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Senior Manager, Compensation


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’s People team is on a journey to optimize our compensation programs for scale.  We are looking for strategic and analytical individuals to drive innovative, competitive compensation rewards programs that attract, reward and retain our best assets, our people!

To that end, our Global Compensation team is looking for a Senior Manager, Compensation Operations to play a significant leadership role in designing, implementing and supporting MongoDB’s global compensation program. 

This role will report into our Senior Director, Global Compensation Operations and will have full ownership of the Compensation Operations function.  This role will be supported by a dedicated senior analyst (plus other team resources as necessary) and will play a major role in driving our HR transformation agenda forward. 

This role can be based out of our London, Dublin, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris offices or remotely in the EMEA region.


  • Competitive Pay and Equity Ranges:  
    • Responsible for ensuring broad based total compensation is competitively set. This includes base pay, bonus, equity and developing sales on-target earnings packages
    • Keep abreast of industry trends through active participation in the Tech Peer Group Compensation Forum, which is a curated industry professional network of Compensation & Rewards professionals
  • Technology Roadmap:  
    • Drive the Total Rewards Technology transformation agenda on behalf of the global compensation team and partner with the HRIS team and other stakeholders on critical team projects
    • Specific projects include systematizing / automating global salary bands, job architecture, annual compensation and equity budgeting, etc.  There is significant opportunity here for a compensation leader who has a bent for leveraging technology to unlock efficiencies and value!
    • Optimize usage of current employee compensation inquiry system (Zendesk) through real-time analytics as well as building up the knowledge article library
  • Compensation Cycles:  
    • Work with key partners and the Compensation team to deliver the four compensation cycles: quarterly promotions and incentives, semi annual bonus and annual merit
    • In addition to delivery, there is a significant opportunity here to enhance the process and the end-user-experience for HR Business Partners as well as Business Leaders
  • Budgeting & Modeling:  
    • Partner with our FP&A team to support the preparation of cost modeling for our annual cash and equity budgets as well as to inform quarterly spends vs budget
    • Take ownership of the various budgeting tools and migrate current tol slate to systematic technology solutions, as appropriate
  • Leader / Manager Training on Compensation
    • Empowering and enabling our leaders to have thoughtful and productive compensation conversations with their teams by delivering training and tools to support them
    • Developing best-in-class training content to ensure our employees have adequate transparency around MongoDB’s compensation philosophy to understand our pay principles

What You'll Need

  • 7+ years of meaningful experience in Compensation [ benefits is a plus!], including people leadership responsibilities
  • Excellent communicator via all channels (in person, online, in writing) and able to form strong working relationships both in person and virtuallyYou will be able to operate at multiple altitudes, prioritize workload and manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Highly organized, with incredibly strong project management skills. You will need to be detail oriented, love multi-tasking and have excellent follow through skills
  • You will be process oriented and enjoy creating process and structure where there may be ambiguity and be skilled at finding creative solutions to non-obvious problems. On any given day, you could find yourself in the operational/tactical details, followed by meetings focused on vision / strategy
  • Ideally you will have experience of working remotely and/or internationally coordinating with peers and team members globally and understand the challenges and opportunities of remote working and remote communication
  • Ability to succeed in a collaborative, startup-paced environment
  • Advanced skills in MS Office / G-Suite 
  • Good business acumen and awareness of business/market trends

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 is an equal opportunities employer.

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