Manager, Desktop Support

PagerDuty (View all Jobs)

San Francisco

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PagerDuty empowers teams of all kinds to do the critical work that moves business forward through the PagerDuty Operations Cloud.

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PagerDuty is growing, and we are looking for a Manager of our Desktop Support team to lead the global support team dedicated to resolving customer issues and advocating for their needs. As their leader, you'll be pivotal in shaping the success of your team while overseeing the service delivery of systems, services, and software to our users. As the Manager, Desktop Support, you will lead the team responsible for designing, building, deploying, and supporting solutions for teams across PagerDuty's growing global user base. We are only considering candidates located in the San Francisco Bay Area at this time. This is a hybrid position that will work from our San Francisco office 3 days a week. 

Together with the other members of the IT Operations & Security team, you will play a pivotal role in managing our global support team. You will ensure that all technical issues are resolved efficiently and that our high standards of customer service are maintained consistently. This role requires strong leadership skills, a structured process mindset, and a commitment to providing excellent user support in a hybrid work environment.

This role will be responsible for leading our global technical support team, ensuring the effective use of systems/services like Jira, Google Workspaces, MacOS, Windows, JAMF, Office 365, Slack, and Zoom. This role requires a deep understanding of these platforms, strong leadership abilities, and a commitment to providing outstanding technical support.



  • Manage day-to-day operations and responsibilities of a globally distributed, multi-tier support team. 
  • Strong knowledge and experience in managing and exceeding support KPI’s and critical technical support metrics - CSAT, Time to Resolution (TTR), Backlogs, etc.
  • Identify, develop, and share KPI’s and relevant metrics with senior management.
  • Provide “white glove” technical support to executive leadership and their supporting staff.
  • Lead efforts to hire, develop, and build a technical support team.
  • Oversight and participation in ITIL processes (change, asset, etc) as they relate to end-user support.
  • Highly focused on automation of processes to reduce or eliminate manual tasks.
  • Leading by example to cultivate and maintain a culture built on teamwork and collaboration.
  • Own and bring to conclusion customer escalations by working with cross-teams in support, engineering, and operations teams.
  • Drive daily problem & incident management success from detection to resolution and dissatisfaction issues for customer accounts leading to ongoing enhanced customer experiences.
  • Manage major operations outages and communications to the customers.
  • Participate in weekend and holiday on-call rotation as required.
  • Evaluation of current processes, technology, and organizational skills to identify areas of improvement and opportunities for team advancement.
  • Collaborate on roadmaps with other PagerDuty business and IT teams to ensure a clear direction and priorities for the Help Desk function. Ensure there is cross-training within the team and a healthy balance between providing new features/solutions and team technical debt.
  • Institute best practices and standards to ensure the team produces high quality, well-architected, and supportable solutions. Lead reviews of support effectiveness. 
  • Act as an ambassador for PagerDuty, recruiting and motivating top talent.


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-3+ years as a technical manager/lead of a technical support team.
  • Expertise in owning and scaling support operations with process development, escalation protocols, communication tools, and ticketing systems.
  • Proven capability of having successfully delivered on support metrics and led support teams.
  • Experience in deploying and managing virtual agents for frontline support issues.
  • Experience managing both in-house and SaaS/cloud resources, including managing significant deployments and production services in Azure/AWS or similar cloud platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional internal and executive customer care.
  • Experience working with both internal and external stakeholders, including project scoping and contract term/pricing/SLA negotiations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • You are first and foremost a people person who has the ability to attract and motivate top talent. You are curious, collaborative, humble, and have empathy as a key trait.
  • Customer first mindset and a “Get it done” attitude are critical success factors for this role.
  • Proven experience in service-related concepts, practices and procedures including ITIL methodologies - ITIL certification a plus.
  • Experience in a growing SaaS startup environment and culture, ideally with fast-growing and rapidly-scaling processes and solutions within companies in the 1000-2000+ employee range.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience.

The base salary range for this position is 120,000 - 183,000 USD. This role may also be eligible for bonus, commission, equity, and/or benefits.

Our base salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range, which is subject to change based on primary work location, reflects the minimum and maximum base salary we expect to pay newly hired employees for the position. Within the range, we determine pay for an individual based on a number of factors including market location, job-related knowledge, skills/competencies and experience.

Your recruiter can share more about the specific offerings for this role, as well as the salary range for your primary work location during the hiring process.

Not sure if you qualify?

Apply anyway! We extend opportunities to a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you're new to the corporate world, returning to work after a gap in employment, or simply looking to take the next step in your career path, we are excited to connect with you.

Where we work

PagerDuty currently has offices in Atlanta, Lisbon, London, San Francisco, Santiago, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We offer a hybrid, flexible workplace. We also provide ample opportunities for in-person and virtual connection, like team offsites and volunteering events.

How we work

Our values are deeply embedded in how we operate and the people we bring on board. You will see our values ingrained in how we support our customers, collaborate with our colleagues, develop our products and foster an inclusive and empathetic work culture.

  • Champion the Customer | Put users first to design great products and experiences.
  • Run Together | Build strong teams that amplify our impact on users.
  • Take the Lead | Disrupt and invent to be the first choice for users.
  • Ack + Own | Take ownership and action to deliver more efficiently to users. 
  • Bring Your Self | Bring your best self to build empathy and trust with users.

What we offer

One way we ensure our employees are inspired to do their best is through a comprehensive total rewards approach that supports them and their loved ones. As a global organization, our programs are competitive with industry standards and aligned with local laws and regulations. 

Your package may include:

  • Competitive salary and company equity
  • Comprehensive benefits package from day one
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Program)
  • Retirement or pension plan
  • Paid parental leave - up to 22 weeks for pregnant parent, up to 12 weeks for non-pregnant parent (some countries have longer leave standards and we comply with local laws)
  • Generous paid vacation time
  • Paid holidays and sick leave
  • Dutonian Wellness Days - scheduled company-wide paid days off in addition to PTO
  • HibernationDuty - an annual company paid week off when everyone at PagerDuty, with the exception of a small, coverage crew, is asked to take a much needed break to truly disconnect and recharge
  • Paid volunteer time off - 20 hours per year
  • Company-wide hack weeks
  • Mental wellness programs

About PagerDuty

PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a global leader in digital operations management. The PagerDuty Operations Cloud revolutionizes how critical work gets done, and powers the agility that drives digital transformation. Customers rely on the PagerDuty Operations Cloud to compress costs, accelerate productivity, win revenue, sustain seamless digital experiences, and earn customer trust. More than half of the Fortune 500 and more than two thirds of the Fortune 100 trust PagerDuty including Cisco, Cox Automotive, DoorDash, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Shopify, Zoom and more.

Led by CEO Jennifer Tejada, PagerDuty’s Board of Directors is 50% female and 62% URP representation. We strive to build a more equitable world by investing 1% each of company equity, product, and employee volunteer time.

PagerDuty is Great Place to Work-certified™, a Fortune Best Workplace for Millennials, a Fortune Best Medium Workplace, a Fortune Best Workplace in Technology, and a top rated product on TrustRadius and G2. 

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Additional Information
PagerDuty is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. PagerDuty does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or disability status.
PagerDuty is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. Should you require accommodation, please email and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
PagerDuty uses the E-Verify employment verification program.

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