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.
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.
This is a full-time, competitively paid position with benefits. We are a distributed team with offices in San Francisco and Minneapolis. We have team members all over the U.S. and we are hiring fully remote candidates in the U.S. Every employee is provided a remote work stipend to cover the cost of home office equipment and anything else that makes your remote work location comfortable, productive, or successful. And if you’d rather not work from home, we’ll cover the cost of a coworking or office space if you’re fully remote.
- 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
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
- Experience working in a marketplace business
- Experience working at a high-growth startup
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.
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.