We could fill up an entire database with reasons to join us at MongoDB World. But don’t just take our word for it. Read about attendees’ experiences at MongoDB World 2016 and find out why they’re joining us again this year on June 20-21 in Chicago.
Explore 80+ sessions and learn from the experts
“The "Ask an Expert" booth was informative and the engineer walked me through several different possible solutions to an issue we were having at work.”
-- Doug Duncan, Database Administrator
“The best lecture I've been to is the Building WiredTiger session. I loved getting to know the internal staff and the decisions made behind the scenes.”
-- Dror Asaf, Big Data Developer
Connect with community members
“My favorite part about #MDBW16 was meeting and interacting with peers in the community. Go for the learning, but take advantage of the spontaneous opportunities that are presented through personal connections!”
-- William Finch, Sr Database Manager
“Being from Montana, it was the first time I'd ever met anyone else that uses MongoDB in person. It was completely surreal to be surrounded by a room full of people that do what I do, more or less.”
-- Joshua Lawrence Austill, Software Engineer
Learn best practices
“I definitely have more ‘action items’ after this conference than other conferences that I attend because there's so much I want to check in to, read up on, or just learn more about after. I can't wait for this year's edition and hope to meet more of the community!”
-- Michael Grayson, Sr Oracle/MongoDB/MySQL Database Administrator
Join the fastest-growing database community at MongoDB World 2017 to get the tools you need to build and deploy your giant ideas.
Connecting Patients to Medical Providers Quicker with MongoDB – Phreesia Wins MongoDB 2017 Innovation Award for Scale
This year, we received nominations across dozens of industries for the annual MongoDB Innovation Awards that recognize organizations and individuals that took a giant idea and made a tangible impact on the world. The winners will be honored at MongoDB World 2017 , in Chicago on June 20 and 21. But we’re so excited about some of the winners we wanted to share their stories before the event. This year, Phreesia won the MongoDB Innovation Award for Scale. Here’s why: Improving Patient Experience Patient care and organizational efficiency are vastly improved today, thanks to technology innovation that is connecting hospitals, insurance providers, doctors’ offices, and patients. Phreesia, a company at the heart of this movement, is helping healthcare providers better manage, access, and store patient information so the healthcare organization can focus on what they do best: doctor-patient interactions, diagnosis, and treatment. Phreesia’s software as a service (SaaS) is also pushing the power of self-service to improve the patient experience, as it enables patients to complete their registration on their home computer or mobile device before they arrive at a clinic. Patients can also pay copays and outstanding balances through their mobile device or Phreesia hardware in the waiting room. For over 10 years, healthcare providers all over the country have integrated Phreesia’s software into their electronic medical record/practice management systems. Today, Phreesia manages intake for over 50 million patients annually and has checked in more than 15% of the U.S. population. On the payment side alone, Phreesia processes tens of millions of transactions per year, significantly streamlining healthcare organizations’ workflow. In addition to improving efficiency and profitability, Phreesia also uses its database to administer clinical screeners to patients and alert clinical staff about the need for a test or treatment. Diagnosis and Treatment Phreesia was built on relational databases, but in recent years the volume and variety of patient data being managed on some parts of the platform led the company to look for alternatives. Certain workloads – particularly the patient intake information – were posing problems because of the wide variety of formats and data types that would need to be processed. Alongside that variety, there was another challenge: volume. Securely storing and managing several million insurance claims for every major insurer is no small feat. To get there, Phreesia migrated its eligibility application away from relational databases and on to MongoDB, to take advantage of the flexibility of the document model to better handle this rapidly expanding volume and variety of data. To ensure the migration process was smooth and no downtime affected customers, Phreesia called on MongoDB’s consulting engineers . The professional services team helped Phreesia avoid common pitfalls and equipped them with best practices from the start of their journey with MongoDB, helping the developers focus on building value for patients and not wrangling infrastructure. Now running on MongoDB 3.4, Phreesia’s eligibility application covers the gamut of the ‘run-up appointment’ processes, which allows patients to proactively pre-register, manage copayments, and ensure all their personal contact, medical history, and insurance information is accurate and up to date. This information is seamlessly pushed to their physicians quickly and in advance of the doctor visit. Importantly, insurance providers are contacted directly to make certain all patient information is accurate and current. Reliability, Security, Scalability – With a Lower Total Cost Performance and ease of development aren’t enough in the healthcare sector. Security and regulatory requirements are always the first priority. To address those concerns and ensure the SaaS platform had best-in-class data layer security, Phreesia used MongoDB’s encrypted storage engine, available with MongoDB Enterprise Advanced . This native encryption, along with the other advanced security features of MongoDB Enterprise Advanced, help Phreesia meet the regulatory requirements of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). To monitor, automate, and back up the deployment, as well as support disaster recovery, Phreesia relies on MongoDB’s cloud-hosted management tool, Cloud Manager . Dan Nathan, VP of Engineering at Phreesia, said: “Downtime or data loss isn’t an option when you’re dealing with this kind of information. MongoDB has given us the confidence that our customers have secure, always-on, and reliable access to data.” “MongoDB does what we need it to do by scaling independently of the application, no matter how many millions of patients we’re processing,” added Nathan. “The fantastic thing is we get this scale and flexibility, all at a lower total cost of ownership.” Phreesia manages the administrative tasks of patient intake so medical professionals can focus on the important stuff – managing the health and wellbeing of their patients. In much the same way, MongoDB’s document data model is helping Phreesia developers focus on what’s most important – building new applications and features so they can continue delivering critical services for millions of patients and practitioners. Phreesia is a clear and deserving winner in the Scale category for the MongoDB Innovation Awards 2017.
