Staff Engineer, Cloud Billing



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, June 17, 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.

Join the Cloud Billing Team

As MongoDB's Cloud business grows, so does its reliance on the Cloud Billing Platform team. This team has the mission critical task of metering and billing for usage of our ever-increasing suite of products. It's a constantly evolving technical challenge to meet the demanding needs of the business as our customer base expands rapidly across the globe. Our talented engineers are technically proficient, obsessed with code quality, rigorous about testing and correctness, and skilled at communicating with stakeholders representing many different personas within the company.

Here's some of the teams’ responsibilities:

  • Collect and aggregate metering data from a variety of internal and external services
  • Calculate and generate daily customer bills
  • Continuously improve the customer experience
  • Continuously improve and scale our backend systems
  • Ingest and aggregate detailed usage data from the major Cloud providers (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud)
  • Integrate with our internal data lake to support the business analytics needs of the Finance team
  • Integrate with internal business systems to support the Sales, Marketing, and Accounting teams

Working Model

We are a mix of local engineers with flexible work arrangements based in New York and remote engineers based in US East Coast time zones.

Position Expectations

We are looking for someone with deep experience in Cloud technologies who can partner with the Director of Cloud Billing to guide Cloud Billing into its next phase of growth. This person should be a beacon of technical excellence within the Cloud Billing teams, serving as a source of inspiration for the teams to learn from and lean on and modeling our core values and leadership principles. In this role, you will:

  • Become an expert in our systems, tools and processes
  • Partner with Director of Cloud Billing to create and execute on the technical vision and roadmap for the future of Cloud Billing
  • Advocate for new tools and technologies needed to drive the roadmap forward with your peers, product managers, and engineering leadership
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve our systems, tools and processes
  • Serve as the technical lead for complex features and technical projects (e.g., creating a next generation distributed architecture for a legacy code base, enhancing observability, increasing resilience, meeting SLAs at rapidly increasing scale,)
  • Foster the professional growth of the team through mentorship, sharing industry knowledge and experience, and providing architectural guidance
  • Contribute to the codebase through your own coding projects and conducting ardent code reviews


  • Deep experience building and maintaining systems for metering, billing, and/or payments
  • Extensive technical leadership experience, with a proven track record of autonomously delivering large, complex projects
  • 10+ years of experience building and maintaining large-scale, mission critical, distributed systems
  • Deep understanding of the Java language, the JVM, and its ecosystem
  • Experience using non-relational (e.g., MongoDB) or relational databases at scale
  • Expertise with Cloud platform services (e.g., AWS) and modern communication protocols (eg, gRPC)
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills
  • Equally comfortable communicating and collaborating with engineering leaders, technical experts and non-technical stakeholders across business units

Nice to Haves

  • Experience decomposing a monolithic application into microservices
  • Experience developing, operating and optimizing intensive, data-driven applications with MongoDB
  • Experience deploying applications with container orchestration systems (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker)

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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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:
$137,000$270,000 USD