Tier 1 EMEA Support Team Lead

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About Keyfactor 

Our mission is to build a connected society, rooted in trust, with identity-first security for every machine and human. Keyfactor helps organizations move fast to establish digital trust at scale — and then maintain it. With decades of cybersecurity experience, Keyfactor is trusted by more than 1,500 companies across the globe. We are proud to continually earn recognition as a Best Place to Work, and we achieve that through our amazing people who cultivate our culture as we grow. We hope you will trust your future with Keyfactor! 

Title: Tier 1 EMEA Support Team Lead

Location: Remote, UK; Stockholm, Sweden

Experience: Mid Level

Job Function: Support

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time

Industry: Computer & Network Security 

About the position

As a Team Lead, Customer Support Tier 1 with Keyfactor, you will help lead, mentor, and grow our fast-growing EMEA based Services team aimed at providing operational and support excellence to Keyfactor customers.  We commit ourselves to combining industry best service with industry best products and allowing our customers to operate their business more efficiently.  Customers are core, and as a result, all of your responsibilities will center around improving the customer experience.

Applicants must be living in the UK or Sweden and should hold a valid Right to Work in the respective location. 

Responsibilities

  • Train, develop, lead and mentor a team of Tier 1 Support Analysts focused on resolving incidents with low to medium complexity, service requests and sharing product configuration best practices with customers.
  • Be a great communicator with a customer centric focus. Identify the technical challenges our customers are facing and provide solutions both independently, and in support of your colleagues. 
  • Collaborate with US tier 1 support team lead and tier 2 leadership to assess and strategically escalate cases in the manner that will allow them to be resolved most efficiently.
  • Own the daily standups and case distribution for your team removing any blockers and liaising externally with other department to ensure adequate ownership and progress of the resolution plan.
  • Represent support team in customer communications for service outages or major incidents working closely with Customer Marketing and Success teams.
  • Create, document, improve and maintain tier 1 support process and increase team awareness and adoption of such process i.e. case triaging. 
  • Test configurations to reproduce issues and identify solutions to problems.
  • Develop and enhance training materials to foster the development of the Support Analysts.
  • Collaborate with Customer Success Managers to resolve escalations.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure Support Analysts meet or exceed minimum performance requirements. 
  • Create new and enhance existing knowledge base articles.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong Technical Support experience interfacing with external customers.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading technical team.
  • Previous experience working in a global team with distributed workforce.
  • Possess strong troubleshooting abilities to get to the source of problems and think critically about possible solutions.
  • Experience with Windows Server OS, IIS, ADFS, WAP and Active Directory.
  • Strong experience using Linux OS.
  • Familiarity with PowerShell and Java scripting.
  • Familiarity with troubleshooting and supporting SQL Database.
  • Understanding of network topologies and firewalls troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of security best practices in infrastructure, application, IAM, or data platform solutions is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of PKI is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to complete tasks within required timelines.
  • Possess a positive attitude.
  • Driven and action oriented.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Be proactive and initiate solutions.
  • Fluent in English (both written and verbal). 

Compensation  

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  

Culture, Career Opportunities and Benefits 

We build teams that continually strive to get better than the day before. You will be challenged daily and given opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We balance autonomy and structure to create an entrepreneurial environment to spur creativity and new ideas.  

Here are just some of the initiatives that make our culture special:   

  • Second Fridays (a company-wide day off on the second Friday of every month). 
  • Comprehensive benefit coverage, paid for by the company for you and your dependents (US). 
  • Generous paid parental leave (US). 
  • Dedicated employee-focused ambassadors via Key Contributors & Culture Committees. 
  • DIVERSE Commitment, a call to action for a more inclusive and diverse future in business, society, and technology. 
  • The Keyfactor Alliance Program to support DEIB efforts. 
  • Wellbeing resources, wellness allowance, mindfulness app free membership, Wellness Wednesdays. 
  • Global Volunteer Day, company non-profit matching, and 3 volunteer days off. 
  • Unlimited time off (US) and competitive time off globally. 
  • Monthly Talent development and Cross Functional meetings to support professional development. 
  • Regular All Hands meetings – followed by group gatherings. 

Our Core Values 

Our core values are extremely important to how we run our business and what we look for in every team member:  

Trust is paramount. 

We deliver security software and solutions where trust and openness are of the highest importance for our customers. We are honest and a trusted partner in every aspect of business.  

Customers are core. 

We strategize, operate, and execute through a customer-centric view. We prioritize the security interests of our customers, and we act as if their data were our own.  

Innovation never stops, it only accelerates. 

The speed of change is accelerating. We are committed, through investment and focus, to stay ahead of the innovation curve.  

We deliver with agility.  

We thrive in high-paced and continually changing environments. We navigate through newly added variables, adjust accordingly, while driving towards our strategic goals.  

United by respect.  

Respect for all is what unites us. We promote diversity, inclusivity, equity, and acting with empathy and openness, both in our business and in our communities.  

Teams make “it” happen. 

Vision and goals are not individually achievable – they require teamwork. We pride ourselves in operating as a cohesive team, creating promoters and partners, and winning as one.  

Keyfactor is a proud equal opportunity employer. 

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Applicants with disabilities may contact a member of Keyfactor’s People team via [email protected] and/or telephone at 1.216.785.2990 to request and arrange for accommodations at any time. 

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