28 days old
2018-05-242018-07-23

Lead Backend Software Engineer - Browser

New Relic
Portland, Oregon 97204
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Jobs Rated
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New Relic
Lead Backend Software Engineer – Browser
Portland, Oregon

The Browser Team is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join us in building New Relic Browser, the industry leading solution for monitoring browser-based applications. We give our customers the means to identify issues in their web applications, providing actionable information, and clearly reporting when things are going well. Working closely with the team, you will stretch and grow your skills as you quickly iterate and deliver value to our customers.


What you might be working on:

  • Delivering and maintaining Java production services, some high-throughput, with an emphasis on scalability and fault tolerance
  • Ensuring that the evolving needs of our legacy services are met, and that the solutions we provide align with our future architectural vision
  • Exploring and proposing various possible solutions based on new or leveraged tools and libraries


What it’s like working 
on this team:

  • You’ll work with some of the smartest, nicest people you'll ever meet.
  • You’ll engage in challenging problems as a member of a highly collaborative and supportive team that discovers and builds solutions together.
  • You’ll frequently find yourself pairing, mobbing, and reviewing PRs to ensure quality and increase team ownership of the code.
  • You’ll be part of a team that is responsible for the full stack, where each engineer contributes to more than one area—the JavaScript agent, the Java ingest pipeline data services, the backend layer written in Node, the UI, and the infrastructure.
  • You’ll commit to a full-team effort to provide low-incident 24/7 services for our customers. To keep incidents low, we make a significant investment in early warning and self-healing systems.
  • You’ll ship incrementally and often, helping the team to maintain a constant flow of feedback on its work.
  • You’ll be part of a team that owns its process, and works continuously and collaboratively to improve it.


Skills that will help you succeed:

  • Excellent, modern Java programming skills
  • Ability to write, debug, and operate extremely high throughput and ultra low latency systems
  • Knowledge of modern message services (e.g. Kafka, Kinesis, Flink)
  • Experience with highly concurrent systems and the benefits and pitfalls of different concurrency primitives
  • Strong communication skills, expecting the best of yourself and others. You’d rather band together for a common cause than fly solo
  • Experience working in a SaaS environment at scale
  • Experience participating in and leading technical decision making within an engineering team
  • Foundation in systems knowledge, including some of:
    • Jenkins or other continuous integration/deployment tools
    • Service Oriented Architecture or microservices
    • AWS or other large network provisioning and architecture
    • Docker or other containerization solutions
    • Load balancing, storage, and clustering technologies
    • System-level monitoring and alerting tools such as Nagios

Nice to have:

  • Experience advancing a culture of reliability
  • Experience administering Linux systems
  • Familiarity with large databases and using a structured query language

To get started, click on the link below.  To fast track your application, let us know in your cover letter why this job, product, and/or company is of particular interest to you.  We look forward to talking!

At New Relic, we hire people who are eager to contribute to our culture, and we empower them to do just that. We take pride in thinking beyond our day-to-day job descriptions, and encourage you to actively seek out opportunities to create the type of work environment that you want to be a part of. What does this look like in action? You should be ready to be a “culture add” to New Relic and spend ~5% of your time finding meaningful ways to make this an even better place to work.

A little about us:

New Relic provides the real-time insights that software-driven businesses need to innovate faster. New Relic’s cloud platform makes every aspect of modern software and infrastructure observable, so companies can find and fix problems faster, build high-performing DevOps teams, and speed up transformation projects. Learn why more than 50% of the Fortune 100 trust New Relic at newrelic.com.

New Relic is a San Francisco Best Places to Work award winner, an Oregon “Top Workplace” award winner, named a leader in the Gartner’s 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 “Magic Quadrant” for APM companies, a Top 100 OnDemand Company, Best of SaaS (THINKStrategies), Top 100 Coolest Cloud Computing (CRN); 10 Cloud Management Companies to Watch (NetworkWorld) – the list of accolades goes on. More important than all of that: we provide challenging work, opportunities to learn, high quality teammates, a standard-setting product, and a company on the move.

Our office is in the tech mecca of Portland, with easy commute access and a plethora of good eats and great coffee. We provide competitive compensation including equity and big-company benefits (medical, dental, etc.)—all while maintaining the energy, agility and fun of a start-up. We can help with relocation and are open to H1-B transfers. 

New Relic is most decidedly an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Note: Our stewardship of the data of thousands of customers’ means that a criminal background check is required to join New Relic.

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