Software Engineer, Astronomer

CA$140-170k

TypeScript
Airflow
Golang
Junior and Mid level
Vancouver
Astronomer

Data orchestration platform

Job no longer available

Astronomer

Data orchestration platform

201-500 employees

B2BBusiness IntelligenceSaaSData IntegrationData Analysis

Job no longer available

CA$140-170k

TypeScript
Airflow
Golang
Junior and Mid level
Vancouver

201-500 employees

B2BBusiness IntelligenceSaaSData IntegrationData Analysis

Company mission

Astronomer's mission is to help companies build, run, and observe their data pipelines through its data orchestration platform powered by Apache Airflow.

Company mission

Astronomer's mission is to help companies build, run, and observe their data pipelines through its data orchestration platform powered by Apache Airflow.

Top investors

Few candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-26% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Developing data pipelines is essential for modern businesses to stay competitive, but building them can be a slow process. Workflow management tools for data engineering pipelines such as Apache Airflow makes the development process significantly simpler, but managing it manually is still a repetitive, convoluted, and time-consuming process.

Astronomer provides a data orchestration platform called Astro powered by Apache Airflow, aiming to automate its data pipeline management processes, unify data flows, and ultimately help businesses to access the software's full potential without DevOps. The company claims that its collaborative system helps teams to build data pipelines faster, increase data availability, ensure runtime environments are reliable within cloud infrastructures, and provide a holistic overview of business data.

Whilst it is undeniable that the company faces competition from other data orchestration platforms, Astronomer has been smart to recognize the presence of inefficiencies in Apache Airflow, despite its great potential. The company is thus providing solutions to improve it not replace it, a unique perspective that shows great potential for Astronomer to disrupt the market.

Benefits

  • Parental leave
  • Co-workers in over 40 states and 15 countries around the world
  • Remote friendly, work from anywhere
  • If you’re in a city with an office, it’s there (and stocked with snacks) when you need it
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance at little to no cost for individuals, and at competitive rates for your dependents
  • Disability and life insurance policies in case something happens
  • Unlimited vacation - we do track vacation days and actively encourage people to take it (on average, Astronomers take 20 days of vacation per year)
  • Laptop of your choice, and a stipend to help with your work-from-home setup
  • Monthly $170 pre-tax stipend intended to cover your cellphone and WiFi bills
  • Yearly internal summit for all employees
  • Regular access to conferences, workshops, and meetups in the ecosystem

Company values

  • Empathy - We're humans first. We seek to understand why people do what they do and believe that innovation comes from human-centric questions, discoveries, and decisions. We act with compassion and build trust by owning our impact on the people and systems around us
  • Inclusion - We welcome diverse perspectives and value our differences. We're intentional about cultivating a respectful and welcoming environment with no ceiling on opportunity. Collaboration is our superpower
  • Agility - We're a multi-disciplined team that’s focused on execution but nimble enough to adapt as the needs of our company, industry, and world evolve. We see change as opportunity
  • Grit - We are energetic problem-solvers. We roll up our sleeves and figure it out as we go, navigating ambiguity with resilience. We’re powered by a shared sense of purpose and commitment to delivering excellence
  • Curiosity - We’re humble learners with deep curiosity about the world, technology, and each other. We're active listeners and questioners, skilled at breaking down complex problems and making sense of them. We're unafraid to challenge the past and present, and are driven in the pursuit of truth and continuous improvement
  • Transparency - Openness is at the core of everything we do. We disrupt knowledge silos and seek feedback early and often. We take pride in contributing our work to the open-source community and owning our role as educators

Funding (last 2 of 8 rounds)

Mar 2022

$213m

SERIES C

Jan 2021

$43.6m

SERIES B

$279.8m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Greg Neiheisel

(Co-founder)

Software Engineer for Great American Insurance from 2011 to 2013. Experience as Founder and CTO of USERcycle.

Tim Brunk

(Co-founder)

Co-founder of Cladwell since 2012 and of Ocean Accelerator since 2014. Founder of MetaRouter since 2018.

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