New Relic

Lead Software Development Engineer, Developer Platform Team - Golang (Remote)

Job description

Work arrangement(s)

Fully Remote (works exclusively from home)

Your opportunity

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

At New Relic, we provide businesses with a state-of-the-art observability platform, leveraging advanced technologies to deliver real-time insights into the performance of software applications and infrastructure. As a company at the forefront of the industry, we enable organizations to monitor, analyze, and optimize their systems to achieve enhanced reliability, performance, and user experience. Join us in our mission to revolutionize observability and empower businesses in today's dynamic digital landscape.

What you'll do

  • Lead and build a scalable developer platform with DevSecOps capabilities to assist engineering teams in developing and deploying secure software.
  • Partner with Product Managers, Engineering Managers and peer engineers to deliver and exceed business goals.
  • Lead the architectural and design definitions with a high degree of innovation and creativity.
  • Create the infrastructure and framework needed to make our systems more scalable and simpler to deploy.
  • Research new frameworks and services to understand sophisticated scenarios and propose new features based on the learning.
  • Work in an agile environment with a DevSecOps approach—teams build and maintain their own secure software, including taking turns with being on-call.

This role requires

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of hands-on professional experience with distributed systems, concurrency, and scaling in a production environment.
  • Hands on advanced programming expertise in Golang, and experience with front end JavaScript library (React). Must be open to adapting, learning, and working with different languages and frameworks
  • Experience with Docker (optimizing image size, multi-arch, multi-stage, and BuildKit) and K8S.
  • Experience with security scanning tools like trivy, Snyk, etc.
  • Experience with administering systems like GitHub enterprise, Artifactory, etc.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment passionate about delivering production code at a regular cadence using Agile techniques, tools and methodologies.
  • Having a collaborative work style that includes colleagues in important decisions and leads to shared code ownership

Bonus points if you have

  • Contribution to open source projects.
  • Familiarity with Terraform, Jenkins, AWS Services (EKS, EC2, etc)
  • Proficient in writing software using React, Groovy or other object-oriented languages (C++, Python, etc)
  • Familiarity with language dependency/package tooling such as Gradle / Maven, pip, Rubygems, and npm / yarn
  • Understanding the value that DevSecOps practices brings to a development team's efficiency and reliability and are passionate about applying these techniques to your projects.

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.

Our hiring process

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

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 proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, free from all types of discrimination, so our Relics can thrive. We hire people with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

Candidates are evaluated based on qualifications, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, disability, neurodiversity, veteran or marital status, political viewpoint, or other legally protected characteristics.

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Estimated Base Pay Range: $ 174,000 - $ 218,000
The pay range above represents a reasonable estimate of the salary for the listed position. This role is eligible for a corporate bonus plan. Pay within this range varies by work location and may also depend on job-related factors such as an applicant’s skills, qualifications, and experience.

New Relic provides a variety of benefits for this role, including healthcare, dental, vision, parental leave and planning, mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, flex time-off, 11 paid holidays, volunteer time off, and other competitive benefits designed to improve the lives of our employees.

New Relic

Cloud-based software to help track software performance.