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Technical Support Specialist I

Remote opportunities in: Maryland, Denver, and New York

The Technical Support Specialist I is responsible for ensuring a positive user experience for  2U students and faculty by providing proactive, comprehensive, and exceptional customer service.

You will be the critical “first line of defense” in executing 2U’s expected white glove service level for its students and faculty. The Technical Support Specialist I takes incoming calls, emails, and chats from enrolled students and faculty who need technical assistance with 2U supported applications.  You will also resolve or escalate all incoming cases regarding faculty or students.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Troubleshoot student and faculty technical issues via phone, email and chat to identify the root cause and provide world class service to customers. 
  • Collaborate with 2U departments and internal cross-functional teams to promptly resolve student and faculty issues.
  • Master all 2U’s software to provide technical assistance to faculty and students with competence. 
  • Assist with training new hires and ongoing support of team members as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Things That Should Be in Your Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 1 – 3 years experience working in a service-oriented customer support, technical support, or other support-related field.
  • Experience assisting customers using phone, email, and chat software.
  • Familiarity with current Apple, Microsoft Operating Systems, and video conferencing software. 
  • Organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail. 
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills required
  • Ability to identify service improvement opportunities and automation proposals to improve service quality.
  • Ability to work holidays, evenings and weekend hours to support students and faculty at peak times as assigned.

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate in a courteous, tactful, collegial and concise manner.
  • Ability to work with a core team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business.
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change.

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

At 2U, we power world-class online education and in-person boot camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help universities fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our university partners are there to help them succeed.Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 150,000 students and lifelong learners. 2U, Inc. has acquired and integrated two companies broadening our portfolio of education offerings into short courses with GetSmarter and boot camps with Trilogy. This role supports our [Select one: 2U OR GetSmarter OR Trilogy] line of business.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break from Christmas through New Years!

To learn more, visit 2U.com. #NoBackRow

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.