Release Manager

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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.

MongoDB is seeking a release manager for the core database. We’re looking for a versatile, highly technical and extremely organized individual to own and improve the build and release process for MongoDB. As a driver of the cross-functional release process, you’ll be partnering with developers, upper management and external MongoDB stakeholders to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality releases and correctly prioritizing release related tasks and bug reports.

An ideal candidate is comfortable writing application code, can communicate complex technical concepts well, and has great diagnostic intuition as it applies to complex distributed architectures.

What you’ll do

  • Continue to build on existing automation to simplify the release process
  • Collaborate with team members to maintain a global view of cases that have been escalated to the Server Development teams and drive them forward to resolution
  • Manage the release of MongoDB to deliver critical fixes and major feature improvements
  • Investigate and summarize significant issues for internal and external users
  • Recognize patterns in a sea of information and take action accordingly
  • Anticipate potential user impact from identified issues and ensure solutions are prioritized

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Excellent technical communication skills to facilitate sound decision making
  • Proclivity to identify inefficiencies and automate manual processes
  • Technical ability to:
    • Quickly grow and clearly synthesize implications of system behavior
    • Contribute readily to tools written in Javascript, Python, or Go
    • Read and understand the intent of code and stack traces in many languages, especially C++

Past experience that would be nice to have

  • Experience as a release manager of a very technical product 
  • Experience delegating and prioritizing work without direct authority
  • Experience implementing and iterating new processes that require organizational buy-in
  • Familiarity with Github, Jira, and continuous integration testing
  • Technical aptitude in one or more of the following areas:
    • Systems, network, database administration
    • Consulting, technical support, or site reliability engineering
    • Experience administering large-scale production environments, including hardware, operating systems (Linux/Unix), networks (including firewalls and load balancers)
  • Interest in challenging technical issues central to databases: distributed systems, consensus algorithms, data replication, query optimization, data storage, OS internals, concurrency and scheduling, networking, etc.

Success Measures

  • In 3 Months:
    • You have made small improvements to our existing release automation
    • You have released patch versions of MongoDB
    • You have identified inefficiencies in our current release process as you ramped
  • In 6 Months:
    • You have scoped projects to improve to our release tools and processes
    • You can take any bug report (regarding the database or the release tools) and work it to completion, either by working it yourself or knowing how to pull in additional help
    • You have prepared talks about the release process targeted for different audiences
  • In 12 Months:
    • You have shadowed a major release of MongoDB and are ready to lead the next one
    • You have significantly improved the release process and its artifacts
    • You have begun effectively advocating for improvements outside of your domain

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

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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