Airflow Engineer

Job description

At Astronomer, you will:

  • Be a global subject matter expert on Apache Airflow
  • Be the most knowledgeable user of our product and the BEST possible person to answer questions about Astronomer’s capabilities
  • Spend most of your time corresponding with both prospects and customers answering technical questions around Apache Airflow and Astronomer’s product offerings (think: in Slack channels, via Zendesk, email, and our community forum)
  • Assume a critical role in defining our support team’s best practices, standards and guiding processes
  • Serve as an Airflow leader within Astronomer and within the community. 
  • Contribute to Airflow code-base, eventually becoming a committer.
  • Contribute to written product guidelines, documentation and generate publishable FAQs for basic to advanced use cases of the Astronomer platform
  • Work cross-functionally to identify missing capabilities in our product. You’ll have a voice in conversations around customer adoption and will work across teams to help make Astronomer as easy and seamless to adopt/use at scale
  • Participate in on-call rotation to meet our SLAs
  • Follow procedure when an issue, incident or question needs to be escalated. You’ll work closely with our engineering team to problem-solve/debug and take lead on communicating status and ongoing work with the customer
  • Perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT) during product releases and communicate bugs to the engineering team


Who you are:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Stats, Math or have equivalent technical experience
  • You have at least 1 year experience with Apache Airflow
  • You’re have expertise in Python, SQL, Linux, and modern web technologies
  • You understand the critical role that data processing and data engineering play in both growing tech companies and older enterprises
  • You’re a strong verbal and written communicator. You have a knack for breaking down complex technical concepts into digestible tid-bits and are equally comfortable getting into the weeds of a technical roadblock, error message, or solution.
  • You’re a problem-solver by nature and an entrepreneur at heart. You’re comfortable navigating ambiguous, fast-paced environments and are excited at the thought of conquering a daily puzzle.
  • You’re excited to be a part of and contribute to the open-source community.
  • You have a strong sense of empathy, lean towards giving those around you the benefit of the doubt, and are comfortable asking for help.
  • You like to learn new things
  • You’re kind, humble and intrinsically motivated

Bonus Points if you're familiar with:

  • ETL or ELT technologies (AWS Pipelining, Stitch, FiveTran, etc.)
  • Data analytics
  • Cloud Networking (AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • Kubernetes
  • Helm