited structure
    • Proven ability and willingness to learn new open source technologies
    • Commitment to providing the best experience possible for Red Hat customers
    • Share your knowledge gained from troubleshooting issues by contributing to the global Red Hat knowledge management system
    • Excellent reading and writing skills in English; fluent English language skills are preferred

    The following will be considered a plus:

    • Previous experience with Ceph or Gluster storage
    • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, or the container technology
    • Knowledge or familiarity with Amazon Web Services; VMware vSphere or Azure
    • Scripting or programming experience in languages like Bash, C, or Python

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