New Relic is hiring a

Senior Developer Relations Engineer

San Francisco, United States

Your Opportunity

We level up developers through education and enablement; we’re here to get developers excited about software and to support them and their communities in achieving their goals. We build in front of the world; we're creative, and we embrace that energy to produce and share ambitious inspirational projects with deep technical roots. By sharing authentic, engaging content with our communities we're able to join in the conversations that matter to them and bring their stories home to help New Relic build better products. Those same discussions give us a chance to use our product expertise to make developer's lives better, by helping them understand the value of observability and how they can effectively apply it in their own projects.

“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.” - Pablo Picasso

We're developers and we love to code. We code so we can speak from practical experience and join the global conversation. You're going to be happiest on this team if you've lived the pain of pager duty and know the joy that comes from a beautiful green test suite.

We're storytellers. We excite, engage, and empower our peers with stories of our own triumphs and failures in building. We're looking for compatriots with experience following their curiosity down the rabbit hole and bubbling back to the surface with treasure.

We're active members of our communities. We coordinate meetups, attend conferences, and help developers realize their collective strength. Collaborative personalities can expect to thrive here.

We value unique perspectives, and we absolutely encourage applications from candidates with backgrounds and identities that add to our spectrum of experience.

Given the nature of the work, this is a remote position, but you'll of course have the option to work from one of our many offices when it's convenient. We're a results-oriented team so our hours offer some flexibility. Assuming you're able to work with some portion of your day overlapping US timezones we're prepared to hire a great candidate remotely.

What You’ll Do

  • Coding: spend half of your time contributing to self-selected open source software that's directly relevant to your community, and building internal tooling to automate our workflows when the mood strikes.
  • Presenting: speak at conferences, live stream, host podcasts and write articles about whatever technology you're excited about - build a robot, instrument your pets, add voice control to your deployment pipeline or describe your research on language internals. You'll have near-total autonomy to select projects based on your own interests and your understanding of what appeals to developers. You're here to share your excitement, not our products. We may occasionally speak directly about our offerings, but much like vampires, we'll only enter that house when invited.
  • Collaborating: you'll autonomously seek out internal opportunities to advise product, marketing, and engineering teams on how best to engage your specific language community.
  • Teaching: share your research with peers and colleagues in accessible audience-specific content across different mediums.
  • Traveling: join the conversation by meeting developers where they are and exploring their cultures. As conditions permit you could be spending as much as 25% of your year traveling the world.

Your Qualifications


  • 3 years of full-time software development experience with Ruby, JavaScript, or Python.
  • 2 years of developer relations or equivalent experience.
  • Experience delivering technical content at software conferences.
  • Open source contributions in Ruby, JavaScript, or Python.
  • English verbal and written fluency.


  • Experience streaming on Twitch
  • Community leadership experience
  • Multiple languages, software and human

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

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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