Senior Support Consultant - Outage Management (OMS)
Type: Full Time
Telecommuting is allowed.
About This Job:
The Senior Support Consultant – Outage Management is a highly technical and advanced position that is viewed as a subject matter expert and trusted adviser by our Members and all internal NISC teams. This position handles and coordinates resolution of highly complex, escalated, and advanced software challenges to Member satisfaction.? This includes working with multiple levels of management in our Member offices.
Software supported by this position includes NISC developed suite of engineering products which promote operational efficiency in our Members’ offices.? This software represents most of the outage lifecycle including the Outage Management System (OMS), Multi-channel messenger, SmartHub, and AppSuite.? The Senior Support Consultant exercises a high degree of creativity and judgement and reports to the Team Lead of Members Support (OMS).? A background in technical support, dispatcher job role, and electric cooperative industry is necessary for success in this position.
What will you do as a Senior Support Consultant?
Assist Members in multiple aspects of application support for NISC developed suite of engineering products - Outage Management System (OMS), Multi-channel messenger, SmartHub, and AppSuite via phone, e-mail, or cases assigned via NISC iVUE Support system.
Responsible for resolution of complex, high priority, and escalated software challenges.
Perform root cause research, analysis, and remediation of Member outage events as recorded in Outage Management System.
Take an active role in advancing the knowledge of our engineering and operations support team through mentoring and training.
Serve as an escalation point of contact for Member critical items, working with multiple Member and NISC teams.
Assist in major regional outage events that affect multiple Members.
Perform either on-site or remote deep dive analysis for our Members in the form of best practice and review of the Outage Management System.
Collaborate with all Member support departments on the integration points between engineering products and the rest of NISC application suite.? Collaborates with third parties on external integration points.
Proactively monitor application support issues and identify patterns.? Collaborate with development and quality engineering teams to proactively address these issues.
Assist with software release processes including contributing Member provided input and give feedback on software design.
Provide escalated support, including after-hours, for NISC engineering and operations support team.? Provide accurate suggestions for troubleshooting steps.
Document solutions as NISC Community articles and whitepapers for our Members and engineering and operations support team.
Represent engineering and operations support team on the NISC Community, at NISC Workshops, the Member Information Conference, Advisory Committees, Member visits, and deliver presentations at Industry events.
Provide on-going communication to Member and NISC leadership teams.
May require travel to Member site on short notice.
Desired Job Experience/Knowledge:
6+ years’ experience in an electric engineering field and/or electric cooperative industry.
3+ years’ experience in advanced troubleshooting of software applications, including interfaces to third party systems.
Mastery of NISC’s Outage Management products’ features and functionality.
Mastery of other integrated Utility industry applications and services.
Demonstrated technical leader, problem-solver, and subject matter expert.
Proven commitment to Member satisfaction.
Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.
Ability to lead initiatives across the organization.
Ability to effectively adapt to change.
Strong organization and prioritization skills.
Provide ability to interact in a positive manner with internal and external contacts.
Provide ability to maintain the highest level of professionalism, ethical behavior, and confidentiality.
Commitment to NISC's Statement of Shared Values.
Desired Education and/or Certification(s):
??High School diploma or equivalency required.
Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering related field.
Minimum Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential functions of this position, employees must be able to see and communicate.? Employees are regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move, and operate computer keyboards or office equipment.
Management may modify this job description by assigning or reassigning duties and responsibilities at any time.
National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) is an information technology company that develops and supports software and hardware solutions for our Member-Owners who are primarily utility cooperatives and telecommunications companies across the nation. NISC is an industry leader providing advanced, integrated IT solutions for consumer and subscriber billing, accounting, engineering & operations, as well as many other leading-edge IT solutions.
At NISC, our focus is service excellence and innovative information technology solutions that enable our Member-Owners to excel in customer service, maximize diversification opportunities, and compete effectively in the changing utility and telecommunications industries..
Today, more than 20 million consumers in all 50 states, American Samoa, Palau, and Canada receive utility or telecommunications services from companies utilizing our advanced information technology systems. As a cooperative, NISC is owned by the users of our systems, our Member-Owners, providing an unparalleled working relationship and inside understanding on industry operations, changes and requirements. Our full complement of software and hardware solutions are... highlighted by innovations such as:
Internet bill payment and presentation
Graphical and mobile mapping systems
Activity costing systems
Energy deregulated billing
Telecommunications switch provisioning and many others
NISC and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,300 individuals in three cities (Lake Saint Louis, MO, Mandan, ND, and Cedar Rapids, IA). Our staff represents a blend of seasoned professionals with in-depth knowledge of the telecommunications, energy and other utility industries along with talented technical engineers skilled in the most effective software development and delivery techniques. We are dedicated to providing quality service to our Members/Customers through unlimited phone support, online user documentation and knowledge bases, hands-on learning opportunities and site visits.