Resident Architect

Field Engineering | Full-time, Remote

Astronomer is the commercial developer of Apache Airflow, a community-driven open-source tool that’s leading the market in data orchestration. 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 make Apache Airflow the de-facto standard in data orchestration.

As a Resident Data Architect, you will help Astronomer to be successful at our most strategic accounts. These organizations are leveraging Airflow to orchestrate mission-critical data pipelines.  Your role will be to help these organizations establish and adopt best practices, promote Airflow education and certification, and identify new Airflow use cases.


  • Become the trusted advisor for Astronomer and Airflow to a select group of strategic customers.
  • Advise these customers on a wide range of issues affecting their data orchestration needs. 
  • Communicate best practices for building, running, and observing their airflow environments.
  • Recommend appropriate training and consulting engagements.
  • Serve as product and industry expert during the sales cycle to demonstrate our ability to support the customer’s success after the sale.
  • Communicate product requirements to the Product and Engineering organizations to aid with product improvement and development.

A Strong Candidate has...

  • Six or more years of industry experience working with Enterprise IT .
  • Experience with Apache Airflow in a production-level environment or related technologies such as ETL, Data Warehousing, and ML/AI.
  • Empathy and is humble, is a strong verbal and written communicator, is eager to help customers solve problems and succeed in making Astronomer Airflow the de-facto standard in data orchestration.
  • Some experience with Docker, Podman, and Kubernetes.
This role will include a mix of remote (WFH) and onsite activity. Candidates should be located in the US and be willing to travel up to 30%.

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.
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