Software Engineer, Query

Remote North America

The database market is massive (IDC estimates it to be $121B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. At MongoDB we are 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.

Join the MongoDB Server Query team, and help us build a world-class distributed open source query engine. Our team plays a crucial role in the experience and performance of data processing. We are responsible for the MongoDB Query Language and the lifecycle of each query, from parsing to optimization to plan selection and finally execution. This also includes our geospatial search and update subsystems.

Our global team is growing fast. In North America, we have a presence across the US and Canada including New York, the West Coast, and Toronto. We support office-based and remote work, and align projects with convenient work hours for each time-zone.

We have tons of interesting problems to solve with direct impact on users for transactional, time-series and analytical workloads. The team is just setting out on a huge endeavor to rewrite the major components of our optimization and execution systems. We need your help to design and build the heart of a distributed, flexible schema, document database.

This role can be based out of our US or Canadian offices or remotely in the North America region.

Candidate Profile

  • 2+ years of experience in data management systems
  • Hands-on experience building industrial-strength software
  • Solid computer science fundamentals, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design/architecture
  • Experience with large code bases, preferably in C++
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Interest in the theory and practice of database query engines. Hands-on experience or M.Sc./Ph.D in the domain is a plus

Position Expectations

  • Understand and improve current functionality of the MongoDB query engine
  • Contribute high quality C++ code and give and solicit feedback in code reviews
  • Identify, design, implement, test, and support new features related to query performance and robustness, query language enhancements, diagnostics for query performance problems, and integration with other products and tools
  • Work constructively with peers to deliver excellent technical solutions

Success Measures

  • In three months you’ll have contributed to the development of a project slated for the next major version, as well as fixed a few bugs in a minor version of our latest stable release series
  • In six months, you’ll have taken on code review responsibilities and are independently delivering complex functionality and squashing bugs independently
  • In twelve months, you’re contributing to the design of major new features and are helping to mentor new engineers on the team

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