Product Designer, Cloud

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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.

At MongoDB, our Design team is continuing to make it easier to use cloud databases and data tooling, simpler to scale, and more secure so developers can focus their time on building their apps and not wrestling with their databases.

MongoDB’s Cloud team is looking for a Product Designer who is passionate about creating great customer experiences and generating business impact. This designer should care deeply about our customers, getting them to experience core value by taking complex concepts and distilling them into simple user flows.

The right person for this role can identify user problems, serve as an advocate for the user, and help facilitate a user-centered product development process.

This role will be on the Cloud Core Product Design team, embedded within the MongoDB Cloud team. Cloud Core focuses on designing intuitive and consistent interactions across MongoDB’s Cloud products–from first-touch moments like sign-up to restricting access to platform resources, to alerting users of activity on their databases.

We are looking to speak to candidates who are based in New York City for our hybrid working model.

Hard Skills

  • Data-driven. Uses user testing to iterate on new designs based on insights
  • Good understanding of basic principles of layout, visual hierarchy, and UX best practices
  • Adept at designing, prototyping, testing, implementing, and evaluating user experiences of products
  • Can collaborate and brainstorm with other team members, and bring the best ideas to life through simple and elegant design solutions
  • Capable of crafting and implementing user research studies, with the help of a UX Researcher, that directly aligns with product strategy
  • Proficient in information architecture, multi-step, and cross-platform flows. Consider the entire end-to-end user journey and potential states in the UX

Soft Skills

  • Personable. 
  • Demonstrates empathy for the users, teammates, and stakeholders
  • Comfortable with medium to large well-scoped user problems and can lead discovery to find new requirements when needed
  • 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
  • Has a desire to always improve self, others, and the experience our customers receive
  • Humble, as the best ideas for product design may often come from others on the team
  • Can confidently express firmly held beliefs, but also be convinced by new evidence


  • You have a portfolio that shows how you tackle problems, research and validate your solutions, and impact your work
  • You’re not afraid of getting technical: No prior developer tools experience is required, but you are excited to learn about databases, developer workflows, and application development
  • You’re experienced with design tools (like Figma, Sketch, Invision, etc.)
    • Bonus if you’re comfortable with interaction design tools like After Effects or Principle

Did you check most of the boxes, but not all? That’s fine. There is no such thing as a “perfect candidate.” MongoDB is a place where everyone can grow and does grow. Our supportive, inclusive environment is a place where you can be your best self and safely ask others to help you get there. We just ask that you are open and honest where you might need a bit of extra support. 

What makes our design team great? 

  • We value doing what’s best for each other, for the team, and for the customer
  • We encourage open, honest, authentic communication that’s always respectful
  • We use both primary research and user research to make sure our designs are based on facts vs. opinions
  • 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 add their special
  • “Sign-off” is more about providing guidance and helping to fill in gaps vs. command and control, dictatorial design
  • We have a strong design feedback culture but are embedded in small teams with engineering and product managers
  • 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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