Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us to achieve our mission.**WHO WE ARE**We are Microsoft’s **Customer Success Unit** (CSU) and are very **passionate** about our customer’s success. Our CSU is aligned across the following Microsoft solution areas; Azure Infrastructure Architecture, App Innovation, Azure Data & AI, Modern Work, Security, and Business Applications, covering all Microsoft technologies. We believe that everyone has the ability to learn, grow and develop. We succeed as a team by sharing knowledge and experience. Don’t worry about what you don’t know, come show us what you do know, and we will teach you the rest. As a Customer Engineer you will be a key technical resource for the customer, primarily focused on delivering proactive services such as education workshops, delivering technical assessments and providing tailored guidance in your area of expertise. Troubleshooting skills are essential as this role and may on occasion include working with Microsoft Customer Support Services team to expedite incident resolution. The role can include a mixture of short and long-term customer engagements.**Customer Engineers** (CEs) are deep technical advisors supporting Enterprise customers to deliver unique value by removing blockers to consumption within their given Solution Area. CEs provide technical support including risk assessments and tuning to operate and optimize a customer’s cloud or hybrid environment. The Customer Engineer provides pro-active support delivery services as well as technical readiness through a Customer’s Support contract. Customer Engineer services can be delivered either remotely or on-premises.**WHAT WE DO**We provide technical leadership and technical intensity directly to our customers who are deploying, maintaining, or innovating solutions using the latest Microsoft technologies. We enable our customers to have the skills to deploy, support and maintain their environment in line with Microsoft recommended practices. Our capabilities and insights create support experiences that empower and delight our customers.**Responsibilities**The Customer Engineer provides Microsoft customers with reliable technical solutions to the complex integration problems associated with business solutions built using Microsoft technologies. The Azure Infrastructure CE Team supports a diverse variety of technical solutions in Microsoft Azure cloud technology and products. Typical tasks performed in this role will vary depending upon your skillset, technology focus area and may include any or all the following: specific problem isolation and correction, user mode debugging, conducting application design and supportability reviews, performance tuning, application stability consulting, troubleshooting, and porting/migration assistance, configuration management, pre-rollout testing and general IT support consulting. As a Customer Engineer you will:**Customer Impact- 40%**+ Participates in proactive delivery, spots performance issues, analyzes problems, develops solutions to meet customer needs (including skilling needs), represents them.+ Engages in strategic service delivery planning, in partnership with the account team, to strengthen targeted customer relationships and support accurate customer contactability for surveys.+ Gathers customer impressions of products and services and integrates this feedback into decision making and service delivery planning.+ Seeks information about the underlying needs of customers and recommends service delivery to meet those needs.+ Provides and drives actionable feedback across groups about the customer/partner experience and competitor threats.+ Understands customer/partner requirements and can map the adoption and optimization of Microsoft technology solutions accordingly.+ Provides the most effective method of service delivery by analyzing trends and common themes across customers.+ Builds plans that consider potential obstacles and immediate and long-term consequences.+ Demonstrates expertise in a specific solution, or several products, feature functions, or services.+ Provides stakeholder assistance throughout deployment to avoid/resolve technical issues.**Business Impact – 40%**+ Seeks opportunities to drive Customer Success business results by collaborating with multiple team members.+ Identifies opportunities to articulate business value and grow customer/partner relationships in alignment with Customer Success business priorities and stakeholder management principles.+ Prioritizes Managed IP/Community IP re-use where appropriate to accelerate customer outcomes+ Contributes to IP creation and updates by identifying gaps through delivery+ Participates in relevant communities to share expertise and learn from others**Individual Impact – 20%**+ Consistently applies “lessons learned”, model personal accountability & teamwork.+ Drives and Supports innovation focusing on industry solutions and customer business outcomes on the Microsoft platform.+ Understands the portfolio of Support offerings and contribute & participate in customer and internal meetings to articulate value.+ Cultivates relationships, credibility, and loyalty with customers and partners intentionally by sharing relevant business expertise.+ Demonstrates Self Learner mindset through alignment of individual skilling to team/area demands and continuous upskilling to align to Customer Success goals+ Ensures delivery meets/exceeds all operational excellence guidelines and best practicesYou will have the opportunity to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, while working with diverse audiences including highly technical IT professionals, developers, architects, and executive management to:+ exhibit leadership through personal responsibility, accountability, and teamwork,+ act as a technical focal point in cooperative relationships with other companies,+ manage crisis situations that may involve technically challenging issues and diverse audiences,+ use trace analysis, debug skills, source code, and other proprietary tools, to analyse problems and develop solutions to meet customer needs; this may involve writing code,+ maintain strong working knowledge of released products, take ownership for product improvement, and participate in pre-release activities and BETA programs,+ lead triage meetings to share knowledge with other engineers and develop customer solutions efficiently,+ travel within Australia and internationally may be required.**Qualifications****WHAT WE NEED**+ Ability to quickly build relationships and credibility with customers,+ Ability to create and deliver technical presentations and training,+ Ability to read, interpret and/or develop technical specifications and diagrams,+ Confidence to hold difficult conversations at all levels,+ Ability to build trust to drive change with customers,+ Ability to learn new technologies quickly through self-learning,+ Excellent organisation and planning skills.We are looking for someone with some or all the following technical skills in Azure IaaS:**Azure Infrastructure CE:**+ Experience in architecting, designing, and building highly available Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) VM workloads on the Azure platform+ Solid knowledge of Microsoft best practices around resiliency, high-availability, and scalability of VM IaaS Azure based workloads+ Experience using PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure portal, and Azure Resource Manager templates.+ Knowledge of Linux and Windows based operating systems including package management and desired state configuration+ Hands-on experience administering Azure, along with a strong understanding of core Azure services, Azure workloads, security, and governance.+ Familiarity with Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup services and similar services+ Solid knowledge of networking including Virtual Networking, Subnetting, Routing, Firewalls, ExpressRoute, VPNs+ Knowledge of monitoring and operations of Azure IaaS based workloads+ Strong problem-solving skills: debug and troubleshoot issues in complex production environments consisting of infrastructure and application components+ Knowledge and experience in Cloud architecture patterns such as TOGAF Architecture Frameworks or cloud specific Well Architected Frameworks**Preferred Qualifications**+ MultipleCertification in Microsoft and/or competing Cloud Technologiesis desired.+ Microsoft certifications preferred – Azure Administrator Associate (AZ-104), Azure Solutions Architect Expert (AZ-303 & AZ-304), DevOps Engineer Expert (AZ-400) and any other Azure certifications would be an advantage+ Deep technical proficiency in Microsoft Azure Infrastructure planning, managing, deploying, and performance tuning or similar experience with virtualization.+ Experience troubleshooting automating infrastructure deployments using security best practices.+ Experience with Infrastructure as Code using at least one of the following: ARM templates, Bicep, Terraform, Pulumi.+ Have a minimum of five years’ experience in either Azure Infrastructure with a combination of on the job and formal technical qualifications.Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. 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