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Customer Success Group
About Tableau, a Salesforce company
Tableau helps people see and understand data. Our analytics platform fuels exploration, allowing you to quickly answer questions with data and share insights across your organization. Global enterprises, early-stage startups, nonprofits, and governments all use Tableau’s intuitive software to quickly transform their data into actionable insights. We are passionate about our product and our mission and we are loyal to each other and our company. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, freakishly friendly customer service, and making a difference in the world!
What you’ll be doing…
The Senior Technical Support Engineer works primarily with enterprise customers of Tableau’s server and core server products, proactively assisting them with post ‐ sales installation, configuration and set up tasks, or customers of Tableau’s Desktop products, proactively assisting them with post ‐ sales installation, data connectivity, performance and analysis of data. Responsibilities include taking a proactive leadership role working with the Support team to triage and resolve highly complex, technical, and application ‐ related issues which impact product performance in customer ‐ specific environments, or issues that directly hamper a broader customer adoption of Tableau products. In addition to working with customers, the Senior Technical Support Engineer will routinely partner with our Development, Sustaining Engineering and Sales Engineering organizations to resolve support issues, document bugs, provide UAT on product builds, and ensure that new and newly upgraded server installations are successful.
We operate 24x7 which can involve working during one of the below shifts (not limited to - shift timing can change)
AMER hours (Eastern Standard Time - 5.30 PM/ 6.30 PM IST or Pacific Standard Time - 9 PM/ 10 PM IST onwards depending on Day Light Savings Time)
EMEA hours - 12:00 PM/ 1 PM / 2 PM IST onwards depending on Day Light Savings Time
APAC hours - 5.30 AM IST onwards
Work hours can change depending on Business requirements
Some of the things you’ll be doing include …
Effectively communicate with customers via email, phone and other electronic methods to ensure client’s effective use of Tableau products. Maintain excellent relationships with Tableau customers by applying superb customer service and technical skills. Perform in-depth troubleshooting to identify root cause while understanding the customer’s skill level and communicating with them in the manner most appropriate. Use excellent judgment in when and how to communicate with customer for maximum effectiveness and customer satisfaction.
Collaborate and consult with select server and core server clients to implement successful server launches, and to resolve highly complex technical issues associated with deployment.
Collaborate and consult with Tableau Desktop clients to successfully integrate (installation, data connectivity, analysis and performance) the application into their business, and to resolve highly complex technical issues associated with integration.
Use combination of product management and application knowledge to guide customers through successful implementations. Apply in-depth troubleshooting and debugging skills along with deep knowledge of systems, databases, and applications to get to root cause of the customer’s issue. Set up test environments to mirror customer set-up, write test scripts, and perform tests using customer’s data or representative data. Apply solid test methodology and debugging skills to narrow down the problem as needed. Communicate effectively to Sustaining Engineering step-by-step instructions to reproduce the issue and findings to identify root cause.
Partner with clients and help them optimize the use of Tableau software by using skill in listening and understanding the customer’s request thoroughly combined with in-depth technical knowledge to assist them in the manner most appropriate. Lead support case resolution efforts for customer cases by using skill in troubleshooting and debugging, identifying root cause, communicating bugs to Sustaining Engineering in a manner that requires little to no additional research on the part of the Engineer. Build strong cross-functional working relationships with Engineering and Product Management.
Extensively research and document customer software and technical issues as Knowledge Base articles as appropriate. Using a mixture of system, application and database knowledge, research and reproduce issues. Use excellent written communication skills to produce useful Knowledge Base articles to be applied to the external Knowledge Base used by Tableau customers. Take a leadership role in moving Self Service and Proactive Support forward by contributing substantially to the ongoing development of the Knowledge Base as well as make recommendations to improve self-service support systems.
Utilize Knowledge Base articles as a resource to solve customer issues, researching the Knowledge Base as a step in the troubleshooting process.
Collaborate with Technical Support, Product Management, Sustaining Engineering, Sales Consultants and Support Management to resolve issues by applying excellent technical, customer service, and interpersonal skills in building solid cross-functional relationships.
Mentor Technical Support Specialists in researching, resolving and documenting customer server issues, including bug reports, etc.
Escalate support cases and priority issues to management as appropriate using good judgment in when and how to escalate.
Maintain appropriate case- and customer-related files and record,
Prioritize customer cases and company projects effectively, communicating priorities and plans to management
** Note: This job requires weekend support and shift work
Who you are…
Highly Technical. Strong understanding of relational databases; experience with Essbase and MSAS Cubes is a plus. Deep understanding of networking, server set-up and administration, including troubleshooting experience with internet architectures, firewalls, proxy servers, reverse proxy servers, and web servers.
Problem Solver. You love tackling the most difficult of challenges and know how to get to the best solution.
Communicator. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Organized. You have an uncanny ability to juggle and prioritize a high volume workload and handle details accurately and in a timely manner under pressure. Your organizational skills are impeccable.
Educated. You have a Bachelor's degree in a technical or quantitative major or equivalent experience.
Experienced. You have experience in Customer Service or supporting enterprise mission-critical applications.
Detail Oriented. You have the ability to multi-task and handle frequent interruptions.
You are a Recruiter! Tableau hires company builders and, in this role, you will be asked to be on the constant lookout for the best talent to bring onboard to help us continue to build one of the best companies in the world
Tableau will operate independently under the Tableau brand, driving forward a continued focus on our mission, our customers and our Tableau Community. The acquisition closed on August 1, 2019, and Tableau is a wholly-owned subsidiary of salesforce.com, inc.
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