Product Manager - Developer Experience



Software Engineering, Product
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Astronomer designed Astro, a modern data orchestration platform, powered by Apache Airflow™. Astro enables companies to place Apache Airflow at the core of their data operations, providing ease of use, scalability, and enterprise-grade security, to ensure the reliable delivery of mission-critical data pipelines.

We’re a globally-distributed and rapidly growing venture-backed team of learners, innovators and collaborators. Our mission is to build an Enterprise-grade product that makes it easy for data teams at Fortune 500’s and startups alike to adopt Apache Airflow. As a member of our team, you will be at the forefront of the industry as we strive to deliver the world's data.

Your background may be unconventional; as long as you have the essential qualifications, we encourage you to apply. While having "bonus" qualifications makes for a strong candidate, Astronomer values diverse experiences. Many of us at Astronomer haven't followed traditional career paths, and we welcome it if yours hasn't either.

About this role:

Astronomer is looking for a product leader to drive our roadmap around the developer experience on Astro, Astronomer’s flagship data orchestration cloud service. Astronomer is fundamentally built for data engineers and we’re invested in making the lives of developers easier, faster, and more productive. From making it easy to manage code across environments to leveraging AI to build interfaces for writing and testing DAGs – we know that the opportunities are limitless and we’ve only scratched the surface.

If you’re a seasoned product leader with experience growing a SaaS, developer tooling, or data business and are interested in grabbing the wheel at a startup – this job is for you. We’re looking for someone who is both intuitive and analytical, has a strong understanding of and high empathy for the developer, and is an outstanding communicator and team player who can manage a wide range of stakeholders.

If done well, your work will be used by thousands of data engineers around the world and you will define the element of Astro's competitive differentiation that will take Astronomer to the next level in the market.

What you get to do

  • Define the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for the developer experience team on Astro. Your target persona is the data engineer writing and running DAGs.

  • Set a foundation for user research at Astronomer by engaging deeply with both Astronomer customers and data engineers in the open source community.

  • Develop detailed use cases and product requirements, working closely with the engineering team through design, development, testing, and release.

  • Support product marketing, sales enablement, and our developer relations teams to craft messaging and content tailored to data engineers.

  • Collaborate with Astronomer’s customer-facing technical teams to get connected to the right customers, understand day-to-day pain points, and get their input on the roadmap.

  • Partner closely with Astronomer’s product growth team to both define data-centric processes to measure success as well as incorporate improved developer experiences into how we onboard users who are new to Apache Airflow, at scale.

  • Research, synthesize, and learn from other world-class developer and consumer tools in the market.

  • Regularly present your vision, challenges, and learnings in company, executive, and external industry forums.

What you bring to the role:

  • A point of view for what developers look for in SaaS products and what areas of opportunity can have the highest leverage.

  • 2+ years of product management experience at a SaaS company or equivalent engineering experience building products for a technical audience.

  • An ability to both think big and sweat the details.

  • Familiarity with software development lifecycle and industry-wide best practices when it comes to writing, testing, and maintaining code.

  • A knack for distilling complex problems and solutions into simple, compelling, and digestible written material and verbal presentations.

  • A strong ability to synthesize information from customers, prospects, open source users, and industry trends to build an actionable, data-driven roadmap.

  • A bias for action and execution that drives you to set clear priorities, break down big rock features into week-to-week action items, and define deadlines.

  • High empathy, humility, curiosity, and a default to listening and asking questions first.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Familiarity with Apache Airflow or other modern data and infrastructure tools.

  • Experience building products for data engineers.

  • Interest or passion for open source projects and communities.

The estimated salary for this role ranges from $180,000 - $210,000, along with an equity component. This range is merely an estimate, and the width of the range reflects willingness to consider candidates with broad prior seniority. Actual compensation may deviate from this range based on skills, experience, and qualifications.


At Astronomer, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Astronomer is a remote-first company.