MongoDB Announces Jim Scharf as Chief Technology Officer

Scharf joins MongoDB with more than two decades of expertise in scaling engineering teams, building innovative products, and launching successful cloud services

Jim Scharf, Chief Technology Officer
Jim Scharf, Chief Technology Officer

NEW YORK–Oct. 2, 2023–MongoDB, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDB) today announced Jim Scharf has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Scharf will lead MongoDB’s global engineering organization, partner with other senior leaders to set and execute the company’s technical vision and strategy, and oversee the development and delivery of MongoDB’s products and services.

Scharf joins MongoDB after 17 years at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he helped drive years of rapid growth and scaled product management, software engineering, security, operations, and solutions architecture organizations behind a number of successful products and services. As one of AWS’s first employees, Scharf was a founding owner of six services, served as General Manager for Amazon DynamoDB and was most recently Vice President of AWS Identity. In his time at AWS, Scharf was an author of 20 U.S. patents in the area of cloud computing. Previously, Scharf worked in numerous software engineering and technology consulting roles.

“Jim is a seasoned technologist and leader with a successful track record of building and scaling the teams, processes, and technologies behind the sophisticated software millions of customers rely on every day,” said Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO of MongoDB. “Given his experience, I am confident that Jim’s leadership will accelerate the pace of innovation at MongoDB and enable our developer data platform to further expand in exciting new areas such as AI, edge computing, and beyond.”

“Developers love building on MongoDB because it eliminates the complexity of managing multiple types of data and makes it easy to run applications anywhere—across edge devices, on-premises infrastructure, and major cloud providers,” said Scharf. “I’m thrilled to build upon MongoDB’s track record of developing highly trusted products and services that startups and enterprises alike love, and I look forward to working with the engineering team and leaders across the company to deliver technology that empowers organizations to embrace the next shifts in technology.”

About MongoDB
Headquartered in New York, MongoDB's mission is to empower innovators to create, transform, and disrupt industries by unleashing the power of software and data. Built by developers, for developers, our developer data platform is a database with an integrated set of related services that allow development teams to address the growing requirements for today's wide variety of modern applications, all in a unified and consistent user experience. MongoDB has tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries. The MongoDB database platform has been downloaded hundreds of millions of times since 2007, and there have been millions of builders trained through MongoDB University courses. To learn more, visit

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