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Premier Support Engineer

Support | London, UK

Title: Premier Support Engineer
Opening Date – 06/12/2018
Closing Date – 03/01/2019
Location – London, UK
Salary – Competitive

As a Hadoop Premier Support Engineer, you will provide support to our customers for Hadoop related issues. You will troubleshoot the Hortonworks Data Platform in multiple types of environments and take ownership of problem isolation and resolution, and bug reporting. To be successful in this role, you must be a motivated self-starter, be committed to ongoing self-education, possess strong customer service skills and have excellent technical problem solving skills. 

Primary Customer Responsibilities
Holistic coordination between the customer and other Hortonworks organizations across the full HDP deployment lifecycle.
Trusted point of contact for technical customer feedback to product management, engineering and sales.
Regular briefings on Hortonworks Data Platform releases and roadmap.
Active coordination across third party support relationships on behalf of the customer.
Coordinate triage and prioritization of customer questions and enterprise support tickets.
Quarterly business reviews of support activity and recommendations
Fast-track escalations, identify trends, and develop action plans to mitigate/avoid issues.
Root cause analysis reports on any Severity 1 incidents including recommendations to improve proactive management of Hadoop deployments
On-site support during critical phases of Hadoop deployments, such as initial production rollout, to troubleshoot issues and minimize downtime (up to 10 on-site days per year)
Remote planning assistance for critical milestones including upgrade planning and for making the best use of new product capabilities.
Maintain customer dashboard with relevant product and support metrics

Job Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Open Source experience is a key requirement
Technical support experience
Enterprise account management experience
Demonstrated ability to manage technical projects and processes
Ability to collaborate and partner with internal teams
Demonstrated creative problem solving ability
Professional oral, presentation, and written communication skills
Experience with supporting Java applications running on Linux or Windows
Ability to quickly learn and pick up new technical concepts
Strong knowledge of networking concepts (TCP/IP, DNS, etc.) and ability to troubleshoot complex networking issues in a Linux or Windows environment
Experience with database or in a big data platform/company a plus
Hadoop knowledge and skills a big plus

All employees are required to adhere to all Hortonworks employment policies, including without limitation information security policies.


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