Two Chicks With A Side Hustle

Employer: Codecademy

As a Customer Support Associate, you will be responsible for delivering exceptional customer support with empathy and emotional intelligence. You will work cross-functionally to understand company-wide changes, emerging events, and help our users understand them.


  • Answer incoming emails via Zendesk with a focus on quality responses and thorough resolutions. Deliver exceptional, high volume results.
  • Build relationships between Codecademy and our users through an empathetic and passionate approach to customer support work.
  • Analyze incoming questions and identify areas for product and process improvements.
  • Write smart, robust, and comprehensive Help Center articles.
  • Aid in the facilitation of Zendesk administration. (Have experience with this? Awesome! If not, we’ll help you learn.)
  • Tackle other project-based work, and work cross-departmentally with the larger Codecademy team.
  • Participate in a two way communication channel between our users and the larger Codecademy company. You will help be responsible for ensuring information is communicated appropriately to Codecademy team members and Codecademy users alike.
  • Occasionally work on Saturday or Sunday.


  • We are committed to hiring people with a range of working and life experiences who will champion our learners. We welcome candidates with alternative but relevant expertise or experience to apply.
  • 3 years working in a customer-facing role
    • 1-2 years traditional Customer Support/Service
    • 1 year in a startup environment.
  • Curiosity! A love of problem solving and critical thinking.
  • A demonstrated ability succeeding in a customer support department in a fast-paced, growing startup.
  • You need to be self-motivated and able to work independently, and comfortable collaborating cross functionally on a dynamic team.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and a high comfort level describing technical concepts to a varied audience in an accessible way.
  • To think deeply and constantly look for ways to relentlessly improve.
  • Natural interpersonal and relationship building skills, and a passion for developing customer loyalty.
  • Previous experience with Zendesk.


  • Programming experience that allows you to comfortably talk to users about programming.
  • Previous experience with the fundamentals of Zendesk administration.
  • You’ve learned a skill on Codecademy in the past.