OPEN POSITION: Engineering

Open Source Community Engineer

Remote / United States

About Prefect:

Are you looking for an incredible opportunity to work with a high-growth SaaS company? Our workflow orchestration platform bridges the gap between data engineers and data scientists, allowing them to do what they do best. We are looking for enthusiastic new additions to our team who are excited by the question “what will you build?”

We love and invest in OSS development. From the start of our company we have focused on building and maintaining a healthy and respectful open source community that can reach us and each other through multiple channels. These channels include Slack, Github, StackOverflow, and social media.

Role Summary:

As an Open Source Community Engineer at Prefect, you will be responsible for growing our community and nurturing an “always be nice”, collaborative environment. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond quickly to our active community, and it’s continued growth- but this needs to scale. As a technically minded person in this role, you will be ready and eager to work directly with the Prefect engineering team to support the topics and conversations. In addition, one of your main priorities will be to find new and innovative ways to help the community to support itself.


  • Our community is active 24/7. With this in mind, you will be an enabler to encourage community members to contribute and support other members.

  • Prefect is used and adopted by users who run the spectrum from beginner to expert. We love to hear from all of them. We want to know our product is flexible and extensible for our expert users and at the same time we want to know our beginners feel encouraged and see as few roadblocks as possible. You will develop strategies to welcome and engage new members and new users and listen and respond to their use cases.

  • You will share and promote contributions from our community, including speaker events, blog posts, and projects.

  • You will love to use and build with Prefect too!

Qualifications (you must have):

  • 2+ years Python

  • Experience building and maintaining a technical community

  • Experience with blogging and/or technical writing

  • Strong understanding of cloud native environments

  • Experience communicating through our channels, including GitHub, Slack, StackOverflow, and social media

About you (we’d like you to have):

  • Held a previous role as a Software Engineer or Product Manager

  • Experience in data science, data engineering, or open source software

  • Understanding of CI/CD, Container technologies, APIs, and databases

  • Experience with Apollo, Hasura, and Redis

  • Experience contributing to open source projects 

Prefect is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression), national origin, disability or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.