Lead Software Engineer - Java

Engineering Portland, Oregon


Your Opportunity

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

At New Relic, we provide our customers with real-time insights, so they can innovate faster. Our software provides deep observability across the stack, enabling software teams to solve their customer’s problems, accelerate digital transformation, and make DevOps work.

You will be at the heart of the teams supporting New Relic’s infrastructure and will lead a team that provides a gateway through which all of New Relic’s service traffic flows.

This is an opportunity to work on a team that values both collaboration and individual focus to tackle difficult engineering problems. We support each other to do our best work through positive communication and continuous improvement.

What You'll Do

  • Lead a team that builds, maintains, and scales New Relic’s service gateway solution both within our own datacenters as well as those of our cloud partners
  • Participate in an on-call rotation and bake stability into everything you do to ensure a healthy work/life balance for yourself and your team
  • Own and improve your team processes
  • Collaborate across functions, e.g. Product Management and Design to bring the best solutions to market

Your Qualifications


  • You have an excellent command of modern Java and have shipped multiple critical services using it
  • You are excited by, not scared by, very high throughput levels
  • You have experience in the team lead role and enjoy collaborating with your manager to grow the careers of the engineers on your team
  • You know when to deploy off-the-shelf solutions, and when something more bespoke might be required
  • You ship incrementally and often
  • You have delivered solutions within cloud platforms, like AWS, and also have experience delivering outside of cloud platforms
  • You have at least five years of experience in software engineering roles.
  • You have a fundamental need to learn and grow in your work every single day


  • Experience and expertise with using Go for tools and automation concerns
  • Experience with load-balancers/proxies, such as Envoy, Traefik, HAProxy, and AWS load-balancers.
  • Experience with API Gateways, such as Zuul, Ambassador, Kong.

Not sure if this is you?

We are particularly interested in having a diverse team, with a broad set of skills and viewpoints. If this seems like your dream job, but you are not sure if you qualify, apply anyway! We will carefully consider every applicant that takes the time to apply for this specific position.

Interested? Send along:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter that describes why you are interested in joining our team
  • Anything else you would like to share: Github, blog, code samples, etc.

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 newrelic.com.

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. 

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. New Relic does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes, and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with New Relic.

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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