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Applications Support Engineer


COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Veracross is a PE-backed leading provider of a SaaS-based school information system (SIS) platform for independent schools. Designed specifically to meet the unique needs of independent schools, Veracross combines the power of a truly integrated database with personalized, data-driven communication tools. To date, we have configured and deployed our system at over 250 leading private K-12 schools in over 20 countries through a powerful, leveraged, and elegant architecture unique in our industry.


Role Summary:

Applications Support Engineers are part of our Portals and Documents team, and work closely with the support specialist and account management team to clarify and tailor the data and software experience for Veracross clients. They become familiar with the inner-workings of independent schools, applying his/her intermediate knowledge of the product to create custom academic documents and implement software solutions that ensure that systems run smoothly and successfully. This position requires general software problem solving skills, experience with Ruby, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and SQL, and a commitment to service and quality.


Job Responsibilities

  • Build custom academic reports to client specifications using Ruby, HTML/CSS
  • Provide back-end technical support to clients via a ticketing system, collaborating with the support specialist and account management teams to solve advanced technical problems at the database and application level
  • Manage and prioritize multiple open cases at one time
  • Provide prompt and accurate responses for clients, seeing cases through resolution within company SLA guidelines
  • Trace application bugs though the technology stack (especially JavaScript, Ruby, and SQL) and submit patches to fix
  • Install and configure modules for existing and new client databases according to client specifications
  • Provide technical consulting to account managers in order to align schools with Veracross technology and best practices
  • Identify, update, and maintain internal and external knowledgebases in order to improve support documentation deficiencies
  • Provide mentorship and support to junior colleagues through direct engagements and shadowing
  • Identify, prioritize, and log system bugs for the product team
  • May assist with front-end support, communicating directly with clients as needed


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Working experience with Ruby or similar
  • Strong HTML/CSS, and Web and/or UI design
  • Experience writing SQL to migrate or manipulate complex data sets
  • Demonstrated success in the support engineer role, evidenced by consistently high satisfaction ratings for client interactions
  • Demonstrated intermediate understanding of the Veracross Academics & Student Life product area, especially as it relates to academic documents
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate technical details to people with a varying range of technical ability
  • Demonstrated mentorship of junior colleagues
  • Demonstrated success working in and contributing to a positive team environment
  • Demonstrated success in providing effective and efficient direct client support, maintaining a consistent chargeable ratio of at least 70%
  • Industry knowledge of the K-12 private school sector and other education SaaS products a plus


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

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401 Edgewater Place

Suite 360

Wakefield, MA 01880

866.492.3463