Executive Assistant

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 90,000-110,000 Annually
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About the role:


Kong is looking for an Executive Assistant to support several members of our executive team.


Why should you want to work at Kong?


Market Opportunity - We are on a quest to build a $10b+ software company over the next few years and need YOUR help!

Why APIs Matter? APIs have been enabling innovation for decades!

Strong VC team, Series D, strong year over year revenue growth!


Technical Leadership - We are recognized as the leader in innovation in the connectivity space.

Marco, our CTO/co-founder - “We are the Cisco of L4 and L7” - CUBE Conversation, March 2021

We are the leading innovator in the connectivity space!


Amazing Team & Culture - Come be a "Konger" and find out what we mean.

Great Place to Work Certified in 2020 & 2021

Kong employees exemplify our culture at our 2022 Sales Kickoff

2022 Forbes Cloud 100 Honoree


Building Great Products - Learn why the world's largest companies love our tech!

Kong Named in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for API Management for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Over 250m+ downloads of our open source API gateway! Over 40k+ stars on Github between Kong API and Kong Insomnia!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage a variety of everyday tasks including, but not limited to, managing complex and busy calendars, booking national and international travel, and being a general manager of Executive time
  • Support the Kong Executive team by scheduling critical meetings and coordinating calendars
  • Schedule and coordinate logistics, agendas, and content for meetings, conferences, and special events including weekly, monthly, and quarterly executive and departmental meetings
  • Be responsible for all scheduling and logistics related to Board meetings including materials coordination
  • Organize visits for external guests
  • Act as the face of the company and ensure guests are treated well
  • Manage Executive travel and timely, accurate expense reporting
  • Assist in the management and organization of shared docs, Zoom recordings and Wiki pages
  • Sourcing of swag vendors and take over the project management from idea to distribution of swag items
  • Handle special projects as required or requested
  • And any additional tasks required by manager

What you’ll bring:

  • 3+ years of Executive support
  • Demonstrated integrity while handling confidential information
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility to be available beyond normal office hours, if needed
  • Must be a quick learner, able to set and juggle priorities by handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, and ability to work with others on multiple projects
  • Experience scheduling in Google Calendar, G-Suite applications, and Slack Interest and ability to learn about Kong’s business and customers
  • Strong verbal, written, customer service and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Must be able to handle sensitive information with absolute discretion
  • Positive attitude and ability to be flexible

Kong has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. Compensation varies depending on a wide array of factors, including but not limited to specific candidate location, role, skill set and level of experience. Certain roles are eligible for additional rewards including sales incentives depending on the terms of the applicable plan and role. Benefits may vary depending on location. US based employees are typically offered access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan, short and long term disability benefits, basic life and AD&D insurance, among others. The typical base pay range for this role in the US is $90,000 - 110,000.


What is a Konger? 


We are a group of makers, thinkers, and doers focused on helping today’s developers build tomorrow’s technology. Our teams work on the bleeding edge of API innovation to provide our users with a central nervous system for data and services. 


We put design at the heart of everything we do, and we’re relentlessly focused on creating beautiful experiences for our customers. That’s why technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web applications. 


We believe in the power of Open Source and everything it stands for. That’s why developers around the world enthusiastically contribute on top of our open-source platform. 


We are passionate about solving challenges that will fundamentally shape the future of technology, and we’re looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you believe in taking ownership of your work, making an impact, and having fun along the way, we would love to talk to you.


Kong Core Values: 


We are CUSTOMER CHAMPIONS. Customers are everything, we put them at the center of everything we do. We are all empowered to make an impact.


We are OWNERS. We are drivers, not passengers and own the quality and outcomes of our work.


We are UNSTOPPABLE. We work with purpose, obsession, and grit. It takes muscle to do hard things and doing hard things builds muscle.


We are REAL. We are genuine, principled, and confident without arrogance. Show respect and kindness, especially in tough moments.


We Are ACCELERATORS. We prioritize speed, iteration, and results.


We are GLOBAL. We work together from anywhere to achieve our common goals. Our differences make us stronger.


We are EXPLORERS. We value ideas over hierarchy. Never accept the status quo. We make bold bets, fail, and learn everyday. There is always a way.


About Kong: 


Kong is THE cloud native API platform with the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world (over 300m downloads!). Loved by developers and trusted with enterprises’ most critical traffic volumes, Kong helps startups and Fortune 500 companies build with confidence – allowing them to bring solutions to market faster with API and service connectivity that scales easily and securely. 


83% of web traffic today is API calls! APIs are the connective tissue of the cloud and the underlying technology that allows software to talk and interact with one another. Therefore, we believe that APIs act as the nervous system of the cloud. Our audacious mission is to build the nervous system that will safely and reliably connect all of humankind!  


For more information about Kong, please visit konghq.com or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

More Information on Kong
Kong operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Kong was founded in 2017. It has 354 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, 401(K), Employee stock purchase plan and Flexible work schedule. To see all 63 open jobs at Kong, click here.
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