General Manager, Meltano

The general manager of Meltano is responsible for building a great product, a great user base and community, and a great team for the first open source platform for data integration and transformation (ELT).

Job Grade

Meltano is a separate company to GitLab, but for the purposes of Total Rewards, the General Manager of Meltano maps to a grade 10 in the GitLab grading structure.


  • Drive the development of Meltano, an open source convention-over-configuration product that initially focuses on data engineering and ELT, but may eventually expand to also cover analytics, business intelligence, and data science.
  • Build a community of Meltano users that will guide future features.
  • Build a community of developers that contribute code and documentation to Meltano and its plugins.
  • Build a community of evangelists that talk about Meltano, share best practices and drive adoption.
  • Manage Meltano website, documentation, and social channels and make sure everything is public by default.
  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally to meet customer needs and expectations.
  • Build and lead a team that will iteratively develop the product in collaboration with the community.
  • After first driving awareness, adoption, and revenue yourself, hire and manage marketing and sales leaders.
  • Monitor and analyze critical metrics (initially visits, downloads, usage, and community activity, and eventually conversion rate, incremental revenue, return on investment, cost analysis, return rate, etc.)
  • Product planning: compare past and current usage and sales trends to shape future product features. Understand the competition and what feature will drive acquisition and reduce churn.
  • Handle the budget for product development and hiring, and eventually sales and marketing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field.
  • Experience in open source software product development.
  • Proven communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, iterate and get results.
  • Have initiative, resourcefulness, self-motivation, grit and a high level of ownership.
  • Has seen 2x growth year over year in a team or startup in an executive role.
  • Degree in computer science is a plus.
  • Expertise in the field of data engineering and analytics is a plus.
  • Masters degree or PhD in a technical field is a plus.
  • Knowledge of GitLab, CI/CD, and Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Python and SQL is a plus.
  • Leadership at GitLab
  • Ability to use GitLab


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