Jun 25, 2024

Technical Account Manager

  • Cloudflare
  • Hybrid or Remote
Account Management

Job Description

About Us

At Cloudflare, we are on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers millions of websites and other Internet properties for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. 

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

About the department

The Customer Support Team solves complicated problems and answers technical inquiries via phone, email, chat, and social media. Whether it is a WordPress blogger using our services for free or a global Enterprise business with petabytes of web traffic, our team is always eager to assist. At Cloudflare, Technical Account Managers (TAMs) are part of our Global Customer Support organization and work directly with customers to ensure a consistent and high level of support. We are the eyes and ears of Cloudflare, acting as the real-time voice of the customer to help communicate their needs and real-world use cases back to the rest of the company - to help build a better service and future product development.

What you'll do

The Technical Account Manager will own the post-contract end-to-end support experience for Cloudflare’s most strategic customers, to unblock post-go-live technical support challenges. They are a dedicated technical primary point of contact for our top-tier Enterprise customers. TAM’s responsibilities are to manage and monitor support interactions, serve as an internal advocate for customers, respond to customer escalations, and proactively escalate issues as needed. TAMs meet regularly with their respective customer(s) and provide proactive recommendations that support customers’ requirements, roadmap, and ongoing technical needs, partnering with the Customer Success and Account Team members.

To be successful in this role, you must possess strong customer service and leadership skills, be a self-starter, be committed to ongoing self-education, be able to collaborate across organizations and have excellent technical problem-solving skills.

As a TAM aligned with Cloudflare’s Network Services products and with a working understanding of Layer 3 and 4 functionality, you’ll closely engage with customers who integrate these solutions into their Cloudflare configuration, addressing their primary support needs.


  • Ability to work one weekend every month. 
  • Serve as primary technical support contact.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with all cross-functional resources, such as product, engineering, and customer account teams comprising Account Executives, Customer Success, Professional Services, and Partners throughout every sales phase.
  • Collaborate with the Account Team, as well as Engineering and Product, to help ensure high customer satisfaction by providing world-class dedicated support throughout the entire life of the customer partnership.
  • Provide product and engineering teams with customer feedback to help identify Support challenges and opportunities. 
  • Have a holistic and dynamic view of customer’s environment and use of Cloudflare products, including the customer deployment topology, expert resolution for all support issues, and proactive advice for long-term improvements.
  • Create and deliver Quarterly Support Reviews including SLA adherence, top ticket drivers, ticket deep dives, and incident reviews.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time. 
  • Proactively engage with the account team during strategic deal closure and throughout the lifecycle of the customer.
  • Point of escalation during business hours, and backup point of escalation for Cloudflare TAMs in other regions during their off hours.
  • Understand client sentiment, own internal and customer facing escalations, and provide product support.
  • Ensure support tickets are solved in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and expand working technical knowledge of Cloudflare products.
  • Single threaded owner of technical support issues, working with backend teams as needed.
  • Work with global TAM’s to ensure coverage on critical issues.
  • Ensure rapid Incident response.
  • Assist with preparing and communicating CSRs and formal documentation for incidents and major issues.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Understanding of networking and routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, IPSec, GRE, etc).
  • Experience in security products and technologies (e.g Firewall, IPS, DDoS).
  • Experience in system integration and multi-vendor environments & data center deployments.
  • Basic troubleshooting skills (e.g. traceroute, WireShark, dig, cURL, etc.) towards identifying and escalating to the necessary teams to drive towards a solution.
  • Minimum 8 years of previous experience in a customer-facing team with technical account management responsibilities.
  • Have the business acumen of working with Fortune 500 companies and their leadership team.
  • Fundamental understanding of how the Internet works, e.g. the OSI Model, Application and Network security, what a proxy is and how it works.
  • Passionate about Cloudflare products, helping customers, and building strong relationships across organizations.

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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