Director, Support Engineering

Technical Support Portland, Oregon


Your Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Senior-level Technical Support Director – someone who will lead the customer experience and our growing team during this period of rapid growth. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Technical Support, you will have full accountability for the results of your Support Engineering teams, with high-level coordination and input to other customer experience partners including Product and GTM.

The Support Engineering team's primary purpose is to ensure the customer experience with New Relic technology is easy-going, memorable, and builds loyalty to the product. You will need a long track record of successful support operations management in a fast-growth environment. You will need to rely on a myriad of experiences to innovate our path forward. You have seen the power of a positive culture and a commitment to excellence. You’ve made mistakes and learned from them.

To be successful in this role, the Director of Technical Support must have the right combination of strategy, leadership, and operational skills to lead a team of dedicated Technical Support Engineers.

What You’ll Do

  • Ensure the structure and operations of Support Engineering teams meet current and future business needs
  • Build and lead the front-line Support Engineering managers
  • Deliver on business goals relating to employee and customer satisfaction
  • Lead Support-related projects, programs and/or initiatives to successful outcomes
  • Serve as a point of contact for customer issues; ensuring the appropriate resources are engaged for timely action and proper traction

Your Qualifications


  • Have 8+ years experience successfully running day-to-day operations and management personnel for highly responsive software support.
  • Can articulate the importance of the customer experience and can bring others along on your journey for increasingly positive results, bridging the gap between business needs and technical details.
  • Demonstrable communication, personnel management and coaching skills.
  • Has the ability to gather, analyze and interpret data; and identify, define and solve problems.
  • Have a commitment to supporting the growth and success of those who work for and around you – we measure managers by their contributions to the success of others and building positive culture.


  • Prior senior leadership experience in a high tech, fast growth, SaaS corporate environment with a broad knowledge of technical support functions and operations.
  • Have experience collaborating with and influencing cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of current software and DevOps industry trends.

Please note that this position must be onsite in our Portland, OR offices - remote work is not an option.

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

Interested? Send us:

  • Your resume or CV
  • A cover letter, telling us why you’re interested in this position and why you think we should work together

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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