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User Support Technician

Req id:  3484

Lewiston, ME, US, 04240


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 Role

As a Customer Support Representative, you will find yourself in one of the most highly supported positions in the business world. With great training, effective leadership, timely communication, regular coaching and peer support on the floor, you will be spared no effort to help you be successful.

  • Achieve high levels of customer satisfaction when responding to inbound customer requests via phone, chat or email
  • Troubleshoot technical and non-technical issues with the tools and skills that we will provide in a 3-week training
  • While helping customers, make extra cash by identifying products and services that our customers need and then close the sale
  • Take personal ownership for the customer experience to help influence their decision to renew or expand upon products and services they have with us. Overcome pre-existing frustrations when needed

We are looking for people who are not merely interested in a job, but rather are passionate about their profession.  A successful Customer Support Representative is a person who is at their desk and on time every day, ready to solve problems, meet the varying requirements of the role and be a good teammate.

Specific Objectives and Responsibilities

Your First Month in Training:

  • Successful completion of up to 3 weeks in product/process training
    • Follow along closely during lectures
    • Solve hands on testing scenarios
    • Complete daily content assessments 
    • Pass test calls and technical scenarios
    • Pass final training clearance by successfully taking real customer calls with no real time assistance other than the Knowledgebase
  • Successful completion of the post training nesting period where you will take live calls with the help of your trainer or subject matter expert
  • Learn and consistently execute documented processes that are required as part of the job
  • Learn and demonstrate ability to execute Carbonite software troubleshooting steps
  • Efficiently use all support tools (ex. Remote Assistance, Customer Database, Case Management System)
  • Strive to achieve Customer Satisfaction and Quality targets
  • Successfully execute sales techniques such as upselling, cross-selling and lead generation
  • Demonstrate consistent reliability and strong work ethic
  • Other duties as assigned

Two Months and Beyond – Post-Training:

  • Rapidly increase your proficiency and self-sufficiency, with all aspects of the role
  • Stay on top of all information alerts, trainings and process changes that are designed to prepare you for the evolving requirements of the role
  • Become an expert in when and how to escalate customer requests to Tier 2 support, providing actionable information and appropriate documentation for the next agent to efficiently pick up and resolve the issue
  • Achieve progress with your ability to sell needed and relevant products to the customers you are helping
  • Assist in documenting new resolutions and ensuring existing knowledgebase articles are up to date by engaging in our Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) process
  • Respond to internal employee satisfaction surveys to help us create the most effective environment for our staff
  • Passionately pursue continuous improvement. Collaborate with your manager, peers and other co-workers, to improve everything that we do. This includes advanced learning opportunities and technical certifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to properly use all tools to process and document all customer issues
  • Meet Quality and Customer Satisfaction metrics
  • Engage in and demonstrate, team building, collaboration, and urgency for customers, coworkers and your manager. We are better together!
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Challenges to Overcome

In order to succeed the candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Vital to this role is maintaining a positive attitude in all interactions and ensuring customer issues are fully resolved. Daily activities and processes can be dynamic as are the needs of the customer.  Being able to positively adopt to a changing environment is essential for success.  A successful agent will be able to manage the various daily duties with a smile. Success at OpenText/Carbonite is transparent as comprehensive metrics measure daily performance.

Success Factors

What will make you successful at OpenText/Carbonite:

  • You enjoy learning about new technologies and are usually one of the first to try new gadgets
  • You are ok with being asked to be the best you can be, and you are happy to collaborate with co-workers on training, coaching and general guidance on how to get there.
  • You put a special focus on meeting your commitments and are willing to take yourself and your responsibilities very seriously
  • You truly enjoy interacting with people and can adjust your approach based on their individual needs
  • You are experienced with and willing to engage in basic sales efforts such as probing questions and value pitching
  • You like being a person that has the expertise to help others solve specific problems
  • You learn quick, grasp new concepts and can follow well documented directions with consistency, leveraging a strong attention to detail
  • You get energized when you can multitask—diagnosing problems, toggling between software programs and bringing problems to resolution quickly
  • You won’t be satisfied until you are an expert in what you do
  • Strong focus on continuous improvement and career progression
  • You are excited about using your advanced curiosity and chase for perfection to identify improvement opportunities with any aspect of the position and look forward to sharing your well thought out opinion with effective and positive communication
  • A desire to start or advance a technical career and a willingness to put in the work to achieve it

Skills & Experience:

  • Passion for providing quality customer service, technical support, and upselling/sales
  • Strong familiarity and/or strong aptitude for learning Microsoft Windows and Apple/Mac operating systems; including both hardware and software configuration at a Consumer-grade
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Excellent demonstrated fluency with English verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations
  • Demonstrated ability of typing with a speed of 30 words per minute



At OpenText we understand and value diversity in our employees and 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. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process please email accommodationrequests@opentext.com. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws including but not limited to: Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)Equal Employment Opportunity  and Employee Polygraph Protection Act


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.

Explore your career and your potential. Become an OpenText Voyager.

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