Helpdesk Operator

$35,000 - $40,000 yearly
  • Sirius
  • Remote (Working from Home, USA)
  • 29 Dec, 2022
Full time Technical Customer Support

Job Description

You will identify the source of the problems described to you and find solutions to fix them, mediating between customers and Sirius’ engineers and management.

Your responsibilities and duties will include receiving technical support tickets, phone calls, or emails, contacting the user or customer, listening to their issue, diagnosing the problem, and walking them through the solution.

In some cases, you might have to escalate problems you are unable to resolve to the appropriate expert.

You will need to know your way around Linux and Open Source to take on this role. A degree in computer science or an IT-related field might be necessary. Experience in troubleshooting hardware or software-related issues will be a must. Great communication skills, an analytical mindset, and attention to detail will be much appreciated.

  • Candidates must be able to triage customer issues (support incidents) from incoming calls and emails, customer systems, and real-time telemetry screens, authoring measurably concise and intelligible tickets in our ticketing system.

  • The successful applicant will keep Sirius’ Ticketing System organized and current - creating, prioritizing, reviewing, updating, and documenting tickets across each incident’s ‘lifecycle’ through to resolution and closure within definite SLAs.

  • Applicants will have the basic technical skills needed to solve common support issues, measured by closing tickets, in the most widely deployed Linux distributions and Open Source projects.

  • You will need great communication skills, verbal and written, measured by your ability to collect, diagnose, and convey precisely and concisely to both technical and non-technical customers and colleagues.

  • The successful applicant will proactively work on support incidents, applying practical skills to solve customer issues, or escalating those requiring 2nd or 3rd line expertise. Successful resolution is always measured by customer satisfaction, and permission to close the ticket.

  • Company Policy requires that Customers, Colleagues, 2nd & 3rd line Engineers, and Line Management are kept informed and regularly updated in order to achieve agreed customer SLAs.

  • Candidates must be willing to follow all Company Policies, and standard, documented, processes and procedures. Following ‘knowledge-base’ instructions to perform regular and scheduled tasks (e.g. DevOps, configuration management, deployment and maintenance) is part of the ‘Sirius Way’.

  • Applicants must be adept at researching (including search engine research), diagnosing, troubleshooting and identifying solutions to support requests to the customer’s satisfaction.

  • Candidates must have a great phone manner, and easy language skills, evaluated by ‘Mystery Shopper’ calls, to communicate with customers via phone, email or chat.

  • Candidates can show that they have a track record of training and increasing their technical knowledge, based on employer needs as agreement with management.

  • The successful applicant will be able to use, or willing to learn how to use, Sirius’ toolset: including Google Workspace, calendar, email, voice, meet, Wiki, and so on.

Job Level

Entry Level