Technical Customer Support Specialist

General Summary

As a Tier 3 Support Escalation Engineer you are the final escalation point for end customers and Drobo partners experiencing unusual and unique Drobo technical issues. You will use your superior customer service skills to bring ease and peace of mind to our customers while they wait for you to provide them with a solution or acceptable workaround. You will use your finely tuned troubleshooting skills to thoroughly understand and quantify the problem. Your attention to detail and clear communication skills will be put to good use as you document and escalate the problem to Drobo’ s Sustaining Engineering.


  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to provide exemplary phone support
  • Good understanding of Electronics and Digital communications
  • Must be very comfortable with installing, configuring and optimizing Windows and MAC operating systems and platforms, including 3rd party drivers and USB3 cards
  • Demonstrated understanding of iSCSI, Ethernet (802.3), networking fundamentals, ICMP, trace-route, TCP/IP and the OSI 7-Layer
  • Hands-on experience with, at a minimum, non-managed switches and routers
  • Hands-on experience with SATA drives, JBODs, drive enclosures and RAID arrays
  • Hands-on experience with backup applications such as Time Machine, SuperDuper, Acronis, Backup Exec, Carbon Copy Cloner
  • Experience with drive cloning software such as “dd”, Ghost, Carbon Copy or Data Rescue, a plus
  • Hands-on experience with benchmark and data recovery software
  • Hands-on experience with bare-metal virtualization platforms such as Hyper-V, XenServer and/or VMWare (i.e. ESX, vSphere) a plus
  • Experience with bug-tracking platforms such as Bugzilla or JIRA a plus


  • Associates Degree from a technical school is preferred.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in technical support in the high tech industry.(Storage industry experienced preferred.)
  • Must work weekend on-call rotation in 24/7 follow the sun environment
  • Some travel required 10%

Drobo Benefits

  • Competitive Base Salary and Incentive (Stock Option) plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D coverage
  • Long Term Disability coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account benefits
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Peet’s and Starbucks coffee
  • Great location right off the freeway
If you are interested, please send an email to with your resume and experience. Back to Careers