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Senior Product Security Engineer, Server



Software Engineering, Product
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 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 can be based out of our New York city office or Seattle office.

Who You Are

With a strong security engineering background, you’re looking for a role that gives you the freedom to increase MongoDB’s resonance with customers by strengthening our products. You’re passionate about solving hard security engineering problems while putting a strong emphasis on customer experience, leveraging your own significant experience. You enjoy collaborating with different teams to innovate and implement pragmatic solutions.

Who We Are

The MongoDB Product Security organization is a diverse collection of individuals working together to scale MongoDB’s security, both security of the products themselves and the security features we offer to customers. The team is responsible for several products including MongoDB Atlas Cloud, Ops Manager, Kubernetes Operator, and the MongoDB Server (Community and Enterprise editions).

The MongoDB Product Security organization works with software engineers to design, implement, and operate systems in a manner that protects customer data. It is a multidisciplinary team that covers product, software, cloud, infrastructure, and operational security concerns. The team does the following:

  • Build a developer driven security program where there is tight integration with engineering artifacts, process, and tooling.
  • Use software architecture and coding patterns to reduce the impact of security issues.

Be security subject matter experts for our tech stack and products.


  • You will take ownership, define strategy, and drive improvement for parts of our program such as fuzzing, threat modeling, secrets management, or container security.
  • Advocate for and lead complex security projects from inception through completion.
  • Drive architecture, patterns, and processes across server engineering that make security the easiest path.
  • Partner closely with engineering teams to design and implement security controls across our software and systems.
  • Research and POC new attacks against our systems. Plan and perform product security assessments including architecture review threat modeling, code review, pen testing and general security consulting to proactively build security controls.
  • Serve as a security subject matter expert for software security and architecture.
  • Partner with detection and response to create new capabilities or respond to security events.
  • Educate the engineering org on security through CTFs, lunch-and-learns, and one-on-one mentorship.


  • 7 years of experience in application security, software security, or product security.
  • Deep subject matter expertise in database security, application security, software security, or data security.
  • Deep knowledge database engines, database internals and applied cryptography.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and fix security issues through manual code review, application penetration testing, or red teaming.
  • Scripting experience and ability to contribute code back to our environments.
  • Comfortable leading threat modeling and being a security ambassador to other engineering teams.
  • Communicate complex technical issues in a simple manner that builds trust with a variety of audiences.
  • A strong sense of ownership and delivery.
  • Can facilitate a conversation rather than dominate it.
  • Skilled at providing collaborative, actionable feedback, not just a list of flaws.

Don’t feel that you meet all of the requirements? We encourage you to apply anyway because studies have shown that some strong candidates may self-select out of the interview process prematurely. We have a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and high-performing environment at MongoDB and want to continuously improve our ability to deliver for customers.

Nice to Haves

  • Knowledge of one or more core project languages (Golang, C++, Javascript, Python)
  • Working knowledge of one or more major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Experience with large scale environments

Success in this role means

  • Taking ownership of one or more security programs such as appsec, cloud, 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

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:
$118,000$231,000 USD