Lead Engineer, Server Programmability



Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 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 Server Programmability (SP) Team’s mission is to create and maintain the foundational layers of the Server codebase that help other developers of the Server codebase be successful easily building MongoDB as a piece of correct, reliable, performant, idiomatic, modular, and maintainable software.

The SP team doesn’t ship features to end users. Their customers are other developers of the Server codebase. Almost all of the code the SP team writes still ships in production binaries, as building blocks and primitives for other end-user facing features.

The SP team decides on cross-codebase guidelines and norms, and works to uphold and enforce them as early in the development process as possible. The SP team is a home for C++ expertise, open at all times to consulting with other engineers on the best way to build their features, and helping build the foundational building blocks that either require unusually deep C++ expertise, or are common to multiple components.

This role can be based out of our NYC office or remotely from anywhere in the United States.

Position Expectations

  • Manage a small team of individual contributors, responsible for ensuring their success, aiding their career growth, and facilitating their technical work
  • Foster a positive and effective team culture
  • Balance your time between coding, designing, mentorship, and leading your team
  • Use agile practices to deliver features on a predictable schedule
  • Maintain expertise on state of the art software technologies and best practices
  • Aid Product Management in navigating difficult tradeoffs in prioritization
  • Collaborate with other server engineers, client drivers, cloud services, support, consulting, training, and marketing teams to coordinate changes
  • Identify, design, implement, test, and support new features related to networking, intra/inter-process communication, performance and observability in a large feature-rich C++ codebase
  • Assist fellow engineers in, and be an advocate for, writing secure, robust, well-reasoned industrial-strength software

Success Measures

In three months:

  • You've met with all of your team members and are starting to learn their interests, strengths, and areas for development
  • You’ll have contributed to a project slated for the next major version of the MongoDB server, as well as fixed a few bugs in a minor version of our latest stable release series

In six months:

  • We'll be relying on you for code reviews and reviewing the designs for new features
  • You have worked with each team member to develop a growth plan tailored to their career goals

In twelve months

  • You’re leading the development of a new major feature
  • You have a clear understanding of the longer term roadmap and have integrated a plan to accomplish it with your team at MongoDB
  • You have established your role as a leader in the organization such that team members naturally go to you for guidance

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