Senior Technical Specialist

Ref#: 14988

Function: Consulting

Location: Canada, ON, Waterloo

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ENABLING THE DIGITAL WORLD

OpenText enables the digital world as the global leader in Enterprise Information Management, both on premises or in the cloud. We embrace all things digital and are committed to being the Best Place to Work for our Employees in over 140 locations around the world.

We obsess over our customers to ensure they are wildly successful in embracing the Digital World. Our customers entrust us with their most important information, we need to be their most trusted partner. What we do, we do well. What we create, we do purposefully to impact the world. If you believe in this and are passionate about enabling the Digital World then let OpenText turn your career vision into reality.


The Opportunity:

The Open Text Cloud Delivery technical team is currently searching for a technically dynamic and resourceful individual who has the ability to provide exceptional technical customer support in a challenging and rewarding environment. The incumbent will be joining an emerging team that will provide world class technical customer support including hands on troubleshooting and administration to a variety of enterprise customers while working across business units to ensure that customer satisfaction is met in every form. Their focus will be supporting Open Text Managed Hosted Enterprise Software solutions deployed within the Open Text Cloud.

You are great at: 

  • Utilizing exceptional written and verbal communication skills while supporting customers via web, telephone, or email, while demonstrating a high level of customer focus and empathy.
  • Responding to and solve customer technical requests, show an understanding of the customer's managed hosted environment and applications within the Open Text cloud enabling resolution of complex technical issues. Document or Implement proposed solutions. 
  • Operating, managing and administering production applications on UNIX and Windows based servers and services according to policies and best-practices.
  • Responding to and troubleshoot alerts from monitoring of applications, servers and devices sufficient to meet service level agreements
  • Collaborating on cross-team and cross-product technical issues with a variety of resources including Product support, IT, and Professional Services.  

What it takes: 


  • 5 years previous experience working within a technical support environment supporting an enterprise-level multi-tiered application
  • Experience delivering service using ITIL methodology
  • Strong Windows, UNIX, and Application administration skills in a TCP/IP networked environment.
  • Experience working with relational DBMS (PostgreSQL/Postgres, Oracle, MS SQL Server, mySQL)
  • Programming/scripting is helpful, (ie. SQL, .sh/.bat, Java, JavaScript)
  • Familiarity with configuration and management of web/application servers (IIS, Apache, Tomcat, JBoss, etc.).
  • Strong desire to provide exceptional customer support efficiently with a high focus on first call resolution
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to grasp concepts quickly and have a thirst for knowledge. 
  • Proven experience working in a fluid environment that is ever growing and changing
  • Strong ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively
  • Positive attitude, patience, understanding, dedication and commitment 
  • Familiarity with Open Text products would be considered a great asset.
  • ITIL certification would be considered a great asset.
  • Able to participate in after hours on call rotation with other staff members.
  • University/College degree within a related discipline or equivalent work experience


At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We hire the best talent regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sex, age, veteran status or sexual orientation. We draw on our diversity and collective genius as we continue to shape a better future for our customers and be the Best Place to Work for our employees- nothing is off the table at OpenText. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com

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