Security Engineer, Atlas

New York City

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.

Who You Are

With some engineering experience, you’re looking to level up your security skills in a modern security engineering function. You’re passionate about contributing to a program that puts a heavy emphasis on customer and engineer experience. You enjoy partnering with different teams to find and implement pragmatic solutions.

Who We Are

The MongoDB Cloud Team is a diverse collection of individuals working together to provide services at global scale. The team is responsible for several services including

  • MongoDB Atlas - our database as a service offering and fastest growing product
  • Cloud Manager - our hosted monitoring, administration, and performance optimization tool
  • Ops Manager - our on-prem management platform that makes it easy to deploy MongoDB on your own infrastructure
  • MongoDB Realm - our serverless platform helping customers build apps that reliably sync between mobile devices and their backend
  • Search - our managed full-text search engine for MongoDB clusters

The MongoDB Cloud Security Team helps the engineers design, implement, and operate systems in a manner that protects customer data. We are a multi-disciplinary team that spans across product, application, cloud, infrastructure, and operations.   


  • You will start building capability in one or more parts of our program such as detection/response, containers, cloud, or infrastructure
  • Participate in ongoing operations work such as attack surface monitoring and security scanning. Help automate this away
  • Assess the security impact of security alerts and anomalies in our systems
  • Plan and execute security assessments of our products, services, and backing infrastructure
  • Help implement architectures, solutions, and process that makes security the easiest path
  • Build security capabilities for our cloud and container infrastructure 
  • Create new capabilities to detect and respond to malicious signals such as canaries
  • Identify new ways we can leverage native cloud, network, or infrastructure features to improve security for our customers


  • Some knowledge of information security principles, theories and concepts
  • Demonstrate aptitude in one or more of the following disciplines through a combination of work, school, or self-study
    • Detection and Response
    • Cloud and Infrastructure security
    • Devops/SRE
    • Linux
    • Containers
  • Able to communicate complex technical issues in a simple manner that builds trust with a variety of audiences
  • Comfortable working in a distributed environment
  • A strong sense of ownership and delivery

Nice to Haves

  • Docker and Kubernetes operation and security
  • Scripting experience and ability to contribute code back to our environments
  • Working knowledge of one or more major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Experience in a SOC or performing incident response
  • Experience with large scale environments

Success in this role means

  • Taking ownership of one or more security programs such as cloud, infrastructure, or detect/response
  • Seeing projects through from conception to completion in order to deliver new services or capabilities for the team
  • Establishing yourself as a go-to person for discussing security topics

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