Support Engineer Job


Full time

Montreal, QC, Canada

Sep 19


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Position Description


The CEC Support & Application Management team is responsible for delivering second level technical product support for SAP Commerce Cloud. The scope of responsibility of this level is similar to ITIL third support level, including the development of workarounds but excluding the bug fixing and patching. This support extends to all core platform related issues. 


In their daily job, Support Engineers will receive technical queries from our customers through SAP ticketing system and are expected to use any means available to find a satisfactory solution in a timely manner. They will regularly communicate with customers, partners and other teams, on different channels, including instant messaging, email, ticketing system and phone.


The main required areas of expertise consist of troubleshooting multi-tenant java/spring applications, deployed in different ways, and excellent customer facing communication.


Scope of Work


The main objective of Product Support is to deliver solutions for SAP Commerce Cloud issues related to the platform software. These issues can be caused by a wide variety of reasons, such as lack of knowledge of the implementation partner, a third-party component or a bug in SAP Commerce Cloud source code. To provide the quality of our service that our customers expect, our product support engineers will establish a solution-oriented dialog with all the required parties (implementation partner, customer, developers, etc.…).


The objective is that the problem is satisfactorily solved in a timely manner, using all means necessary. The typical activities in this process include, but are not limited to:


  • Knowledge transfer: If there is a lack of knowledge from customer or partner side, the product engineer will help them understand the topic, providing documentation, examples or a more detailed explanation if something more specific is needed.
  • Assessment: The engineer will follow SAP Working Instructions for Product Support to ensure that the request from customer is compliant with SAP Customer Experience requirements. This includes checking for missing information, validating the priority of the incident and verifying the correct category classification.
  • Troubleshooting: When there is an unexpected behavior in the product core platform, the product support engineer will collect all the relevant information from the customer and investigate the root cause of the issue. For this, several techniques are used, such as trying to reproduce the issue, stack trace and log analysis, debugging our code and so on. It is extremely important to keep a constant communication with the customer, informing about any update and being responsive on further requests.
  • Root Cause: Once the investigation is finalized and the root cause has been identified, the product support engineer will provide it to the customer. This is done in written form and must be verified before communication. If the root cause identification is not enough to close the issue, the engineer will provide a more detailed solution.
  • Workaround: The product support engineer can develop, test and share a workaround with the customer. This should be done following the best practices of development and should be explained in detail to the implementation partner.
  • Bug Fix Request: In the case where a bug is identified, the product support engineer will create a formal request to development team describing in detail the circumstances in which this bug was discovered, the root cause and a way of reproducing it. The engineer can propose a solution, but it must be validated before creating a patch.
  • Escalating: If the customer requires escalating the ticket, the engineer will follow the established procedures for these situations. If the engineer thinks that the ticket is above his or her level of knowledge, the escalation can be initiated from his or her side as well.
  • Documenting: After every ticket, the engineer will submit a report to SAP Knowledge Base in order to contribute to clarify any further issues regarding this topic.



Position Requirements


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field, preferably Computer Science or a related discipline (or an equivalent combination of educational and work experience in a related field)
  • 1-3+ years of experience in Java development
  • Practical working experience with:
  • J2EE, Java, Spring Framework, Solr
  • Relational databases and SQL
  • Public cloud providers knowledge (Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, etc.) is a plus
  • Kubernetes Knowledge (basic + acceptable) is a plus
  • Excellent customer facing communication in English skills
  • Support skills like debugging, tracing, application troubleshooting, etc.
  • Ability to adhere to assigned schedule: routine working days to include Monday-Friday but to periodically include (either) Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday (1-2 times per month); with working hours that could be allocated between 8:00AM to 8:00PM, with other periodic on-duty or on-call rotation shifts on weekends and public holidays.



  • 1 year of work experience in system administration, cloud automation, continuous integration, monitoring, system security, or database administration
  • Advanced knowledge in SAP Commerce solution product area (Promotions, User Management, smartEdit, etc.)
  • Cloud Architect certification (Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, or VMWare)
  • Dynatrace/AppDynamics/New Relic, or Splunk user certification
  • Docker Certified Associate certification
  • Kubernetes Certified Administrator certification
  • Linux System Administrator certification




Additional Requirements:

  • Product Support engineers will typically engage when our customer development teams need help during the implementation or when a disruption on the customer system is detected. This means that their skills must go beyond the traditional development framework and be focused on finding a solution. This requires an extremely solution-oriented mindset, an ability to swiftly change focus between topics and exhibiting ownership and accountability.
  • Due to the dynamic nature of the e-commerce industry, the product support engineer must be able to provide interim relief solutions or workarounds. This requires being very creative under pressure and thinking at the same time out and inside the box.
  • SAP Commerce Cloud is designed as a layered stack with different modules. Instead of being an expert on one or two of these parts, a Product Support engineer is expected to have a good understanding of all parts and focusing his expertise on the way those parts interact with each other.
  • This is an extremely customer facing role. Phone calls with customers and partners, discussing technical topics, are required daily. Because of that, communication skills are almost as important as technical. Screen sharing and troubleshooting sessions are techniques often used. The working language is English.


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