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Microsoft Corporation Senior Customer Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Microsoft Services helps customers realize their potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies. As an important part of the Services organization, the Modern Service Management (MSM) practice exists to drive process led solutions and provide operational subject matter expertise aligned with customer business needs. End goals are reduction of IT operational risks, service modernization in support of Digital Transformation, increased customer satisfaction, and confidence in the Microsoft platform and services.

Microsoft Services is looking for a Customer Engineer (CE) for Modern Service Management (formerly IT Service Management) with a mix of advanced technology and strategic business acumen. This role is challenging and diverse and requires an awareness of market and industry trends, and ongoing personal and professional development. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a passionate and dynamic practice in an organization striving to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. This role helps drive and support service transformation in enterprise organizations through pre-defined Premier offerings, as well as longer-term support engagements as a Designated Support Engineer (DSE).

The CE role is primarily focused on the delivery of high quality IT service management services and requires deep process and IT Operations knowledge, broad technology knowledge and the ability to map customer business problems to process-combined-with-technology solutions. Responsibilities include delivering Premier led engagements; providing subject matter expertise for large, enterprise customers; conducting service management assessments; and designing, developing and implementing solutions to drive transformation aligned to Modern Service Management concepts and principles.

The candidate must have a passion for the customer, demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience. This person must also be able to deliver articulate and effective strategic presentations to audiences of all sizes as well as CXO level audiences. The role requires an individual who is resourceful and confident under pressure.

These projects require the ability to conduct short- and medium-term engagements as well as deliver workshops and training courses. In addition, as a subject matter expert, the CE is required to provide internal and direct sales support, as well as customer advisory services. The role requires an individual who can establish relationships and actively participate in Microsoft worldwide communities. Success is measured by quality of delivery, customer satisfaction, virtual team feedback and integration, and level of sales support.


  • Deliver MSM Services engagements including workshops, assessments, support programs and other Premier services

  • Deliver high quality engagements in both large-scale project environments and smaller, single staffed engagement models

  • Engage in IT and business executive discussions related Modern Service Management principles and concepts, Digital Transformation, and overall IT Operations.

  • Transfer knowledge and share best practices with team members to help enhance the quality of engagement delivery and the customer experience.

  • Participate in Microsoft communities, evangelize Modern Service Management, and contribute to Intellectual Property.

  • Establish effective working relationships with cross-area project teams and work through appropriate escalation channels when necessary.

  • Work as “One Microsoft” to establish strong relationships with account-aligned organizations, Microsoft Services, offerings teams, and other internal resources as appropriate

  • Overnight travel is required. Travel requirements vary regionally and could be as much as 75%.


  • Ideally 5 or more years of operations consulting skills and/or service delivery manager experience

  • Ideally a BS/BA or MS/MA/MBA in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business, or related field or equivalent work experience

  • Ideally 3 or more years in complex IT Service Management work

  • Certification in ITIL Foundations is a pre-requisite, along with the ability to apply modern process solutions in real-world environments

  • Experience desired in Six Sigma methods, IT Governance frameworks like COBIT, business value methods like Gartner TCO or ValIT, project management \ such as PMP, organizational change such as PROSCI, and DevOps and Agile methodologies.

  • Awareness of modern technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics, Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft (Azure) Active-Directory, , Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Open Source Software (OSS), and a demonstrable ability to quickly learn and apply technology competencies is a plus

  • To be successful in this role the candidate would need to be passionate about making a difference, be able to work autonomously and as part of an extended team, conduct themselves with integrity, courage, and professionalism as they aspire to a trusted advisor status with customers and partners.

  • Communication is a key attribute of this role and the candidate will need effective and demonstrable written, verbal, and presentations skills; with the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization from line management through to the CIO. IT service management concepts can be abstract and the candidate should be sufficiently confident and articulate to describe, as well as adopt and drive a Modern Service Management mindset.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form at .

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