Associate Support Engineer

Challenging convention. Trying new things. Reshaping an industry.  

The team at Duck Creek helps insurance companies bring amazing ideas to life quickly and easily with software that thinks and works like they do. We're fueled by sharing ideas openly, challenging conventions, trying new things, and valuing "Why not?" over "Why?" Our certainty that there is always a better way to do things keeps carriers ahead of their competition and is helping to reshape an industry.  

If having a hand in transforming one of the world’s oldest and largest industries into a standard for innovation, open exchange, and peerless user experience sounds exciting, let us know. We may be looking for you.

Associate Support Engineer

The Associate Support Engineer will assist the Product Support team in building relationships with the client team by responding to software questions and driving resolution of raised client issues, and assists in understanding the client’s products and the use of the software along with gathering and understanding future milestones and Go-To-Market events.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicates directly with the customer(s) via web meetings and incident tracking workflow with assistance of the Sr. Associate Support Engineer or higher
  • Communicates directly with Customer Service Managers to provide status updates in a timely manner for high priority incidents
  • Qualifies incidents submitted by third-party implementation teams or customers by identifying gaps in the details of incidents and gathering information
  • Sets up environments within Azure test labs to replicate and triage incidents reported submitted by third-party implementation teams or customers
  • Works within DCOD environments to replicate and triage incidents reported submitted by third-party implementation teams or customers
  • Triages low to moderate complexity incidents with close direction from Sr. Associate Support Engineer or higher
  • Leverages Duck Creek utilities such as Trace Monitor, ExampleUtil, data copy tools, etc to triage reported incidents
  • Leverages third-party utilities such as Visual Studio, HTTPWatch, Fiddler, SQL Management Studio, etc to triage reported incidents
  • Provides work-a-rounds or solutions to third-party implementation teams or customers based on analysis during the triage process
  • Escalates incidents deemed to be base code defects to the proper Engineering teams
  • Applies SQL or XML scripts in DCOD environments to align data
  • Identifies trends and patterns of reported data fix requests
  • Identifies ways to automate processes regarding data fix requests or develop utilities to assist in the triaging process
  • Attends sprint reviews and supports targeted training
  • Serves as on-call Support Engineer for after-hours emergencies as needed to triage Severity Level 1 incidents
  • Analyzes and assesses upgrade impact based on release notes and code changes for new release features.
  • Leverages Duck Creek upgrade tools to generate differential analysis and produce low impact upgrade path for Duck Creek Customers.
  • Develops and execute tests including PowerShell, Regression Runner and Selenium based automation tools
  • Performs other related duties and activities as required

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher education level, or foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Computer Information Sciences or related degree; related work experience can be substituted for educational requirement
  • Work Experience: Minimum 1 year

Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the following competencies:
    • Applicable DCU boot camp assessment score
    • Replication/qualification of reported cases
    • Salesforce workflow
    • Azure Test Labs or equivalent VM knowledge
  • Demonstrates awareness in the following competencies:
    • .NET and C# (or similar language)
    • Ability to operate independently with minimal guidance in focus area
    • After hours call service expertise/triage
    • Analytical ability
    • Communicate with support personnel
    • Creating training modules in area of focus for team members
    • Duck Creek triaging tools knowledge
    • Extensible Markup Language (XML)
    • Full Suite installation
    • Installation troubleshooting knowledge
    • Insurance domain knowledge
    • Internet Information Services (IIS)
    • Knowledge-based contributor
    • Product Installation in supporting area
    • Salesforce case organization and management
    • Structured Query Language (SQL)
    • TeamTrack Workflow and submission (if applicable)
    • TFS Workflow and submission (if applicable)
    • Azure Dev Ops Workflow and submission (if applicable)
    • PowerShell, Regression Runner and Selenium based automation tools
    • Understanding new feature release details
    • Visual Studio or similar IDE
    • Frontend technologies like HTML, CSS, Skins, Javascript, Jquery etc
    • Continuous integration practices.

Other Requirements:

  • Travel: 0-10%
  • Special Work Hours: After-hours On-Call Support Engineer for emergencies as needed to triage Severity Level 1 incidents
  • Work Authorization: Legally authorized to work in the country of the job location.
  • Physical: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

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Location

NW of Chicago, commute from I-90, I-294, CTA Blue Line, Metra rail and O’Hare. Restaurants & recreation spots galore. Fitness center & Cafe Onsite.

An Insider's view of Duck Creek Technologies

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started in an entry-level Analyst position, and plugged in to every opportunity that came my way, giving each day my all and learning everything I could. In our environment where high aptitude and strong work is the norm, one thing I love about Duck Creek is the culture of high-performers actively building each other up.

Chad

Sr. Manager, Software Configuration

What projects are you most excited about?

I am excited that SaaS Technical Operations is continuing to advance with a Service Management project to adopt enhanced operational practices centered on improving Incident and Request delivery along with improved stability. The focus is centered on bringing forth higher levels of quality to translate into greater levels of Customer satisfaction.

Henry

Director, Support Engineering

What are Duck Creek Technologies Perks + Benefits

Duck Creek Technologies Benefits Overview

At Duck Creek Technologies, we are committed to providing you with flexible and comprehensive benefits. Duck Creek Technologies continues to offer competitive benefits so you can take care of yourself and your family at an affordable cost. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to enjoy success on the job and to live a healthy, balanced life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Wednesday!
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Duck Creek reimburses its employees up to $150 per year for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Duck Creek offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training such as Duck Creek University.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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