Escalation Manager, Technical Services 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.

The Escalation Manager is a critical role within Technical Services, working internally with our Engineering, Services, Sales and Product Management teams, as well as externally with customers and partners, to coordinate and drive the resolution of critical technical issues. Transparency is key and is achieved by providing timely and accurate updates to senior management regarding active escalations, as well as important detail on the status of the customer account.

Team Description

Technical Services has over 200 team members in offices including New York, Austin, Palo Alto, Dublin, Sydney, Delhi, Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires. Outstanding customer satisfaction is achieved utilizing a 24x7x365 ‘follow-the-sun’ support model with regional teams covering North America, EMEA, and APAC regions.

Candidate Profile

Our ideal candidate is highly organized, articulate and adept at taking charge of situations while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment. They have the ability to quickly assess the business impact of an issue and effectively gather the appropriate resources that will drive the issue to resolution. The individual strives to understand the strengths and roles of individuals and cross-functional relationships in our organization, to develop and pursue the best plan of action. This person ensures that the customer’s voice is heard throughout the escalation process, establishes correct expectations, and drives the resolution of the case through effective internal and external communication.

The successful candidate will have enough technical depth to understand how product behavior drives technical escalations. They are able to determine which skillsets are necessary to address and de-escalate the technical crisis, while also understanding the broader impact of the escalation on account health. The ideal candidate will have a background in customer-facing Support or Services, but candidates from a Development, Systems or Database background will also be considered.

Position Expectations
  • Responsible for managing a small number of high-impact escalations
  • Mapping all customer points of contact and their role in the escalation
  • Setting and resetting customer expectations on status and timelines
  • Determining, alongside Engineering subject matter experts, who within MongoDB will need to be involved in order to resolve the escalation
  • Obtaining the commitment of Engineering and Field leadership to dedicate the agreed-upon resources to the resolution of the escalation
  • Organizing internal calls with MongoDB personnel to ensure awareness and synchronization of our efforts to resolve the escalation
  • Organizing customer calls and MongoDB attendance of those calls
  • Determining the necessary cadence of communication with the escalated customer and ensuring we follow that cadence
  • Ensuring that our Follow-the-Sun model is effectively and consistently utilized to resolve managed escalations
  • Developing and sending regular (textual) executive summaries to internal stakeholders, including members of the executive team as necessary, until escalation is resolved
  • Ensuring timely delivery of all MongoDB commitments to customers and internal stakeholders, along with other MongoDB managers, and actively communicating any deliverables that slip schedule
  • Deliver timely and high quality incident resolution focused on root cause analysis, prevention, and knowledge transfer of learnings from the issue
  • Identify, manage and record escalation trends
  • Onsite customer visits as required
  • Ability and willingness to work Saturdays and Sundays (rotational basis)
Success Measures

The Escalation Manager will be successful in this role by building strong relationships with our strategic clients and in reducing the impact of escalated support cases.

In your first year you will have successfully handled at least ten long-running escalations and received positive feedback on them, documented escalation procedures, developed a list of Subject-Matter-Experts (SMEs) to engage in escalations related to specific product areas. You will also be involved in developing a training plan for new hires into the Escalation Manager role. After each escalation, you will run a “post-mortem” review of the escalation to document what we learned and to make ongoing suggestions for improving our related processes, documents, and tools.

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 and makes all hiring decisions 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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