Software Engineer at New Relic
Portland, OR, US

Your Opportunity

The Kafka Platform team is seeking a growth mindset software engineer to join a team that is responsible for maintaining, growing, scaling, and automating New Relic’s Kafka and Zookeeper ecosystem! If you are comfortable working with large distributed data systems and have a particular interest in effective patterns and practices for automating their care and maintenance activities, let chat!

We are also migrating to the cloud, starting with AWS/MSK and eventually supporting a multi-cloud environment. Any experience in cloud operations or distributed application development would be very helpful!

New Relic's engineering culture emphasizes team autonomy, which means that each team chooses how they do their work and has a say in which projects they work on. It also means that our teams are responsible for their own operational tooling and on-call rotation. We strive to reduce dependencies between teams so that we can work at an efficient velocity without blocking others.

Opportunity to work from a remote office will be available for these locations: Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

What You’ll Do

Engage with architects, team leads, and team members to introduce new patterns for using our shared Kafka infrastructure in ways that increase the efficiency and reliability of our shared platform.

Maintain and improve the internal Kafka client libraries used by multiple teams at New Relic to add better monitoring and resiliency features.

Contribute to our automation framework that provision repeatable infrastructure and clusters, helping us scale to handle rapid growth and expand into the public cloud.

Build new applications and services to support our client teams.

Your Qualifications


Proven experience in enterprise-level Java development and preferably experience working with distributed applications with high efficiency & availability.

Familiarity with stream processing with Kafka and cloud-based development.

Experience with a cloud computing platform such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.

Comfortable working in a Unix environment.


Experience writing software in Go, C, or Scala.

Experience writing a Kubernetes operator.

Familiarity with AWS MSK.

Familiarity with Python.

Familiarity with Kafka from the client perspective.

About Us

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) is the industry’s largest and most comprehensive cloud-based instrumentation platform built to create more perfect software. The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions and create best-in-class digital experiences. If you run software, you need to run New Relic. We’re proudly trusted by more than 50% of the Fortune 100.

Founded in 2008, we’re a global company focused on 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

Our Hiring Process

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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.

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