Animator / Motion Graphics Designer

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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.

This role can be based remotely in the North American region.

About the team

MongoDB is looking to add our very first Animator to our growing Visual and Brand Design team. As a team, we partner with groups across MongoDB to help produce visually impactful, consistent, and inspiring physical and digital experiences for customers at every touch point.

This role will be responsible for creating eye-catching and effective animations that tell stories, showcase our products, and highlight the MongoDB brand. The ideal candidate is a visual storyteller who can translate our technical product into visuals that are on-brand, easy to digest, and deepens our users and potential customers’ understanding of our offerings. On our team, you will work alongside visual designers, illustrators, brand creative teams, and cross-functional stakeholders delivering a range of animation pieces as we seek to build out our brand in motion.


  • Portfolio exhibiting thorough grasp of design principles, animation principles, motion theory, typography and visual communication
  • Animate objects in believable and interesting ways that are on-brand
  • Ability to conceive and articulate novel motion ideas both through contemporary references as well as crafting animation in tools such as After Effects, Cinema 4D or equivalent 3D software
  • Ability and willingness to learn new techniques and plugins.
  • Outstanding design skills with the ability to guide, evaluate, and if necessary, redirect creative development
  • Demonstrates ability to learn and adapt quickly and is skilled in creative problem solving in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience both pitching creative and leading production from concept to delivery
  • Comfortable working closely with illustrations and visual designers for seamless creative workflow and receptive to feedback
  • Ambitious, proactive, conceptual and honest; strong organizational and communication skills

Bonus points for

  • Cinema 4D or equivalent 3D software knowledge 
  • Experience with Lotti / svg / web animation 
  • Understanding of development constraints when applied to motion
  • Drawing skills (specifically thumbnailing and storyboarding) is helpful for planning and communication within our team

Soft Skills

  • Personable. Being either introverted or extroverted is fine, but this person must be able to work with roles from all functions and strongly advocate for expressing user needs through design
  • Being comfortable with ambiguity and continuous feedback
  • Intellectual curiosity, always asking, “how can we improve?”
  • Cares deeply about the impact of their work
  • Has a positive, resourceful mindset, looking for ways to get things done instead of listing all the potential blockers
  • Desire to always improve self, others and the experience our customers receive
  • Demonstrates humility, as the best ideas for design may come from others 
  • Firmly held beliefs are confidently expressed but can change based on new evidence

Why design at MongoDB?

  • We value doing what’s best for each other, for the team and for the community
  • We encourage open, honest, authentic communication that’s always respectful
  • We believe that good ideas come from everywhere and that we are the facilitators of great design vs. the sole creators of design
  • We give each designer appropriate autonomy and ownership over their designs and encourage everyone to bring their big ideas to the table
  • We have a strong design feedback culture, but are embedded in small close knit teams 
  • We like to have fun

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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