Community Support Engineer

OpenSesame, Portland

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We are looking for good people to help us rock the boat in the elearning industry. We have a great team and a friendly place to work where we enjoy the freedom to innovate with a variety of technologies in an exciting, high-growth, start-up environment.

If you are a self-starter with an inquisitive mind and track record for delivering excellent results that thrill your customers and teammates, then we may have an opportunity for you... however, we are unusually selective about who we ask to join our team.

As a Community Support Engineer on our product team you will be responsible for providing fanatical customer service and technical support to our customers and internal team members. This is a technical position working closely with our engineering staff and includes technical mentoring and participation in our agile software delivery process. The product team is responsible for all aspects of software delivery, including planning, development, QA, deployment, support, and maintenance of multiple websites and services.

Specific Duties:

  • Manage and resolve Tier 2 support caseload
  • Recommend and implement bugfixes and product enhancements to reduce support
  • Work with buyers and sellers to troubleshoot course content issues
  • Participate in on-call support rotation
  • Help drive product strategy based on customer service and support efforts
  • Liaise between customers and software development team



We do not hire based on specific buzzwords, technologies, or popular acronyms on your resume. Today we use Desk, Salesforce, AWS, Ruby, Varnish, Git, Chef, C#, SCORM, AICC,  Visual Studio, PHP, MySQL, SASS, jQuery, and Drupal. Tomorrow we may use something else. Whatever technologies, languages, or software programs you have learned, we expect you have mastered them in depth. In addition, we expect you to master and new technologies that may be brought on board in the future.


  • Our start-up environment requires an imaginative thinker with the ability to work independently on simultaneous projects and the ability to collaborate effectively with other team members.

  • Your customers consistently report the highest level of satisfaction on support cases you manage
  • Your friends and co-workers describe you as a fantastic team player

  • You posses an adaptable, people oriented, friendly can do attitude and a desire to constantly develop new skills

  • Experience developing and debugging software in a technical support role, SQL and SalesForce experience a plus
  • Permanent legal right to work within the United States



  • Competitive salary for start-up company

  • Paid-Time-Off (PTO)

  • Annual professional development budget

  • Employee-directed benefits bucket

About OpenSesame

What We Do OpenSesame makes buying and selling elearning courses as easy as downloading a song from iTunes. Preview courses, read reviews and research sellers in our marketplace. Buy courses with no subscriptions or long-term commitments and use them instantly in any Learning Management System (LMS). Let us do the heavy lifting, so you can focus on choosing the best courses for your employees. Why We Do It We enjoy simplifying processes and making systems better. It’s what excites us and keeps us energized. While running an LMS for the trade industry, we were frustrated by the lack of compelling content and grueling sales process to gain access to courses. We recognized the innovative techniques being used in the digital media realm and realized a similar process could be used to empower businesses to create a custom course catalog for their employee development. Since our launch in July 2011, we’ve focused on building out our content with the goal to be the largest marketplace for online training courses. How we’re different. We value transparency and simplicity in order to provide a fantastic customer experience. Buyers can personalize their interaction either through browsing our extensive listing of courses online or interacting with one of our content specialists to custom build their training catalog. Sellers can stick with the LMS they know best and can rest easy knowing their material is protected. At OpenSesame, we measure our success based on the ease and speed of your experience.

Want to learn more about OpenSesame? Visit OpenSesame's website.