Customer Engineer 2

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Do you want to be at the center of the three Microsoft cloud’s (Azure, Microsoft365, and Microsoft Dynamics) empowering customers and partners to secure their environments in order to realize the full value of Microsoft cloud services? Are you looking for a role where you can interact directly with customers and help them transform into cloud-enabled businesses? Do you want to contribute to one of Microsoft's fastest growing businesses? If so, then we are looking for you! 


The Identity Engineering team is responsible for managing users, authenticating, and securing access to Microsoft Cloud for millions of users every day. Organizations want to protect their information while providing their employees the ability to be productive from any device from the location of their choice. Within Identity Engineering team, the Identity Advanced Cloud Engineering (ACE) Team, is responsible for helping customers to achieve more by monitoring customer service health and providing outstanding support experience for the most complex problems encountered by Microsoft’s top customers. 


About the team… 

We are a startup team within Identity Engineering Customer Experience Team that respects all points of view, diverse, global, customer obsessed, forever learningand passionate about technologyWe are work closely with account teams, engineering, and customer experience program managers to provide a customer care and support experience.  


About the role 


As a Service Engineer in Advanced Cloud Engineering team, you will work with customers and Program Managers to deploy Identity and Access Management solutions, closely monitor customer health, and own the response to customer support requests in a 24x7x365 environment via phone, email or web, representing Microsoft and the Identity Engineering team. You will collaborate with subject matter experts within your team, across engineering teams, account teams, and management while continuing to maintain responsibility for being the first and last point of contact for your customer until issues are resolved. In this role you will develop deep technical expertise, have an opportunity to learn new emerging technologies, and help those around you grow. As you learn, you will apply an engineering approach to defining processes, analyze data, and work with engineering teams and leadership to continuously improve the customer experience. 


We are looking for individuals sharing a passion for supporting customers, demonstrate empathy, a strong communicator, have a growth mindset, and a strong technical acumen to join one of the most customer connected engineering teams at Microsoft. The roles are technical, customer facing, have opportunity to grow professionally and technically.  


An ideal candidate for this role has experience in deeply technical roles, support experiences at cloud scale and leading complex and highly visible customer engagements. Along the way, you have managed situations where the stakes are high, learned how to negotiatedeveloped strong communication skills especially when sharing deeply technical informationYou have obtained and leveraged data to make informed decisions and become a quick learner of new technologies.  





  • Directly engage and support top Identity customers to resolve technically complex and critical technical issues in a 24x7x365 global support team. 
  • Go technically deep (at least 200-400 level) across Identity and Access Management technologies as you actively investigate or seek solutions to customer needs while being empathetic to customer situation and sense of urgency. 
  • Deeply engage with Program Managers and your customers to understand their architecture, operations as you improve their overall support experience. 
  • Champion and Advocate for your customers in representing their needs as you pursue resolution to their problems encountered 
  • Leverage best practices to proactively monitor customer health using existing monitoring tools 
  • Team members may be required to ability to adjust working hours according to business needs, including weekendsand participation in on-call rotations.  
  • Share support insights and recommendations with engineering, customers, and account teams to prevent repetition of similar issues. that eliminates reoccurring issues and transforms the customer experience. 
  • Collaborate with engineering on new feature design and testing to ensure customers have a great experience and prevent issues in the future. 
  • Experiment with new support delivery approaches and tools that can be scaled out to Customer Service and Support 



Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. 


Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • B.S./B.A. Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Equivalent Experience. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in deep technical role in IT, Technical Support, Consulting, Program Management or similar roles with enterprise experience and hand-on experience in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Azure Active Directory 
  • User and Identity Management 
  • Access Management such MFA, Conditional Access, Device, and application management 
  • Authentication Protocols (Kerberos, PKI, OAuth, SSO,SAML, etc.) 
  • Development of applications using Single Sign-On (SSO), MSAL, or similar authentication libraries and technologies) 
  • Federation (ADFS, Shibboleth, CA SiteMinder, Okta, PING etc) 
  • 3+ years’ experience directly engaging and building customer relationships 
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
  • Exceptional teamwork and personal accountability 
  • Demonstrated passion for data driven decision making 
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • English Language: fluent in reading, writing and speaking. If English is not native language, proficiency test results is a plus (e.g. TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge English Exams) 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Certification in Microsoft and/or competing Cloud Technologies is desired. 
  • Prior experience one or more of the following cloud computing technologies: 
  • Azure Core Platform (Compute, Storage, Networking) 
  • Data Platform: SQL Server, Azure SQL DB, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Data Factory 
  • Experience with automation languages (PowerShell, etc.) 
  • Website troubleshooting and development (IIS, WebApps, Apache, PHP, etc.) 
  • Application Development and Debugging Experience (C/C++/C#, Python, Java, etc.) 


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Customer Engineer 2
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