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If you can outpassion, outinnovate and outtalent, then please contact us at Outbox to become a part of our worldwide team. 

Configuration and Application Support Specialist

This is an exciting and critical role which involves providing Level 2 technical support for our clients and the business. The role balances customer support and technical knowledge, requiring a fair amount of scripting, data manipulation and problem solving experience. It is a critical link between the London support team and the technical support team based in Montreal. Working within a Linux environment and Microsoft SQL Server database, the Configuration and Application Support Specialist team is responsible for resolving and leading all second line requests. A strong technical understanding of web hosted services is a must and managing tight deadlines is a given.

Using Outbox network monitoring tools, he/she will analyze the performance of our systems and undertake diagnoses as required, contributing to the continuous improvement of our services. He/she will work with the management team, analysts and programmers responsible for our products to ensure customer satisfaction by delivering quality applications on schedule.

Experience within the ticketing industry is sought after but not essential.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Respond to requests from Level 1 support team, troubleshoot and resolve a wide range of issues
  • Automate repetitive tasks using Python scripts and generate SQL reports
  • Monitor and ensure up time of core services and applications
  • Undertake diagnoses and interventions, and document their solutions
  • Report on customer requests, and track with the development team on the implementation of new features and functionality
  • Monitor on-sales, troubleshoot and resolve issues surrounding event creation and modification

Specifics:

Requests for change or event modifications are submitted by the Client Support Specialists using the FreshDesk online helpdesk system. All level 2 requests are submitted to a queue where it is the responsibility of the Configuration and Application Support Specialist to manage, resolve or escalate as appropriate. Expectations and timescales must be managed in line with SLAs. Reports to the Operation Director.

Support:

This role requires the Configuration and Application Support Specialist to focus on supporting our UK and international client requirements. The right candidate will be good at managing his/her own time and used to documenting best practices and continuously improving current processes.

The role consists of a troubleshooting services by examining logs, querying SQL databases for information and running reports as required, and writing automation scripts using Python. The environment is fast paced and finding workflows that enable fast and accurate resolution is rewarded.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience within a Linux command line environment is required
  • Very good understanding of SQL (Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Python
  • Good knowledge of networking and web services
  • Good written and spoken English

Candidate Qualifications:

  • College or university degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
  • Able to adapt to a flexible work schedule
  • At least 2 years of experience in supporting application software
  • Excels in working closely in a team, and comfortable in a growing company

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