The Path Forward Return to Work program at Cloudflare is a 16 week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to women & men who have at least 5 years of professional experience & have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply.
At Cloudflare, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, & the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, & make connections with other women & men transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people whove been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce.
Cloudflare offers flexibility that we know todays workers need to be healthy & productive. During the Return to Work program, we offer returnees additional flexibility to make the on-ramp to paid work as smooth as possible.
At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the department
The Cloudflare Customer Support Team solves complicated problems & answers technical questions via phone, email, chat & social media. Whether it is a Wordpress blogger using our services for free or a global Enterprise business with petabytes of web traffic, we are always eager to assist. We are the eyes & ears of Cloudflare, acting as the real-time voice of the customer to help communicate their needs & real-world use cases back to the rest of the company - for better service & future product development.
What you'll do
Do you like solving complex problems?Are you an analytical thinker with a knack for non-linear logic? Do you enjoyinteracting with people?
We are seeking a Technical Customer Support Engineer to join our team. You will work with our users on complicated technical support issues as well as the Technical Operations team that is responsible for running our global, distributed network. You will also build system security tools including writing web security firewall rules & build big data analytics tools. This is a position where you will learn the inner workings of Cloudflare's technology, while also getting to work directly with our customers.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience
- 2+ years of customer-facingtechnical support experience
- Experience troubleshooting DNS & networking-related issues
- Familiarity with Linux & web programming
- Understanding of DNS & how the Internet works
- Experience with Apache, Nginx, IIS, & other web servers
- You live at the command line, & only use a GUI when you have no other choice
- You know that a curl isn't necessarily related to weightlifting or an Olympic sport
- Experience working in a support role where you thrived every time you resolved aticket
- Strong communication skills that allow you to be a bridge between customers & the engineering team
- B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
- Experience withPostgreSQL,MySQL, MSSQL, & other database servers
- Experience with popular blogging platforms, forum software, and/or CRM software
- Interest in web security
- You have worked at a hosting company or a web development company
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.
Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & 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.
Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!
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