Staff Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 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.

Atlas Search is a cloud service that allows users to execute complex search queries using the MongoDB Query Language. Our users are free to focus on relevance and data retrieval instead of the machinery needed to search data at scale.

Our team is building cloud-based distributed systems software responsible for the entire lifecycle of search including: data ingestion, partitioning, performance, availability, query language and aggregation. Our product is being adopted quickly and there are many interesting projects you can help with.

This role is based in the SF Bay Area - hybrid work model.

Ideally you will be:

  • Proficient in modern programming languages and techniques
  • Eager to impact and envision the technological future of a complex system
  • Experienced in developing distributed systems, cloud services and SaaS products
  • Experienced in designing and maintaining search platforms or distributed databases is preferred but not required
  • Experienced in debugging and profiling multithreaded JVM applications and distributed applications is preferred but not required

You would get to:

  • Build and design our integrated search platform, written in Java
  • Contribute to two leading open source platforms, MongoDB and Lucene
  • Participate in product and architecture discussions
  • Perform code reviews with peers and make recommendations on how to improve our code and software development processes
  • Collaborate with other teams including cloud services, database, enterprise tools, drivers and support to coordinate changes or contribute to their projects

Success Measures:

  • In 3 months, you'll contribute to the improvement of our core "mongot" and Mongo Management Service repos
  • In 6 months, you'll be working on features to build out new infrastructure for Atlas Search
  • In 12 months, you'll be building POCs, designing new features, and collaborating with other Cloud and Server teams on complex projects

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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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