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Growth Product Manager

Ably

Ably

Product, Sales & Business Development
London, UK · Remote
Posted on Monday, October 9, 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 working with colleagues in an online collaborative environment - consumers simply expect realtime digital experiences as standard. At Ably we’re not just witnessing this revolution - we’re powering it.

At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to putting developers first. Ably provides a suite of APIs to build, extend, and deliver powerful digital experiences in realtime, delivering billions of messages for millions of devices every day and supporting organizations like Split, Hubspot, Toyota and Genius Sports.

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. And we’d like your help.

About this role

Software engineers tend to be the DIY types. They don’t want to sit on calls with sales people or watch boring demos to understand the value of a solution. They want to roll up their sleeves and direct their own self-service journey when they evaluate and build with a new technology. We’re looking for a product leader to deliver innovative ways to increase our customers’ success on this journey, and identify opportunities to drive broader product usage.

Reporting to our Chief Product Officer, you will collaborate with engineers, other PMs, product designers, developer educators, marketers, and data analysts to experiment with and enhance the user journey. This includes the evaluation stage when developers are prototyping and assessing Ably’s fit for their needs, through to the purchasing journey when users select and manage subscriptions. Your work will directly impact developer activation, retention, and revenue growth that is driving our success as a business.

Day to day you will

  • Pioneer expertise in market insights. You'll collect and utilize both quantitative and qualitative user and commercial data to develop a deep understanding of our market and developers, and become an expert in why they choose (or fail to choose) Ably.
  • Elevate hypothesis testing and solution implementation. You'll develop and test hypotheses through in-product and sales/marketing experiments that can remove roadblocks in developers’ entire customer journey. Then work with designers, engineers, educators, and others to implement the validated solutions quickly.
  • Drive exceptional developer experiences. You'll obsess over ensuring that developers have a great experience with Ably - so much so that they talk about us with other developers and compare us to other great developer-first companies.
  • Manage a strategic product roadmap. You'll develop and maintain a comprehensive product roadmap for customer onboarding and growth that is aligned with the company's strategic goals. Communicate the vision, priorities, and key milestones to the teams, ensuring a clear understanding and buy-in for execution.
  • Fuel Ably's growth. You'll define and track growth and revenue KPIs driven by developer adoption, expansion, churn, and explore how we can improve them.
  • Champion our vibrant culture. You'll contribute to the great culture we have at Ably by embracing and exhibiting our values.

We'd love to hear from you if you have

  • Significant previous experience in growth or product management for B2B SaaS products, with a track record of driving user activation and retention through continuous product improvements.
  • Proficiency in quantitative analysis, including writing SQL or Python, with a hunger for data exploration and finding unexpected insights.
  • Experience delivering solutions used by developers (developer tools or APIs), or closely related solutions for other technical personas in the software development ecosystem (e.g. DevOps, APM, Cloud Infrastructure, etc.)
  • Experience at a startup or growth-stage company or adaptability to thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment with a focus on rapid iteration.

It would be great, but not essential if you have

  • Familiarity with cloud service and consumption-based pricing approaches.
  • Experience with user training or education in the context of an onboarding program, particularly for technical audiences.
  • Personal experience with software development, and are able to write code (in any modern language) to build prototypes that use our APIs.
  • Previous experience with managing a self-service IaaS product.

What’s it like to work at Ably?

We’re tackling planet-scale problems and our ambitions are a testament to that. You’ll join a successful, deeply motivated and collaborative team that thrives on innovation, experimentation and autonomy.

To get a sense of life at Ably, visit our careers page at ably.com/careers. You can also read about the origins of Ably's core values on our blog (ably.com/blog/ably-values).

Our aspiration is to foster a company culture that's built on inclusivity and mutual respect among all team members. We recognise that each person is different and will want to be supported in different ways which is why our benefits (ably.com/ukbenefits) are there to help you focus on your needs today and prepare you for your future.

Ably is a remote-first company and, amongst other things, we offer a generous holiday allowance, private healthcare and substantial opportunities for learning and development, and access to a wealth of resources dedicated to your wellbeing. We’re proud to go the extra mile to support the welfare and prospects of Ablyans and their long-term goals.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Ably

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.