Sr. Design Strategist



United States
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 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 Product Design team is hiring a Design Strategist to lead cross-disciplinary design-driven initiatives across our business to drive the future vision of our developer data platform.

About You

As a Senior Design Strategist you’ll be responsible for partnering with cross-functional partners to lead the end-to-end design process to solve for complex, horizontal, and cross-discipline design-driven opportunities across the business.

You will be expected to work with multidisciplinary product teams and leadership to identify opportunities, develop scalable and repeatable product strategy and design frameworks and solutions, and streamline strategic alignment to inform and improve design-decision-making across the Product Design organization.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Conduct & utilize research, data analysis, and strategic company goals to uncover and prioritize opportunity areas for the design strategy team and broader business
  • Identify and execute against horizontal, design-driven opportunities to inform the future of product and ecosystem experiences through design-forward exploration and evaluation
  • Lead the collaborative co-creation of cross-functional mission & vision-driven initiatives to develop forward-looking design and product strategies alongside repeatable guidelines and frameworks for scalable strategic execution across the broader Product Design team
  • Develop and experiment with methods to scale strategic design impact across the Product User Experience design team and broader organization
  • Serve as a thought partner and facilitator for product and design leadership


  • 5-7 years of experience in User Experience, Service Design, Design Strategy, Design Research, etc.
  • Experience facilitating and utilizing a diverse set of research methodologies and data inputs to develop a clear and cohesive narrative that can drive impact
  • Adept at synthesizing complex, interdependent research and data into clear insights for technical products
  • Highly skilled in working across teams and collaborating with diverse stakeholders with competing priorities and perspectives
  • Comfortable making decisive, pragmatic design decisions involving difficult tradeoffs and defending decision-making to senior leadership
  • Expert in a relevant design craft (product design, service design, user research, visual design)
  • Organized, with a keen focus on planning, process definition, and continuous improvement
  • Existing knowledge of MongoDB Products & Services, or experience with similar products
  • Experience mentoring other strategists, designers, etc.

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:
$98,000$193,000 USD