Customer Support Engineer - Platform

San Francisco, CA

Company Summary:

Blurb® is a book-making platform and creative community that enables individuals to create, publish, share and sell high-quality photo books, trade books, and magazines in both print and digital formats. Blurb is accessible to consumers across the globe with free, innovative book creation and layout tools. Founded in 2005, Blurb has over 2 million customers worldwide, resulting in over 4 million unique book titles, with nearly 18 million units shipped to almost 100 countries around the world. We are headquartered in San Francisco.

About you:

We're looking for a talented Customer Support Engineer to support our Platform applications.

As a member of the Platform team, you will be responsible for resolving all customer support tickets for our back-end applications, including issues generated from client applications. You have been in a customer-facing role before and you are passionate about solving complex technical problems. You get a kick out of detective work such as filtering through log files, writing database queries, identifying causes, etc. by using a variety of support tools.

Essential Functions:
  • You are an experienced Customer Support Engineer
  • Provide the first level technical support for our Platform applications
  • Be responsible for resolving customer support tickets
  • Apply analytical skills and technical knowledge to solve product problems ranging from simple to complex
  • Work with customers, Customer Support, Product Management, and Engineering teams



  • Basic experience with SQL queries and SQL browsers
  • Basic experience manipulating SQLite databases and XML files
  • Experience with using analytics tools, reading and interpreting logs and metrics
  • Familiar with technologies such as Java, Ruby, SQL/Postgres, JSON/XML, PDF
  • Good communication skills and able to explain technical issues in a non-engineering language


  • Basic QA experience for applications
  • Knowledge of book printing technologies
  • Knowledge of Adobe applications
  • Experience with one of these book creation tools: InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Lightroom

Supervisory Responsibility: N/A

Work Environment:

May be expected to work irregular hours on occasion.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Blurb is committed to equal opportunity and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.