Lead Software Engineer - Remote

Engineering Portland, Oregon Seattle , Washington Phoenix, Arizona New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Washington, D.C., United States Minneapolis, Minnesota Miami, Florida Los Angeles, California Atlanta, Georgia Boston, Massachusetts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Austin, Texas Cincinnati, Ohio Detroit, Michigan Salt Lake City, Utah Baltimore, Maryland Raleigh, North Carolina Arlington, Virginia Hartford, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee


We are excited to consider a remote engineer for this role! Remote team members will be expected to work out of their home office.

Your Opportunity

New Relic helps engineers resolve the most complex challenges in running software by offering the world’s best source of telemetry data and instant observability solutions. We are laying the foundation for anyone in the engineering world to instrument their systems in a simple, automated, intelligent, and extensible manner to get telemetry data and insights. We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join our instrumentation engineering team responsible for the development and deployment of New Relic’s observability solutions on multiple platforms, integrations, and architectures!

What You’ll Do

In this engineering role, you will develop a consistent set of tools, utilities, templates, and integrations that enable developers to efficiently embed New Relic into DevOps workflows, employ “configuration as code” techniques, and establish a point of view through implemented best practices. You will work with distributed teams to improve the success rate of installing New Relic and making it easier for our customers to experience the value.

You will need to harness your excellent written and verbal communication skills because we have a globally distributed development organization with teams spanning many time zones. The best way to keep all those teams in sync is through written communications.

Your Qualifications


  • 8+ years of large scale software development with recent coding experience in two or more modern programming languages
  • Experience creating developer-focused products, such as SDKs, CLIs, APIs, tools, or platforms
  • Use a variety of languages - Ruby, Python, C#, Java, Node, or Go some weeks
  • A collaborative working style that includes colleagues on significant decisions and leads to shared code ownership
  • Knowledge of continuous integration/test/deployment tools and methodology
  • Ability to work with heterogeneous systems and seek new environments you may not have encountered before
  • Keep up to date with technologies - AWS, Azure, GCP, serverless, Docker, Kubernetes among others
  • Configuration management and orchestration tools like Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet
  • Excellent root cause analysis and troubleshooting skills
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience


  • Experience working with or building GraphQL schemas
  • Experience in working with open source projects

We're looking for bold and passionate people to be a part of our mission to create more perfect software. We'd love to have you apply, even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement. What's most important to us is finding authentic and accountable people who feel connected to our mission and values, not just candidates who check off all the boxes.

We believe in empowering all Relics to achieve professional, and business success through a workforce model called Flex First. The Flex First model allows us to work in a variety of workplaces that best support our success, including fully office-based, fully remote, or a combination of both.

Read more about Flex First and New Relic’s vaccine policy as part of our commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Us

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) is a cloud-based observability platform that gives developers, engineers, operations, and management a clear view of what’s happening in today’s complex software environments. So they can find and fix problems faster, and deliver delightful experiences for their customers. That's why the world’s best engineering teams rely on New Relic to visualize, analyze, and troubleshoot their software. It’s the simplest, most powerful cloud-based observability platform, built to create more perfect software. All from one place.

Founded in 2008, we’re a global company passionate about 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

New Relic takes seriously our stewardship of the data of our thousands of customers worldwide. In compliance with applicable law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work and to complete employment eligibility verification.

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. https://sfgov.org/olse/sites/default/files/FCO%20poster2020.pdf

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New Relic is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly seek a diverse applicant pool 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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