Director of Product Management, Observability



United States
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 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 MongoDB goal is to make working with data easy for developers no matter where the data lives. Thousands of developers start their journey with MongoDB each week and benefit from our flexible document model and distributed architecture to be more effective and efficient when building applications.

MongoDB is looking for a senior product leader to map out our long-term vision for customer-facing observability for MongoDB Atlas, and our internal observability platform These initiatives include 1) delivering best-in-class observability for our MongoDB database cluster experience, including solutions for diagnostics, insights, and recommendations for the most common use cases 2) partnering with 3rd party observability platforms to deliver a complement to our in-house observability solution and 3) delivering an internal metrics as a service platform for the more extensive MongoDB product portfolio (Search, Edge, Data Federation, etc). This leader will align our product roadmap and partner relationships with the overarching goal of cohesively collecting and utilizing this data to make both internal and customer-centric operational decisions and enhance anomaly detection, and advanced prediction mechanisms.

This role can be based out of our New York City office or remotely in the United States.


  • This highly visible position drives collaboration across engineering, support, design, marketing, sales, and executive leadership
  • Be a catalyst for developing a vision and roadmap that will lead to near-term and long-term wins in getting more applications onto MongoDB
  • Deeply understand all aspects of the business - to ensure a business outcome aligned with our broader product, customer, and company needs
  • Play an influential role in driving decisions for technical, business, and organizational issues surrounding observability


  • 15+ years of product or engineering experience working with enterprise-focused technologies
  • Previous experience managing, monitoring, and deploying databases at scale, MongoDB-specific experience a plus
  • Familiarity with all components of the application stack and enterprise application development process
  • Solid technical skills. Our product managers must be just as technical as their engineering counterparts, and have knowledge in these areas to better advocate for our users; while not expected to write production code, be comfortable speaking authoritatively on any of the technical aspects of the tools in your portfolio
  • Skills to effectively establish and communicate product strategy & vision to all relevant stakeholders; ability to translate technology features into business benefits
  • Strong team skills and experience to bring together diverse views, a can-do attitude, optimism, humility, and willingness to embrace the unknown
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present to large audiences
  • Self-starter who enjoys strategic challenges across a broad range of disciplines
  • Experience with developer-focused cloud growth models is a plus

Success Measures

Within 3 months:

  • Understand the mission and vision for the Observability Organization
  • Meet and learn about your stakeholder teams in the R&D organization
  • Meet and learn about your stakeholders for customer facing products
  • Understand and be able to explain your software ecosystem at a high level
  • Familiarize yourself with key initiatives, including metrics as a service, workload observability, GTM workload tagging

Within 6 months:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of your group’s roadmap
  • Gain a deeper understanding of both organizational and product scaling challenges
  • Engage in both team growth and team retention activities, including interviews and performance and growth conversations
  • Co-author Executive Staff Review for Observability
  • Establish working professional relationships with other key leaders and stakeholders
  • Start developing ideas towards observability investments with regards to fleet monitoring and deep diagnostic visibility, in order to aid incident, maintenance and remediation technologies

Within 12 months:

  • Author an updated vision as well as operational, and budget plan for observability, inclusive of broad self-service platform support as well as deep database observability functionality
  • Create updated strategy towards observability investments with regards to fleet monitoring and deep diagnostic visibility, in order to aid incident, maintenance and remediation technologies
  • Grow and develop stronger 3rd party integration relationships to create an environment where the customers observability platform has first-class support
  • Complete annual review and “right sizing” team exercise, including assisting in hiring and onboarding new team members

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’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:
$160,000$314,000 USD