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Cloud Technical Leadat CDW Careers

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Delivery Engineering
Date Posted 
Jan 30, 2023
Madison, Wisconsin
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The Technical Lead is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Cloud Solutions Center shift while leveraging, improving & implementing ITIL best practices to deliver a “cloud-like” service on-demand next generation managed service. Duties will include ensuring L1 and L2 engineers are staffed, ensuring all cloud incidents, tickets, calls & alerts are addressed while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction and Service Level Agreements. The Supervisor will also act as a single point of contact during any critical incident & also handle escalation management partnering with Cloud Client Insight Managers and Account Teams according to Standard Operating Procedures. In addition to supervising the level 1 and level 2 engineers, the Supervisor will lead daily shift change sessions & will also serve as the on-site single point of contact for the Service Delivery Teams and any Cloud Customers who wishes to escalate during that shift.


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Monitor, audit & report daily workflow to ensure engineers are working as efficiently as possible to provide the ultimate customer experience by meeting or exceeding Service Level Agreements. 
  • Coordinate with fellow Supervisors to ensure adequate staffing and shift coverage. 
  • Set the daily objectives for the team, provide direct supervision for all working the shift, including performance and compensation assessments for assigned team members. 
  • Own & lead all Critical Cloud Incidents via defined Cloud Situation Management Process. 
  • Determine & define the training needs of team members and work with fellow supervisors, Cloud Solutions Center Leads & Operations Engineering Manager to coordinate regularly. 
  • Lead regular assessments which compile, review and present team performance metrics to managers and other stakeholders on a scheduled basis. 
  • Partner with peers to ensure the team is adhering to current governance & established processes and procedures. Create & implement regular audit schedule to validate adherence. 
  • Proactively Identify & implement process improvements and cloud automation opportunities across the teams. 
  • Proactively identity Cloud Command Center self-healing capabilities & automation. 
  • Recruit, hire, on-board, coach, mentor, motivate and develop coworkers in accordance with CDW Cloud Managed Services objectives & corporate culture. 
  • Work with peers & senior management to develop both strategically & tactile team goals and objectives. 
  • Provide input into the holistic strategic direction of the Cloud Solutions Center

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate or higher Degree from a recognized college or university, preferred in computer science, information systems, electrical engineering, or a related field, or qualifying industry experience. 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a role where strategies to reduce, prevent or resolve escalations of conflicts and challenges were used
  • At least seven (7) years of large - scale, enterprise - class planning, design, implementation and support experience
  • At least five (5) years of customer service experience
  • At least five (5) years of experience working in at least one public cloud (AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • Certification in at least one public cloud (AWS/GCP/Azure)

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity and deep experience implementing ITIL best practices for Incident, Problem, Change, Document & Service Management 
  • Strong, proven background in leading reporting & metrics capabilities, this includes; creating & generating base metrics from ticket systems, leveraging Excel & other tools
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude and strong initiative to face the challenges of a very fastpaced, high-energy, yet sometimes stressful, customer-focused operations organization while maintaining composure at all times required
  • Strong interpersonal, written, communication & problem solving skills
  • Ability to think, work both creatively & strategically in large matrix organizations
  • High organizational skills and the ability to delegate tasks efficiently
  • Excellent work ethic - high output and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate strong competency in managing through system with strong ability to lead and motivate people across various levels of the organization
  • Schedule flexibility with ability to work non-standard business hours and shifts
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% or as needed to other CDW locations, meetings and client sites
  • Ability to understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information. Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology. Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize. Ability to apply common sense in performing job. Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ITIL v3


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