Senior Software Engineer, Cloud Services, Backup

New York City

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.

The MongoDB Cloud Services Team is a diverse group of contributors working together to help our users manage MongoDB at global scale. The Cloud Team is responsible for MongoDB Atlas: our database as a service offering, and fastest growing product, which allows users to deploy fault-tolerant, globally distributed MongoDB clusters in just minutes.

The Backup Team delivers essential infrastructure to help our customers in their hour of need - providing the ability to quickly restore a massive, distributed database to any point in time at the click of a button. The Backup Team’s mission is to make MongoDB backup more reliable, faster, and also cheaper.  This team is responsible for the Backup Agent (Go), the extensive server-side infrastructure (Java) which manages 100s of TB of data and processes billions of operations per day, and the user interface (Javascript)  that customers use to manage their backups.  Common project themes are performance, scaling, and ease of use. 

We're looking for someone who is

  • Skilled at writing large-scale, distributed backend systems in a compiled language (Java, C#, Go, etc.)
  • Fond of chasing down tough problems in a distributed systems environment
  • Cool under pressure - has wrangled production crises, and secretly finds this a little fun
  • Experienced with Linux, and able to correlate application performance problems with underlying hardware limits
  • Comfortable working across the stack of a modern web application
  • Always striving to expand their knowledge
  • Curious, collaborative and intellectually honest 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with product teams, considering the user’s perspective while helping the team achieve success
  • Collaborate with team members over best practices and core concepts
  • Hold yourself accountable to your actions, maintaining the balance between accomplishing goals with research & development
  • Own our core values and adhere to them in your work, and
  • Stay up to date with best practices in web engineering 

Success Measures

A Software Engineer will be successful in this role when they

  • Are open, honest and willing to contribute and collaborate with others
  • Develop confidence in finding their way across the platform
  • Can take responsibility for the planning and execution of a major feature, representing Engineering when working with Product and Design
  • Are willing to learn and contribute to all parts of the stack
  • Are resolute in their approach to problem solving, balancing the needs of their team with the willingness to get to the bottom of issues

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