Sr. Product Designer



Product, Design
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 Growth team at MongoDB is essential in identifying and capitalizing on business opportunities throughout the user journey. Composed of diverse and cross-disciplinary talents, we continuously evaluate the evolution of user experiences. With a shared curiosity for innovative solutions, we proactively learn from user behaviors and perceive experiment failures as invaluable learning opportunities. Open communication, a growth mindset, and collaboration are core values of our team culture.

About you

This person should have a wide range of skills including prototyping, visual design, user research/testing, and data interpretation, nonetheless, they find the process of exploration and strategy the most interesting part of their job. We are looking for someone who has experience with using scientific methods to improve user experience and business metrics.

Sr Product Designer in the Growth team is expected to embrace ‘failure’ as a learning opportunity to maximize our understanding of developers’ success. You are enthusiastic about working with cross-disciplinary stakeholders to facilitate the user experience improvement conversation across different services and points of view. In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • driving the end-to-end design process for optimization, experimentation, innovation and high-impact projects,
  • working with engineers to develop and test UI concepts,
  • visualizing and connecting the ecosystem touchpoints for MongoDB users and recommending areas for improvement.
  • partnering with the core Growth Product and Design team on vision concepts to inform upcoming Growth projects,
  • designing solutions for short-term and long-term impact,
  • approaching design challenges through the lens of systems thinking, seeking a holistic user experience,
  • working with researchers, data analysts, and core product design teams to enhance our understanding of MongoDB customers,
  • Creating a research plan for a given project, including the definition of research objectives,
  • driving product/service design solutions based on user insights, business needs, and industry standards for experimentation,
  • designing product UI for experiments that produce learnings about product adoption and user engagement,
  • communicating design decisions using storytelling and backup data
  • advocating for the best user experience


  • 5+ years of experience in User Experience design
  • Experienced with the end-to-end process of product design
  • Experience designing for SaaS (Software as a Service), and working with technical teams to create user flows, wireframes, and user interface mockups
  • Growth mindset; thirst for knowledge and embracing challenges.Has a strong desire for self-improvement, as well as the growth and enhancement of others, and strives to deliver exceptional customer experiences

Hard skills

  • A good theoretical background and practical experience in service design
  • Strong portfolio using qualitative and quantitative insights to create actionable design principles and decisions
  • Experience in running simple research studies to inform their design decision
  • Familiarity with Growth strategy and experimentation methodologies
  • Working with data and qualitative insight, through collaboration with other designers and the product management team to design solutions and strategic propositions

Soft skills:

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and work in a fast-paced environment.Is comfortable with large, loosely defined user problems within their product area. Can drive teams towards understanding through user discovery, resulting in more accurate scoping
  • Sees mistakes as learning opportunities and is open to feedback
  • Adaptable to new situations and environments based on experimentation results
  • Eager to learn about new domains
  • Collaborative frameworks, storytelling, and workshop facilitation

Nice to have

  • Understanding the basics of behavioral design and how to use it towards solving business and user needs
  • A strong portfolio representing innovation projects
  • Strong stakeholder management and cross-discipline relationship building
  • Strong background in the Industry and familiarity with developer knowledge

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:
$98,000$193,000 USD