About us

We’re an early stage, well-funded startup team with a proven track record of shipping open source software with global adoption. We put a premium on respectful, clear, and complete communication, and we expect each other to be creative, curious, effective, and empathetic.

We believe deeply that the right tools and abstractions enable not just technological transformation, but also organizational transformation. We strive to put the user and their hard work at the center of our decision making. In practice, that means we are looking for engineers who want to write clean APIs and helpful error messages, and who always try to understand user needs when designing a new system. 

All of our open source work is done publicly. You can gain context about how we collaborate as a team and the problems we work on by exploring our Phabricator instance and looking at our code reviews.

About the role

You will be our first product hire. You will partner with our engineers and designers to lead the development and launch of Elementl’s commercial product. You have led a developer tools or SaaS product during a growth phase and are ready to bring a new highly technical developer tools product to market. You are a sensitive and empathetic advocate for user needs and a cogent and clear communicator. You have proven credibility with highly technical engineering teams and are excited to communicate with outside technical audiences. You keep in mind the business consequences of product decisions and think about defining product’s value proposition in a way that’s compelling to both the people who will use it and the people who manage the budget.

As we grow the product function, you should be excited to wear many hats and help us build out specializations in UX design, project management, product marketing, and even sales. You will thoroughly understand the domain and the competitive landscape. You will focus our efforts and clarify the essential decisions facing the project.

Responsibilities

  • Define the roadmap for and manage the launch of our first commercial product 
  • Engage with the community to discover the highest value defensible opportunities for paid products, while ensuring that the open source offering is durably compelling

Must-have Qualifications

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone excited to join the team.

  • Data domain knowledge and customer-facing experience
  • Excellent user-centric design and product sense
  • Excellent analytical skills to break down and solve complex problems
  • Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent business judgement
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Nice-to-have Qualifications

  • Experience working in a marketplace business
  • Experience working at a high-growth startup

This is a full-time, competitively paid position with benefits. Due to the current public health conditions, we are fully remote until October 2021. We currently have offices in San Francisco and Minneapolis and are open to hiring fully remote candidates in the U.S. based on their level of experience.

You belong here

We are committed to building an inclusive team and an open source community where no one feels out of place. We know that teams with diverse backgrounds state their assumptions more explicitly, think more rigorously, and build better software. Plus it's more fun and interesting to work with a wide variety of perspectives.

You should apply to work at Elementl if you want to work in, and help to build and strengthen, a high-performing software development environment where people of all backgrounds are welcome.

Our Stack

Dagster is built in Python and TypeScript to work on macOS, Posix, and Windows. We use GraphQL, Apollo, and React to develop beautiful frontend tooling. We integrate with a wide range of databases, data warehouses, orchestration engines, compute substrates, and cloud services.

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