Curriculum Engineer, Academia

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You will be one of the primary educators on the MongoDB Curriculum Engineering team focusing on content that will be delivered to academic instructors around the world through the MongoDB for Academia program. You will be developing and maintaining educational content about the leading NoSQL database for the amazing community of MongoDB learners. You will work closely with the Product, Emerging Developer, and Design teams to ensure that our courses offer the most relevant, engaging, and technically accurate material pertaining to MongoDB suitable for an academic environment.

Our ideal candidate for this role should have a background in software engineering or delivering technical training. MongoDB's instruction is rapidly growing inside academic environments and this role will assist in shaping the instruction learners receive.

This is an opportunity to be an important part of a world-class software education program, as we continue to grow and change at a rapid pace. You will work with a distributed team across multiple time zones from around the world.

Shift Timings: 0900 - 1700 GMT -04

 ResponsibilitiesAcademic Course Production
  • Create and maintain engaging course content that serves the needs of MongoDB learners
  • Research modern software to develop a nuanced understanding of database technology
  • Create actionable learning objectives that build toward important skills
  • Outline course content around clearly stated learning objectives
  • Write lesson scripts and slide decks for distribution to academic institutions
  • Develop scripts for demonstrating new ideas or evaluating students’ work
  • Perform beta tests for new course material, interpreting and incorporating feedback from MongoDB engineers
  • Explore online education solutions that could be incorporated into the content delivery process
  • Study data from active courses to determine pain points and resolve them
Support
  • Talk with educators, instructional designers, and trainers about content needs and improvements
  • Participate in discovery calls with other MongoDB departments about required deliverables
  • Coordinate with the product, design, and MongoDB University teams to ensure learner’s success
Training 
  • Host "Train the Trainer" sessions with educators on our current MongoDB for Academia offerings
Requirements
  • Software engineering experience within one or more of the following languages: Javascript, node.js, Java, Python, Rust, Swift, C#, Go, or PHP
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An expressed interest in education as established by experience working in an academic environment
  • Experience with Unix
  • Experience with databases (e.g. MongoDB, MySQL, or Oracle)
Success MeasuresWithin 3 months:
  • Complete new hire technical training to acquire hands-on technical knowledge of MongoDB products, their specific capabilities, and use cases.
  • Via new hire training and shadowing, acquire a deep knowledge of MongoDB instructor-led training offerings and learning objectives.
  • Assist in the creation and review of new training content (slides and hands-on exercises).
Within 6 months:
  • Successfully create several MongoDB training courses, demonstrating a solid understanding of the source material.
  • Comfortable with creating and releasing new/updated training content, given a course outline with defined learning objectives.
  • Contribute to the design of new and updated training offerings.
Within 12 months:
  • Own the end-to-end production of one or more training offerings - from curriculum design to content development to gathering stakeholder feedback.
  • With the broader Curriculum team, contribute to refining processes and tools to drive increased development velocity and quality of instructor-led training content.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

3711 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78735

An Insider's view of MongoDB

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Chris

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On a typical day, I work on new accounts, renewals, and meet with prospects. I speak with executives and developers about their applications and get to be at the forefront of the newest technologies! It's great to work for a business that your clients love. We get the best support from our leaders and training to keep us sharp on our skills.

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How does the company support your career growth?

MongoDB has grown exponentially over the past few years and as a result, there are numerous opportunities for career advancement. To keep pace, the company is constantly investing in developing its people to lead the next phase of our organization. For those looking to take their career to the next level, there is no place better than MongoDB.

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What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

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What are MongoDB Perks + Benefits

MongoDB Benefits Overview

At MongoDB, our employees get to make a huge impact and disrupt the database software industry every day. However, making a large impact isn’t the only perk of working at MongoDB. We also provide our employees with the resources they need to thrive in many aspects of their lives. We’re devoted to creating an open, innovative, and supportive environment for our team.

From flexible PTO and yoga classes, to fertility assistance and an amazing parental leave policy — the opportunity to make an impact at MongoDB is real and we want to support all of our employees in that journey.

Take a look at just some of the benefits we offer our employees.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Since its September launch, MongoDB serves ATX has donated over $7,000 to organizations in the local Austin Community!
Partners with Nonprofits
Our Austin office partners with a variety of local charities and non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity, Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive, and more.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
MongoDB provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
MongoDB offers 20 weeks of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers, and 4 additional weeks of flexible work arrangements for employees who have been with the company for at least 12 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
MongoDB sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
MongoDB hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Learn about our Upskill program for SDRs to grow into a corporate sales role: https://www.mongodb.com/blog/post/mongodbs-sdr-upskill-program-the-path-from-sales-development-to-corporate-sales

Additional Perks + Benefits

To read about all of our benefits, take a look at this blog post: https://www.mongodb.com/blog/post/employee-benefits-that-make-a-differe…

We offer: Family support programs, fertility and adoption assistance, flexible PTO, employee affinity groups, mental health benefits, wellness and event programs, global mobility options, and more!

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