Customer Support Manager, Pivotal Support

Pivotal Software, Shanghai

At Pivotal, Silicon Valley is a State of Mind

Location: Shanghai, China

Pivotal is a recognized leader in modern software development practices and big data analytics. Founded by industry leaders EMC, VMware and General Electric, Pivotal is currently pre-IPO with major investments from Ford, Microsoft, and others. Our employees, called Pivots, work with many of the world’s most influential companies, helping them transform how they build software and fundamentally innovate in their markets.

We’re looking for a Support Manager, someone who measures their success by the success of the entire team, who understands the enterprise software support lifecycle, and the value of working in a diverse team of software support engineers. The role demands strong service instincts, excellent communication skills, technical agility, and values related to kindness, helpfulness, humility, collaboration, and continuous learning.



  • Leading a highly technical team of Pivotal Support Customer Engineers, located in multiple locations across the APJ region, in providing service to Pivotal’s customers.  Provide clear direction to these team members daily and build a strong collaborative culture.  
  • Provide support to the Customer Engineer team in terms of coaching, training, performance management, career paths, technical and escalation guidance, including collaboration with Pivotal’s Escalation Management team, as required.   
  • Driving the management and execution of day-to day technical support activities, projects, personnel, products, performance metrics/standards, as well as strategic policies and directives for assigned area. Understanding of functional knowledge and awareness of company goals and objectives.
  • Analyzing issues and trends regarding programs, products, process, and standards/metrics, and makes recommendations. Driving and nurturing innovative thinking within business process improvement efforts and inspiring others to do the same.
  • Driving resource allocation/scheduling, ensuring proper weekend and customer coverage.
  • Ownership of work plans, technical direction, performance management and development of direct reports in assigned areas.  
  • Assist in facilitating daily standup meeting and seek new opportunities to aid teams continued development.  
  • Problem solving, working to deadlines and balancing multiple demands.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Travel required up to 10%



  • Ability to attract, motivate, coach, develop & retain high performing talent.
  • Strong leadership skills with broad business acumen.
  • Possesses strong Product/ Technology/ Engineering/ Industry knowledge.
  • Takes a proactive approach, leads by example and has a track record of delivering results.
  • Sense of urgency and ability to deal with multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills & fluent English speaking and writing skills.
  • Motivate team and assist in the development of individual career paths.
  • Knowledge of the following concepts and technologies would be an advantage: MPP Databases, 3rd Platform, Cloud Computing, PaaS, SaaS, Web Application Development, Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once, and work under pressures of deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience with open source.

About Pivotal Software

About us Pivotal transforms how the world builds software. Pivotal combines the Silicon Valley state of mind, modern approach, and infrastructure with organizations’ core expertise and values. We enable the leading companies in the world to innovate by employing an approach focused on building software. Our methodology is about evolving, in both development and innovation, and our culture is empowering. Our team uses agile and lean approaches to teach next-generation developers to create and build new solutions. We optimize for change so enterprises can move at start-up speeds and with greater business agility. Recent updateSee all See all recent updates

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