NOC Technician at Zipwhip

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Zipwhip is a Seattle-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company providing text messaging to businesses across North America through cloud-based software and a best-in-class API solution. One of the fastest growing tech companies in North America as ranked by Deloitte Fast 500 2017 and 2018, Zipwhip invented the technology that enables businesses to text using their existing landline, VoIP or toll-free phone number and communicate with consumers the modern way.

Zipwhip is aggressively investing in our people, product offerings and processes. We are backed by Goldman Sachs, Microsoft Ventures, OpenView, Voyager Capital and a host of other investors, and are seeing rapid growth in both employees and revenue. Zipwhip is the only business-texting provider with direct connections to all Tier 1 and 2 wireless operators in the U.S., and we've delivered billions of texts to consumers nationwide.

Zipwhip employees come to work every day (to one of Seattle's coolest offices) inspired and ready to live out our DIRECT values: Determination, Innovation, Respect, Enthusiasm, Collaboration and Trust. If you want to be part of an organization where highly motivated thinkers are empowered to change the way we communicate with the world around us, then we'd like to hear from you.

What we're looking for: 

We are looking for a Network Operations Technician that will monitor critical network elements for infrastructure used by both internal and external customers. This person will provide 24/7 network monitoring and support for mission critical services related to our gateway, carrier, and API business. We're seeking contributors that are hungry to improve and grow the resiliency of the systems, network, and monitoring infrastructure.

We're looking for ambitious people seeking to learn everything they can about Zipwhip while continually learning and leveraging new technologies. In this role, you will help Zipwhip deliver industry leading applications and platforms to businesses. We're looking for candidates who are seeking to grow and develop along with the company.

What's the job really? 

  • Proactively monitor Zipwhip message deliverability, carrier/gateway connections, and other network telemetry
  • Triage support tickets via email, phone, and ticketing system
  • Respond to system alarms/alerts in a timely fashion and troubleshoot and escalate as required
  • Manage short and long-term trouble tickets, providing regular updates to external customers and internal stakeholders until issue resolution
  • Perform ongoing maintenance of servers and network devices during maintenance windows
  • Contribute to documentation and procedures when troubleshooting and resolving production issues and performing maintenance
  • Write scripts to automate repeatable tasks

What you bring to the table: 

  • 2+ years of technical support/IT Help Desk experience
  • Availability to work any shift in a 24/7/365 environment
  • Position requires flexibility in work schedule weekend, swing, and night shifts
  • Positive attitude and ability to communicate with a wide array of stakeholders
  • Solid technical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with an analytic focus
  • Experience managing Linux servers in a production environment
  • Experience using monitoring tools such as Nagios, Logic Monitor, PRTG, Zabbix, Solarwinds
  • Understanding of networking concepts (TCP/IP, LAN, WAN)
  • Scripting experience in Python, Go, Bash a big plus
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure, Azure/AWS, and SQL is a plus 

What we offer:

  • A fun, lively startup culture and one of Seattle's coolest offices.
  • Core values-based leadership.
  • A culture of employee engagement-lively weekly company updates as 1 example.
  • Competitive salary and stock options.
  • Complimentary access to a fitness center.
  • Stipend for transportation and cell phone usage.
  • Full benefits package including parental leave, a matching 401k program, PTO, and medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
  • Complimentary snacks, complimentary beverages, a subsidized cafeteria with lunch made fresh every day, and free lunch on Fridays catered by local chefs.
  • Complimentary shuttle access to office from King Street Station, Ferry Terminal and Yesler/Occidental.

Zipwhip values an inclusive and diverse team.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are an E-verify participating employer.

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Location

We just moved into a brand new space across from Elliott Bay - check out our water view, sky bridge to a beach park and roof deck.

An Insider's view of Zipwhip

What are some social events your company does?

Every Friday we do something called Gourmet Lunch Friday, or "GLF" as we call it, where we get lunch catered by local chefs and the whole company comes together to eat lunch. This is also a time to go over weekly updates about product, engineering, and sales.

Jenna

Talent Manager

What are Zipwhip Perks + Benefits

Zipwhip Benefits Overview

Flexible PTO policy in addition to 11 other standard holidays
About 8 days of paid sick leave per year
Medical, dental, and vision benefits
401K (matching 100% of the first 1% and 50% match on 2-6%. Only 17% of companies have better matches than we do)
Parking or transportation subsidy of $75/month
Cell phone stipend of $20/month
Gourmet Lunch Fridays (catered lunch every Friday)
Free drinks and snacks in the office space
Subsidized breakfast and lunch in cafeteria
Discounted fitness center near the office, and free fitness classes in the office

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Zipwhip participates in local volunteer activities such as the Big Climb -Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Backpack Bridgade, and PAWS.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Zipwhip has culture and fun committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs from our annual holiday party to our volunteer programs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Zipwhip provides employees a subsided gym membership program at a gym near the office for $20/ month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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