Twilio Technical Support Engineer, Messaging

Posted on June 7th, 2019

Because you belong at Twilio

The Who, What, Where and Why

Twilio is growing rapidly and seeking a Technical Support Engineer to join the U.S. Messaging Team, supporting our customers’ use of Twilio’s Programmable Messaging product. This role will function as the voice of Twilio to our customers and partners and operate as a subject matter expert for Twilio’s Programmable Messaging API. In addition, focus on providing friendly, professional customer service, while problem solving and demonstrating a high competency in communicating complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences via phone or email mediums. Advanced time management skills, are able to work well under pressure, and are proficient at developing workflows to remain efficient at tasks while still following standard processes and procedures.

Who?

Twilio is looking for a customer service driven individual who demonstrates a high competency in communicating complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences via live chat or email mediums. We seek someone with:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in a client-facing technical role, preferably in supporting REST API or enterprise software
  • A firm understanding of the technology stacks common to the Web ecosystem.
  • A functional knowledge of general purpose programming languages.
  • Strong problem-solving and technical troubleshooting skills
  • Conversational, patient and empathetic, with a positive attitude and great ethics
  • People person, with a huge desire to help others succeed.
  • Ability to professionally and diplomatically address customer concerns and provide concise feedback.
  • Ability to de-escalate tense/tough customer situations in a live environment.
  • Excellent reading comprehension, listening, and writing skills.

Bonus Points:

  • Previous exposure or knowledge of Twilio products.
  • Coding experience in any language. (reading and debugging)
  • Previous experience with JIRA or similar ticketing system.

What?

As a Messaging Technical Support Engineer you will:

  • Work on a dozen messaging cases submitted by both individual developers and major brands. Some examples include: assisting a customer in tracking down a deliverability issues both outbound and inbound, debugging a customer’s code which is resulting in 400 responses, or perhaps speaking with a customer on the phone to guide them through development of their SMS application.
  • Internally, you will be collaborating with your teammates and the Twilio Product and Engineering teams via Slack as well as filing JIRAs to report reproducible bugs, spending time reviewing internal knowledge bases to stay up on industry shifts and standards, and working with your manager to surface customer pain points to assist in process betterment.    

Where?

This position will be located in (Remote EST/CST Timezone) You will enjoy our office perks: catered meals, snacks, game room, ergonomic desks, massages, Wednesday dinners, bi-weekly All Hands and more. What you will also get to experience is a company that believes in small teams for maximum impact; seeks well-rounded talent to ensure a full perspective on our customers’ experience, understands that this is a marathon, not a sprint; that continuously and purposefully builds an inclusive culture where everyone is able to do and be the best version of themselves.

Why?

Twilio is a company that is empowering the world’s developers with modern communication in order to build better applications. We only succeed at Twilio when our customers succeed. An outstanding customer experience with both our products and our service is an integral part of why customers choose Twilio, and your role is critical in ensuring the success here.

Twilio is truly unique; we are a company committed to your growth, your learning, your development and your entire employee experience.  We only win when our employees succeed and we're dedicated to helping you develop your strengths. We invest in time dedicated to tackling hard problems and creating your own ideas. We have a cultural foundation built on diversity, inclusion and innovation and we want you and your ideas to thrive at Twilio. Come join us.  

About us:

Founded in 2008, Twilio has over 1,000 employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and other offices in Bogotá, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Mountain View, Munich, New York City, Singapore and Tallinn.

More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, and video by virtualizing the world’s telecommunications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications. By making communications a part of every software developer's toolkit, Twilio is enabling innovators across every industry — from emerging leaders to the world’s largest organizations — to reinvent how companies engage with their customers.

Twilio is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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