- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor's degree
- Shell Scripting
- Database design
- Customer support
Associate Operations Engineer (Remote or Portland)
The Associate Operations Engineer will provide superior third tier support to our partners. The Associate Operations Engineer receives escalated technical issues from the Partner Support organization and is responsible for verifying, resolving, and determining the root-cause of partner reported issues. The individual in this position is required to have experience in resolving technical complex partner issues and as such must possess or have the ability to learn and apply, deep technical knowledge about NWEAs products, problem solving skills and experience in a customer support environment providing senior level technical support. This is a full-time position with competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package. Candidates may work in our Portland, OR. headquarters or may work remotely from any location in the U.S.
Work with various NWEA teams to identify and track the steps necessary to resolve partner problems
Monitor and communicate status of escalated partner problems and data operation requests
Verify, classify, and determine root-cause of application related problems
Respond to application incidents, resolve application problems, and maintain application related problem response procedures
Provide ad-hoc query, data change and data movement tasks for various internal teams
Provide high level support on escalated issues in a timely fashion
Diagnose and resolve client issues that require in depth knowledge of the functionality of the product
Work with development team to develop, design, and propose solutions to meet the technical needs of our partners
Must be prepared, or have the acumen, to become the knowledge expert for some of the NWEA Products, infrastructure, and systems
Responsible for accurate, timely logging of all support cases and escalation of problems where appropriate
Develop support documentation and FAQs
Build strong relationships with internal and external customers
Respond to emergency operational needs which may require after hours support
Perform special projects as required
Skills and abilities
Advanced problem solving and technical troubleshooting skills
Understanding of MS SQL, PostgreSQL, Mongo, and be able to query data from any of these sources
Familiarity with programming and database design
Demonstrated understanding of shell programming and scripting
Attention to detail, organizational and time management skills
Demonstrated ability to follow through with all tasks, promises and commitments
Ability to communicate and work effectively within priorities
Ability to advocate ideas and to objectively participate in design critiques
Ability to work under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment
Must be able to perform the physical and intellectual requirements of the role, with or without accommodation
Instill trust: gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
Communicate effectively: develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Customer focus: build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
Drive results: consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
Education and experience
Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in software production support or development environment
Minimum B.S. degree in computer science or a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered in lieu of a degree
Experience with one or more programming languages; experience in development of support-oriented applications
Hands-on experience with SQL with ability to apply experience to PostgreSQL
Business Intelligence including analytics and reporting tool experience using BIRT/Jasper Reports/SSRS is a plus
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What we can offer you….
At NWEA we not only offer a competitive base salary, we offer a 15% contribution of eligible employees’ base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; career development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees’ holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here.
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