Software Engineer, Platforms Automation

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What Mongodb is looking for in applicants

The database market is massive (the IDC estimates it to be $119B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. The MongoDB community is transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

The MongoDB Cloud Services Team is a diverse group of contributors working together to help our users manage MongoDB at global scale. The Cloud Team is responsible for MongoDB Atlas: our database as a service offering and fastest growing product which allows users to deploy fault-tolerant, globally distributed MongoDB clusters in just minutes.

The Cloud Automation Team builds the software platform that makes it simple for users to configure, deploy, and manage their MongoDB deployments at scale. This software system provides the MongoDB cluster orchestration behind MongoDB Atlas, our MongoDB database as a service offering, as well as for on-premise deployments with thousands of nodes at some of the largest Fortune 500 enterprises. And just like MongoDB itself, our software must be designed to be fault-tolerant, secure, and globally distributed. As an engineer on the team you'll work on the distributed machinery needed to make operating sharded clusters a breeze.

We're looking for someone who

  • Has 2 years minimum of software engineering experience
  • Has experience in relevant areas, or is able to grow into those skills
  • Is enthusiastic about designing, writing, testing, and debugging maintainable software. You strive for well thought out solutions instead of quick fixes
  • Is curious, collaborative, and intellectually honest. You are not afraid to admit you don’t know something or to ask for help
  • Has written backend systems in a compiled language (Java, C#, Go, etc.)
  • Has hands-on experience with the design and architecture of a modern, scalable application and industrial-strength software
  • Enjoys seeking out difficult problems in a distributed environment
  • Has excellent verbal and written technical communication skills, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues and mentor junior engineers and interns
  • Has passion for low-level problem solving and learning new things in the domains of computer science and software engineering


  • Collaborate with and learn from team members about best practices and core concepts
  • Consider the user's perspective in order to deliver quality software
  • Design and engineer software that runs with high availability in a distributed environment
  • Write code in one or more of the following languages: Java, Go, and Javascript/Typescript
  • Lead the planning and execution of major features from scoping through delivery
  • Own our core values and adhere to them in your work

Success Measures

Software Engineer will be successful in this role when they

  • Are open, honest and willing to contribute and collaborate with others
  • Build domain knowledge of our systems and use that knowledge to diagnose issues and teach others
  • Develop and lead software projects that help our users maintain and understand their MongoDB deployments
  • Are a gracious and well-researched mentor for new and more junior members of the team
  • Are willing to learn and contribute to all parts of the stack
  • Solve problems with context in mind, balancing the needs of their team with the desire to get to the bottom of issues

About MongoDB

This role is remote optional until April 4th, 2022, we are looking to speak to candidates who plan to be available in New York, NY for when we introduce our hybrid model.

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and makes all hiring decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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