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Product Support Representative

| Austin

Expedia

You have a knack for solving logic puzzles. You are a keen problem-solver who enjoys helping others resolve complex issues. You are looking for a meaningful career in a customer-focused team environment, where you get to use your outstanding problem-solving and research skills to help others. We have what you’re looking for!

As a Support Specialist for Vrbo, you will provide world class support for professional property managers who operate their vacation rental businesses using our SaaS products. Our SaaS products provide our customers with the tools they need in order perform day-to-day operations, everything from accounting, to managing bookings, managing websites, housekeeping and much more.

As the first line of support for our customers, our mission is to delight our clients by responding quickly and effectively to their questions and issues using all available resources to, not only fix their problems, but train them to get maximum value from our products, and by advocating for them as we continue to develop and improve our products. We are invested in their success.

If you are a customer-focused self-starter, with excellent communication and listening skills, and you have a passion for helping people solve problems, while maintaining high customer satisfaction, we want to talk with you!


What You'll Do

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Troubleshoot customer problems and answer questions via phone and e-mail.

  • Maintain 48 hour Service Level Agreement.

  • Own customer issues from start to finish.

  • Clear, concise communication.

  • Create knowledge base articles as necessary.

  • Work with internal teams, coordinating and communicating in order to resolve customer issues.

Who You Are

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of customer service or product support experience. SaaS preferred.

  • Familiar with: Windows, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Office and Excel.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks as you go.

  • Experience with small computer networks, firewalls, and antivirus software a plus.

  • Familiarity with QuickBooks or with basic accounting principles a plus.

Key Competencies:

  • Build Customer Loyalty: Effectively meet customer needs; build productive customer relationships; take responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Communication: Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media in a manner that helps our customers understand and retain the message.

  • Resilience: Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handle stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.

  • Quality / Attention to Detail: Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

  • Time Management: Effectively manage time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Hours / Shift Information:

  • 8 hour days, 5 days a week. Shifts are 7-3:30 pacific time, and 8:30-5 pacific time.

  • Occasional on-call.

  • Possible travel.

Benefits & Perks

  • Target annual bonus or commission.

  • Paid vacation and sick time.

  • Great medical and dental plans.

  • Employee purchase discount plan.

  • Employee stock purchase program.

  • Free snacks and beverages.

  • Frequent company update meetings and talks with leadership team.

  • Free listing on HomeAway.com.

  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk, and ergonomic chair.

​Why Join Us

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

About Vrbo

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of HomeAway and the Expedia Group family of brands and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit www.vrbo.com.

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
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    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
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    • InVisionDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Vrbo has six offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.

An Insider's view of Vrbo

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.

Amanda

Director, B&B Sales and Supply

What projects are you most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.

Juliana

Advertising Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.

Sharon

Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Talent Acquisition team is always pitching innovative ideas at our 120-day planning sessions that directly impact the company and recruitment experience. It’s amazing to see how quickly we’re able to implement new ideas every 120 days and measure the results. We’ve seen everything from employee referral reform to self-defense classes in Austin.

Marisela

Director, Global Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm on a team that's investigating the integration of react-native into our existing mobile app and my focus is primarily on bridging our existing native analytics packages into the react-native side of things. This allows us to adapt and improve based on what customers do while using our product,

Andrew

Software UI Engineer

What are Vrbo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HomeAway offers up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave (yes, dads, too!) for eligible new parents with at least 1 year of service.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
9 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays you can take any time during the year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin!

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