Software Support Specialist -

Job Summary:  The Software Support Specialist will serve as a primary point of contact for all customers, both internal and external, providing technical assistance and deployment assistance to customers and internal stakeholders. Answer questions or resolve system problems in person, via telephone, or from remote locations. Assist in developing test plans and perform system testing as required. Work in a deadline-driven environment collaboratively with the rest of the product team through every step of the software development process.

Principal Responsibilities:
•    Provide client support and technical issue resolution via email, phone, web
•    Build rapport and elicit problem details from non-technical or technical customers
•    Provide timely, efficient and pleasant follow up to user questions or issues
•    Communicate customer priorities regarding bugs to project managers.
•    Work with Project Managers / Release Manager to understand new features being released.
•    Work with Project Managers / Release Manager to convey release information to customers.
•    Work with Project Managers / Release Manager to determine release schedule with customers.
•    Document all incidents in incident tracking system
•    Manage incidents to closure
•    Interact effectively with customers and internal developers
•    Escalate issues as needed
•    Assist in testing new software functionality prior to release
•    Assist in generating training materials and customer facing documentation.
•    Issue Release Notes externally three days prior to the planned release date.
•    Issue external notification that the Release has been tagged, along with final Release Notes.

Required Skills:
•  College degree, or Associate degree and 3-4 years of related work experience, or High School diploma/equivalent and 4-6 years related work experience required
•  Previous experience dealing directly with customers in an application support role required.
•  Demonstrated ability to analyze and understand complex software applications with minimal direction from more senior personnel.
•  Understanding of testing cycles, testing methodologies and testing processes.
•  Experience with client-server software and web applications configuration and deployment in Windows environments.
•  Strong interpersonal skills.
•  Must be able to work within tight deadlines and be adept at balancing shifting priorities and time management.
•  Must have flexibility to work in different shifts during the day e.g. 6am-2pm, 8am-4pm, 12pm-8pm. The shift assignments may change depending on availability and coordination with other support personnel.
•  Experience with helpdesk ticket tracking tools and workflow preferably with Microsoft TFS
•  Must be a strong team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
•  Ability to accept personal accountability and ownership for areas of responsibility. Strong analytical skills with excellent customer service skills.
•  Strong client focus and collaborative work style
•  Ability to understand and explain technical information
•  Skill in creating customer facing documentation

Preferred Experience:
•  Familiarity with the clinical and business processes in general healthcare treatment and preferably with long term care.
•  Knowledge of the principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
•  Knowledge of process improvement, workflow, benchmarking and evaluation processes.

Primary Location

United States-Maryland-Columbia

FEi is a leading IT company specializing in Federal and Local Government data system solutions. For the past decade we have maintained a leading position in providing programming and consulting services in our primary areas of expertise- Behavioral Health Data Systems, and Clinical Trials Software Solutions for institutional systems of care.  At FEi Systems, we recognize that our employees are an important part of our success. We promote a team environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve professional and personal success. Currently FEi is looking for highly skilled, self-motivated and creative individuals to join our talented team of experts. FEi is an equal opportunity employer that believes in growing and promoting a diverse work force. Our employee compensation and benefits package is competitive within the industry and is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and lives. If you're looking for a rewarding work environment that will challenge your mind and expand your horizons, then joining the FEi team may be right for you. Please send your résumé to

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