Technical Support & Services Manager
My client has a vacancy for a Technical Support & Services Manager to take full responsibility for running and managing their technical support and customer service department, currently employing a small team of dedicated technicians.
* Be responsible for ensuring the correct elevation of issues from 1st line, to 2nd line support members, and ultimately any un-resolved software issues to the development team, as well as ensuring that any bugs are correctly documented. You will further be responsible for ensuring that these issues, once resolved, are correctly communicated to the support team and in turn communicated out to the customer base.
* Be responsible for implementing and managing in depth pre-release testing and QA/QC procedures, for both software and hardware, including product certification and compliance, product testing and evaluations and liaison with suppliers. They will have ultimate sign off of software from beta to RTM.
* Manage the hardware support and product RMA tickets raised from the support help desks and assigned to the operations department. This will involve direct management of the repair technicians and ensuring all repairs are carried out safely and to the highest standards possible.
The role will also involve the successful candidate managing and maintaining the company’s online support systems, including ticketing, Knowledgebase articles and support documentation. A critical eye for detail is imperative, as is a detailed and methodical approach to documentation.
Key areas of responsibility
Primary duties and responsibilities for the Technical Support & Services Manager are as follows:
Define, implement and manage technical support processes and procedures
Manage 1st and 2nd line technical support personnel.
Produce weekly and monthly summary management reports on technical support tickets.
Manage and report on the RMA process, including root cause analysis and remedial action.
Manage prioritisation, escalation and resolution of support incidents to the development team
Ensure the ticketing and documentation process for all support incidents is adhered to.
Manage on-site support services as required
Manage the process of communicating new software updates and releases to customers
Mange the online FAQ and support article knowledgebase
Define and manage the QA/QC testing process for all software and hardware releases.
Additional duties required from time to time are as follows:
School site visits for technical support and troubleshooting
Assistance with industry trade shows.
The successful candidate will have in depth technical knowledge and experience in all of the following key technical areas:
Networking, Wi-Fi, TCP/IP, Proxy Servers, Active Directory/LDAP
Comfortable with CRM systems and online web Content Management Systems (e.g WordPress)
In depth knowledge of office application software, including data handling and reporting
Ability to analyse data and produce reports on issues and recommend resolutions
Familiar with PC, Laptops, mobile devices and tablet technology, including practical PC/Laptop repairs and fault diagnosis and safe handling of electrical tools and equipment
Working knowledge of Health & Safety
Analytical thinker and attention to detail
This is a great chance to join a rapidly growing company offering excellent career prospects and working with exciting, cutting edge technologies.
GCSE Qualifications, ideally post graduate in Computer discipline, Electrical and Electronic engineering qualifications
Minimum 3 years managing a technical support team. Experience ideally within an education, corporate or other public sector environment. Practical electronic repair experience essential.
- Technical Support
- Direct Management
- Software Updates
- Online Support
- "Proxy Servers"