Lead Software Engineer - Ingest (Remote)

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Posted 11 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

Our engineering headquarters is based out of Portland Oregon, but we are remote-friendly, and our team has engineers in multiple time zones.

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

The Telemetry Data Platform group at New Relic builds the foundation for all of our products: data ingest, storage, and query. As a lead engineer on the Ingest team, you'll engage in development in New Relic's front door, our data ingest pipeline, from the edge to the places that power New Relic products.

We own our software from top to bottom and are directly responsible for its deployment, quality, and reliability. Each member of the team owns our full-stack. We participate in an on-call rotation; so we prioritize work that keeps the lights on and the pager quiet. We innovate and automate, ensuring the highest performing and most stable Ingest product.

If the idea of working on systems that process millions of messages per second and handle petabytes of data while working on a team that values collaboration and mentorship excites you, then you may be exactly who we're looking for!

What You'll Do
  • Lead designs, construction, and maintenance of highly available, real-time streaming, distributed solutions within a remote, agile team environment.
  • Participate in technical solutions with a high degree of innovation and creativity.
  • Take ownership of the full development pipeline from start to finish.
  • Ship high-quality code incrementally and often, balancing operational needs with new feature development.
  • Design & maintain solution, debug, and performance tune for large-scale distributed streaming systems. You could expect to be resolving race conditions, concurrency, and performance type issues.
Your Qualifications


  • 10+ years of experience delivering software built with Java.
  • Experience with the edge, CDN software (Cloudflare, Akamai, Fastly, or any programmable edge providers.
  • Adaptability for our future; learning and working with different languages and frameworks.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems and streaming systems fundamentals and concurrency.
  • Desire to deliver high-quality production code at a regular cadence using Agile techniques, tools, and methodologies.
  • Thrives in a remote team setting using strong written and oral collaboration skills using tools such as slack and zoom.


  • Experience mentoring and growing junior developers.
  • Experience with observability platforms.

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

We're looking for bold and passionate people to be a part of our mission to create more perfect software. We'd love to have you apply, even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement. What's most important to us is finding authentic and accountable people who feel connected to our mission and values, not just candidates who check off all the boxes.

We believe in empowering all Relics to achieve professional, and business success through a workforce model called Flex First. The Flex First model allows us to work in a variety of workplaces that best support our success, including fully office-based, fully remote, or a combination of both.

Read more about Flex First and New Relic's vaccine policy as part of our commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Us

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) is a cloud-based observability 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 newrelic.com.

Our Hiring Process

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