Integration Engineer (Remote)

Job description

Location: Remote, mainly UK based, as travel to our London hub will be required from time to time. 


As Ably enters its next stage of growth, we’re looking for talented and curious individuals to help us build and deliver the platform to power synchronized digital experiences in realtime for one billion devices every month by 2023.


Our everyday digital experiences are in the midst of a realtime revolution. Whether attending an event in a virtual venue, receiving realtime financial information, or monitoring live car performance data – consumers simply expect realtime digital experiences as standard. As such, synchronized data in realtime is now business critical for many organisations. Yet, at the same time, organizations don’t have the in-house capabilities nor the time to do this efficiently at scale. That’s where Ably comes in.


We provide a suite of APIs to build, extend, and deliver powerful digital experiences in realtime for more than 250 million devices across 80 countries each month. Organizations like Toyota, Bloomberg, HubSpot, and Hopin depend on Ably’s platform to offload the growing complexity of business-critical realtime data synchronization at global scale.


Working at Ably means helping to build the infrastructure and technology that will power and shape the future of the internet. The opportunity in front of us is immense. But we can’t rest yet. And we’d like your help.

To see what life’s like at Ably, check out our careers page at and read the story of how Ably's core values came to be.


In this role

Ably works closely with its customers to ensure they succeed in delivering realtime applications at scale using the Ably platform APIs. We are expanding our Customer Success team with the hiring of a dedicated Integration Engineer to look after our fast growing enterprise customer base. This will involve close engagement on a regular basis to ensure they are receiving the service they require – both technologically and with respect to technical support. Our Integration Engineer will be at the forefront of any technical architecture decisions customers may have, integration issues and will support customers with their new capability rollouts.


Ably is looking for a motivated Integration Engineer who has a desire to work in the cloud infrastructure industry, where you will build your technical skills as well as learn from top subject matter experts.


Day to day, you will:
  • Ensure customers have a smooth & successful onboarding with the Ably product and foster a love of Ably in clients through technical excellence.

  • Work directly with clients to understand their implementation and integration requirements, both use case and technical.

  • Clearly document requirements and specifications for internal communication, and communicate clear recommendations to clients.

  • Manage your time effectively across multiple simultaneous integrations for different customers.

  • Execute against best practices and plans in order to create highly satisfied and referenceable customers.

  • Review code and architectural rollout plans to guide customers on how to use key product features using code examples and live demos.

  • Contribute to improvement of integration guides and documentation.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives for your team and touch points with the product, implementation and customer support teams.

  • Advise customers on how best to optimise their integration with Ably and highlight additional Ably functionality that would prove valuable to the customer

  • Provide overviews of Ably’s product roadmap in regular reviews of services with clients

  • Gather feedback from clients to drive product innovation, process improvement, support processes, etc. and feedback to teams internally advocating for relevant changes.


It is essential that you have:
  • Experience in a SaaS/PaaS environment as a Solution Consultant, Solution Architect, Integration Engineer, Software Engineer, or Developer Relations Engineer.

  • Knowledge of programming, and development concepts, APIs, including event-driven systems.

  • Technical experience - competent development skills. You are happy writing, reviewing and advising on coding best practice. Strong attention to detail matched with the ability to work flexibly in order to adapt in a fast-paced and changing environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on making technical complexity clear and understandable.

  • Must be comfortable leading meetings and interacting with C-level executives, technology leaders and software developers.

  • Project management skills, including handling multiple tasks from multiple accounts with competing priorities.

  • Strong level of empathy for customers & willingness to understand their requirements and work.


It would be nice if you have:
  • Directly supported Developers as your primary customer


What’s it like to work at Ably?

Ably is entering a new phase of growth led by an experienced senior team. You’ll be part of a successful, highly motivated, and extremely collaborative team.


To provide the infrastructure required for the next generation of the internet, to tell the world about it, and to support everyone inside Ably to do so we hire people who are ready and capable of taking on challenging problems in a high-growth environment.

We want to work in a company of inclusive people who treat each other well. To really thrive at Ably, you’ll need to believe in and be prepared to do your work in line with our values, which are:


  • Open for all. Open is a mindset. When open, we’re better collaborators, communicators and creators. Whether open source, standards, or protocols, open hearts, minds, and eyes. It’s better when it’s open.

  • Bias for action. We avoid analysis paralysis at all costs. We lean into doing in order to move us forward. When we have enough of what we need to act, we act.

  • Even the best do better. We want to be the best - but that doesn’t mean we rest when we are. Improvement and growth - true betterment - is an ongoing journey. One fuelled by curiosity and taking risks.

  • Technology needs humanity. Our technology means little without people - whether that’s how we treat our colleagues, or how we design developer experiences. Being human matters.

  • Dependable people make dependable things. Dependability is integral to our mission and technology, but being dependable starts with our people. When we care enough to take real ownership of our products and problems - all else will follow.

  • Bold creativity leads to the greatest rewards. When viewed through a different lens, what stands in the way can become the way. The bigger the challenge the easier the choice: bold creativity will always move us forward, create better outcomes, and set us apart.

What’s in it for you?
  • A good, competitive salary

  • A great company culture

  • Share options

  • The chance to learn and grow with a fast-moving company, supported by a learning budget that gives you access to professional training, events, conferences, workshops etc.

  • Remote-first: Unless you want to pop into our communal office space in Shoreditch, London, you'll work from home most of the time, apart from when we have planning sessions and Summits. Travel to the office is at the employee's expense, apart from when we have Ably Summits

  • Your choice of high quality tech kit to work on

  • Home workstation set up budget of £500, plus an annual top-up of £150

  • Regular company away days and social events

  • Friday ‘need-to-know’ drinks and snacks

  • Private health insurance, including Doctor@Hand

  • Access to private and confidential coaching with Sanctus

  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme with AXA

  • A monthly wellbeing budget with Juno

  • Company contributions towards your pension

  • 25 days of paid annual leave (33 days including bank holidays)

  • 10 days of paid sick leave (including mental health days) per year

  • Dog-friendly office for your onsite days!


If you enjoy working as part of a technology company, value open source, and love solving hard problems - then we’d love to hear from you, regardless of whether you fit the job description exactly or not. If in doubt, drop us an email; we’d be more than happy to give you some advice on your application.


We believe our differences as individuals is what makes us great. Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we encourage everyone to be their most authentic self at Ably: we see inclusivity and openness as fundamental to creating long-term success as an organization. We encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, race, religion, educational background or neurodiversity. Ably has an amazing opportunity ahead of us, and we want anyone to be able to contribute to that opportunity.