Senior Software Engineer, Observability



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 28, 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

At Astronomer, our R&D team is dedicated to providing an exceptional experience in managing Apache Airflow at scale. As a leading player in the industry, we are seeking an experienced Software Engineer to work on our data observability product, a critical component of our expansion strategy. You will play a pivotal role in driving the success of our data observability platform. Your contributions will directly impact our ability to scale and deliver exceptional value to our customers.

What you get to do:

  • Contribute to the design, development and vision of Astro’s data observability platform.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand user requirements, implement and iterate on the observability and governance features to help our customers gain visibility into their data pipelines and data products.

  • Continuously evaluate and improve the architecture and implementation of our observability platform.

  • Contribute to the overall platform usability, reliability, and scalability.

What you bring to the role:

  • A strong focus on helping customers gain more visibility and actionable insights through our observability offerings.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to find middle ground.

  • 5+ years of engineering experience.

  • Experience with fast-paced startup environments.

  • Experience with Golang.

  • Experience with SQL and OLAP databases.

  • Experience with distributed systems and stream processing.

  • Experience with software development best practices, such as code reviews, testing, CI/CD, version control, automation and debugging.

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with data observability products.

  • Experience with Apache Airflow or related workflow orchestrators

The estimated salary for this role ranges from $180,000 - $210,000 based on leveling and geography, along with an equity component and a comprehensive benefits package. This range is merely an estimate; 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.