Lead Engineer, Docs Platform 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.

Lead Engineer, Docs Platform

Our Documentation Platform team is a diverse group who develop the tooling that powers MongoDB's technical writers to write, build, and deploy documentation. The documentation platform uses Node.js and Python, and integrates with MongoDB Realm. On the infrastructure side, we use AWS, Docker, and Kubernetes, as well as Fastly, Github, and Slack.

As Lead Engineer of our Docs Platform team, you will be working on the development of the documentation platform tooling, and on supporting the career development of the engineering team. In this role, you will be expected to develop broad knowledge of all components of the documentation platform, understand the limits of the tooling, identify areas of strategic technical debt and be able to evaluate and prioritize solutions. You will also be expected to provide actionable feedback, coaching, and mentorship to your team, champion a culture of psychological safety, and coach team members on how to communicate effectively.

The ideal fit for this role will be
  • Eager to learn, with a strong technical background. Able to build a confident team who can act independently, developing their skills and helping them apply their talents
  • Must be able to partner and collaborate across teams and groups. Be able to align and prioritize with other teams within MongoDB
  • Flexibility -- This person will be leading a small team, so they will be tackling a wide variety of responsibilities, learning as they go, and will need to be comfortable delegating
About You
  • You are an engineer with a strong penchant for writing modular, scalable, maintainable code and experience managing a team of software engineers or acting as Tech Lead for multiple concurrent projects
  • You have a proven track record of leading complex architecture and infrastructure projects
  • You are comfortable writing functional specifications / scope documents and planning and executing major features in parallel
  • You know when and how to delegate responsibilities to your team
  • You have experience working with cloud platforms (AWS) and are able to support team members as they grow their AWS knowledge
  • You have experience with analytics integrations and methodology and are excited about ways to measure the impact that your team is having on the organization
  • You are familiar with working in an Agile environment and cross-collaborating with Product Management, Product Design, and other teams
  • You are comfortable estimating task complexity, reporting progress, and voicing risks for projects executed by your team
  • You are excited to grow your team and support them in their career goals
Success MeasuresWithin 2 months
  • Familiarize yourself with our codebase, our development practices, our tools, and processes
  • You have a sense of the scope of the challenges to come and a high level strategy for how to approach these challenges
  • Participate in code reviews
  • You've met with all of your team members and are starting to learn their interests, strengths, and areas for development
Within 6 months
  • You are leading architecture discussions and software design efforts
  • You have written a technical spec and planned the work involved in a major new feature
  • You have worked with each team member to develop a growth plan tailored to their career goals
Within 12 months
  • You’ve developed and shipped a project from concept to production
  • You have a clear understanding of the longer term roadmap and have integrated a plan to meet them 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

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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