Technical Support Engineer - ESG

Ottawa, CA, K1P 5J6

Technical Support

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved


Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.


Job Purpose

This role is in our Endpoint Support Group. You must be capable of delivering technical support to both our partners and global customer base on our Next Gen Endpoint Protection and other associated products. You will work as part of a team of engineers to deliver a world-class support experience to our customers and partners. You will use primarily Phone and Email to support our partners and customers. You may also be required to utilize Live Chat and social media platforms as well.  You will adhere to our support best practices, as well as the Service Level Objectives in our support agreements. Your responsibilities will also require you to liaise with other parts of the Sophos organization on a day-to-day basis.


Main Duties:

  • Provide Sophos customers and partners with a world-class technical support experience within the defined parameters of the Support Runbook, with a focus on driving customer loyalty and advocacy.
  • Answer questions, troubleshoot, and resolve issues reported by partners & customers; issues can include, but are not limited to: Installation issues, best practice configuration, network troubleshooting, Windows, Linux, Mac and Unix OS configuration.
  • Provide Team Leader or Manager feedback on Technical Support procedures and policies, with the goal of improving overall customer experience, and team efficiency.
  • Build a strong and demonstrable knowledge of our products.
  • Collaborate with teammates, senior Support engineers, and other colleagues as necessary to ensure we provide the most ideal resolutions to partners and customers.


Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of fundamentals of Windows OS including how Portable Executables and Services load and execute.
  • Knowledge of how the Windows registry works.
  • Able to read and understand Windows events in Application, Windows, and Security Event stores.
  • Understanding of the PC boot process from UEFI bootstrap through how the Windows OS loads.
  • Understanding of the Windows Network stack and how network protocols operate (HTTP(s), DNS, IPv4 Subnetting, how ephemeral ports are assigned, DHCP).
  • Understanding of .Net, Java, and other execution models in Windows
  • Knowledge of Active Directory including GPOs, Domain Controller trust relationships, and LDAP.
  • Demonstrates active listening skills
  • Excellent Comprehension skills-ability to understand and process information quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, inspiring confidence while leading customers through the steps to resolve issuesFluency in English language is required
  • Excellent problem solver who is able to break down complex technical scenarios into component parts and test where issues are generating from and able to isolate the root cause of the issue


Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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