Senior Technical Support Engineer - Level 3 Support
Alation Inc.
Chennai, India
4d ago

Alation was founded in 2012 when a PhD engineer from Google, a designer from Apple, and an executive from Oracle teamed up to help people to find, understand, and trust the data they use.

Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds. From Stanford, Berkeley, and IITs, from big companies and small startups, from all over the world, we all came together to work toward a shared vision of a world where informed decision-

making is the norm we are incredibly driven to make data more accessible in every industry. We are head-quartered in Redwood City, CA and funded by top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, General Catalyst Partners and Costanoa Venture Capital.

Our customers include some of the world’s largest organizations, with thousands of employees and petabytes of data. As our technical support engineer, you will be helping customers integrate with the Alation product, providing advanced level support on technical issues with the product, and for improving the Alation knowledge base.

You will work closely with product managers, engineers, and customers to improve the quality of the product. You will both solve technical problems and develop collaborative relationships with our customers, who are some of the most advanced analytics teams in the world.


  • Provides First / second / third level technical support for customers, partners, account teams, and other Technical Support Engineers.
  • Applies analytical skills and technical knowledge to solve product problems of moderate to high complexity.
  • Provides technology / product training, documentation and intellectual property material as required.
  • Acts as focal point for large account product problem resolution.
  • Support customer success with specialized product knowledge.
  • Effectively utilizes moderate to complex lab setups to recreate and solve problems.
  • Submits complete and correct bug reports in area of expertise. Advocate for customers in engineering roadmap planning.
  • Interacts across support teams and development teams at peer level.
  • Acts as a technical expert and provides support on a world-wide basis.
  • Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the following :
  • Understanding of application components and functionality; i.e. relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server), NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Redis etc.
  • web Servers (Apache, Nginx, etc.).

  • Understanding of Big data, Hadoop Ecosystem, MapR and Hive a big plus
  • Experience in Linux troubleshooting. Red Hat, Centos, and Ubuntu operating systems a plus.
  • Knowledge of SAML, LDAP, BI and reporting tools, Tableau, AWS a big plus
  • Experience working with web APIs.
  • Experience with python, Java a nice to have.
  • Additional Skills

  • Comfort with working in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work on problems of moderate to wide scope and moderate to high complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Promotes and solicits ideas within project team(s).
  • Ability to handle critical customer issues / problems.
  • Able to determine problems and deliver known solutions with a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to determine root cause and resolution for previously unknown problems.
  • Adopted by some of the world’s leading analytics teams at companies like eBay, Tesla, and Square, Alation’s applications have improved the productivity of analysts 20-

    50%. Alation delivers a data catalog built for data collaboration, curation and productivity. We believe everyone deserves to work in a respectful, data-

    driven and yet creative culture. Launched publicly in March 2015, Alation has grown from the six companies that were initial early adopters to thousands of daily users.

    Series A funded, Alation's investors include many of the best-recognized firms in Silicon Valley, including Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Venture Capital, Data Collective, and General Catalyst Partners.

    Based in Redwood City, California, Alation sells directly in the United States and Europe and worldwide through strategic partnerships with SAP, Cloudera, Hortonworks and Teradata.

    Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Alation's values.

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