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Manager of Customer Support

Full-time · Berlin, Germany

About the opportunity

The Manager of Tech Customer Support team is managing directly the Customer Support Engineers part of of Contentful’s Customer Support Team, which falls within our Customer Success Department. A spirited group from around the globe, we keep things light-hearted while also solving difficult customer situations and creating new internal processes. Intellectual curiosity and interpersonal relationship skills are core to what we do; we seek to understand the “why” and not just the “what.” We practice empathy and the art of anticipating customer needs.

What to expect?

Contentful’s Customer Support Engineers are at the forefront of our efforts to assist customers who are building amazing websites, apps, and other digital experiences using cutting-edge technologies.

Working directly with developers from our customers, our Customer Support Engineers help some of them with massive scaling and others with getting started on new integrations. Through ticket-based and chat assistance they identify and research Contentful-related issues that users experience, and then troubleshoot and help resolve those issues. By providing this assistance, and escalating issues when necessary to our Engineering team, our Customer Support Engineers give our customers confidence that their needs are represented and addressed. Many large customers rely on Contentful to power their public websites, mobile apps, and other mission-critical parts of their business; our Customer Support Engineers play a vital role in enabling their success in doing so.

The Tech Support Manager role is responsible for managing a distributed team by empowering Customer Support Engineers to enlighten the customer experience as well as building a team culture that is collaborative, inclusive, and respectful. Encourage, empower, and celebrate.

What you need to be successful?

  • Previous experience managing Technical Support Teams for a SaaS product of minimum 3 years
  • Experience in managing a team of minimum 6 individuals or more, from different backgrounds and cultures, in office and remote as well as across different time zones.
  • Has experience interviewing, hiring, and onboarding for technical, customer-facing roles.
  • Has experience defining and managing individual and team performance in areas such as career paths/advancement and overall team motivation and growth.
  • Solid fundamental understanding and implementation of operations management, including defining meaningful support metrics, measuring the quality of work, and rolling out effective processes and procedures.
  • Escalation Management: has served as a contact point for customers to make sure the right internal resources are allocated depending on severity/criticality of the issue.
  • Familiar with support and ticketing tools like JIRA, Zendesk, and Confluence (or similar)
  • Worked as a Support Engineer in a previous job for minimum 2 years
  • Previous experience in working with engineering and development teams as well as an understanding of Agile processes or experience working in Agile/Scrum environment
  • Has a good understanding of how web applications and mobile apps are built and work
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Very familiar with principles of APIs, stateful Web (Single Page) Applications, developer platforms (Github, Heroku), and latest platform trends like containers and serverless architectures
  • Software development previous experience in one or more of our supported languages (JavaScript, Java, GraphQL, Ruby, .Net, PHP, Python, Objective-C, or Swift)
  • Understanding of frameworks like React and GatsbyJS

What’s in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products.
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Enjoy a full range of events, including workshops, Contentful-hosted meetups, guest speakers and team activities. Meet your team members from across the globe at our annual offsite.
  • Get fit! We offer a variety of health and fitness classes and a discount on Urban Sports Club.
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Spotify, Urban Outfitters, ARD Broadcaster, The British Museum, Xoom and Lenovo use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 350 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed locations around the world.

“Everyone is welcome here” — it’s a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We look forward to your application!

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