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Title:  Technical Support Specialist


Woerden, NL, 3442 GT Amersfoort, NL, 10 3812 RK Lier, BE, 2500

About Descartes: 

Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX) is the global leader in logistics technology. If logistics is critical to your business, Descartes connects the people and technology to put your organization in motion. We extend the command of logistics operations, helping the world’s largest and most connected logistics community to quickly reduce costs, improve service and comply with customs and transportation regulations. Descartes’ Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the power of The Global Logistics Network, the world’s most extensive multi-modal network, with the industry’s broadest array of modular and interoperable web and wireless logistics applications. At our core, Descartes’ team of industry-leading logistics experts is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions while working closely with our customers to help ensure their success. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices and partners around the world. Learn more at




As Technical Support Specialist, you are responsible for investigating and solving issues/incidents raised by our customers. Your day-to-day tasks and knowledge consist of checking issues in system configurations, message flow configurations, message mappings, etc.

You are part of the EMEA Expertise Centre Team and co-operate closely with other teams such as professional services, research & development and product development.



  • You are responsible for solving incidents and service requests from our customers and getting familiar with the different set-ups from these customers.
  • You communicate with our customers, update them and solve issues in co-operation with different teams from Descartes.
  • You can understand mappings between different formats (EDI, XML, ANSI or log files) using various tools.
  • You are a central source of technical knowledge and will assist other Descartes teams (professional services, research and development).
  • You can support the customer and our internal departments in translating the business support questions and translate this to our technical second line (and vise versa).
  • You develop detailed technical knowledge on the system and the set-up of customers.
  • You consult and train customers on the use of the (standard/basic) system and processes to follow.
  • You collaborate with other teams in different locations to resolve issues that span multiple products.
  • Manage customer expectation.
  • You help drive down tickets raised by customer by analysing the sort and number of tickets and where needed involve product management and research & development to ensure product enhancements.



  • You have an HBO+ level education in computer sciences and/or relevant comparable working experience in a technical ICT environment.
  • You are fluent in English, both verbal as well as in writing. Being able to speak Dutch is convenient.
  • You can analyse complex technical problems in detail.
  • You are flexible and stress resistant.
  • You are customer focussed.
  • You possess strong communication-, documentation- and presentation skills.
  • You handle multiple issues and work independently as well as in a team.
  • You are service oriented, and solution driven. 
  • You possess highly developed problem-solving skills.
  • You are a self-starter and willing to learn.
  • You have experience with different kinds of shipments, land, sea, air, parcel.




  • EDI (EDIFACT, ANSI X12), API, XML and ASCII file integration.
  • VAN, FTP, HTTP(s), AS2, Webservices.
  • Knowledge of Scripting (PHP, Perl, PowerShell, Batchfiles) is considered an asset.
  • Logistic processes.




Excellent knowledge of English is required, and good knowledge of Dutch is considered an asset.



You work either from home or at our offices in the Benelux.



We offer a flexible and casual work environment, as well as mentorship and on-the-job training to support your personal growth. You will have an opportunity to contribute new ideas and we welcome your fresh perspective. We offer an attractive compensation package.


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