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Customer Support Manager (North America - Remote)

GridGain

GridGain

Customer Service
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Customer Support Manager

LOCATION: North America - Remote (this is a remote role but candidate must be physically located in the United States OR Canada)

About GridGain

We live in a world that increasingly expects instant gratification. To remain competitive, enterprises must process and analyze extraordinary amounts of information in milliseconds.

GridGain's Unified Real-Time Data platform enables a simplified and optimized data architecture for enterprises that require extreme speed, massive scale, and high availability from their data ecosystem. It seamlessly combines streaming data in-motion and historical data at-rest with compute functionality to help companies handle complex analytical, streaming, and transactional data workloads at ultra-low latencies.

GridGain is trusted by companies like Citi, Barclays, American Airlines, AutoZone, and UPS to manage mission-critical data operations across their businesses.

GridGain is growing! Join the team and play a critical role in a fast-paced Silicon Valley startup that's changing the definition of "real time," and the world's expectations for high-speed data processing, computation, and analytics.

About the role:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Customer Support Manager to join our dynamic and globally distributed team. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in Java based applications, excellent communication skills, and a passion for delivering exceptional customer service. As a Customer Support Manager, you will play a crucial role in ensuring our customers receive the timely support they need to maximize the value of their mission-critical GridGain deployments.

Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership:
    • Lead and manage a team of first-line and L3/L4 customer support engineers.
    • Provide guidance, mentorship, and training to the support team.
    • Maintain a basic understanding of local labor laws for your geographically distributed team.
    • Foster a positive and collaborative team environment.
  • Customer Engagement:
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with customers to understand their needs and expectations.
    • Act as the primary point of contact for escalated customer issues.
    • Work closely with the R&D, Customer Success, and the Sales teams to understand, address and resolve customer concerns.
  • Technical Expertise:
    • Gain a deep understanding of the GridGain platform to effectively guide your team and assist customers.
    • Collaborate with the R&D team to stay current on product features, updates, and technical specifications.
    • Oversee the operations of GridGain’s SaaS platform, including reporting on SLAs and outages.
  • Process Improvement:
    • Identify opportunities for improving support processes and customer satisfaction.
    • Implement and streamline support workflows to enhance efficiency.
    • Establish, monitor, and report on key performance indicators (KPIs) for the support team.
    • Analyze support metrics to identify trends and areas for improvement.
  • Training, Onboarding & Documentation:
    • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation, including FAQs and troubleshooting guides, to assist both customers and support team members.
    • Develop and deliver training programs for new support team members.
    • Conduct ongoing training sessions to keep the team updated on product features and best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in customer support, with a focus on java based distributed applications and enterprise middleware products.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in managing and operating applications in one of the major cloud providers.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues effectively.
  • Experience in implementing IT Service Management practices and improving support processes.
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies is a plus.