New Relic

Mid-Level Software Engineer - Backend

Job description

As the group responsible for telemetry data ingest, storage and query functionality, the Data Platform group at New Relic is the foundation of all of the company's products. Engineers working on the New Relic Database (NRDB) contribute directly to the proprietary database technology at the heart of it all.

The NRDB Core Architecture team, which is part of the Data Platform group, is responsible for innovating and building the state-of-the-art, highly-scalable, and high-performance distributed database system. As a member of the team, you will work alongside some of our most knowledgeable and collaborative engineers to address challenging problems in the domain.

We're looking for mid-level software engineers to join our team. If the idea of working on a system that ingests billions of data points per minute, serves billions of web requests per day, and processes millions of messages per second at exabyte scale sounds appealing, please be in touch.

What you'll do

  • Build and maintain scalable distributed Java services and Infrastructure.
  • Participate in architectural definition meetings with a high degree of innovation and creativity.
  • Investigate and resolve critical performance, availability, and resiliency issues and risks in a multi-region, multi-cloud, multi-tenant distributed database.
  • Working in an agile environment with a DevOps approach — the team builds and maintains their own software, including taking turns with being on-call.

This role requires

  • 3+ years of professional experience in distributed SaaS software development.
  • Strong experience in writing software in Java and high-throughput software development best-practices.
  • Experience using the command line to manage, investigate, and fix things when they’re broken.
  • Experience with databases like MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, MongoDB, etc.
  • Familiarity with the public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes or Docker.
  • A collaborative work style that includes colleagues in important decisions and leads to shared code ownership

Bonus points if you have

  • Familiarity with networks and load-balancing and how to use them well in low-latency, high-throughput distributed systems.
  • Familiarity with modern observability and alerting patterns.
  • Ability to work well asynchronously and effectively communicate your thoughts in writing.

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.

New Relic

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