Customer Support Specialist

Posted May 25

Mercury is building a complete finance stack for startups. Since we launched Mercury in 2019, our customer base has grown to over 200,000 startups and small businesses from all around the world. This turns out to be a pretty wild endeavor, so we’re looking to bring someone smart onto our Customer Support team to help us out.

As a member of our Weekend Coverage Customer Support team, you’ll make sure our users are charmed by warmth and competence when they have questions or needs that aren’t being met by our product. You’ll radiate intelligence while exercising your best human qualities, like compassion and empathy, even in the face of frustration. 

You’ll need to understand how our product works in detail. Banking* has a lot of moving pieces, so this is harder than it might seem. Finding efficient, elegant solutions for problems stemming from the oft-convoluted U.S. financial system isn’t always easy, but if you’re good at your job, our users will never know it.

*Mercury is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by Choice Financial Group and Evolve Bank & Trust®; Members FDIC.

Schedule Information:

  • Required: you will need to be excited to work at least one weekend day per 5 day shift! 
  • Schedule: Sundays - Thursdays
  • Or, if your ideal working time consists of both Saturday and Sunday, we can accommodate that, too! 
  • Working hours are 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (in your local time zone)
  • Your working schedule will be fixed - this is long-term commitment, not a rotating shift

Here are some things you’ll do on the job:

  • Answer user questions over chat, email, and phone
  • Handle user account requests, including application processing, card disputes, missing payments, card shipments, and a whole lot more
  • Teach customers how to use our product (hopefully most of it is self-explanatory), and translate user confusion into product suggestions
  • Identify the systemic flaws that lead to user problems
  • Work with our engineering team to find and squash bugs
  • Communicate our users' needs to our partner banks and work with them to improve their products and processes
  • Write help articles and FAQs
  • Learn our internal tools and figure out how to improve them
  • Put in place processes to make your job more efficient
  • Help with other compliance and customer tasks
  • Create and sustain warm relationships with our users
  • Help build out the customer support and ops infrastructure at Mercury

You should:

  • Have 2+ years of experience in a Customer Experience / Customer Support role
  • Consistently exercise empathy
  • Exude competence
  • Always seek to answer the question behind the question
  • Understand how to translate convoluted banking or engineering terminology into clear, human user communication
  • Enjoy thinking about how to automate as much of your job as possible
  • Keep a clean, ordered inbox
  • Stay calm and collected while working on ten things at once
  • Feel confident talking with startup folks in person, over chat, or on the phone
  • Use creativity while working within difficult constraints
  • Show kindness in the face of unpleasantness (our customers generally are really great, but they can get passionate when it comes to their businesses)
  • And ideally, have a love for language

The total rewards package at Mercury includes base salary, equity (stock options), and benefits.

Our salary and equity ranges are highly competitive within the SaaS and fintech industry and are updated regularly using the most reliable compensation survey data for our industry. New hire offers are made based on a candidate’s experience, expertise, geographic location, and internal pay equity relative to peers.

Our target new hire base salary ranges for this role are the following:

  • US employees in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, or the San Francisco Bay Area: $72,600 - $90,800 USD 
  • US employees outside of New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, or the San Francisco Bay Area: $65,300 - $81,700 USD
  • Canadian employees (any location): CAD 66,100 - 82,600

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