Software Engineer 3, Developer Productivity



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 Build Team supports build systems for the entire MongoDB engineering organization. This includes implementing and maintaining our Bazel build system, for both the database server, Mongo Cloud (“Atlas”), as well as a suite of other products. These build systems handle a variety of languages (primarily C++, Java and Go), and provide not just compilation, but packaging and distribution. Most MongoDB engineers rely on these tools for their daily work. In addition to developing new build-related capabilities, the Build team provides ongoing support for our 750+ internal engineers.

We are looking for an individual who has a deep empathy for engineering teams, cares strongly about quality code, and effectively scaling development. Specifically if you are passionate about reducing build times, reducing continuous integration times, and working to improve developer satisfaction - this role is for you!

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

The right candidate for this role will

  • Have familiarity with (or deep interest in) build systems

  • Have contributed to various stages of developer productivity work (e.g.: assessing user needs, building consensus for a proposal, exploring options for implementation, providing useful updates on progress, measuring value-delivered, etc.)

  • Have experience with one of these languages: C++, Java, Go, Python

  • Be dedicated to writing maintainable, well-tested code, with modern best practices

  • Be energized by supporting customer requests, including thoughtful technical support and empowering customers to self-service their own solutions

Bonus points if the candidate has experience with:

  • Administration/maintenance of a Bazel build system on a large codebase
  • C++ expertise
  • Integrating static analysis tools (e.g.: sanitizers, graph visualization, code coverage, debuggers, profilers)
  • Speeding up compile times
  • Compiler internals
  • Docker containers and package management

Position Expectations

  • Participate in improving developer experience by:
    • Contributing to projects’ design
    • Owning the development and testing of solutions
  • Learn from colleagues’ mentorship and grow as a professional
  • Empathize and learn from other developers to understand their pain points
  • Be willing and able to onboard successfully into unfamiliar tools and systems
  • Collaborate productively with colleagues at all stages of project lifecycle (ideation, requirements gathering, design, execution, and delivery

Success Measures

  • In the first month you will have made small but meaningful contributions to existing projects. You will have a high level understanding of the server and cloud team
  • Within 3 months, you will have core contributions to at least one feature. You will have a good understanding of the team's mission and goals
  • In six months you will be proposing improvements for developer experience. You will be taking responsibility for upcoming projects
  • In a year you will be designing and leading projects

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:
$101,000$198,000 USD