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Technical Support Representative

Date:  May 7, 2023

Ipswich, MA, US, 01938

Onsite or Remote:  Remote
Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Industries, Inc. (EBSCO), headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the largest privately held and family-owned companies in the United States. EBSCO was founded in 1944 by an entrepreneur who was passionate about honoring our commitments to our customers, rejecting the status quo, and seeking to continuously improve our team. We continue to operate that way today, with a passion for our people and our businesses succeeding together. EBSCO has grown and evolved over time into a holding company with a global portfolio comprised of dozens of entities in over 15 separate industries/markets, including Information services, outdoor products, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and insurance services. We provide valuable support services to our subsidiaries to support their growth. We hire passionate people, driven to grow, because we know the success of EBSCO depends on the long-term success of our businesses and our teams.


The Technical Support Representative specializes in performing technical support of EBSCO software and solutions by providing technical support assistance to internal and external clients.  Using various problem identification skills, the Technical Support Representative diagnoses problems, identifies solutions, and drives issues to resolution.  The Technical Support Representative must work with other internal organizations to communicate, prioritize, and advocate on behalf of the customer.  The Technical Support Representative must communicate action plans to both client(s) and internal customers as appropriate.
Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Effectively utilize customer support skills to maintain a positive working relationship between sales, its customers and partners
  • Demonstrate positive customer support skills validated by maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Provide first line diagnostic/troubleshooting support and technical expertise via phone and email to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Answer customer questions and inquiries across entire suite of EBSCO products
  • Perform problem determination / problem source identification to understand the root cause of a customer’s issue
  • Collaborate and negotiate with other support operations/organizations to prioritize and diagnose problems to resolution
  • Instruct clients with explanation of product features, installation, configuration, and deployment of product upgrades both verbally and in writing
  • Communicate action plans to the client or EBSCO representative as appropriate
  • Troubleshoot and resolve specific product related issues while maximizing customer satisfaction
  • Conduct independent research in order to find solutions to customer problems
  • Contributes to department attainment of organizational objectives and high client satisfaction

Role-Based Competencies

  • Able to effectively communicate and present technical concepts to both technical and non-technical professionals. 
  • Makes customers and their needs a primary focus. Develops and sustains productive customer relationships. 
  • Able to produce significant output with minimal waste.
  • Adjusts quickly to shifting priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change, while maintaining focus on priorities.

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience in Customer Support or call center environment 
  • 1 Year of Experience in web technology and software applications. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Strong organization skills a must
  • Ability to work well in a team environment 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field or 2 Years equivalent experience 

Target Annual Salary Range: $36,400 - $52,000. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors including your skills, qualifications, education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location. EBSCO provides a generous benefits program including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a retirement savings plan, paid parental leave, holidays and paid time off (PTO). View more about EBSCO’s benefits here:



We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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