Job ID : 1087457 Date Updated : November 23rd, 2020

Technical Support Senior Manager

Hiring Company Ciena Communications Japan, Ltd.
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Chiyoda-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 10 million yen ~ 16 million yen

Job Description

What will you do at Ciena?

As Japan’s Sr. Manager Global Technical Support, you will be responsible to lead a team of engineers providing technical support within our Japan regional customer installed base for Ciena products.

You will remove roadblocks and find innovative ways to deliver concrete solutions to deliver the next generation of technical support to Ciena customers. The ideal manager will develop an inclusive culture to lead, inspire and motivate a team of diverse technical skills and talents to enable learning for performance and growth.


  • Manage, lead and mentor team of engineers to run technical support function for Japan customers. Provide flexible approach to meet customer deliverables.
  • Responsible for Technical, Managerial and Customer Management skills of:
    • Customer case management
    • Customer escalations
    • Customer communications
  • Cross functional working with Sales/Services/Project/Product experts ensuring timely delivery of solutions to our customers
  • Responsible and drive customer satisfaction with regular interactions, timely responses and resolving customer network challenges.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with Ciena Japan teams and customers
  • Conduct regular case reviews to manage customer tickets.
  • Develop an intimate in-depth knowledge of the Customer networks, deployments and overall solutions employed with Ciena equipment
  • Identify Advance Service ‘up sell” opportunities for Japan customer networks
  • Inspire and teach engineers to develop their technical expertise across our products, customer interface skills and services suite and progress towards their individual business and career objectives
  • Ensure timely completion and approval of time sheets of GTS staff including PTOs using Ciena tool as per local laws and HR guidelines.
  • Manage front line escalation of customer technical issues to enable 7x24x365 coverage while coordinating on call rotations support coverage
  • Provide Japan GTS input for business operational reviews
  • Influence business community as customer advocate to drive resolution of product issues as well as to drive product improvement initiatives into Engineering, PLM, Quality, etc.
  • Facilitate collaborative relationships between immediate team and peer GTS team to ensure high level of CSAT
  • Represent the department effectively & professionally internally and externally to customers

Collaboration with stakeholders

  • Customers in Japan
  • Partners in Japan
  • Services and Sales Organization
  • Technical Support Global team and Customer Technical Advocate of Japan
  • PLM, Quality and Project Delivery team

Areas of impact

Success will evidence itself in the following ways:

  • Strong Customer Satisfaction and Customer Experience feedback on Ciena’s Technical Support Services
  • Proven collaboration with Japan services and sales leaders
  • Manage Partners for effectiveness and self-sufficiency to address daily customer needs
  • Unified collaboration across the CoE’s
  • Escalation confinement with single point of entry into R&D for customer issues


General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 10 years
Career Level Executive
Minimum English Level Fluent
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


Highly energetic, dynamic, experienced manager in Technical Support Services, with a passion for delivering solutions that will differentiate Ciena from the competition.

You bring to the organization the following competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent related field equivalent
  • Previous experience as a people manager of a technical team
  • 8-10 years related experience in a support or equivalent role with direct customer support experience
  • Proven experience developing, inspiring and motivating a team of diverse skills and talents to enable learning for growth and performance
  • Embraces Customer first commitment  
  • Good understanding of telecommunications systems and / or of Ciena specific products
  • Proven team leadership and / or crisis management skills
  • Knowledge of computers, Microsoft software applications and data communications, UNIX/Sun and IP network experience would be a benefit
  • Must have proficiency with various software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Visio
  • Fluent in English (Mandatory) and Japanese (Desired)

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Chiyoda-ku
  • Tozai Line, Takebashi Station

Work conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 10 million yen ~ 16 million yen
Salary Bonuses Bonuses paid on top of indicated salary.
Hiring Company Information

Ciena Communications Japan, Ltd.

Technical Support Senior Manager - 1087457

Company Details

Company Type Large Company (more than 300 employees) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio (Almost) All Japanese

Company Description

About Ciena
Ciena is a network specialist focused on expanding the potential of your network and reducing its cost of ownership.
Ciena's systems, software, and services focus on discovering and resolving network problems to maximize the applications that propel businesses of carriers, cable operators, government agencies or businesses. doing.

About Japan Ciena Communications
Ciena Communications of Japan was established as a local subsidiary of Ciena Corporation in the United States in Japan.
Ciena Corporation is a network specialist who seeks to improve the potential capabilities of your network while reducing TCO. Ciena's systems, software and services provide solutions that help operators, cable operators, government agencies and enterprise users optimize new applications to do their jobs by solving certain network bottlenecks and problems. doing.