Phone Support Specialist at Toptal

We created Toptal to solve an extremely difficult, real-world problem: the talent shortage.
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Job Description

About Toptal

Toptal is one of the most innovative and rapidly expanding tech start-ups from Silicon Valley. With backing from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and Adam D’Angelo, our platform is the fastest growing labor marketplace in the history of the Internet—connecting thousands of elite engineers and designers all over the world. In the last five years, Toptal has become the #1 choice for tech companies requiring top-shelf engineering and design talent and for the top 3% of freelancers looking for their next challenge.

While we’re primarily focused on bringing quality and value to our clients, we’re also committed to creating a world-class environment for our employees. We are a completely distributed company with thousands of core and network team members located all over the world, and we take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We take an all-hands-on-deck approach to our work, taking pride in being collaborative, creative, and flexible.

If you aren’t looking for a job because you’re already killing it, we want you.

Position Description

You will work closely with the customer service team, interfacing directly with clients and resolving all issues that come up to ensure that the client experience at Toptal is the best in the world. You will also support the sales team, taking inbound calls, helping with research, and responding to inquiries.

You will be a first point of contact for Toptal clients on any and all issues that may arise, and will be responsible for maintaining the company’s commitment to world-class customer service, solving problems quickly and calling in appropriate parties as necessary.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere.


  • Work closely with the Head of Customer Service and the customer service team to ensure the experience of Toptal clients is world-class and completely smooth throughout all phases of engagements.
  • Take inquiries via Toptal’s phone lines and other communication channels and address all questions and problems accurately and rapidly.
  • Track, analyze, and report on customer service metrics.
  • Identify areas for improvement in Toptal’s customer service policies and brainstorm innovative solutions with an eye for long-term efficacy.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and address issues rapidly and fully, either on your own or by pulling in other relevant parties and seeing the problem through to its full resolution.
  • Work closely with the accounting and HR departments to identify the roots of potential problems and develop solutions that are sustainable and effective.
  • Support the VP of Sales and the sales team by taking calls from and conducting research on prospective clients.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and strategy sessions.
  • Communicate constantly with teams via Skype.


  • A strong history of successful customer service and technical support experience, preferably in a team setting.
  • To excel at this position, you must be energetic and proactive.
  • You must be able to work without much supervision and manage your time and resources efficiently.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Flexibility in preferred working hours is a big plus.
  • Knowledge in the software development field and basic experience with accounting are both strongly preferred.
  • An extensive history of successful customer service over a variety of communication channels. Experience over phone and email is a must. Experience over chat is a plus.
  • An understanding of HR and billing best practices, and a strong ability to integrate that understanding into customer service policies.
  • An excellent ability to quickly understand Toptal’s organizational structure and internal processes, and a knack for being able to quickly determine who relevant parties for a particular issue might be.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
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  • Mark comes from a background that combines technical training with real-world business experience. Having earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, he began his career in the Linux HPC industry, later transitioning into online marketing and then into technical sales. As VP of Sales at Toptal, he strives to maintain quality relationships with every client as the company grows.
  • Previously a technical lead at Scuola di Cinema di Roma in Italy, Maurizio has since focused on building world-class customer service teams, training programs, and tools for Fortune 500 companies. He's developed two start-ups, and he has more than 10 years of experience in sales and pre-sales consultancy and software and hardware troubleshooting. At Toptal, Maurizio works with clients and the core team and combines his technical expertise, training experience, and cool head to ensure that everyone is successful.
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