Customer Support Specialist At Stronghold (REMOTE, US $44/hr)

Customer Support Specialist

About the Company

Named a Forbes Fintech 50, Stronghold’s mission is to improve financial access by powering innovative payment and financial services solutions through our open APIs.  We’ve been going deep to lay the underlying rails for modern payments and reach all customers with secure, transparent ways to move money. We are seeking team players who can evolve with the company as we scale and add new products. We are a team of technologists and industry experts who take a data-driven and innovative approach to solving problems.  We power possibilities for our customers by bringing the best talent together in an open and collaborative work environment that rewards curiosity and grit.

About the Role

In this mid-level role, you will be responsible for helping all our payment solution merchants (mostly independent and chain retail companies). You will be responsible for solving customer issues while helping drive retention, loyalty, and advocacy among our customers. Additionally, you will help improve processes and create operational excellence.
The amount of hours available will be 20 hours per week. The preferred time slot will be 1-5 pm PST. This role reports to the Head of Customer Success

What You’ll Do

    • Take ownership of the current support channels, systems, and processes to ensure current day-to-day operations run smoothly. Current channels are email only.
    • Respond to customer requests via email or written communication promptly.
    • Ensure the highest standard of customer care is delivered (e.g. response and resolution times, customer satisfaction, and feedback management).
    • Draft and improve our customer-facing and internal support documentation.
    • Leverage AI tools to maximize the scalability of the support function.
    • Capture customer feedback that can be translated into product improvements to reduce volumes on repetitive themes.
    • Work cross-functionally with our Enablement, Success Management, Compliance, Engineering, Product, Marketing, and other operations teams to identify opportunities to improve the customer experience.

What we are looking for

    • 4-5 years in customer support or similar roles where you help others learn and achieve success with something new through respectful, empathetic, and sometimes persuasive communication.
    • A thoughtful, friendly, and concise communication style.
    • Exceptional written and verbal English communication skills.
    • Technical problem-solving skills using a variety of tools (e.g., Stronghold, Front, Datadog, Retool, Hubspot, analytics, query tools, and ChatGPT (not writing code or scripts)). Naturally act as a calming presence around customers, who occasionally get frustrated.
    • Comfortable learning and using multiple systems.
    • Natural empathy for the customer while knowing how to balance communication based on the priorities and capabilities of the company.


    • Part-time contractor position with 20 hours per week
    • Please note this is a temporary position with the possibility of conversion to a full-time employee
    • Ability to work remotely within the US
    • Authorized to work in the United States (required)

Pay: $28 – $44 an hour

Method of Application


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