How to Prepare for Your Engineering Interview at MongoDB
MongoDB’s Engineering team is full of creative individuals who play an impactful role in building our industry-leading technology. Our interview process is designed to ensure that you and MongoDB are a great match, and, no matter how many interviews you have done in the past, being prepared is the key to being successful. At MongoDB, we do our best to make sure you have a great interview experience and an opportunity to learn about our company, culture, and the people you will be working with. To help you prepare for your technical interviews, we want to share some tips. Research is key Candidates who do research and come prepared for interviews at MongoDB are able to make the most of their interview process. People sometimes think they do not need to do research because they are already familiar with our products, but that will set you up for unexpected surprises. Before beginning your interviews, you should have high-level knowledge of our company’s mission, values, and goals . The in-depth technical information you can learn about MongoDB and the role and team you are interviewing for may also help set you apart from other candidates. MongoDB has a variety of products and Engineering teams, and this information will give you a chance to learn more about what we are working on, technical stacks we use, and what you’d be contributing to if you joined. Take a look at some of the resources below, and use them to your advantage. MongoDB Blog : Our blog is updated regularly with new posts about life at MongoDB, news, products, and events. MongoDB University : This platform was created to empower developers through education. We offer completely free online courses led by Curriculum Engineers for any learner, whether you’re just getting started or already familiar with MongoDB. MongoDB Documentation : The documentation page has detailed information about our products and tools that will give you an idea of what you will be working on as an engineer. MongoDB Developer Hub : The developer hub provides articles on and resources for how to get started with MongoDB. Learn from our Developer Advocates and the MongoDB community! Types of interviews After doing some initial research, it is important to prepare for the actual interviews. Our interview process usually includes one or two virtual interviews and then an onsite interview, which we are currently conducting via Zoom. This may change in accordance with company and COVID-19 guidelines. These interviews and what they cover will vary by team, so it is important to speak with your recruiter and ask for any additional tips or insight into what to expect. Our recruiting process is primarily team-based, which means you’ll interview for a role on a specific team, and many of your interviewers will be team members, as well as your manager. In general, you can expect to receive questions about your background, interest in MongoDB, and why you are interviewing to work with that team. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your interviewers questions about all things MongoDB. Technical Interviews Technical interviews have a variety of areas that may be covered, including concurrency, distributed systems, algorithms, system design, and language-specific coding. An important part of the technical interview that often goes under the radar is the need for effective communication when talking through your thought process or discussing the problems that are presented. Below are some of the things our engineers look for in a good technical performance. Writing code: strong understanding of the language being used, code is concurrency-safe, works in edge cases, good object-oriented design Software engineering: understanding of data structures and algorithms, considering trade-offs (e.g., run time vs. memory), testing your code Collaboration: clear and concise code that is readable and organized, responding well to suggestions or hints, effective communication about difficulties faced Systems design: design a solution to scale to high levels of concurrency, throughput, and reliability. Does it avoid common bottlenecks, how do we prove its correctness, and what are the trade-offs or alternative solutions? Behavioral Interviews Behavioral interviews focus on how you may add to the culture we continue to build at MongoDB. Reviewing our code of conduct and core values will show you how we operate as a company and what we expect from our employees. Other topics of discussion you should expect in these interviews are successes and failures, what you have learned from these experiences, and what you are looking for in your next role. We will also ask you about your experience with mentoring and learning from other engineers and leaders, your goals and aspirations for the future, and your experience with owning or leading projects. What we offer There are a few things we can promise if you decide to interview for an Engineering role at MongoDB. First, you’ll have a speedy and transparent process with a single, dedicated recruiter. We tailor each of our interview processes to fit the role’s responsibilities and seniority level, and you won’t be asked any riddle questions that aren’t related to the work you’d be doing. Our interview questions are typically sourced from real problems we have had to solve. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with your future manager and some future teammates, and we hope you find that your interviewers are genuinely interested in you as a person and seeing you succeed at MongoDB. We believe different experiences, identities, and perspectives build a unique culture that helps us create and innovate the next generation of MongoDB. In short, following this guide will help prepare you for a successful interview at MongoDB. Ensure you have gained some knowledge about our company, mission, and goals; the role you’re interviewing for and the team you’d be working on; and the types of interview questions you may be asked. And be prepared with questions for us! We’re so glad you’re interested in joining our team, and we look forward to seeing you in the interview process. Interested in pursuing a career at MongoDB? We have several open roles on our teams across the globe and would love for you to transform your career with us!