Startup Gigs Oct 18 2011

Database Start-Up 10gen to Hire 100

By joseph walker

Database start-up 10gen will hire up to 100 new employees over the next year after raising $20 million in new financing round led by Sequoia Capital.

10gen makes a commercial version of the open-source database MongoDB. The company also offers customer support and training in the technology. Clients include Foursquare, Disney and Viacom, said President Max Schireson.

Co-founded in 2008 by DoubleClick founder Dwight Merriman, 10gen currently has 60 employees split evenly between New York and Silicon Valley. The majority of the company's new hires will be technical, with an emphasis on engineers conversant in C++, systems programs, Java, .Net, Python, and Ruby.

"We want very, very smart people, who are quick and can multitask," said Schireson. "Our software is open-source so there's a lot of collaboration within the culture."

The company will also be hiring sales and finance professionals for roles around the world, including Europe and Asia.

Schireson declined to discuss the company's revenues, but said that cash compensation for new hires is competitive and that equity is available.

Write to Joseph Walker at Joseph.Walker@dowjones.com



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