Staff Software Engineer, Identity and Access Management



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The database market is massive (IDC estimates it to be $121B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern 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 Atlas Data Services Team is a diverse group of contributors working together to help our users manage MongoDB at global scale. The Cloud Team is responsible for MongoDB Atlas: our database as a service offering and fastest growing product which allows users to deploy fault-tolerant, globally distributed MongoDB clusters in just minutes.

We're seeking a Staff Engineer to join the Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) team. The IAM team owns authentication and authorization for all of MongoDB Atlas, spanning from the underlying platform to user facing features and products. IAM is a platform and a product team, serving internal engineers as well as external customers. We enjoy the challenge of keeping MongoDB Atlas secure while providing a best in class user experience for users ranging from startup to enterprise.

This role can be based remotely anywhere in the US.

Role Responsibilities

  • Define the future evolution and vision of IAM by working closely with research, product management, product engineering, product design, peers as well as other teams within the company
  • Design, architect, build, and deliver core pieces of IAM
  • Mentor and grow other team members
  • Improve our codebase, best practices, and design principles
  • Work independently, define your top priorities and focuses, communicate them, and execute against them
  • Lead and contribute to complex technical projects and initiatives that span multiple engineering teams

Candidate Profile

  • 8+ years experience of software engineering, primarily focused on backend systems
  • Experience building identity and access management systems such as authentication (OAuth, SSO), authorization (fine grained permissioning), and login and registration systems a plus
  • Proficient in a modern compiled programming language (Java, Go, C#, C++, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven successes in designing, writing, testing, debugging, performance tuning, and maintaining secure and highly available distributed systems in large, long-lived code bases
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues and mentor fellow engineers
  • Is curious, collaborative, empathetic, and intellectually honest
  • Has a passion for problem solving and learning new things in the domains of computer science and software engineering
  • Experience with AWS, GCP, and Azure a plus

Success Measures

  • In 1 month you’ll have shipped code into production
  • In 3 months, you'll be fully onboarded and have contributed to a large project that involves multiple MongoDB engineering teams
  • In 6 months, you’ll be defining and architecting the vision and roadmap for the IAM 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.

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