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Senior Director of Engineering, IT Internal Tools

United States
USD $185,000~$300,000

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 seeks an experienced Software Engineering leader to manage our Corporate Engineering team. You will oversee and deliver internal tools programs and manage stakeholders across the company’s many business units. You are experienced at managing highly technical engineers and engineering management, you have a track record for innovation, and you understand how to staff for success. You will manage a global, growing team of approximately thirty-five team members.

You have seen what “good” looks like at scale in terms of both processes and technology. You are a creative thinker, you are collaborative, you are a problem solver and you find ways to continuously improve. You challenge the status quo, and do not accept the answer, “because it has always been this way,” while supporting executives in making challenging and complex decisions that enable MongoDB to achieve strategic objectives.  

This role can be based out of our New York City, Palo Alto, or San Francisco offices or remotely in the United States.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has 10+ years experience in software engineering developing internal tools, enterprise applications, and integrations for use by internal business users
  • Has 5+ years experience leading large globally distributed engineering teams of 50+, and experience managing and growing engineering leaders
  • Has 5+ years of managing managers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders, including senior executives
  • Has experience building fault-tolerant microservice architectures
  • Has expertise with cloud platforms, e.g. AWS, GCP, and CI/CD strategies and tooling, e.g. k8s, Docker, Drone; Leadership of Mulesoft engineering teams is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a relevant field; advanced degree preferred.

Position Expectations:

  • Design, build, deliver and run internal tools, enterprise applications, and integration services that are reliable, scalable, secure, and observable
  • Provide leadership for, and engage in the attraction, development, and retention of a high caliber staff with diverse capabilities; Develop successors and talent pools for key roles; Foster a work culture that promotes a cooperative, inclusive, innovative, and team-oriented environment. Oversee diversity and inclusion activities
  • Establish strategic vision, goals, and objectives for the Corporate Engineering function, consistent with MongoDB’s overarching strategic direction, goals, and objectives; Establish policies and provide effective oversight and communications to ensure staff can complete the mission and activities performed within the business areas and set expectations appropriately
  • Inspect the work of managers and senior individual contributors to ensure that plans remain on track and that technical debt is being paid down
  • Work with stakeholders across the company to understand their business needs and develop product descriptions that can be translated into highly observable engineering efforts
  • Review functional specifications and scoping documents for proposed projects and ensure accurate sizing and timing estimates
  • Investigate gaps and limitations in existing tooling and develop well-thought-out long-term solutions
  • Have lots of fun doing all of the above things

Success Measures:

  • In three months you will have familiarized yourself with the many functions of Technical Operations, make regular contributions to product, scope, and spec documents, and help to resolve incidents; You have assessed the team members, and ensured that all personnel have development plans
  • In six months you will have established yourself as the face of Corporate Engineering, and reviewed roadmaps and deliverables with senior leaders and stakeholders across our application portfolio 
  • In a year you will have made sizable contributions to the company’s topmost strategic initiatives through superior staffing and careful weighing of quality and speed to achieve the company’s business objectives

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.

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