Principal Software Engineer/Architect

Engineering Portland, Oregon Annapolis, Maryland Atlanta, Georgia Baltimore, Maryland Boston, Massachusetts Chicago, Illinois Cincinnati, Ohio Detroit, Michigan Fayetteville, Arkansas Hartford, Connecticut Indianapolis, Indiana Washington, D.C., United States St. Louis, Missouri Rochester, New York Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Jersey City, New Jersey Memphis, Tennessee Long Island, New York Columbus, Ohio Charlotte, North Carolina Ewing, New Jersey


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

Your Opportunity

New Relic is looking for an experienced software engineer and technical leader to join our architecture team. The members of this team work closely with engineering teams and leadership to provide architectural expertise, design mentorship, and improve visibility of cross-team technical issues.

If you’re ready for this job, you’ve spent years (decades?) designing and building high-availability, high-scale, production systems. You had plenty of front-line experience in the past, but now you’re more interested in how complex systems work together to achieve business outcomes. You’ve made mistakes (probably lots of them) and learned from them. You’ve also been a part of great successes where you've kept the customer front-and-center in your designs.

What You’ll Do

Our Architects are leaders, not gatekeepers. They build the roadmap of where we’re going and help keep the team aligned with the product vision. We hire awesome engineers. You will help them see the future and guide the engineering teams to delivering for our customers.

We have a globally distributed development organization with teams spanning a nine-hour swath of timezones. The only way to keep all those teams in sync is through written communications. You'll need to harness your excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate a high level of collaboration.

Your Qualifications


  • 10+ years of technical leadership with high-performance engineering teams
  • Experience designing, delivering and operating high-scale distributed systems
  • Collaborative and able to successfully navigate dependencies between multi-functional teams within the organization to deliver results
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a STEM field
  • Full-stack knowledge of systems fundamentals
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Containers, Java, Ruby, Apache Kafka, OpenTelemetry, Open Instrumentation, stream processing

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

About Us

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) is a cloud-based 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

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