Customer Advocate / Support Technician 2021
We're looking for a Customer Advocate / Support Technician to join the Fastmail support agents in India. Come work on the original social media platform—email—at a place that strives to put the customer's needs first.
When the vast majority of people get email for free, the reason people choose our service is because they love email, value their privacy, and appreciate access to an all-star support team. We love our customers, and we want to give them the best possible experience. That's where you come in!
About the job
This is a communication and writing position. A large part of it is interacting with current and potential customers, mostly via email and chat with the occasional phone call. Some of it is writing and maintaining web pages (customer-facing help pages, internal documentation, and occasional marketing content). Some of it is staffing social media (Twitter accounts, writing or editing blog posts). Ultimately, you share responsibility for maintaining the brand reputation through customer interaction, and for keeping our brand voice consistent across all channels.
This is also a problem-solving and research position. When a customer identifies a problem, you'll be in charge of determining the scope of it (just them? certain types of customers? everyone?), then raising the alarm for big problems, and testing and describing smaller ones.
This role is being added to fill out our global support team, providing support to customers across all time zones. You’re not alone: collaboration with your colleagues is an essential part of this role.
A people person. A word wizard. A trusted advisor. A lifelong learner.
You have full professional fluency in English, excellent written and verbal skills, strong interpersonal skills, compassion, enthusiasm, patience, diligence, and an ability to gracefully adapt to change.
People say you really get them. That is, you're good at figuring out what people mean, even if what they say is kind of garbled. Making that connection with customers and teammates makes you good at your job. You don't mind asking questions, or explaining something twice (or three times, or four...), but you'd really like to hone one killer explanation, and use it again and again.
Maybe you've done customer service before, but you found it really frustrating because you couldn't actually do anything for people. Here, you will be empowered to help people, not give them a polite brush-off.
You like advocating for people. You live for the "a-ha!" moment.
You're good at running things down, noticing the details, making the logical connections, describing things carefully.
If you are new to technology but interested in acquiring more technical skills, we're interested in developing that in you. While the primary customer tools have a graphical interface, we are a UNIX-based company, so this is a good place to get beginning exposure to web design and UI, source control tools like Git, and command-line interfaces.
If you have an interest in marketing or programming, we're interested in developing that, too. Within the scope of providing the best service we can to our customers, there's lots of opportunity for expanding your skillsets within the areas that interest you.
Working at Fastmail
If you come and work with us, you'll be working with us remotely from your location in India. You'll be part of the current friendly support team.
Our head office is in Melbourne, Australia and we also have an office in Philadelphia, USA. We're in close communication with them. Because of the time difference, this means a lot of email, a fair bit of Slack chat, and daily video chats. You will usually work five days a week, eight hours a day, and your regular schedule will include working on weekends. Members of the support team in India have schedules ranging from 8:00 am and 8:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) seven days a week. Occasionally you will need to be available outside of your usual schedule for a team meeting.
You can read about our values, and our blog contains interviews with some of the people who will become your colleagues at Fastmail.
We welcome all applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, age, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation.
Sounds great, what's next?
Email us at email@example.com to introduce yourself and tell us why you would be a good fit for the job! This job is 80% sending email, so that message is part of your application, but please also include a PDF of your resume.