This opening on our Engineering & Operations team will support integrations between NISC software and 3rd parties such as AMI (Automated Meter Infrastructure) and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). Our products empower utility and telecom industries to serve their members more efficiently. Our support specialists work closely with our members and software engineers to troubleshoot, research, and resolve issues.
What you will do as a Support Specialist
Assist members in all aspects of application support and their perspective integrations including troubleshooting, training, and research via phone, email, or chat
Follow up on resolutions and serve as a liaison between our members and our software engineers
Assist with software release processes and may be called upon to test the software or give feedback on the software design
Communicate with development staff to convey customer feedback
Perform either on-site or remote training to our members and prepare training materials. Travel may occasionally be required.
Provide after-hours support via on-call phone support rotation.
Read and understand technical documentation.
Previous customer support experience, especially experience providing customer service via phone, is desired for Support Specialists. Candidates with knowledge of multispeak/xml are strongly preferred for this position. NISC’s Support teams display excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to develop relationships and support our members, the ability to teach others, and the ability to work in a team and independently. If you have previous experience with presentations or public speaking, that’s a plus!
NISC’s Shared Values & Competencies:
Integrity – We are committed to doing the right thing – always.
Relationships – We are committed to building and preserving lasting relationships.
Innovation – We promote the spirit of creativity and champion new ideas.
Teamwork – We exemplify the cooperative spirit by working together.
Empowerment – We believe individuals have the power to make a difference.
Personal Development – We believe the free exchange of knowledge and information is absolutely necessary to the success of each individual and the organization.
Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field or equivalent experience.
Other Qualifications/Certifications Preferred:
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.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About National Information Solutions Cooperative
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 1,200 individuals in four cities (Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Mandan, N.D., Shawano, Wis. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa). 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.