Senior Technical Writer, Executive Keynotes

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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.

Job Description

MongoDB is looking for a technical writer and storyteller to join the Event Content team to create technically accurate, immersive keynotes that tell MongoDB’s story for our highest profile events, such as MongoDB World. You'll work together with different teams across the company to build a cohesive story for world-class on-stage or virtual keynotes.

The goal is to create keynotes that not only inspire our core audience of developers, but to create best-in-class keynotes on a global scale. The Senior Technical Writer, Executive Keynotes will report to the Head of Keynote Content.

This role can be based out of our New York City office or remotely in North America.

The Team

This role is within the Event Content team, which sits within Developer Relations and Marketing, covering keynote content, production and speaker engagement to tell the MongoDB story at our largest global events. This team turns technical releases into a cohesive, exciting narrative to tell the world who MongoDB is, what MongoDB does and why it matters to audiences of mixed seniority and areas of expertise. This includes the speaker selection process, speaker management, coaching, presentation reviews, and the keynote production.

You will be a part of a global team and we encourage and support remote employees and the majority of the broader team works remotely.

You are

  • A technical storyteller with a great mix of creative and technical knowledge
  • An excellent writer and content creator with proven ability to link company values, brand and technical concepts into a compelling story 
  • Experienced in senior stakeholder management and able to strategically action feedback and offer thoughtful coaching

Position Expectations

  • Build cross-functional relationships (in person and remotely) to drive a unified and elevated story (by collaborating with Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Product Marketing, Design, Customer Success, and more)
  • Create high quality, technically accurate and entertaining keynote presentations
  • Lead table reads and rehearsals 
  • Always look for new ways to make the content engaging and the message clear
  • Travel to conference events and work with the field marketing team to ensure the keynotes run efficiently


  • 7+ years of relevant technical experience in fields such as marketing, pre-sales, consulting, training, developer relations or product marketing/management at a SaaS or Database company
  • Technical content writing experience
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multi-task in an agile and fast-paced environment
  • Great collaboration and communication skills – keynote production takes a village
  • An eye for design and storytelling in creating presentation materials (design skills are not required, you will work with a Design team to bring our keynotes to life)
  • Proficient command of the English language
  • Microsoft PowerPoint and/or Apple Keynote proficiency


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree 
  • Keynote creation/production experience
  • Experience with executive speaking support
  • Video editing experience
  • Public speaking experience
  • Software development experience

Success Measures

  • In 3 months
    • Go through MongoDB New Hire Technical Training.
    • Be familiar with MongoDB's presentation style and technical message
    • Observe and support where possible at MongoDB World 2022
  • In 6 months
    • Begin ideation and collaboration with the Event Content Team and internal partners for MongoDB World 2023
    • Collaborate and support first- and third-party MongoDB event keynotes

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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