Technical Support Engineer

Technical Support Bedford, Massachusetts

We’re Progress – we offer the best platform for building and deploying tomorrow’s applications quickly and easily. We are bold, forward-thinking innovators who build things that work and care about our customers. We invent and reinvent every day, work together as one, value and respect each other and cheer our wins. Join us as a Technical Support Engineer for our OpenEdge product group in our Bedford MA location.

Progress OpenEdge is the fundamental application development environment, including a business-oriented programming language, transactional-focused high-performance database, and platform/UI neutrality, that keeps business running. Our constant innovation enables companies to leverage technology advancements to quickly deliver high-performing business applications that their users not only need but want.

The OpenEdge Technical Support team is part of a worldwide organization with team members in North America, EMEA, and India.  We provide technical support to customers and other departments.  Handle technical issues of low to moderate complexity with little to no supervision and become proficient in one or more areas.  Possess good customer care skills.  Knowledgeable about internal procedures, processes, and tools.  Be a strong team player and communicator while strengthening and improving diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. 


  • Provide Technical Support for OpenEdge backend products which include:  configuration and support of OE RDBMS, classic AppServers, DataServers, WebSpeed, PASOE Application Servers, OE Replication, Pro2, OpenEdge Management, SQL92, OE Adapters, networking, and client server connectivity in an n-tier environment. 
  • Interacts professionally and courteously with all customers and peers. Easily approachable, reacts calmly under stressful situations; receive constructive criticism well.  Maintains confidentiality.
  • Follows the processes and procedures for technical support workflow.
  • Takes ownership of designated issues submitted by customers by making sure the problem is solved to the best possible way.
  • Conducts research using a variety of resources, including documentation, Knowledge Base, bug database, and the world wide technical and field teams via Community forums.
  • Maintains complete and accurate log of customer interactions and technical details.
  • Runs support cases provided by customers in order to reproduce and diagnose support incidents.
  • Communicates clearly and precisely with customers regarding technical issues setting expectations for callbacks and follow-up regarding their issues.
  • Escalates product issues to their product team members.
  • Logs product defects and feature requests clearly in the corresponding systems. Provides Engineering with clear and complete information, when engineering assistance is required, carrying out recommended diagnostic steps and gathering information as necessary.
  • Participates in knowledge capturing (e.g. create new knowledge resources and/or update the existing ones - product demos, KB and technical articles/documentation, code libraries.).
  • Reviews product documentation, identifies topics needing improvement, and can contribute under supervision.
  • Increases product and procedural knowledge through self-training, work with colleagues, and experience with customer issues.
  • Responsible for professional self-development by attending formal and informal training (webinars, white papers) offered within office and externally based on your development plan agreed with your manager. For example: industry trends, technologies etc.
  • Prepares (Ensures readiness) for support of new product versions.
  • Builds constructive and effective relationships with peers and initiates communication to resolve any conflict in an assertive, tactful manner.

  • At least 1 – 2 years of related professional experience.
  • Experience with Windows and/or UNIX Operating System.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including effective listening skills.
  • Proficiency in English adequate for complex communication with customers.
  • Analytical and troubleshooting skills specific to software related issues.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Manage time across multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment and maintain attention to details.

Here at Progress, we truly care about your employee experience. It is important to us for our employees to balance their work and home life, obtain viable options for their health and wellness, grow their career, and plan for financial success.

The Progress benefits package is designed to recognize the diverse needs of our work force. We offer a variety of benefits for your health care needs, including four medical plans that meet any need or budget. Take advantage of our financial benefits, including an Employee Stock Purchasing Plan and a 401(k) with a company match! In addition to a variety of options to continue your career growth, Progress offers a generous Tuition Reimbursement program.

Progress provides flexibility to our employees through Flexible Vacation Time, Flexible Hours, and telecommuting options.  Take time to bond with your newest family addition through our Parental Leave options. Or celebrate you by enjoying a birthday holiday! You can even give back to the community through our community service time off.

Progress is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!


Together, We Make Progress

Progress is an inclusive workplace where opportunities to succeed are available to everyone. As a multicultural company serving a global community, we encourage a wide range of points of view and celebrate our diverse backgrounds. Our unique combination of perspectives inspires innovation, connects us to our customers and positively affects our communities. It is only by working together and learning from each other that we make Progress. Join us!