Senior Legal Counsel



Posted on Monday, July 17, 2023

The worldwide data management software market is massive (IDC forecasts it to be $137.6 billion by 2026!). At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading developer 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.

We are looking for a strong leader and outstanding lawyer who wants to build a world class legal function in APAC and who thrives in a fast-paced environment and gets excited by lofty goals and challenges. To succeed in this position, you will need to work independently and efficiently. We also make sure to have fun while we resolve issues. As MongoDB’s first lawyer in the region, you will lead many exciting legal projects scaling our rapidly growing APAC business. You will handle contract negotiations and advise on a range of commercial and corporate issues meaningful to MongoDB’s business. MongoDB is growing rapidly, and every person we hire has the opportunity to help shape the business and grow with the company.

This is a full-time position based in Singapore.


  • Draft and negotiate cloud and licensing agreements, and other technology contracts
  • Provide strategic legal and business advice on contract-related issues to a rapidly-growing and high-performing sales organization and other teams within the sales ecosystem
  • Assist with ad-hoc corporate queries (including some employment law issues)
  • Identify and implement processes to streamline negotiations and scale legal resources
  • Develop training resources to enable our sales team to navigate the contracting process effectively
  • Lead exciting legal projects and assist team members on others as needed
  • Collaborate with external counsel and other MongoDB legal team members


  • Smart, enthusiastic and driven
  • Experience working for a US/EU parent company while based in APAC
  • In excess of 5 years commercial transactions experience, preferably including technology licensing and cloud agreements
  • Consistent record of success in-house and/or at a reputable law firm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to understand complex contractual issues, assess risk while exercising strong business judgment, and provide clear legal advice
  • Curious and passionate about technology
  • Enjoy working hard and overcoming challenges
  • Phenomenal leadership and teamwork skills, and willingness to take on new responsibility
  • Experience advancing projects in a multi-stakeholder environment and handling and prioritizing multiple projects
  • While not essential, fluency in one or more of the following languages would be a plus: Mandarin, Korean, Japanese or Thai.
  • Licensed/admitted to practice in an appropriate jurisdiction

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 an equal opportunities employer.