Senior Software Engineer, Drivers, Python


The Developer Experience Team builds the libraries and tools that are a developer’s interface to MongoDB. We’re a globally distributed team with developers in multiple time zones and continents. Our senior engineers are typically specialists in a particular programming language, but are capable of contributing to projects in other languages as well.

You will be the voice of the Python community, both on the Developer Experience Team and within the broader MongoDB community. You will be responsible for supporting MongoDB in the Python ecosystem through library development, including PyMongo (one of the most popular packages on PyPI), PyMODM, and PyMODM’s Django support. You will encourage MongoDB adoption among Python programmers through integration with open source tools, community support, and developer advocacy.

You'll sometimes work on projects outside of Python, such as developing MongoDB integration tools like our Spark Connector, enhancing our continuous integration infrastructure, or working with our Server team on specifications for new MongoDB features in drivers. You'll be responsible for mentoring junior engineers and will have opportunities to grow professionally beyond your initial responsibilities.

Our ideal candidate has contributed to open source projects or released original projects on Github or Bitbucket. You can work independently, communicate well both in person and to a crowd, and dive into new code and learn from existing examples. You have a burning desire to constantly improve yourself, the product, and your team.

The right candidate for this roll will have

Extensive experience programming in and a passion for Python
Extensive experience with the Django web framework
Active contributor to open source projects or participant in open source communities
Fluent in, or a willingness to become fluent in, other programming languages
A BA/BS degree in computer science or a closely related field or equivalent work experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
And might have

Experience with MongoDB and PyMongo a big plus
Experience writing Python C extensions
Experience publishing packages on pypi
Position Expectations

Contribute to the maintenance and development of MongoDB’s Python libraries and applications. You may need to investigate CPython internals, contribute to other popular open source projects, or recruit help from prominent Python experts in the course of this work
Create and contribute to open source applications and libraries
Participate in regular code reviews, mentor junior engineers, and collaborate with peers in our distributed world-wide development team
Advocate the adoption of MongoDB to the broader Python developer community
Evangelize our developer products in person and online by presenting at conferences, blogging, writing technical tutorials, and other similar activities
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