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Senior Systems Engineer

Req id:  34694

Southfield, MI, US



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



The Opportunity

The Professional Services group is responsible for delivery and support of OEM (Automotive, Aerospace and Defense) compliant Engineering Systems within their respective supply chains. Work as an individual technical consultant or consulting team member on PLM product testing, implementation and support for customer solutions.  Expertise and work efforts focus primarily on the implementation of OEM PLM client solutions, CAD applications and PLM software products.  Work on moderately complex projects with standard solution deployment methodology. Provide support to sales and the helpdesk customer care center as required.  Level of support requires an understanding of OEM PLM/CAD applications, level of user proficiency and potential correction/prevention actions.

The purpose of this position is to provide solution delivery and support for OEM suppliers, such that they can effectively collaborate with the OEM and have a product lifecycle management solution in place for product design.

You Are Great At

60% Professional Services

Maintains understanding of applications and levels of user proficiency
Interface with customer contacts as outlined on Sales Quote / Statement of Work
Reviews and tests software for accuracy and consistency with documentation, identifying problems and suggesting revisions
In-house staging & installation hardware, software, and peripheral equipment
On-site solution delivery and customer support related to CAD / PLM products and solutions
Support training classes as required


20% Pre-Sales Support

Technical consulting including customer interviews, research, and assistance with solution recommendations
Product demonstrations for customers, seminars, trade shows & user groups


10% Help Desk

Answers, evaluates, and prioritizes incoming telephone, voice mail, e-mail, and in-person requests for assistance from users experiencing problems with software, networking, and other computer-related technologies
Support Help Desk inquiries, including direct follow up with customers regarding their inquiries
Logs and tracks calls using problem management database, and maintains history records and related problem documentation


10% Continuous Improvement

Keep abreast of  new technology as they are released
Help to identify potential Correction/Preventative Actions
Assist with t development and optimization of internal processes as part of continuous improvement initiatives


Other responsibilities/accountabilities (marginal functions):

Support technical management team with the optimization of block hour utilization.

What It Takes

Associate Degree or equivalent in experience
5+ years CAD / PLM application experience, preferably in an automotive environment.
Training or certification of CAD /PLM applications a plus
Demonstrate superior customer service and communication skills in sales situations and throughout the delivery process
Have familiarity with UNIX & Windows server and file systems.
Hands on administration experience in Teamcenter Engineering and/or 3DEXPERIENCE.
Have familiarity with CAD data migration utilities.
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Have strong problems solving capabilities and proven track record of successful installations that meet project time constraints.
Ability to multitask and work on several projects in various stages





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Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

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