Sr. Technical Specialist
IHS 89 reviews - Toronto, ON

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Reporting to the Supervisor, EHS Customer Care, the incumbent will act as the Technical interface to clients for resolution of technical & functional problems related to the recommended maintenance, use and fix/workarounds for Desktop Pro™ and Stature®. This position is responsible for ensuring resolution of customer problems received via telephone and or via email/website.

General Job Duties:

Answer Customer Service calls, voice mails, emails, which includes using customer support database including (SalesLogix and Microsoft Visual Studio TFS (Team Foundation Server or other ticketing system) and other applications and files to create, update, troubleshoot, test, process, and maintain customer service tracking tickets, keeping tickets within workflow parameters and within established SLA’s. (Service Level Agreements)

 Provides functional and technical assistance to clients for IHS’s Stature® J2EE web-based applications and Desktop Pro™ suite.
 Responds to client requests within stated guidelines and contractual Service Level Agreements.
 Research and recommend known technical & functional solutions to clients, develop workarounds and in some cases solutions for resolution.
 Provides consistent and timely status updates to client issues.
 Contributes to the technical knowledge base.
 Demonstrates a consistent and positive client support orientation.
 Participates in Application Support initiatives.
 All other assigned project(s)

Specific Job Duties:

Have a working knowledge of IHS’s Desktop Pro™ series of products and Stature® the web based application. This includes all of its modules, reporting, and requirements. Resolve customer problems with licenses, application error messages, templates and guide customers with use of application help and show-me functions.

Be effective in application problem solving. Have knowledge of network troubleshooting. Have excellent customer communication, telephone and computer skills, including Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and e-mail, Internet Explorer, Java. Coordinate work with software developers, QA and project teams in solving application software problems.

Required Education:
 A college/university degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent

Required Experience

 5+ years of proven software support experience
 Knowledge of MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008, Oracle 9i\10g\11g
 Writing SQL scripts
 Windows Server 2003/2008
 Internet Explorer 7 and 8
 Server and network administration & troubleshooting skills with Microsoft Windows Products
 Web-based enterprise software support experience in Java/.NET
 Experience working with Java/J2EE technologies
 Experience in application server (e.g. Tomcat, WebLogic, IIS) is preferred
 Effective written and verbal communication skills to deliver world-class customer support
 Advanced listening skills and customer service attitude with the ability to show sensitivity to user’s questions and requests
 Ability to manage time and work flow to meet service levels and priorities
 Ability to set and manage client expectations
 Ability to write technical information in a structured manner
 A self-starter who is results-oriented and able to operate effectively within a team environment
 Sound judgment, analysis skills
 Strong inter-personal skills

Other skills:
Proficiency in English
Other known languages are an asset

Physical Requirements:
 Results-oriented, analytical problem solver
 Displays personal initiative, strong work ethic, and professionalism
 Able to multi-task and manage many customers
 Reliable, meets deadlines, displays attention to detail
 Ability to work with customers under sometimes stressful situations
 Good communication and interpersonal skills.
 Able to capture clear, concise and detailed information pertaining to customer service requests
 Can exercise independent judgment and able to function in a geographically distributed organization and work environment
 Occasionally work extra hours to address an immediate Product problem
 Strong process skills and the ability to assess sensitivity and business impact of decisions is desirable

About this company
89 reviews
IHS Inc. (IHS) is a provider and source of Critical Information and Insight in the global information market. The Company provides...