Manager, Software Engineering

Engineering Portland, Oregon


Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Your Opportunity

Are you an experienced manager with a passion for people, projects, and process? If so, leading a software engineering team at New Relic may be just the role for you.

At New Relic, we love making software that improves the lives of people who make software. Our products help customers answer their most important questions by allowing them to visualize, explore, and understand their ops, application, and customer data.

Our Software Engineering Managers are a select group of leader-coaches who shape the solutions we bring to market and foster an inclusive environment where everyone will thrive. You’ll manage a team of engineers, execute software development projects, and facilitate the improvement of team processes. You’ll be successful because you seek ways to bring out the best in your team while developing software that delights our customers.

What You'll Do

  • Lead a large team of software engineers in the evolution of NRDB, New Relic's purpose-built database technology
  • Ensure the success of software projects through the planning and execution phases within and across teams
  • Mentor and develop your team by holding regular coaching and career conversations
  • Provide growth opportunities for engineers by identifying projects tailored skill level and interests
  • Develop and iterate on processes and practices that keep your team executing efficiently

Your Qualifications


  • 3+ years of experience leading high-performing software engineering teams
  • Working experience with machine-scale data and distributed data systems
  • Proven track record of delivering improvements to complex software systems in regular, iterative releases
  • Ability to collaborate within your own and across departments
  • Experience mentoring and coaching team members


  • Familiarity with contemporary people management practices
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with cloud migrations

Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application describing your management philosophy.

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Our Office

Our office is in the center of downtown Portland, situated in a thriving tech community in the Pacific Northwest. We enjoy easy commute access and a plethora of good eats and great coffee. We provide competitive compensation including equity and big-company benefits (medical, dental, etc.)—all while maintaining the energy, agility and fun of a start-up.

About Us

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) is the industry’s largest and most comprehensive cloud-based instrumentation platform built to create more perfect software. The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions and create best-in-class digital experiences. If you run software, you need to run New Relic. We’re proudly trusted by more than 50% of the Fortune 100.

Founded in 2008, we’re a global company focused on building a culture where all employees feel a deep sense of belonging, where every ‘Relic’ can bring their whole self to work and feel supported and empowered to thrive. We’re consistently recognized as a distinguished employer and are committed to building world-class products and an award winning culture. For more information, visit

Our Hiring Process

In compliance with applicable law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work and to complete employment eligibility verification. Note: Our stewardship of the data of thousands of customers’ means that a criminal background check is required to join New Relic.

We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records based on individual circumstances and in accordance with applicable law including, but not limited to, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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New Relic is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities (or disability), age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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