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Swarm Lead / Principal Technical Support Engineer, Japanese Speaking



IT, Customer Service
Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Customer Success

Job Details

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The Global Support work environment is highly client-focused and fast paced, operating globally to provide 24/7/365 technical support. We are looking for an ambitious team lead to join our Salesforce Nightforce Japan Support team who is highly collaborative and multilingual person ready to take on a swarm lead position needing existing technical support experience and understanding of critical issue management in an enterprise cloud-based platform.

You must possess excellent analytical and communication skills (proficient writing and speaking Japanese) and have a passion to deliver outstanding support to our customers in Japan & Korea (follow-the-sun model).

Your Impact - In your role as a Swarm Lead with Support Engineers, you are the first point of contact for customers experiencing technical challenges after hours. You own the complete end-to-end customer experience for the EMEA shift.

Service Delivery:

  • Monitors incoming cases or swarms to ensure swarm requests are answered in a timely manner. Taps people within the swarm to assist, assists or networks to help find resources to assist as needed.

  • Drives collaboration with late-shift engineers, Nightforce teammates or other tech leads to drive standard methodologies and provide urgent support

  • Conducts mentoring sessions with team members.

  • Finds opportunities for upskilling and enablement within the team.

  • Crafts knowledge content and fosters knowledge exchange practices on the team

  • Engages the right resources and works with duty managers to ensure the accurate information is shared with the right members during critical events

  • Proactively initiates swarming activities on cases as needed if a case appears to be stuck and in need of movement

  • Motivates team and drives efficient resource usage during incidents or urgent case handling

  • Owns Cases to maintain technical skills or grow skills into new areas

  • Raises Top Case Drivers (TCD) and Enablement gaps to support leadership and Cloud Lead for action

  • Collaborates with Frontline Managers to provide feedback on swarm members that may be helpful in manager coaching conversations.

  • (Geo specific) Flexible to work in shifts as per the business requirements

  • Collaborating with all Salesforce teams efforts and ensuring we are a single point of contact for all post-sales support activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience in a Systems Administrator role.

  • Support Engineers (Senior+) are encouraged to apply

  • Relevant cloud certifications in Sales, Service, Platform and Marketing Cloud

  • High collaboration, influential, mentoring and customer-centric competencies

  • Fluent proficiency in writing & speaking Japanese

  • Business level proficiency in English

  • Demonstrated skill in Customer Support or Customer Service in a customer-facing role

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Professional proficiency or above in reading & speaking Korean

  • Technical support exposure in a critical environment or Backup Swarm Lead experience

  • Additional cloud certifications beyond minimum required

  • Trailhead Ranger

  • Understanding of standard web technologies. E.g. Managing Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services.

  • Experience with reading/writing HTML and CSS

  • Understanding of Internet technologies: firewalls, web servers, proxy servers, SSL, TSL, HTTPS, CDN etc…


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