Director of Core Server

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What Mongodb is looking for in applicants

The database market is massive (IDC estimates it to be $121B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. At MongoDB we are 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.

Join the MongoDB Server Team and help build the open source database at the core of our business. Our team provides the rich feature set needed for a document database that offers strong consistency and a high degree of scalability. We have the unique challenge of enabling our Cloud Team to run the database as a service, while delivering an on-premises product that delights both enterprise and community users.

Our global team is growing fast. We are hiring remote engineers in North America and Europe and office-based work in New York City, Palo Alto and Barcelona. This rapid growth requires a Director who will help the team meet its ambitious growth goals for both people and projects.

This role can be based in our New York City office or remotely on the East Coast.

Successful candidates will have a majority of the following qualities

  • At least 5 years of experience in a management position. A manager of engineering managers is a plus
  • Proven success with hiring for, mentoring and growing strong geographically distributed software engineering teams
  • Committed to building and fostering a diverse and supportive culture
  • Excellent verbal and written technical communication skills and desire for cross-team collaboration
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to make and evaluate realistic assessments of project complexity
  • Proven success in designing, writing, testing and maintaining distributed and/or highly concurrent software systems in large, long-lived code bases. C/C++ knowledge is a plus
  • At least 7 years of experience in programming, debugging and performance tuning, and a strong grip on the foundational material of computer science
  • Interest in the theory and practice of database internals

Position Expectations

  • Contribute ideas and work with Product Management as well as technical and senior leadership to build a roadmap for the team’s deliverables
  • Ensure smooth and timely execution of projects
  • Appropriately allocate team resources, balancing efforts between building new features and supporting/maintaining previous releases.
  • Grow your organization ensuring desirable skill composition, high job satisfaction and vibrant culture
  • Delegate effectively splitting your own time between technical and management aspects of the position

Success Measures

Within 3 months:

  • Know your team members’ strengths and professional objectives
  • Understand and be able to explain the technical architecture of the server components aligned with your team
  • Contribute in technical discussions and provide meaningful reviews of team members’ technical documents based on your prior experience

Within 6 months:

  • Provide a code contribution to MongoDB
  • Know the technical architecture of the MongoDB database system
  • Ensure team delivers with high quality and predictability
  • Supervise the short-term (quarterly and annual) planning process for your team
  • Establish working professional relationships with other key leads and directors
  • Mentor team leaders
  • Supervise hiring and retention for your team

Within 12 months:

  • Have a vision for the future of the server components aligned with your team
  • Have a plan to execute that vision along with planning for team growth
  • Represent the server team interests and work with other stakeholders to balance priorities among requests from other teams to come up with quarterly and yearly roadmaps
  • Drive experiments and changes to procedures and processes to optimize team velocity and scaling

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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