Open-source platform to turn scripts into internal apps & workflows

Developer Relations (DevRel)

$40k - $80k / 0.50%
Job Type
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Ruben Fiszel
Ruben Fiszel

About the role

Windmill is a devtool and the sweet-spot between Retool and Temporal, it is fully open-source and has a community hub to share scripts/flows/UIs. It is implemented in Rust and Svelte. It allows to turn scripts in Python/Typescript/Go/Bash into apps whose frontend is automatically generated and into modules with which you can compose into sequence/branches/forloops to build very powerful flows. We also have an extensive UI builder to make advanced dashboards and admin panels.

We are on a mission to find the most powerful abstraction using a mixture of code and low-code to build quickly reliable systems, powerful workflows and advanced UIs.

As an open-source devtool, the community is at the heart our business. As a devrel, your job will be to:

  • populate the community hub with examples of scripts, apps and integrations
  • write tutorials and blog posts on our blog
  • show how windmill can integrate itself with the rest of the modern stack (airbyte, dbt, mongodb, neo4j, etc, etc)
  • foster a sense of community on our forum and discord

About the interview

  1. Intro call with Founder, to do a quick eval if there is a mutual fit, we also talk about logistics there (remote, location, visas, etc) (30 min)
  2. Intro call with the team: This is a team game, everyone must feel comfortable working with you (and mutually) (30 min)
  3. You get familiar with the Windmill product
  4. You tell us about examples, tutorials and integrations you would be excited to work on and we discuss how you would implement it from high-level to low-level details (2h)
  5. If things go well, we do a 1 or 2 week paid trial

Why you should join Windmill

Windmill is an open-source developer platform and runtime to turn scripts into workflows & internal tools. It is the sweet-spot between Retool and Temporal, and an open-source alternative to Superblocks, Airplane and Pipedream.

Scripts in Python or Typescripts have their parameters analyzed and turned automatically into standalone apps and no-code modules. In flows, scripts can be sequenced into powerful workflows. It is similar to no-code tools except that each module is a script underneath and scripts can be shared on the WindmillHub for everyone to reuse in their flows. Windmill is an all-in-one queue/worker runtime, script editor, flow builder, secret management platform, OAuth platform credentials in a platform fit for enterprise with groups, granular permission and audit logs.

In addition the platform provides automatic generation of the UI by reading the scripts' parameters, cron scheduling, separation of credentials and logic, versioning, importing scripts from Github and more.

There are two modes of triggering for flows and scripts:

  • With a cron schedule (parametrizable from the platform)
  • Being triggered by a webhook (specific to each script/flow)
  • From the automatically generated UI
  • Through a dashboard/admin panel made through our UI builder

The main insight is that available no-code tools today are intuitive for non-technical users but lacks the extensibility that code provide. On the other hand, writing code is only 10% of the work. You then have to deal with credentials, separatig sensitive values, deploy your script through CI/CD, handle permissions, build a UI, handle errors and so on.

Windmill is easy to deploy, works out of the box and replaces all of an org's infra.

Team Size:3
Location:Paris, France
Ruben Fiszel
Ruben Fiszel