Technical Support Engineer - Network Focused at Cloudflare (Austin, TX)
At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
The Customer Support Team solves complicated problems and answers technical inquiries via phone, email, chat, and social media. Whether it is a Wordpress blogger using our services for free or a global Enterprise business with petabytes of web traffic, our team is always eager to assist. We are the eyes and ears of Cloudflare, acting as the real-time voice of the customer to help communicate their needs and real-world use cases back to the rest of the company - to help build a better service and future product development.What You’ll do
Do you love solving complex technical problems and interacting with people? Are you passionate about helping customers and are a standout colleague? Cloudflare is seeking a Technical Customer Support Engineer to join our team. You will work directly with our customers and cross-functionally to solve a variety of technical issues. This is a position where you will learn the inner workings of Cloudflare's products and gain a deeper understanding of internet technologies.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
- 2+ years working within a Technical Support team solving various technical issues
- Self-driven and capable of learning new technologies/systems/features with little guidance
- Fundamental understanding how the Internet works (OSI Model); Cloudflare has a variety of products that presently impact Layers 3, 4 & 7
- Experience troubleshooting network connectivity issues, BGP routing, and GRE tunnels
- Experience in command line, and tools, including curl, dig, traceroute, openssl, git
- Experience troubleshooting DNS, SSL/TLS, HTTP
- Experience in a web development and/or hosting environment such as installing and configuring web servers like Apache, Nginx, and IIS
Availability and Schedule Requirements
- Flexibility to work varying work schedules including; Pacific & Central time, holidays, weekends, more than 5 days in a row, or additional hours
- Ability to work on-site in either our Austin,TX or Champaign, IL offices
- You are familiar with Cloudflare and have a site actively using our platform
- You are comfortable with popular CRM/CMS solutions
Super Bonus Points
- You are fluent and can troubleshoot in Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
126.96.36.199: We released 188.8.131.52 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.
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