Information Security Engineer, Systems Security at MongoDB

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The database market is massive (the IDC estimates it to be $106B+ by 2024!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. The MongoDB community is transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern 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 is seeking a passionate Security Engineer to help expand MongoDB’s Security Program and help us mature our posture with respect to Vulnerability Management and Systems Security and associated Policies and Guidelines.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key member of our Security Team. The MongoDB Security Team is responsible for the Information Security Program for MongoDB Inc; helping to reduce risk in our systems and company, and to establish trust in our product offerings and cloud services.

Your focus will be on Systems Security and Vulnerability Management across our systems, services, and devices used by our employees and infrastructure used to offer our services. You will work directly with internal partners to understand internal systems and develop pragmatic controls to harden systems, a means to measure control-drift, and a vulnerability management plan to be used to identify known vulnerabilities and identify appropriate means to resolve vulnerabilities. In addition, you will help scale our systems security and vulnerability management efforts by updating and creating new policies and guidelines for our employees to follow.

This is a both a hands-on role as well as a role where you will lead by influencing other teams and assisting them in coming into compliance with our regulatory and internal requirements.

This is a critically important role to help scale out the Information Security Program for a breakthrough company that is reinventing an $80B market. This position has significant growth potential and we’re looking for someone who is excited to take initiative and help secure our company. This position is based out of our New York City Headquarters.

Candidate Profile

The right candidate for this role will have

  • A background in Information Security fundamentals and direct experience working in a Security role for 3+ years
  • An entrepreneurial spirit; you enjoy challenges across broad range of disciplines
  • Hands on experience of the following:
  • Configuring and operating tools related to system security hardening and creating security baselines, and/or vulnerability management
  • Windows and Linux Systems Security
  • Current Cyber Security threats, trends and an understanding of how attackers execute their campaigns
  • Identifying known vulnerabilities in systems and working with teams to develop or mature processes to remediate identified vulnerabilities
  • Collaborating with technical and non-technical persons on Information Security Topics
  • Performing security reviews on cloud (SaaS) applications
  • Containerization technologies
  • Vulnerability management scanning tools such as Qualys, Nessus, and Rapid7.
Position Expectations
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop pragmatic System and Vulnerability Management policies. Advise on common approaches, tooling and industry standard methodologies
  • Be our domain expert for policies and guidelines. Update and/or create new security policies and guidelines based upon review of existing policies and feedback you acquire from peers and our internal partners. Facilitate internal working groups for policy updates.
  • Educate Engineers and Product teams on the importance of System Hardening and Vulnerability Management
  • Rapidly understand and assess new technologies
  • Help manage and maintain endpoint security tools such as anti-virus tools
  • Ability to quickly learn new Information Security concepts and adapt to a modern, fast-paced organization
  • Communicate sophisticated technical issues simply to different audiences
  • Ability to write, defend, and execute on your findings
  • Assist the larger Information Security team on general activities, such as architecture reviews and risk related assessments.
  • Review compliance and regulatory requirements (e.g., FedRAMP, PCI DSS, etc), and assist in accomplishing required tasks to ensure we are compliant with requirements
Success Measures

The Information Security Engineer will be successful in this role when they can execute the following strategic tasks

  • People: Collaborate to secure our infrastructure and products with fellow engineers in various departments
  • Organization: Ability to manage multiple parallel efforts and prioritize risk based upon understanding and interpreting business needs.
  • Communication: Successfully communicate your recommendations and rationale to both technical and semi-technical resources.
  • Research: Research modern approaches to offensive and defensive processes, tooling and techniques.
  • Creative: Find creative yet simple solutions to complex problems with technical requirements.

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 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

3711 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78735

An Insider's view of MongoDB

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

MongoDB selects intelligent and capable individuals who are motivated to capitalize on the massive opportunity in front of us. Although we are chasing this opportunity, there is incredible work-life balance in the form of numerous team outings and a flexible PTO policy.

Chris

Corporate Account Executive Manager

What does your typical day look like?

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.

Jessica

Corporate Account Executive

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.

James

Customer Success Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

The SDR Team is constantly re-evaluating and improving the way we support and add value to the rest of the Sales Org. In fact, on a quarterly basis, each person on the team proposes and executes a 'team improvement project,' which is something that they feel will add value to the team. These projects ensure that each SDR constantly innovates.

Gigi

Senior Manager, Customer Success

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In any organization, it is essential for teams and departments to work together seamlessly in order to be effective. At MongoDB, the people and their ability to work together is a large reason for its success. Our sales teams interact with other business units on a daily basis.

Brent

Regional Director, Enterprise Sales

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 sync
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
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our affinity groups include: Underrepresented People of Color Network, MongoDB Women's Group, Underrepresented Genders in Tech, Queeries, The Queer Collective, Veterans, and Green Team
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We partner with: AfroTech, Black is Tech, The Diana Initiative, Latinas in Tech, National Sales Network, Out For Undergrad, PowerToFly, Rewriting the Code, Women in IT Summit, and more
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
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
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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