Home Depot SR PRODUCT SUPPORT SPECIALIST - Specialist on Duty in Austin, Texas

POSITION PURPOSE The Sr. Product Support Specialist is responsible for handling and resolving problem escalations, engaging with engineering and other teams in a Subject Matter Expert (SME) capacity, and identifying trends and determining and applying necessary changes. This role also sets standards within the Product Support Team and coaches and trains team members based on knowledge and skill gaps. The Sr. Product Support Specialist provides after hours, overnight, and weekend on-call support as well as advanced support for VP level and above. MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 15% - Support & Enablement: Receives incident from escalation of L2 or receives incident from application& infrastructure teams directly; troubleshoots technical issues via phone, tickets and remote support (desk-side as needed) in a courteous manner both synchronously and asynchronously; escalates accordingly Actively listens to and builds rapport with end users to elicit problem details, applying advanced conflict resolution skills frequently to resolve escalated customer issues 40% - Delivery & Execution: Provides after hours, overnight, and weekend on-call support Provides advanced support for VP level and above Has administrative rights; can make changes to systems hardware and software Collaborates with engineering teams to determine root cause of issue and resolution, provide technical expertise, and assist in resolving high level technical issues; engages in IT projects as needed at a SME level; engages other teams to fix at root cause level when appropriate Ensures stability, viability and maintenance of the 24-7 mission critical production environment Plans, documents, and executes technical changes as needed Learns and updates inventory system for new orders in area of responsibility Applies diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting Accesses software updates, drivers, and knowledge bases to aid in problem resolution Maintains and updates contractor loaner pool laptops Engages vendors as needed to resolve or proactively remediate issues; maintains and nurtures relationships with software vendor Provides assistance to address facility-related issues with network equipment, HVAC interference, etc. at remote locations Assesses and drives quality within the team Interacts and builds relationships with site leadership 10% - Administration & Operations: Creates and monitors reports on call volume, quality, etc. and makes decisions accordingly Documents all pertinent end user identification information including nature of problem Evaluates documented resolutions and analyzes trends to prevent future problems 35% - Learning: Creates, updates, and manages the Knowledge Base for L2s to utilize Produces training for Support Desk Levels 1, 2, and 3; leads training classes for Levels 1, 2, and 3 Guides the communication of troubleshooting approaches and methods across the Support Desk; serves as a resource for more junior team members on how to approach or complete this task Sets standards in call handling and problem resolution best practices; serves as a resource for more junior team members on how to approach or complete this task Proactively gathers information to determine areas for further training and coaching Reviews regular pertinent product update information to keep knowledge current NATURE AND SCOPE Typically reports to the Product Support Manager or Sr. Manager. ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time. Additional Environmental Job Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Additional Minimum Qualifications: Must be legally permitted to work in the United States Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job. Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years Physical Requirements: Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles. Additional Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: 2-4 years of relevant work experience Expertise in CRM or standard help desk ticketing systems and remote monitoring and management software Proficient in Microsoft Office standard applications Expertise in troubleshooting and diagnosing networking issues and problems with modern operating systems Expertise in troubleshooting and diagnosing in virtualized and cloud-based environments Proficient in administering antivirus software Proficient in administering mobile devices and mobile device management systems Proficient in data management (backup) software and Windows Server Proficient in DNS, DHCP, Internet infrastructure, and IP informational tools Proficient with setting file permissions, email protocols (SMTP, POP), Active Directory, and Citrix Servers Expertise in contributing to and developing content for a knowledge database and team training documentation Expertise in guiding and coaching more junior team members Expertise in setting high standards through action Proficient in identifying trends and determining and applying necessary process or standard operating procedure changes to optimize efficiency and effectiveness Experience with selecting and engaging vendors, and establishing, nurturing, and maintaining vendor relationships Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Being Resilient: Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations