Growth Marketing Executive

Job description

Team: Commercial / Sales & Marketing

Location: London, UK

Ably is a tech company that provides developer tools and infrastructure for the realtime internet. Chatting on WhatsApp, hailing an Uber, asking Alexa what the weather will be like tomorrow - all of these things rely on complex software and infrastructure. This is what Ably provides.

Here’s just a few things our platform powers: HubSpot’s chat and collaboration products, live score updates for millions of Australian Open tennis fans, and live transit updates for three million Chicagoans.

In the near future, Autonomous Vehicles, IoT devices (e.g. connected fridges or environment sensors), and AI-powered experiences will be the norm. But new infrastructure is required to power it all.

Working at Ably means helping to build that infrastructure and shape the future.

To see what life’s like at Ably, check out our careers page at

In this role

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest and enthusiasm for technology to come and join us as our Growth Marketing Executive. Working with an experienced marketing team, you will be responsible for developing and implementing our Social Media strategy to help us to increase our online presence and improve our marketing and sales efforts, within our developer communities, as well as supporting other growth initiatives such as marketing campaigns and our content management execution.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and manage our social media strategy

  • Define important social media KPIs - measure our success

  • Implement acquisition programs via paid and organic marketing channels

  • Be up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies / tools

  • Monitor SEO and user engagement and suggest content optimization

  • Communicate with industry professionals and influencers via social media to create a strong network

  • Support / drive marketing campaigns taking a data-driven approach 

  • Collaborate across Marketing, Sales and Product teams


Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in a social media marketing role within a tech company; OR someone with a technical background/degree who has knowledge of social media marketing channels

  • Knowledge of - and preferably expertise - in multiple social media platforms and best practices

  • A willingness and aptitude to become our SEO, keyword research, Google Analytics, web traffic metrics / KPIs expert

  • Familiarity and experience engaging with developers and technical communities, preferably in a cloud/SaaS environment

  • Familiarity with web design and publishing

  • Bonus:

    • You’ve worked at a product-led subscription business

What’s it like to work at Ably?

Ably is entering a new phase of growth led by an experienced senior team from the likes of E-consultancy and ThoughtWorks. 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. We’re building a company with a diverse set of people who value:

  • Ownership and impact of work. You have real autonomy and ownership over your work with a visible impact inside Ably, and externally on products powered by Ably that you use in your daily life.

  • An environment to thrive. Modern, comfy office in the heart of Old Street. Excellent transport links, lots of great food, bars and restaurants nearby, and multiple work spaces to match your working style.

  • Work from home when you need. We like people to be in the office most of the time, but work should also fit around life and individual ways of working so you’re free to mold hours and environment to your needs.

  • Work is varied and challenging as we’re solving hard, complex problems that push the limits of what’s possible with today’s software and infrastructure.


  • Salary: competitive and negotiable, depending on skills and experience

  • Health insurance

  • Gym membership

  • Regular company away days and social events

  • Weekly team breakfast or lunch

  • Free drinks and snacks in the office

  • Ongoing professional development (training, events, conferences)

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

  • Company contributions towards your pension

  • Your choice of high quality tech kit to work on

Ably has a culture that values employee freedom and responsibility. Apply to talk to us to see if this role on an impactful and collaborative team is right for you.