Who is Accela:

Accela is an industry-leading cloud/web/mobile based software company that was recently honored with the ‘Great Place to Work’ certification and is one of the leading GovTech 100 companies. 

For more than 15 years, Accela has been the industry leader in designing and delivering productivity and engagement software solutions to help government agencies to be their best. Accela provides a cloud-based SaaS platform suite of products that help local/State/Federal government and Civic agencies serve local communities more efficiently and effectively. 

Accela’s software drives efficiency for over 2,200 governments and is accessible to more than 160 million citizens worldwide. More than 80% of America’s 50 largest cities such as New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, and Denver have implemented at least one of Accela’s many solutions.

Why Accela:

Accela offers employees a culture that emphasizes performance, productivity and collaboration. You can’t help but feel empowered, engaged and motivated when you work with like-minded individuals who are driven and passionate about contributing to a market-leading, high-growth software organization with proven technology.  

While we are busy changing the world, we also strongly believe in having fun and excitement at work, and encourage a collaborative and healthy work-life balance.

If you are motivated by the idea of delivering on the promise of democracy in the digital age and solving for a new era of more efficient, open and innovative governance, then we’d love to hear from you.

Role & Responsibilities:

As a Principal Customer Support Analyst, you will provide support to new and existing Accela Customers as well as Accela implementation partners with a primary focus on resolving issues through analysis, troubleshooting, and providing configuration guidance.  The individual hired for this role will provide thorough analysis and feedback to colleagues, peers, partners and customers as well as deliver a high level of customer service and follow up.  The successful candidate must be results-focused, interact well in a team environment, be resourceful with limited information and have a strong desire to learn. 

 In this role, you will:

  • Be a subject matter expert in Accela technology and apply it to our customers’ business processes.
  • Devise solutions to support cases for our customer base as well as Accela Implementation Partners.
  • Maintain ownership of cases through resolution, drive other teams as needed and set customer expectations.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze and solve complex issues utilizing documentation, knowledge base, bug tracking system, requirements, other technical teams, etc.
  • Communicate case patterns to the Product Management and Training departments to guide initiatives that reduce case inflow; author and publish content to contribute to training and knowledge.
  • Successful candidates will deal with highly complex, technical, and sensitive issues requiring adherence to protocols, procedures and SLAs.
  • Resolve customer concerns raised during installation, operations, or maintenance of product application or compatibility.
  • Research and solve complex application and related business issues.
  • Display interpersonal skills, product knowledge and expertise.  Successful candidates will demonstrate customer empathy while also aligning with company goals regarding case management and product strategic direction.
  • Configure, modify and administer key components for Accela products.

 Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of progressive experience diagnosing and resolving problems in complex software environment.
  • Solid computer skills including Microsoft Office / Windows.
  • Utilize Zoom, remote access, email, call bridges, etc. to connect and troubleshoot issues.
  • Perform analysis for both the SaaS and On-Premise implementations.
  • Provides technical assistance as needed (Application configuration, architecture analysis, etc.).
  • Familiarity with the ability to gain expertise with .Net, Java, JQuery, JavaScript, XML, HTML, and SQL.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts simply.
  • Use of independent judgment under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to change and quickly learn new tools and technologies. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates an ability to manage multiple priorities with multiple customers and understand prioritization.
  • Understands Case SLA’s and can manage to those requirements.
  • Intellectually curious; has a strong desire to see things to resolution. 
  • Familiarity with SaaS solutions a plus.

 Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors or Associates degree in IT, IS, or related field with extensive experience in Software Customer Support.
  • Government software business analysis experience.
  • SQL and Oracle DB knowledge.
  • Familiarity with ITIL/ITSM problem management processes a plus. 

Benefits and Perks:

Beyond a stellar work environment, great people and inspiring, innovative work, we have some great benefits and perks:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 401(k) with company match and stock plans to all employees
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage for you and your family, along with other wellness and disability plans
  • 11 paid holidays and a competitive and paid time off policy
  • Catered lunches, fully stocked kitchens, walking trails and nearby access to restaurants, food trucks and farmer’s markets in some of our locations

Accela is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religionnational origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation

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