Support Specialist at Alpha Vantage (S18)
We build accessible and easy to use APIs for financial market data.
Boston, MA / Remote
Any (new grads ok)
About Alpha Vantage

We build accessible and easy to use APIs for financial market data.

About the role

Alpha Vantage is a Y-Combinator backed company that is building the definitive platform for the next generation of financial market participants. Our APIs are used by a global base of developers and investors in private and public sectors. As a Support Specialist, you will spend most of your time interacting directly with our users and ensuring that they have a stellar experience with Alpha Vantage. The Support Specialist role has the potential to grow into other areas in operations, sales, and product. If you are a self-starter who is constantly curious, has strong writing skills, and is a fast learner, we want to hear from you!


❚ Spend the majority of your time interacting with users by email and occasionally by phone

❚ Optimize our internal and external documentation and processes surrounding a host of products

❚ Work closely with other teams to improve our product offerings and messaging around new products

❚ Spend some time analyzing our processes and instigating changes to help scale our operations

❚ Gain unique insights into how our rapidly growing global user base is using Alpha Vantage

Minimal Qualifications:

❚ Enjoys writing, and doing so quickly and clearly (you need to be fluent and highly proficient in English)

❚ Enjoys talking about technical concepts, have great analytical skills, and be comfortable explaining how Alpha Vantage works to a range of audiences

❚ Can empathize with users and quickly grasp the issues they are facing

❚ Loves constantly learning about a challenging technical product, even if it’s a little out of your comfort zone

❚ Enjoys leveraging data to make decisions and get to the root cause of customer needs (Experience with database querying languages such SQL is a big plus!)


❚ Competitive salary and generous stock options

❚ Flexible work hours, work from home, and generous vacations

❚ A high-impact role at a Y Combinator backed high-growth startup

How to apply:

Please send your resume to [careers] at [alphavantage] dot [co] and include "Support Specialist" in the subject line. Along with your resume, please include in the email why you want to work in this role, your background and accomplishments, any languages you are comfortable communicating in beyond English (if any).

Please also answer the following open-ended questions: what are one or two improvements you would have made to the processes at a company or organization where you have worked? How would you assess if the change(s) was (were) successful?

We are excited to get to know you!


Code base is predominantly Python using Django. Most of our data resides in PostgreSQL.

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