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The Platform For Competitive Mobile Games

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About Skillz:

Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for an exploding mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with democratized access to fun, fair and skill-based competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make eSports accessible to anyone, anywhere with a mobile device.

Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 13,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 800 million tournaments for 18 million players worldwide.

This year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50(for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America.

The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.

Who we’re looking for:

Do you love making customers happy? Is customer satisfaction just like breathing for you? Does growing a business sound like a great way to spend your time? Do you like testing apps and playing games as part of your job? Then we want to talk to you.

The Skillz Player Support team is looking for a Support Representative to work with our users to maximize customer engagement, retention, and satisfaction. You’ll play a key role in broadening and deepening the company’s relationship with our customers. Responsibilities will include:

  • Handling customer inquiries and issues directly from our customers
  • Handling escalated issues from outsourced support agents
  • Revising and building customer facing support templates, FAQ’s and other materials
  • Identifying and reporting customer trends and issues to other areas of the business
  • Maximizing customer retention
  • Completing ad hoc projects to support the Player Support team
  • Contributing strategically to the growth and direction of Skillz products and services
  • Executing in a fast-paced, team environment

Requirements:

  • 1+ years of customer service experience at a venture-funded start-up in any of the following industries: mobile technology, social media, gaming, or advertising
  • Experience working with helpdesk ticketing systems; familiarity with Zendesk is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively both internally and to customers and match tone accordingly
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees and management
  • Mature and self-motivated with a positive, professional attitude
  • Capacity to operate effectively in a fast growth startup environment
  • Progressive, consistent work history and excellent references
  • Willingness to work weekends if needed
  • Detail oriented, interested in games, with a competitive spirit
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status.

Medical, dental, & vision

Skillz provides comprehensive medical, dental, vision & pre-tax benefit options to support the well-being of Skillzians & their family.

401(k) match program

Tomorrow is as important as today. We offer a 401(k) match to support our team’s financial health and long-term planning.

Stock options

Each employee represents a critical part of what makes Skillz great. Access to stock options is one way we share these long-term wins together.

Paid time off policy

All things in life have their place. Generous PTO, winter shut-down + half-day summer Fridays in August helps Skillzians stay well-rounded & rested.

Snacks, friday team lunch, dinners

Enjoy 5 company-paid meals per week plus snacks for the hungry moments in-between.

Rideshare program

$10 off Uber Pool & Lyft Line at the end of each work day.

Volunteer opportunities

Our actions shape our culture & our community. We support each other & share a commitment to advancing our vision of Gaming for Good.

Skillz at a glance

The Platform For Competitive Mobile Games

Skillz focuses on Mobile, Entertainment, Sports, Video Games, and Development Platforms. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Portland. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Skillz has raised $65M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2018.

You can view their website at http://www.skillz.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.