Customer Engineer - Azure Infrastructure
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2d ago

Do you have a passion for Azure Technologies and love to solve problems and help improve the quality of Microsoft's products with enterprise customers?

Are you customer obsessed and have a growth mindset? If so, this is a great opportunity for you. Microsoft Services is looking for a Customer Engineer for Support for Mission Critical team to help drive digital transformation through all Azure technologies.

In this role you will be working with Support for Mission Critical customers building, deploying, operating, and optimizing large complex enterprise environments.

You will also be responsible for customer satisfaction, deployment, adoption, and support of enterprise Microsoft deployments.

As a Customer Engineer you will be a key technical resource for the customer, primarily focused on delivering proactive services such as education workshops, delivering assessments and providing tailored guidance.

Troubleshooting skills are essential as this role will include working with Microsoft Premier / Unified Support to expedite incident resolution.

The role can include a mixture of short and long-term customer engagements.


  • Mission Critical Lead responsible for the planning and delivery of proactive and reactive support.
  • Identify and manage goals and opportunities across Azure technology solutions to improve the solution environment and functional processes for our customers.
  • Participate in proactive account management, spot performance issues, analyze problems, develop solutions to meet customer needs, represent them.
  • Create deliverables to address common Microsoft Unified Support customer needs & support mobile-first, cloud-first strategy, share intellectual property with others.
  • Engage with support, account, customer success, and product engineering teams to ensure streamlined customer experience.
  • Facilitate sessions with the product team and stakeholders to discuss product updates and feedback.
  • Plan and implement end-to-end Support for Mission Critical client support projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain, expand accreditations and certifications; assist in developing best practices for key technologies & products to support technical team readiness.
  • Consistently apply lessons learned , model personal accountability & teamwork.
  • Contribute & participate with meetings to articulate Microsoft Unified Support offerings to all customers; share knowledge thru communities, adapt for customers.
  • Contribute to On Call rotations to ensure high quality of service for the critical incidents created by Support Mission Critical customers
  • Qualifications

    Azure Customer Engineers should be experienced at implementing, automating, and troubleshooting Microsoft Azure Infrastructure solutions .

    The Azure Customer Engineer role requires knowledge and experience in several of the following technologies / areas :

  • Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) core knowledge; Storage, Network, Compute.
  • Azure Governance / Cloud Adoption FrameworkAzure Policy, Management Groups, Governance / Compliance as Code
  • ARM JSON or Terraform Templates (Infrastructure as code) Azure CLI and / or PowerShell.
  • Strong understanding of Windows and / or Linux Operating Systems
  • Working knowledge of On-Premises Infrastructure solutions; AD DS, DNS, Monitoring, Patching
  • Security concepts for Cloud Infrastructure and Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Azure AD Connect knowledge and experience.
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Containers / Docker knowledge
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and support experience
  • Face-to-face customer engagement skills
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
  • Troubleshooting knowledge & skills, Microsoft Certifications and / or AWS qualifications desirable
  • Degree qualification or equivalent experience
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