Staff Software Engineer, Cluster-to-Cluster



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2024

The worldwide data management software market is massive (According to IDC, the worldwide database software market, which it refers to as the database management systems software market, was forecasted to be approximately $82 billion in 2023 growing to approximately $137 billion in 2027. This represents a 14% compound annual growth rate). 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.

The Cluster-to-Cluster Team is working to make migrations, continuous synchronization, and disaster recovery of MongoDB clusters easy and reliable, from the low-level distributed-systems tooling powering the migrations to Atlas Live Migrate, which provides a seamless managed migration experience.

Your main focus will be mongosync, our primary tool for synchronizing two MongoDB clusters. This tool is a strategic priority for the company, and is used to migrate customers from self-managed MongoDB to MongoDB's cloud service, MongoDB Atlas. If you're excited to design, implement, and evolve a high-performance distributed service for syncing databases, this is the team for you!

Our team currently consists of 16 engineers, both remote and in our New York City office. This role can be based out of our NYC office or remotely in North America.

Successful candidates will have the following qualities

  • Experience designing, writing, testing, and maintaining databases or distributed systems
  • Curiosity, willingness, and ability to quickly learn new things in the domains of computer science and software engineering
  • 10+ years of experience building distributed systems
  • Experience with building production-level code with a large user base, robust design structure and rigorous code quality
  • Degree in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent practical experience, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design/architecture
  • Excellent verbal and written technical communication skills
  • Passion for the theory and practice of system design for large-scale distributed systems
  • Demonstrated success in industry and/or academic research in the domain

Position Expectations

  • Research state-of-the art distributed systems architecture to inform our design
  • Leverage deep knowledge of the strength and weakness of the product and the industry trends to provide technical vision and direction
  • Set initiative level strategy, architect, plan, and lead team towards successful execution
  • Advise management on decisions related to roadmap, processes, architecture and design
  • You'll need to trace down defects, estimate work complexity, and design evolution and integration strategies as we rewrite different components of the system
  • Identify, design, implement, test, and support new features in a relatively new and quickly evolving Go codebase
  • Assist fellow engineers in, and be an advocate for, writing secure, robust, well-reasoned industrial-strength software
  • Positively influence and grow team members through active mentoring, coaching and leading by example

Success Measures

  • In three months you’ll have contributed to the development of a project slated for the next release of mongosync, as well as fixed a few bugs and made small improvements; You'll have learned about MongoDB's project lifecycle, and our long-term goals for Cluster-to-Cluster sync
  • In six months, you are playing an active role in drafting and reviewing the design for new features; You have expanded the team's horizons by presenting a favorite paper or system related to distributed systems architecture
  • In twelve months, on the basis of your extensive past experience in the large-scale distributed systems programming space, you have contributed to the long-term technical roadmap of the Cluster-to-Cluster team

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. 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’s base salary range for this role is posted below. Compensation at the time of offer is unique to each candidate and based on a variety of factors such as skill set, experience, qualifications, and work location. Salary is one part of MongoDB’s total compensation and benefits package. Other benefits for eligible employees may include: equity, participation in the employee stock purchase program, flexible paid time off, 20 weeks fully-paid gender-neutral parental leave, fertility and adoption assistance, 401(k) plan, mental health counseling, access to transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage, and health benefits offerings. Please note, the base salary range listed below and the benefits in this paragraph are only applicable to U.S.-based candidates.

MongoDB’s base salary range for this role in the U.S. is:
$137,000$270,000 USD