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Director of Support Services Opening, San Antonio, TX

Location: San Antonio, TX

Post Date: 06/01/2022

Director of Support Services

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POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for maximizing up time of customer site equipment at minimal cost, and increasing customer satisfaction by leading IT support functions and corresponding teams for equipment health management, preventive maintenance, remote resolution of equipment issues, technical and field service.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Lead a set of technical service teams for remote and onsite equipment maintenance and issue resolution. Team members will be local, remote and offshore

Own equipment uptime and maintenance cost metrics and execute the roadmap for improving these metrics by implementing process and staffing improvements

Consistently meet issue resolution and customer communication SLAs through process and people management, and create strategies for improving SLA targets

Hire, train, motivate, retain and maximize productivity of technical support and field service personnel

Mentor and coach direct reports (technical support agents, field service technicians, supervisors and managers)

Drive continuous improvement of equipment and service quality by partnering with Engineering, Customer Success and other teams

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Customer Oriented – Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures

Communication – Ability to communicate effectively with others, particularly in meetings and through email. 

Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 

Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. 

Self Confidence – The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself. 

Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures. 

Coaching and Development – Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas. 

Data Driven – ability to interpret business objectives and observed operational metrics, and be able to establish strategies and tactics for bridging gaps between them. Ability to track effectiveness of strategies and tactics towards meeting business objectives by data analysis

SKILLS

Education:

Technical education in relevant areas (networking, video equipment, data security). Direct experience may be substituted for education.

Experience:

  • at least 3 years leading IT support teams

  • provisioning/configuring Linux environments, particularly virtual machines such as VMWare

  • Linux system administration (Ubuntu preferred but not mandatory)

  • TCP/IP network configuration, security provisioning with firewalls and partitions, network analysis, router configurations

  • VPN and other internet connectivity provisioning and administration

  • Experience provisioning network attached storage devices and video cameras a plus

Computer Skills:

Ability to use productivity software such as spreadsheets, editors and presentation tools required

Knowledge of Zendesk or other ticketing platforms a plus


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