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PREMIER FIELD ENGINEER - Windows Platform Technologies
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Microsoft Corporation | Portland, OR
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Job Description

Job Category: Customer Service & Support
Location: Portland, OR, US
Job ID: 847050-120103
Division: Services & Support

PREMIER FIELD ENGINEER - Windows Platform Technologies
Location: Portland, OR

Primary responsibilities include providing on-site technical support solutions for customer service delivery and availability, while ensuring satisfaction with Microsoft software on the client and server. The successful candidate will be capable of providing field technical support and proactive service presence for groups in the Microsoft Services organization, including but not limited to Premier and Professional Support, Microsoft Consulting Services, and escalation engineers (CPR). The Premier Field Engineer acts as the primary onsite technical contact, providing customer visibility, advanced technical troubleshooting support and problem resolution for Product Support Services and corporate customers, including issues escalated to the highest levels of management. The candidate will provide technical support including product technical training onsite, as well as via telephone, and electronic media. Candidate must be able to manage hot issues by setting customer expectations, devising and implementing action plans, being available 24x7 and professionally communicating to all parties involved.

Recommended qualifications include: Superior problem solving and troubleshooting skills at the System Engineer level; exceptional customer service, overall communication and technical writing skills. Must have sufficient technical depth to communicate with development and other internal organizations at a peer level; Must possess the ability to work independently with minimal management supervision and as part of a nationwide team of engineers; Demonstrated aptitude for providing exceptional customer service in politically charged environments; Ability to enhance the technical expertise of peers via the development of product training, mentoring of new hires, and team content development; Ability to apply technology to improve existing products and systems at customers and for internal use; Ability to actively participate in team support by proposing and implementing solutions; Assist in developing strategies to gain additional Premier support accounts by contacting and establishing relationships with Premier Support Managers and Technical Account Managers.

Technical Requirements: Solid understanding of client/server, networking, and Internet technologies fundamentals. Candidate must possess superior knowledge and demonstrated technical proficiency in 2000/2003 Server and Microsoft client products, Active Directory design and deployment, DNS, DHCP and other related areas with troubleshooting at the expert level within large network environments. In addition, the successful candidate must possess excellent knowledge of TCP/IP and other protocols including use of troubleshooting tools - scripting, resource kit diagnostic tools and packet sniffers andor Netmon. Five or more years experience in systems development, network operations, and software support or I.T. consulting. Five or more year's industry experience with Microsoft products, effective learning skills, works well in a team environment, Strong problem-solving skills.

Secondary expertise in more than one of the following products: Windows desktop Operating Systems, Windows server Operating Systems, Network Load Balancing, MS Cluster Server/Multi-vendor Cluster and SAN implementations, SQL, IIS, ISA.

Overnight travel is required. Travel requirements vary regionally and could be as much as 70%. Candidates must possess current passport or be able to obtain passport within 90 days of hire. They must be available for travel dispatch 24x7x365.

Education: College degree, preferably in Computer Science, is required. MCSE strongly preferred. Will consider related field (or equivalent) experience.

Must currently hold or be able to obtain a US security clearance.

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About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company's software products include operating systems for servers, personal computers and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools and video games. It provides consulting and product support services, and trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. Microsoft Corporation sells the Xbox 360 video game console and games, the Zune digital music and entertainment device, PC games, and peripherals. The Company has five segments: Client, Server and Tools, the Online Services Business, the Microsoft Business Division, and the Entertainment and Devices Division.In June 2008, the Company acquired Navic Networks. In September 2008, it acquired DATAllegro Inc.