Dell Tech Support Engineer L3 - VCE in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Job Description:

In this role the individual will apply advanced level technical support expertise to resolve highly complex customer issues. Requests may be received by Support Centers through automated dial-homes, voice initiated technical calls from Customers, Partners, VCE employees, remote maintenance calls, Chat and Web Support Calls. Accept escalated requests from other technical team members as the subject matter expert. Use independent judgment to accomplish objectives. Work closely with engineering and cross-functional POD team in resolving customer issues. Identifies and provides resolutions to a diverse range of complex technical problems. Provide problem determination and resolution for customer issues. Develop and implement resolutions to identified problems, and follows standard practices and procedures. Identify and document with management to proactively revise current procedures and tools to improve customer satisfaction. May need to engage or escalate to more senior resources or to VCE parent companies (Cisco, EMC, VMware) to resolve more complex issues. Will be expected to develop and participate in solutions based Vblock training and problem resolution skills development.Develops broad knowledge of the organization’s mission and strategy and relates it to day-to-day issues.

Principal Duties:

  • Applies advanced platform & technical expertise using standard operating and diagnostic procedures to resolve standard level issues.

  • Effectively communicates procedural and technical issues to internal and external customers in a fast paced and customer critical environment. Maintains a "closed-loop" communication style assuring all appropriate individuals are notified of ongoing issues and problem resolution status. Responsible for sharing all acquired knowledge concerning problem resolution. Contributes to centralized problem identification and resolution database may provide senior or expert level tasks similar to Engineering for assigned products or skills.

  • Understands and leverages VCE’s technical communication structure. Sphere of influence extends well outside of the department. May be asked to participate in virtual team training and product knowledge sharing meetings.

  • Will participate in the creation and maintenance of eService applications such as Chat, Knowledgebase content, Support forums, etc. Regularly submits content to the knowledge database.

  • Validates technical information and issues early warnings and disseminates information as needed.

  • As a 24X7X365 organization, shift work, holidays and on-call responsibilities may be required as well as occasional travel to customer sites.

Professional Skills

  • Understanding of VCE and Vblock solutions.

  • Vblock product and/or VCE cross-product training is highly desirable.

  • Adaptable (ability to quickly learn new technologies as required)

  • Customer facing experience.

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.

Technical Skills

  • Fluency in Nexus switches - CompTIA, CCNA certified or relevant work experience required

  • Virtualization - VMWare vSphere – VCP certified or relevant work experience is a plus

  • Compute – Cisco UCS Blade servers – DCUCI certified or relevant work experience is a plus

  • SAN - Excellent knowledge of fibre channel switches, CISCO MDS

  • Scale IO

  • Red Hat

  • Fluency in advanced troubleshooting skills, methodologies and processes

  • Broad system application and IT knowledge

  • Experience in database and application administration

Education Required: Bachelors (Tech) or equivalent

Experience Required: 7+ Years of technical support

EMC Values:

When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.

Critical Hiring Criteria:

Functional Area(s):

Customer Service & Support



Business Unit:

211 - VCE


US - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park