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Linux Technical Support Representative


This is a Contract position in Calgary region, AB posted May 14, 2018.

Job Description

You will be joining our dynamic Customer Support Team as a Linux Technical Support Representative in our Calgary office, providing support to our customers, accepting technical escalations in your areas of expertise, liaising with both clients and our software development team, and maintaining technical documentation.

You are passionate about Linux, either professionally or personally or both!

You love working with hardware and software, and helping people.

You have great communications skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, are eager to share your knowledge and skills with our team, and are a superior troubleshooter. If any of these sparks your interest, we would love to hear from you!


  • Provide a superior customer experience through a positive, can-do attitude and technical expertise.
  • Answer incoming calls and emails promptly and professionally.
  • Create and manage support cases and follow them to full resolution.
  • Accept technical escalations in your areas of expertise, and ensure customer issues are resolved to the customer’s satisfaction.
  • Maintain technical support documentation with up-to-date solutions in simple, plain English.
  • Train and mentor colleagues in your areas of expertise, encouraging all team members to develop broad proficiencies.
  • Liaise with in-house developers to design and document new solutions when new issues present themselves.
  • Reproduce errors for new issues, record and document appropriate data to facilitate bug-fixes.
  • Help improve departmental practices, tools and performance.


  • Knows and loves Linux.
  • Punctual and reliable. Able to work a set shift (9:30 to 5:30), and able to monitor and respond to tickets from home on alternating Saturdays.
  • Strong software background, especially in Red Hat and its derivatives such as CentOS.
  • Knowledgeable in Bash shell scripting.
  • Ability to isolate and reproduce software and hardware errors.
  • Good communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
  • Ability to easily communicate technical information with both highly technical people as well as lay-people.
  • Ability to focus on tasks at hand in a busy environment.
  • Strongly self-motivated, thriving on challenge, driven to succeed.

Ideal Candidates will also have:

  • Written and spoken fluency in Spanish assisting with deployments in Latin America.
  • A post-secondary degree in Computer Science or related field is an asset.
  • A RHCE / RHCT certificate (Red Hat Certified Engineer/Technician)
  • Technical Support Experience.
  • Experience with network principles and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Passion for computers, technology, and Userful’s products and mission.
  • Great people skills, with a strong customer-service focus.
  • High tolerance for change, as our company grows and develops.
  • Resiliency under pressure, with a flexible and reliable work style.

Company DescriptionUserful Corporation is one of the world’s leading infrastructure software companies that make it simple and affordable for organizations to drive and centrally manage intelligent displays. Userful supports centrally powered displays from video walls to touch-screens to desktops and beyond with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and the lowest cost on the market. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million displays in over 100 countries and works with zero

– and thin-client devices from world-class partners such as ViewSonic, Thinglobal, Atrust, Centerm and HP.

The Userful platform began as a virtual desktop solution, reducing the cost and simplifying desktop deployments around the world. Delivering cost effective centralized and virtualized desktops however was just the beginning for Userful. Since then, we’ve developed our software platform to do amazing things for displays of all kinds. Userful also supports high performance video walls, digital signs and locked-down kiosks that are easy to manage and cost effective to deploy. From interactive video walls, to artistic, mosaic-style video walls, or control room video walls, Userful replaces conventional high-end video wall controllers and video wall processors, making it even easier to synchronize and add intelligence to displays.

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