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Technical Support Engineer, Level 3

Cork, Ireland

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Job ID R1812857

Company Overview: 
Want to experience the thrill of a start-up but have the security of a billion dollar company? Called “one of the most attractive early-stage software assets in the technology industry today,” VMware has pioneered a new class of infrastructure software that allows companies to dramatically increase the efficiency of their computing resources. VMware is the global leader in virtual infrastructure solutions for industry-standard systems and one of the fastest growing software companies in the world. We have approximately doubled our revenue each year since our inception in 1998. VMware solutions have won numerous industry awards and are deployed at over 20,000 companies (including 100% of the Fortune 100 companies) and used by over 4 million users. 

VMware (NYSE:VMW) is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems.  Organizations of all sizes use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands.  VMware is based in Palo Alto, California and majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC).  For more information, visit
Job Description 
As our enterprise technical support engineer, you will provide technical support to both staff and customers who are working to implement VMware ESX Server and related products. 

Respond to customer inquiries, primarily via email (70%) and telephone (30%) 
Resolve and customer technical issues through diligent research, reproduction, and troubleshooting. 
Work directly with staff in quality assurance, engineering, sales, marketing, operations, and administration to resolve problems 
Document all technical inquiries; develop and review content for knowledgebase 
Provide training or assistance to junior staff 
Participate in testing alpha and beta products 

Experience in providing technical support to enterprise customers or software customers 
Excellent interpersonal skills 
Strong in spoken and written English 
Working knowledge of Linux, Microsoft (Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, 95, and 3.1; MS-DOS), plus x86 platforms, devices, and networking 
Experience with operation and administration of Linux or Unix systems 

Experience with operation and administration of Windows NT or Windows 2000 systems

Experience with working on Opensource
Highly Preferred Skills 
Hands on experience with VMware ESX Server or VMware products 
Experience in working with development organizations in a new product introductions role 
Technical Certifications (MCSE, CCNA, Linux Certifications etc.) 
Strong Linux or UNIX administration skills Familiarity with the installation and configuration of Linux or UNIX operating systems 
Setup and operation of TCP/IP networking on Linux or UNIX systems 
Ability to program and debug Perl administration scripts 
Good practical working ability with UNIX utilities, including editors and command shells 
At least 4 to 6 years of related software and hardware experience 
B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or equivalent work experience

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