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IBM Big Data and Open Source DB Support Engineer in San Jose, California


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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM SWG is looking for an experienced software engineer to join the Big Data and Open Source DB North America Support team. As part of this team, you will have opportunity to work on supporting our customers that are deploying Big Data technologies (Cloudera Data Platforms, Big SQL) and revolutionary Open Source DB offerings (Postgres, MongoDB, and Apache Casandra etc.).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Understanding, narrowing and defining the scope of clients concerns in terms of stating the problem and understanding its scope.

  • Managing client expectations and understanding the nature of the issue in terms of technical impact and pervasiveness.

  • Utilizing technical and negotiation skills and collaborate with partner engineering teams (Cloudera, EDB, MongoDB, DataStax etc.) to prioritize and diagnose problems to resolution using problem determination/problem analysis skills.

  • Communicating updates and action plans to customer or IBM representative via the support portal, phone and email as per response guidelines.

  • Contributes to department attainment of organizational objectives and high customer satisfaction.

  • Recognize and minimize client impact by using timely and appropriate escalation processes to engage Partner Engineering Support organization.

  • Sharing knowledge and expertise with the team and also the clients, such as writing technotes, blogging in social media, etc.

  • Ensuring that an adequate amount of process is followed. If applicable, recommends and implements new or improvements to existing technical support tools, procedures, and processes

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years of relevant experience as technical customer support, supporting large scale RDBMS or Data Warehousing environments.

  • 2+ years of experience with Linux (development/support/administration)

  • Strong understanding of RDBMS and good understanding of challenges in building Data Warehousing for a Big Data applications.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • Strong active listening skills and excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to work a shifted work week at least once a month to provide support on weekends and some public holidays as the hub is one of 3 worldwide support hubs that provide 24x7 support 365 days a year.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A professional certification on Big Data (Cloudera) and Open Source DB (Postgres, Mongo and Apache Casandra) management

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.