Product Performance Engineer at MongoDB

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The database market is massive (the IDC estimates it to be $119B+ by 2025!) 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.

This role can be based out of our Dublin office or remotely in the EMEA region.

MongoDB is seeking an engineer to join the product performance team. This team is responsible for understanding the performance of MongoDB, sharing that knowledge internally and externally, and using it to enhance the performance of MongoDB products. We foster a performance & customer-oriented culture by writing performance workloads, running experiments, documenting conclusions and sharing what we’ve learned. An integral part of our work is talking to product engineers and managers to advocate for performance improvements, helping them add good performance tests and sharing & contextualizing results. 

The database is the beating heart of all software applications. If you want to experience a broad systems-perspective of technologies from processors, storage & networks to cloud-based globally distributed systems - this is the role for you.

What we’re looking for
  • Ideally we are looking for someone who is still at an early stage of their career. We expect the person who joins will learn a lot in this role.
  • Purposeful learners, who seek understanding and try new approaches when they encounter roadblocks
    • Past work may include: developing self-taught skills, becoming the go-to resource for a particular domain, or performing a root cause analysis on a support case
  • Capable communicators, who can make complex concepts easy to grasp in written and spoken language
    • Past work may include: writing technical documentation, producing trainings, or publishing academic papers
  • Scientific experimenters, who know how to decompose and solve complex problems and can rapidly iterate by validating new hypotheses and rethinking current assumptions
    • Past work may include: designing and understanding complex systems, performing comparative benchmarking, or identifying the cause of an unexplained result
  • Creative coders, who can readily begin writing software in C++, Javascript or Python and have some familiarity with the thorny technical issues central to databases: distributed systems, consensus algorithms, data replication, query optimization, data storage, OS internals, concurrency and scheduling, networking, etc
    • Past work may include: contributing to codebases, writing complex scripts that interact with AWS/Azure/GCP, or tuning a database or operating system for performance

If you have other experiences that speak to these skills, please do not hesitate to apply. We are eager to build a diverse team that draws from a range of complementary experiences.

What we expect
  • Increase our performance coverage by writing new macro-benchmarks, creating new workloads that stress the database and systems. Consult with developers to help them add performance tests for new features
  • Investigate performance issues, and help undercover the root cause of an issue using internal tools as well as industry standards such as gdb and perf
  • Curate an understanding of our performance coverage and clearly communicate the implications of changes in terms of user experience to stakeholders
  • Consult with engineers developing new features and to help them produce the most valuable performance tests to benchmark new features
Success Measures

In 3 Months

  • You have written new workloads using our performance infrastructure
  • You have investigated performance issues using internal tools as well as tools like perf and gdb

In 6 Months

  • You can take a workload from the field that has a performance issues and produce and operationalize a performance regression test
  • You have a strong understanding of our performance framework and participate in roadmap discussions around new features to be added
  • You can take an open-ended performance question from other teams, investigate it and provide actionable guidance

In 12 Months

  • You have a strong understanding of our current performance coverage, and are persuasive about where we ought to invest in additional coverage and where we can reduce our spend
  • Your advice and consultation around performance behavior and testing of new features is eagerly sought and highly appreciated by development teams

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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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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