Microsoft UK • United Kingdom

Senior Customer Experience Engineer - Azure

Employment type:  Full time

Fully-remote

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Overview

Are you a customer-obsessed, AI-curious problem-solver who thrives in an inclusive, collaborative global team? The Azure CXP team’s mission is to transform Microsoft Cloud customers into fans. Through our deep engineering engagements with customers and teams across Microsoft, we analyze and amplify customer needs and drive the vision to improve Cloud quality, security, and reliability. Our culture of growth mindset and empowerment are central to who we are and how we work. Every day, our customers stake their business and reputation on our cloud. You can help #AzCXP provide our customers with the world-class cloud services they need to succeed. We are customer obsessed problem-solvers. We orchestrate deep engagements in areas like incident management, support, and enablement. We analyse and amplify those customer voices, both within our own team, and across the Cloud + AI team, bringing the customer connection to the Quality vision for Azure. We innovate ways to scale what we learn across our customer base. Diversity and inclusion are central to who we are, how we work, and what we enable our customers to achieve. We know that empowering our customers starts with empowering our team to show up authentically, work in ways that are best for them, and achieve their career goals. Would you like to join one of the fastest-growing teams within Microsoft Azure Engineering? Are you excited about topics like AI & HPC? Are you constantly customer-obsessed, and focused on enhancing customer experience? Are you passionate about cloud computing and love the challenge of solving the most complex technical problems? Then come join us and surround yourself with people who are passionate about cloud computing and believe that extraordinary support is critical to customer success. We are Azure Customer Experience Engineering – a global Azure Engineering Support organization (part of Azure Customer Experience group) that is customer-obsessed, and support engaged, with an engineering mindset. As a Senior Azure Cloud Engineer, you are the primary support and engineering contact accountable for the customer’s Azure support experience driving resolution of complex critical problems and supporting key customer projects on Azure. You will also act as the voice of the customer within Azure to escalate problems and to drive prioritization of platform/support improvement needs for customers. In this role, you will work together with field teams (Site Reliability Engineers, Cloud Solution Architects, Support Escalation Engineers, Service Delivery Managers) and Azure engineering teams with our mission to turn Azure customers into fans with a world-class engineering-led support experience. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

Responsibilities

Technical Oriented – Utilizes engineering tools, customer telemetry and direct input. Flags the patterns of defects/signals in the products or issues across customers. Inform customers and partners about the complex thematic active issues, progress made on them, and discuss next steps. Synthesizes feedback from customers and partners to learn about the product usage and identify and resolve feature and knowledge gaps and key performance indicators (KPIs) in the current product. Leads team in sharing insights and best practices with customers and partners on these service improvements. Recommends changes to content improvement or troubleshooting guides and develops metrics to evaluate the changes. Customer Solution Lifecycle Management – Utilizes cross systems to conduct health checks to ensure customer environment (e.g., product, service, feature) is optimized and configured for deployment. Provides guidance to customers on understanding and implementing new versions. Serves as a connecting point between the engineering team and customers throughout the solution’s lifecycle. Utilizes any resources to respond and resolve the immediate issues throughout the solution lifecycle. Proactively provides guidance to customers on designing configurations and deploying solutions on Microsoft platforms. Handles complex escalations on customer issues from the support or field teams. Conducts impact analysis to determine the priority of the escalations. Conducts deep root cause analysis of the issues and converts them into improvement opportunities. Serves as an escalation resource in areas of subject matter expertise. Represents the team on highly complex issues and answers a large variety of technical questions and concerns. Relationship/Experience Management – Acts as a voice of customers and leverages customers' feedback to provide input on business plans developed by the relevant product and business groups. Identifies customer usage patterns and driving resolutions on reoccurring customer issues with engineering and product and business groups. Leads their team in engaging with feature and product groups on redesign/customer requested changes for Microsoft products. Closes the loop of feedback with the customers on product features. Partners with other teams (e.g., program managers, software engineers, product, customer service support [CSS] teams) to prioritize and drive resolutions of complex, high-impact customer issues and integration of customer features into the products. Leads discussions with stakeholders on customer progression and provides expertise on resolutions plans for common types of customer issues. Proactively communicates the translation of signals into actionable insights/trends to product teams to improve service reliability. Leads coordination with stakeholders (e.g., engineering/product teams) to develop mechanisms that improve customer health engagement and reduce the turnover time. This role includes on-call shifts, including weekend shifts.

Qualifications

Excellent Communication: Must have the ability to empathize with customers and convey confidence. Able to explain highly technical issues to varied audiences. Able to prioritize and advocate customer’s needs to the proper channels. Take ownership and work towards a resolution. Customer Obsession: Passion for customers and focus on delivering the right customer experience. Growth Mindset: Openness and ability to learn new skills and technologies in a fast-paced environment. Technical Skills: Some understanding of cloud computing technologies. Optionally, demonstrated hands on experience in one or more of the following:

  • Core IaaS: Compute, Storage, Networking, High Availability
  • Data Platform and Bigdata: SQL Server, Azure SQL DB, HDInsight/Hadoop, Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory
  • Azure PaaS Services: Redis Cache, Service Bus, Event Hub, Cloud Service, IoT suite, Mobile Apps, etc.
  • Identity and Authentication: SSO/Federation, AD/Azure AD, ADFS, etc.
  • Preferred but not required: Cosmos DB, Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Experience in one or more automation languages (PowerShell, Python, C#, Open Source)

#AzCXP

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:

  1. Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire / transfer and every two years thereafter.
  2. We will be accepting applications only from UK residents due to security clearance requirements for the role. Applicants must also be willing to undergo security clearance checks by the UK Government

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Hackathons
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Sabbaticals
Location
83%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
81%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
67%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
63%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
74%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
79%
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

67:33

Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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