PFE SQL, Lagos/ Nairobi – Microsoft Job

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Job Title: PFE SQL- Lagos/ Nairobi

Job Description

Job Category: Services & Consulting
Location: Lagos, NG
Job ID: 846365-119553
Division: Server & Tools Business

Location: This position can be assigned to either Microsoft Lagos or Microsoft Nairobi depending on your preference. Travel is fully part of the role and could be as high as 70% or 3-4 days a week for short term missions across WECA. Please note this may vary depending on customer needs

Role Purpose
To provide Onsite Support Services and Incident Prevention Services to Microsoft
Premier Customers. Build very successful relationships with your customer through the delivery of a high-quality technical engagement in a specific technology area. Delivery of an excellent service is essential to promoting the Onsite services as the most customer focused offering available. The engagements may be short-term demand-led or longer term engagements with a dedicated customer.

Team/ Department Mission
As part of the Customer Service and Support (CSS) the Premier Filed Engineering Services organization delivers Rapid Onsite Support Services and Incident Prevention Services to MS Enterprise customers. The PFE engineers help Premier customers during the “operate” and “improve” phase of the MS product usage. The Support Service can be proactive for workshop and SKU service delivery and reactive as well as response on critical situations. Increase service availability for Microsoft’s Enterprise Customers by providing proactive support consulting in a specific product or Technology area.

Key Accountabilities
Use an adequate technical expertise in troubleshooting to support reactive cases
Deliver proactive onsite support and knowledge transfer to the customer
Drive on preventing incidents during your customer visits
Deliver SKU services and customized workshops.
Drive high customer satisfaction.
Maintain deep knowledge of latest products and configurations of Enterprise
Customers by continuously increasing technical knowledge.
Achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.
Deliver technical workshops, presentations and documents.
Maintain your accreditations.
Collaborate with Microsoft teams to deliver a high quality service.
Work with Microsoft support engineers using knowledge of your customer’s environment to accelerate problem resolution.
Manage customer expectations and deliver a service in line with contractual obligations.
Develop and deliver new services to exceed customer expectations.
Take responsibility for the Microsoft engagement and your own self development.
Work within Microsoft account teams on strategic customer deployments which may extend outside business hours.

Key Success Criteria
Achievement of personal and team objectives.
Customer and account team feedback.
Ongoing feedback through appraisals
– Regular 1:1s with team manager
– Yearly formal review
– Alignment with Microsoft values.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Deep troubleshooting techniques
Excellent Administration methods
5+ years’ experience with Microsoft SQL Server (ideally including SQL 2012)
Very good knowledge on Windows and Clustering Services.
Face-to-face customer engagement skills.
Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
Awareness of corporate environments and their business requirements

Personal Attributes
Demonstrated aptitude for providing exceptional customer service
Strong team participant and involvement in team workload and activities.
Integrity and honesty
Open and respectful with others
Willing to take on big challenges
Passion for customers, partners and technology
Accountable for commitments, results and quality
Self-critical, questioning and committed to personal excellence.

Qualifications
MCSE / MCDBA certification or job experience.
Degree qualification or equivalent experience.
ITIL/Service Management experience or 3rd level support experience.

Special Requirements/Additional Information e.g. Language skills
The majority of time will be spent on customer sites.
Therefore the following requirements are essential :
o Full driving license
o Ability to travel in the EMEA regions
o At least 4 days per week at customer site.
o Availability to work outside of business hours when required as agreed on before

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