Ably · Jul 7th 2017
THE SHORT VERSION: Why is now the time to join Ably? We have just completed a financing round to fuel our growth. We have the best technology, and the best people in the industry. Join us now and you’ll be early in at a business going places, you’ll learn a lot, you’ll work with the founding team, and you’ll have fun.
What makes Ably special? Ably helps power next generation digital experiences. Ones which are live rather than static, where data is in motion rather than at rest. Things like live chat, realtime location tracking, live document collaboration, gaming and elearning. One of our customers even uses Ably for their air traffic control system for drones. Working at Ably means you are working on a cutting-edge product that is helping build the future.
What we can offer you You will learn with the best. You will have autonomy and freedom to experiment and improve. You will be part of a dynamic team and a business that is taking off.
What we want in return We want someone smart, ambitious, curious and motivated. Someone is prepared to do their best and work their arse off to do great work and become outstanding at what they do.
SOME MORE DETAIL:
What is Ably: Ably is a global realtime data delivery platform that powers low-latency communication between internet-enabled devices. We solve the hardest parts of delivering the service reliably at scale so developers don’t have to. At its core, we provide a transport for developers to deliver realtime applications, notifications, data syndication, and synchronisation at Internet-scale. Our product is offered as a multi-tenanted, globally distributed, elastic, and completely redundant platform-as-a-service.
The Ably platform is a second generation realtime platform, built from the ground up over more than three years to uniquely solve realtime problems of the future, at scale. These problems include being protocol agnostic, guaranteed message delivery and reliable ordering, massive fan-out or fan-in, and service continuity during network outages and data centre failures. We're delivering billions of messages to millions of devices for global companies like Yahoo, Computer Associates and Offerup. We're excited by the fact we're only getting started; we're growing quickly and on course to soon deliver trillions of messages. We have a developer-first mindset in everything we do. We hide the complexity of our distributed interoperable platform and package it up for developers as a service with a simple API, great documentation and pro-active support.
We're looking to grow our team with great like-minded people.
Our technology stack: Ruby on Rails for our web services, e-commerce, service status and other customer facing websites. Go and Ruby for infrastructure services, and Ruby for infrastructure automation and orchestration. Node.js, Elixir and Go for our realtime services. Some lower level native code where necessary. Cassandra, Postgres, InfluxDB and ElasticSearch used for data storage. Highly distributed, self-healing, autoscaling systems built upon a huge array of AWS services. Ably client libraries to use our service in all popular languages.
Job description You'll be working alongside our product evangelists and a deeply technical engineering team who collectively bring a wealth of experience and broad technology skills. The calibre of the code we produce in all teams is what excites and motivates us each day. Our team is made up of a large remote contingent, however, our base is in London and growing. We are strong believers in face-to-face communication where possible. Whilst this is a remote working role, being able to practically travel to London occasionally is highly preferable and working on a similar time zone is a must.
Day to day you can expect to be working on: