Senior Technical Consultant

GSO: CSO  |  Sunnyvale, California

Position description

This role will be based in either Sunnyvale or Chicago, depending on which location the applicant chosen for the role is currently residing.

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LinkedIn Marketing Solutions is searching for a Senior Technical Consultant to empower sales teams through solutions oriented problem solving and product support. Senior Technical Consultants provide front line troubleshooting and manage product challenges impacting our most sophisticated advertising customers. Senior Technical Consultants work with Linkedin’s Go-To-Market (GTM) teams to drive readiness for new products and features and provide general technical guidance. As part of the Technical Solutions team, you’ll collaborate with cross functional partners across Sales, Product and Engineering to ensure that the internal and external users of our marketing solutions products are delighted on a daily basis.

The Senior Technical Consultant is an expert of LinkedIn’s Campaign Manager Tool and has a sophisticated understanding of both the front end UI as well as the technical infrastructure and APIs that supports our advertising products. You are able to effectively communicate technical specifications to Engineers and simultaneously distill technical concepts so they are easily understood by our customers. You are a nimble team player who is comfortable managing multiple projects concurrently in a business that is quickly evolving. The Senior Technical Consultant is skilled at building partnerships and establishing credibility among across multiple cross functional partners.


  • Drive product support readiness for new products and features by supporting GTM teams and processes. 
  • Utilize advanced technical troubleshooting to verify unexpected product behavior. As needed, escalate new issues to Technical Service Managers as quickly as possible for further review, validation, and analysis.
  • Work directly with Advertisers and Sales to drive client success by offering solutions and recommendations. Maintain streamlined operations by utilizing internal ticketing tools and adhering to established processes.
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Technical Services Managers to prioritize and manage escalated issues on behalf of our internal and external customers.
  • Attend key stakeholder meetings to continually provide awareness of new and ongoing issues as well as product changes. 
  • Report on product quality and feedback escalation trends, top issues, and improvement initiatives.
  • Partner with Engineering and Product Management to drive quality improvement initiatives and deliver the best advertiser experience possible.
  • Empower sales success by building content for scalable training, help documentation and education programs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 4+ years of experience in Digital Advertising, Online Media or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Technical Support, Quality Assurance, Product Operations, Product Management or related field
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in interacting with diverse groups of technical and non-technical individuals
  • Customer communication soft skills with the ability to capture customer requirements, handle and resolve customer conflicts using various modes of communication.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to effectively convey complex subjects to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels.
  • Experience with troubleshooting technical issues using browser-based developer tools.
  • Experience with web tracking and analytics technology including cookies, tracking pixels, ad tags, container tags, and analytics programs such as Google Analytics.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to pull data directly using SQL or Presto, analyze large data sets, and identify business insights from data.
  • Proven ability to adapt to change. Dynamic in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to learn new technologies.
  • Familiarity with HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, APIs, and other web development technologies. 
  • Familiarity with Unix and cURL.
  • Familiarity with issue management systems (JIRA) and CRM systems (Dynamics, Salesforce, Oracle Service Cloud, Zendesk).

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