Support Engineer at Puppet Labs in Portland, OR
Department: Client Services and Support
Reports to: VP Technical Operations
Location: Portland, OR (non-local candidates: relocation is required for this role)
Summary of Role
Do you love helping customers? Do you love solving problems? And even more, are you serious about not having to solve the same problem twice? Excited about what Puppet is doing and want to be a part of it?
At Puppet Labs we’re passionate about service and the success of our customers, and we’re hiring a customer-focused Support Engineer who shares our passion for service, systems automation, cloud, infrastructure as code and doing things the best way possible.
In this role, you will utilize your knowledge of Puppet to support our clients by assessing the nature of product or service issues and resolving their technical &/or complex support issues. You’ll engage our community, provide customer feedback to product management, assist with maintaining customer support systems, and act as a liaison between our customers and other internal teams. In addition, you’ll provide assistance as needed to our team of Professional Services Engineers who work onsite with our customers.
- Experience in a customer support role.
- Minimum of 3 years' experience in Linux/Unix system administration.
- Knowledge of web application server configuration (Apache, Passenger).
- Good grasp of TCP/IP networking and debugging.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills.
Preferred but not required:
- Familiar with source control systems such as Git.
- Experience using Puppet and configuration management systems.
- Comfortable with object oriented scripting languages (ideally Ruby).
Please include a cover letter with your application describing why you are interested in working for Puppet Labs, and how you feel your experience fits the listed qualifications of the position. Also include a list of references.
Working for Puppet Labs
Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs creates IT automation software which enables system administrators to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels, scaling from handfuls of nodes on-premise to tens of thousands in the cloud. Puppet powers thousands of companies, including Twitter, Yelp, eBay, Zynga, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Google, Disney, Citrix, Oracle, and Viacom. Our investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures, Radar Partners, Emerson St. Partners, VMware, Google Ventures, and Cisco.
Everyone who works here has a real, direct impact on the company, and our list of interesting and difficult challenges will always be larger than the time we have to tackle them. Our work environment is relaxed yet results driven, encouraging creativity, collaboration, and challenging each other in order to foster continuous improvement. Our employees embody our values, displaying curiosity, self-motivation, adaptability, and a passion for what Puppet Labs is all about.