SQL Support Engineer
San Jose, SJ, CR
29d ago


No two days are the same in Customer Service and Support at Microsoft. We engage in solving challenging and complex problems, we collaborate and share learnings with each other and innovate on solutions to enable our customers make the most of Microsoft products.

Our team is geographically distributed; we speak many languages and we come from a variety of cultural backgrounds. We are rapidly expanding and we are looking for talented people with a growth mindset, a passion for solving complex issues and obsession to customer happiness.

Besides technical talent, we also look for engineers with a run for the fire behavior people who thrive under difficult and challenging circumstances, who loves to get involved in difficult situations and at the same time learn.

If you love technology and believe that your abilities can be developed through effort and persistence, and it makes your day when a customer or peer thank you for your help, this may be THE career opportunity for you.

Our culture is built around attributes that drive our every decision, and our every action. we value all perspectives and reward individuals that poke at the edges of what they know to be true.

We are seeking people that think differently and are biased toward action to accomplish great things. Role Description You will be accountable for providing an outstanding technical support experience to our business customers.

From problem identification to full resolution, you will own and manage your cases over the phone and Web. When needed, you will transfer your cases to your colleagues or involve subject matter experts, or escalate to Engineering (Product Groups) or Management.

Your day to day job will be about providing both technical expertise (either on your own or by involving your colleagues) and about being an excellent communicator and a service oriented professional.

You will be given the opportunity to become a subject matter expert in one of more areas and receive guidance and mentorship from your colleagues.

Every day you will have to make judgment calls regarding your case load, how to prioritize it, how to maximize your effectiveness, how to set time aside to learn about our new products and technologies and evolve as a professional.

You will also participate in various training sessions, and internal technical events as they become available.


  • Be available to take ownership of new cases and escalations via telephone and Web and provide support to Enterprise customers and partners.
  • Scope a customer’s issue by collecting the relevant facts; investigate the problem by doing your own research and by involving other teams as needed.
  • Consult and collaborate with your immediate peers or colleagues around the world. - Escalate to management as necessary, acting internally as a customer advocate and keeping the customers informed.
  • Collaborate with management and engineering to resolve service issues. - Ensure that each support request owned by you is handled as per our Service Level Agreement (SLA) and to the highest possible customer satisfaction by setting the right expectations and fulfilling your commitments.
  • Document your technical work and research in detailed and comprehensive manner. - Prioritize your work to accomplish the most important and urgent requests first.
  • Maintain a proactive approach to customer happiness, identifying and correcting customer satisfaction concerns before they become problems.
  • Soft Skills requirements : You approach things with a growth mindset genuine desire and motivation to learn and develop yourself.

    You embrace challenges, and persist in face of setbacks. You consider failure an opportunity to learn, so whatever happens you win.

    You love customers, and are obsessed with them - a genuine desire to help under challenging circumstances. In addition, you possess strong communication skills, ability to work on a team environment, problem-

  • solving skills and capacity to deal with ambiguity. Excellent self-assessment to identify when other resources are needed;
  • ability engage and collaborate effectively with others to resolve complex problems. Finally, you should be able to handle high pressure situations well maintain calm and composure on stressful situations is a must.


    Your ramp-up in this position will be much faster if you have technical experience and knowledge working in databases including SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.

  • Technical proficiency in and learning attitude toward Microsoft database technologies We love to get to know candidates with strong technical background, nevertheless, do not shy away if you do not meet all the Technical requirements.
  • If you have growth mindset, you are a strong believer that knowledge can be developed with effort and persistence. This is what we value most.

    You will just need to be able to demonstrate that to us. Other qualifications and experience : - Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent in work experience.

    3 to 5 years of prior product / customer support experience.- Language Skills - Proficiency in the English language, written and spoken.

  • Customer service skills, team work, problem-solving skills, capacity to deal with difficult situations and ability to thrive in ambiguity.
  • Proven ability to work virtually. - Strong Communication Skills proficiency in spoken and written English (including technical writing).
  • Proven ability to lead customers to achieve success. - Technical knowledge in SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2016 - Knowledge on performance tuning and database design -
  • Knowledge in capacity planning and sizing SQL Server environments - Knowledge in high availability configurations with failover clustering.

  • Advanced troubleshooting techniques. CSSCostaRica Location : San Jose, Costa Rica Primary shifts Your shift can vary according to business needs.
  • Examples - Monday to Friday, from 10 AM to 07 PM, or 09 AM to 06 PM depending upon business needs.

  • Please note that shifts might change according to business needs. Though schedule changes are not frequent, you will need to have flexibility to accommodate changes as needed.
  • This position will require you to work a rotational On-Call schedule, evenings and weekends shifts.
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