Senior Software Engineer - Golang

Engineering Portland, Oregon Atlanta, Georgia


Your Opportunity

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position and the position will be located onsite in our Portland, OR - or - Atlanta, GA offices when offices reopen.

At New Relic, we pride ourselves on building rich experiences that bring confidence and clarity to our users. Our team, Support Tools Engineering (STE), builds tools that are used by customers, both internal and external, to troubleshoot and repair customer issues related to the New Relic platform. We are looking for an experienced engineer who loves to create tools that help customers love New Relic, while working in an engaging, collaborative environment.

You’ll be the senior Go engineer on the team. Our primary tools are written in Go, but we also support services and adjunct tools written in Ruby and Python. We supply user interfaces that are usually constructed in Javascript using React. You are someone who values mentoring and teaching, and loves to work collaboratively. The team spends most of their time together solving problems, in person when in the office and over video conference at the present time. You are committed to equity and inclusion, and eager to work with a team that cultivates and celebrates intersectional diversity.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop new features and maintain existing functionality, in Go, for our diagnostic tools.
  • Work as needed in properties that are owned by the STE team, including code in Ruby, Python, and Javascript/Node.js.
  • Collaborate with our Support Services team as needed to work on platforms that deliver our customer service experience (including ZenDesk, Airflow jobs, and Discourse)
  • Create new software that implements in-product support and diagnostics.
  • Apply a customer-focused mindset to every business and technical problem. Our team delivers software that helps customers fall in love with New Relic, and you measure your success by the impact your work has on our customers.
  • Engage in challenging problems as a member of a highly collaborative and supportive team that discovers and builds solutions together.
  • Solve use cases that require close collaboration with product management and other engineering teams.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation and bake reliability, scalability, and simplicity into everything you do to ensure a healthy work life balance.
  • Prototype and drive new feature development and partner with internal users and engineering teams.
  • Work collaboratively on a small team of engineers collectively accountable for the reliability and security of the team’s software. We sit together as a team, and have on the spot discussions as a team as-needed

Your Qualifications


  • 2+ years of professional experience writing Go
  • Significant experience in at least one other systems language (Ruby, Python, Java, etc.)
  • Fluency in JavaScript, and experience delivering front-ends using React
  • Literacy in SQL, and familiarity with data hygiene
  • Experience with mentoring other engineers
  • Knowledge of modern build tooling
  • Demonstrated commitment to code quality including experience writing unit and integration tests
  • Experience building services or applications where performance is an important consideration
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Experience mentoring and coaching early career engineers


  • Familiarity with business systems such as ZenDesk and Salesforce
  • Initiative to drive and amplify cross-team solutions
  • Experience with containers

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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