Job Description

Lead Engineer, Test Infrastructure

New York City, Remote North America

The worldwide data management software market is massive (IDC forecasts it to be $138 billion by 2026!). 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.

Developer Productivity at MongoDB is a group of engineering teams that work closely with engineers across the organization in delivering a one-of-a-kind, cloud scale, performant, and popular developer data platform. Developer Productivity creates scalable, effective solutions in the following areas: build systems, CI/CD, code analytics, distributed systems verification, test fuzzing, bug reproducibility, system debuggability, test minimization, performance testing, and more. These solutions enable MongoDB to continuously innovate and deliver with confidence to our customers.

We’re looking for a Lead Engineer to research and develop Python based testing and correctness tools/infrastructure for our flagship C++, Java, and Go codebases. These solutions should drive significant increases in our release confidence, code quality and developer productivity. The lead role will work in a highly collaborative environment with our engineering teams and our in-house CI/CD team. In addition, the lead role manages 3-4 engineers and ensures their continued growth and success. This individual should be enthusiastic to explore both solutions we can develop in-house as well as working with industry/academia to implement novel ideas.

Our ideal candidate will have

  • Meaningful hands-on Python (or related language) programming experience in a developer productivity role or related field
  • Meaningful management experience in a developer productivity role or related field
  • A proven track record of successfully advocating for and measuring improvements to software quality
  • Strong experience and knowledge of testing techniques focused on distributed systems
  • A deep empathy and eagerness to understand and solve customer problems
  • A proven track record of leading a team from idea generation though idea execution
  • A deep interest in developing the careers of the members of the team
  • Experience working with remote teams


  • Design and write quality software using cutting-edge technologies to solve hard problems
  • Manage a team of individual contributors, be responsible for ensuring their success, help aide their career growth, and facilitate their technical work
  • Build consensus for the team’s roadmap, communicate prioritization clearly, and prioritize short/medium/long term feature work while maintaining support for interrupt requests
  • Participate in hiring for the team
  • Build relationships with customers (other engineers) in the company across many departments and disciplines
  • Travel a few times a year may be necessary to meet with other team members and attend conferences