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Product Manager - Platform (Vancouver)



Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, February 2, 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

We are seeking a Product Manager to lead the strategic direction and development of our platform team for Astro, our flagship product. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working on Platform teams for other SaaS products and be execution oriented: able to set a compelling product vision and then meet development milestones with predictability. This role will require close collaboration with engineering, sales, and customer teams to deliver innovative solutions that solve complex data problems for some of the largest & most advanced companies in the world.

What you get to do:

  • Define and drive the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for our platform team, which owns the Management Layer of our SaaS data orchestration product, Astro.

  • Engage deeply with our most strategic customers and customer facing teams to understand use cases and pain points, using evidence from that engagement to define a product roadmap for your team.

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

  • Support product marketing and sales enablement to craft customer-focused messaging and content.

What you bring to the role:

  • Executional orientation, allowing you to reach milestones on the product vision you set for a team of 8-10 software engineers.

  • Strong understanding of SaaS product development for highly technical users.

  • Experience being customer facing, and the ability to synthesize information from. customers, product data, and industry trends into an actionable, data-driven roadmap.

  • Experience building developer tooling, either as an engineer or product manager.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, with a track record of turning data into insights and action.

Bonus points if you have:

  • 3+ years of experience as product manager.

  • An informed POV on application platforms, alerting, billing and/or authentication/authorization.

  • Familiarity with Apache Airflow or other modern data tools.

  • Interest or passion for open source projects and communities.

  • A technical background, either in your education or as a former Software Engineer.

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.