At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the role
This is a great opportunity to work with a high-tech, rapidly growing company. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated IT Service Desk Manager looking to lead a global Tier 1/Tier 2 support & service fulfillment team. You will lead a team & empower productivity with extraordinary IT Support & Services fulfilment. Ideal candidates will be passionate & possess a strong IT background, including ITIL experience.
What you'll do
- Manage IT Services Staff (IT Services Analysts & IT Technicians) to assure appropriate coverage to meet business needs & Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to achieve excellence in customer service & satisfaction.
- Champion the transition throughout IT to a modern new ITIL service management platform, optimized for end-user ease of use.
- Develop, implement, & continually refine/improve service desk tools, standards & policies, incident & problem resolution procedures, & technical documentation to align IT Service Desk operations with best practices.
- Manage a team of Tier 1 & Tier 2 IT personnel, including setting up employee objectives, identifying developmental needs, etc.
- Conduct regular performance reviews & maintain appropriate levels of engagement within the team to ensure high motivation levels.
- Participate in the local interview & hiring process
- Review survey feedback to improve services, tools & support experience.
- Provide data & report on KPIs & trends to management & others in ad-hoc, weekly, monthly intervals & as needed.
- Drive ticket/incident deep dives & develop strategies for improvement. Determine root cause of issues & communicate appropriately to internal & external customers.
- Take ownership of major incidents to ensure coordination of resolving parties, effective communication to stakeholders & the user community, post incident review, & driving resulting process improvements.
- Manage process for communicating outage/emergency activities to the organization.
- Manage vendor relationships as it depends on daily operational needs
- Monitor, control & support service delivery; ensuring systems, methodologies & procedures are in place & followed.
- Manage the complete life cycle for client computing hardware to include procurement, installation, replacement and/or repairs.
- Work with the IT Operations Engineers & IT Systems Administrators to continually improve the desktop computing environment, & evolve standards for hardware, software & security in the desktop environment.
- Champion Service & Support in projects & develop a strong understanding of projects impacting client computing & ensuring service impacts are minimized.
- Be accountable for the quality of Service & performance; ensuring future demand from growth & projects is understood & factored into capacity plans for all associated systems.
- Drive internal & third party service review meetings covering performance, service improvements, quality & processes.
- Lead & inspire the IT Services organization to do great work by displaying the traits you want to see in the team. Keep your technical skills up to date, & provide your team with leadership through knowledge & experience.
Examples of desirableskills, knowledge & experience
- Bachelors degree strongly preferred; ideally in MIS, or similar field of study.
- 5+ years managing an IT Service Desk in a high-tech industry, start-up environment
- Must be experienced in implementing changes in a Service Desk environment.
- Passionate about delivering exceptional customer support; able to thrive in a dynamic global environment & be a change agent.
- Proven success delivering results of increasing complexity across teams.
- Analytical skills, able to leverage KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to improve a teams output.
- Experience with ITILv3 frameworks & a broad IT foundation.
- Exceptional written & verbal communication skills, including comfortably presenting to senior management.
- Experience managing direct reports.
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.
Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!
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