Location: Remote, mainly UK based, as travel to our London hub will be required from time to time.
Team: Content Engineering (Marketing)
As Ably enters its next stage of growth, we’re looking for talented and curious engineers to help us build and deliver the platform to power synchronized digital experiences in realtime for one billion devices every week by 2024.
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 265 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.
What we do
Ably’s engineering team is deeply technical, collectively bringing a wealth of experience and broad technology skills across infrastructure, security, distributed systems, and much more. The caliber of the code we produce is what excites and motivates us each day. If you enjoy solving hard distributed system problems that are mostly platform-agnostic and theoretical in nature, then you'll love working at Ably.
You will be responsible for helping shape the future of our content marketing & publishing platforms, making decisions that have a long lasting impact, and helping your peers grow their frontend knowledge and experience. You’ll be working alongside a team of engineers that have a broad range of expertise across the web stack, all working together to deliver the valuable features and improvements our customers expect from us.
Ably is an engineering company at its heart. Our audience ranges from software engineers to CIOs and it’s our job to make sure the world knows about Ably.
Day to day, you will:
You’ll be hands-on with development and assisting your team to build and deliver improvements and new features to our marketing website, blog, deeply technical long-tail content, and documentation. You’ll be a key contributor to our component library, used by multiple teams to deliver a consistent identity for Ably no matter where people see us online.
Work with your team on two main projects, our marketing website and our developer documentation, and you’ll be sharing with and learning from each other. We believe in working together closely, balancing asynchronous work and remote pairing. We also believe in delivering high quality work, so we hold each other accountable just as much as we support each other.
You’ll be working closely with our marketing, design, content & documentations teams towards achieving the strategic goals of the company. You’ll be looking after your team’s growth and development, with basic line management responsibilities once you’re settled into your new role.
We’re continually improving, whether it is deliberately refactoring code to make our lives easier or updating our ceremonies to be more useful, and as a senior engineer you’ll be expected to contribute these kinds of improvements to the team.
Architecting frontends. Experience with designing and implementing frontend architectures, like component libraries, SPA’s, and server-side rendered applications.
Full-stack mindset. You’ve built full-stack applications with CI/CD, as well as understand and promote the importance of the latter.
Testing strategies. You must have experience with writing automated tests for software with tools like Jest or Cypress.
Component libraries. Experience building and/or working with a component library.
Cross-functional team experience. You worked closely with designers and product managers in short, effective feedback loops.
Good grasp of Agile, Kanban and SCRUM. Working with stakeholders to create and manage backlogs, working with the team to manage the delivery of work.
Keenness to lead. This role will grow to include team leadership responsibilities, and you’ll have amazing support from your manager and the People team to develop and practice these skills over time.
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:
What’s in it for you?
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.
Ably is founded on individuality and inclusivity. We believe our differences are what makes us great, and we would not have it any other way! Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we encourage everyone to be their most authentic self because this is what creates success. We continue to make progress on gender equality and intersectionality and encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, race, religion or educational background. Ably, an opportunity for all to do something amazing!