Senior Product Manager, Mobile SDK

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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.

Realm is one of the world's most popular mobile databases with an active community of over 100k developers and 2BN+ downloads.  When Realm joined MongoDB, the team set out on a mission to change the future of how developers work with mobile data.  Now we're looking for an engineer with a love of complex, high-level problems to help guide our strategy as the future of mobile development continues to quickly evolve.  

As a Product Manager for Realm, you'll define strategy for Realm Mobile Database and SDKs, enabling developers to build powerful applications as quickly and simply as possible.  

This role can be based out of our New York City office, dozens of offices throughout Western and Central Europe, or remotely in those same regions.

We hope you'll be excited to 

  • Approach Realm's development experience with a love of code and an eye for detail
  • Engage with cutting-edge technologies, customers, and development communities to predict where the state of application development is headed
  • Work at the product level, but dig into code regularly – whether it's collaborating with engineering to perfect syntax on a new feature, helping a customer debug an issue, or reviewing code samples for documentation

Position Expectations

As a Senior Product Manager for Realm, you will be responsible for

  • Working alongside engineering to define features for Realm Mobile Database and SDKs
  • Building relationships with Realm customers and the development community
  • Identifying and championing improvements across all layers – from the Realm database and SDKs through Sync and MongoDB's cloud services 
  • Coordinating with teams across MongoDB to clearly communicate and champion for the application development experience 
  • Deeply analyzing and evolving the qualitative and quantitative data that we use to understand Realm's success and changing patterns in the community


  • BS in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of mobile development experience 
    • Alternatively, 5+ years of a mix of mobile development and PM experience 
  • Experience building and shipping successful, modern mobile products  

Successful candidates will also have many of the following qualities

  • Experience in developing for mobile (ideally with millions of end-users) and a deep understanding of mobile development best practices 
  • Experience with multiple programming languages and appreciation for what makes languages, frameworks, and tools intuitive
  • A deep understanding of database fundamentals 
  • Ability to empathize with developers of all backgrounds and levels of ability
  • Ability to craft a narrative with data and communicate it clearly across different mediums  
  • A clear writing style and ability to precisely convey plans for complex, abstract projects 
  • Participation in developer communities through speaking, blogging, open-source contributions, or other leadership activities
  • Exposure to user experience design and user research
  • Experience developing with Realm 

Success Measures

  • In 3 months, you'll have gained a deep understanding of the Realm Database and SDKs, as well as the respective communities and begin conducting competitive and market research
  • In 6 months, you'll have identified and created plans for key improvements to Realm through working with customers and the community, helping add to our roadmap 
  • In 12 months, you'll have helped design and ship major features in Realm and be able to measure success with qualitative and quantitative feedback  

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.

MongoDB is an equal opportunities employer.

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