Senior Release Manager



United States
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 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.

MongoDB is seeking a release manager for the core database. We’re looking for a versatile, highly technical and extremely organized individual to own and improve the build and release process for MongoDB. As a driver of the cross-functional release process, you’ll be partnering with developers, upper management and external MongoDB stakeholders to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality releases and correctly prioritizing release related tasks and bug reports.

An ideal candidate is comfortable writing application code, can communicate complex technical concepts well, and has great diagnostic intuition as it applies to complex distributed architectures.

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

What you’ll do

  • Continue to build on existing automation to simplify the release process
  • Collaborate with team members to maintain a global view of cases that have been escalated to the Server Development teams and drive them forward to resolution
  • Manage the release of MongoDB to deliver critical fixes and major feature improvements
  • Investigate and summarize significant issues for internal and external users
  • Recognize patterns in a sea of information and take action accordingly
  • Anticipate potential user impact from identified issues and ensure solutions are prioritized

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Excellent technical communication skills to facilitate sound decision making
  • Proclivity to identify inefficiencies and automate manual processes
  • Technical ability to:
    • Quickly grok and clearly synthesize implications of system behavior
    • Contribute readily to tools written in Javascript, Python, or Go
    • Read and understand the intent of code and stack traces in many languages, especially C++

Past experience that would be nice to have

  • 5+ years of experience in the field (combination of software engineering experience and release management)
  • Experience as a release manager of a very technical product
  • Experience delegating and prioritizing work without direct authority
  • Experience implementing and iterating new processes that require organizational buy-in
  • Familiarity with Github, Jira, and continuous integration testing
  • Technical aptitude in one or more of the following areas:
    • Systems, network, database administration
    • Consulting, technical support, or site reliability engineering
    • Experience administering large-scale production environments, including hardware, operating systems (Linux/Unix), networks (including firewalls and load balancers)
  • Interest in challenging technical issues central to databases: distributed systems, consensus algorithms, data replication, query optimization, data storage, OS internals, concurrency and scheduling, networking, etc.

Success Measures

In 3 Months:

  • You have made small improvements to our existing release automation
  • You have released patch versions of MongoDB
  • You have identified inefficiencies in our current release process as you ramped

In 6 Months:

  • You have scoped projects to improve our release tools and processes
  • You can take any bug report (regarding the database or the release tools) and work it to completion, either by working it yourself or knowing how to pull in additional help.
  • You have prepared talks about the release process targeted for different audiences

In 12 Months:

  • You have shadowed a major release of MongoDB and are ready to lead the next one
  • You have significantly improved the release process and its artifacts
  • You have begun effectively advocating for improvements outside of your domain

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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:
$118,000$231,000 USD