Senior Technical Program Manager



IT, Operations
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 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 Technical Program Management team is responsible for devising, implementing, and improving the processes (and associated tools) that help MongoDB engineers succeed in making MongoDB the best database software possible.

As a Senior Technical Program Manager (TPM), you will own processes across the engineering department, ensuring teams proceed smoothly from ideation through to release and during every step in between. This position is a hybrid role based in Dublin, Ireland. As the TPM for the Query team in our Server department, you’ll be working with the engineering teams that support the MongoDB Server and other MongoDB products by developing a fast, modular, and extensible distributed query optimizer and runtime system suitable for queries written in MQL and other languages and by developing query features and integrating query with other MongoDB products. You will own processes that ensure this critical team is able to seamlessly execute the multitude of high impact/high visibility projects

This role can be based out of our Dublin office or remotely in Ireland.

The right candidate for this role will be

  • Experienced with 4+ years working in an Engineering organization, whether in a program/project management, development or administrative role
  • Someone with a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, related fields or equivalent industry experience
  • Able to maintain a strategic view of our software engineering process even while executing on the minutiae of everyday development
  • Skilled at communicating with a diverse set of engineers and their stakeholders (also engineers)
  • Hyper-organized and capable of juggling all of the data created by work across Core Engineering
  • Knowledgeable of and experienced with implementing agile/Scrum best practices
  • A role model for effective execution practices, driven by an attuned sense of priority and urgency
  • Experienced in successfully delivering complex cross-functional projects
  • Able to appreciate the engineering concepts being discussed, allowing them to facilitate discussion and flesh out the details required to ensure successful delivery
  • Experienced in gathering process pain points from team members and stakeholders and devising improvements to address them
  • Trained in working with project tracking software (e.g. Jira, Rally, MS Project)
  • Interested in learning everything about MongoDB
  • Interested in business automation work such as scripting in Python, Google Apps Script and Slack

Position Expectations

  • Maintain and improve the processes that span multiple teams and/or products
  • Facilitate ongoing communication between 20+ Technical Program Managers spanning 30+ teams
  • Recognize patterns in a sea of information and take action accordingly
  • Expand knowledge into new domains as called upon
  • Act as a steward for the tools that power our engineering operations (including our wiki, project management software, retrospective tool, etc)

Success Measures

  • In 3 months you’ll have fully ramped on the teams and common processes of Core Engineering
  • In 6 months you’ll have successfully collaborated with peer TPMs across several high-impact projects
  • In 12 months you’ll have identified and improved our cross-cutting documentation, projects, and processes

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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