New Relic

Lead Software BackEnd Engineer

Job description

If you are driven by innovation, passionate about technical excellence, and ready to lead a team of exceptional engineers, apply now for the position of Lead Software Engineer at New Relic. Let's embark on an exciting journey of innovation and technical advancements together!

What you'll do

  • Drive the design, development, and enhancement of core features and functionalities of our observability platform, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to deliver scalable and reliable solutions
  • Act as a subject matter expert, guiding and mentoring a team of talented software engineers to achieve technical excellence and deliver high-quality code
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement robust, scalable, and efficient systems that meet the demands of our growing customer base
  • Stay ahead of industry trends and emerging technologies, constantly researching and experimenting with innovative solutions to enhance our observability platform
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, and stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical solutions, advocating for best practices and promoting a collaborative work environment
  • Be proactive in identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks, applying optimizations, and maintaining the stability and availability of our platform
  • Encourage a culture of continuous learning, improvement, and innovation within the engineering team, sharing knowledge and promoting professional growth

This role requires

  • Bachelor’s degree, software development, engineering, or a related technical field
  • 4+ years of experience as a technical lead for a team of at least 5 engineers
  • 8+ years of experience working as a software engineer working in Java and/or Go with a strong computer science background and an aptitude for learning new languages quickly
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, and maintaining large-scale software systems, utilizing modern programming languages and frameworks
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor a team of software engineers, guiding them towards technical excellence, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality code
  • Strong understanding of scalable distributed systems and microservices architecture, with the ability to design and implement solutions that meet performance and scalability requirements
  • Passion for exploring new technologies and finding creative solutions to complex problems, keeping up with industry trends and advancements in observability and related domains
  • Excellent collaboration abilities, with the capacity to work effectively with cross-functional teams, present ideas, and communicate technical concepts clearly
  • Keep up to date with technologies - AWS/Azure/GCP, serverless, Docker, Kubernetes among others

Bonus points if you have

  • Contribution to open source projects
  • Experience working with or building GraphQL schemas
  • Experience building and maintaining high throughput pipelines and distributed systems
  • Experience working on an Observability product, especially in the SaaS vendor space

Fostering a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment is important to us. We work hard to make everyone feel comfortable bringing their best, most authentic selves to work every day. We celebrate our talented Relics’ different backgrounds and abilities, and recognize the different paths they took to reach us – including nontraditional ones. Their experiences and perspectives inspire us to make our products and company the best they can be. We’re looking for people who feel connected to our mission and values, not just candidates who check off all the boxes.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application or recruiting process, please visit to submit your request.

We believe in empowering all Relics to achieve professional and business success through a flexible workforce model. This model allows us to work in a variety of workplaces that best support our success, including fully office-based, fully remote, or hybrid.

New Relic currently has offices in Germany, Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and based on business needs may approve work in Belgium, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, UAE, and other locations throughout the region. Some of our opportunities are limited to specific hiring locations. Talk with your recruiter about your goals.

New Relic

Cloud-based software to help track software performance.