Lead Engineer, Server (Service Architecture)



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 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.

Join and be a part of leading the MongoDB Service Architecture team, helping build the core of a distributed database! Our team focuses on creating and enhancing components which facilitate communication all within a single process, between cooperating distributed processes, and between the database and the operating system. Service Architecture’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining MongoDB networking and command dispatch systems, improving the programming model, and building low level reusable software components that can be leveraged by other teams working on the database.

Our team currently consists of eight engineers, half located in New York City and half fully remote. We operate close to the bottom of the stack, and have a lot of influence over the performance and robustness of our open source database as well as the development efficiency of the engineering team overall. Recently we’ve worked on testing the performance of various memory allocators, introducing a new networking stack, and adding cluster connection health metrics to the MongoDB server.

Are you excited to help the MongoDB engineering team build a better database? We are! Join us today, and we can build a faster, more reliable, exceptionally observable, database system together.

Note: This role can be based out of our NYC office or remotely from anywhere in North America.

Position Expectations

  • Manage a small team of individual contributors, responsible for ensuring their success, aiding their career growth, and facilitating their technical work
  • Foster a positive and effective team culture
  • Balance your time between coding, designing, mentorship, and leading your team
  • Use agile practices to deliver features on a predictable schedule
  • Maintain expertise on state of the art software technologies and best practices
  • Aid Product Management in navigating difficult tradeoffs in prioritization
  • Collaborate with other server engineers, client drivers, cloud services, support, consulting, training, and marketing teams to coordinate changes
  • Identify, design, implement, test, and support new features related to networking, intra/inter-process communication, performance and observability in a large feature-rich C++ codebase
  • Assist fellow engineers in, and be an advocate for, writing secure, robust, well-reasoned industrial-strength software

Success Measures

In three months:

  • You've met with all of your team members and are starting to learn their interests, strengths, and areas for development
  • You’ll have contributed to a project slated for the next major version of the MongoDB server, as well as fixed a few bugs in a minor version of our latest stable release series

In six months:

  • We'll be relying on you for code reviews and reviewing the designs for new features
  • You have worked with each team member to develop a growth plan tailored to their career goals

In twelve months

  • You’re leading the development of a new major feature
  • You have a clear understanding of the longer term roadmap and have integrated a plan to accomplish it with your team at MongoDB
  • You have established your role as a leader in the organization such that team members naturally go to you for guidance

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!

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