Explore thousands of opportunities across Tech:NYC’s member network.


Director of Engineering, Education Platforms



United States · New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

The worldwide data management software market is massive (According to IDC, the worldwide database software market, which it refers to as the database management systems software market, was forecasted to be approximately $82 billion in 2023 growing to approximately $137 billion in 2027. This represents a 14% compound annual growth rate). At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading developer 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.

This role is part of the senior leadership team for MongoDB Education which includes MongoDB Documentation, MongoDB University (online learning), MongoDB Academia (college outreach) and MongoDB Press (books). The charter of MongoDB Education is to get millions of people to learn MongoDB. We view learning as a multidimensional journey as different people learn differently and we want to reach learners where they are and with their learning preference. We offer multiple learning experiences today including “read it”, “watch it”, “try it”, “achieve it” and now “ask it” using AI technology.

In this role, you will lead the Platform Engineering team that oversees all the platforms that deliver our learning capabilities. The biggest platforms are for Documentation which delivers 60M page views a year and University which delivers 20M page views per year. You will manage a team of 18 engineers who bring in the “best of class” technologies into our infrastructures, integrate them and also develop apps/extensions to meet our learning vision and needs.

This role can be based out of one of our offices in Canada or the USA, or remotely in Canada or the USA.

What you’ll do…

  • Lead the Platform Engineering team responsible for overseeing all learning capabilities platforms.
  • Manage and oversee the Documentation and University platforms.
  • Direct a team of 18+ distributed engineers focused on integrating and developing technologies to support learning vision and needs.
  • Bring in "best of class" technologies into infrastructures.
  • Develop apps and extensions to enhance learning capabilities.
  • Play a key role in shaping the technological infrastructure supporting the organization's learning initiatives.

We’re looking for someone with…

  • 15+ years of experience in the industry, and 5+ years of experience managing others
  • Experience with MongoDB (or at least a track record of solutioning with other databases)
  • Successful track record in managing a team of managers and engineers
  • Ability to work at a strategic level to contribute to the vision of Education and also at a tactical level to move projects forward
  • Ability to take business requirements at a strategic level and “solution it” i.e. design architectures and solutions to enable new learning capabilities.
  • Passion for integrations – we bring together multiple technologies to build the best experience for our learners.
  • Passion to experiment with new technologies like AI and look at cross functional technical projects including back end, front end, web traffic and analytics projects.
  • Strong leadership skills to build strong cross team relationships and alignment.

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and makes all hiring decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

MongoDB’s base salary range for this role is posted below. Compensation at the time of offer is unique to each candidate and based on a variety of factors such as skill set, experience, qualifications, and work location. Salary is one part of MongoDB’s total compensation and benefits package. Other benefits for eligible employees may include: equity, participation in the employee stock purchase program, flexible paid time off, 20 weeks fully-paid gender-neutral parental leave, fertility and adoption assistance, 401(k) plan, mental health counseling, access to transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage, and health benefits offerings. Please note, the base salary range listed below and the benefits in this paragraph are only applicable to U.S.-based candidates.

MongoDB’s base salary range for this role in the U.S. is:
$168,000$330,000 USD