New Relic is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer - Open Source Java Team (Open to Remote)

St. Louis, United States

Your Opportunity

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

We are excited to consider a US-based remote engineer for this role in the Pacific Standard Time zone. If you are not in the PST zone you must be willing to work within our core hours. Remote team members will work out of their home office and should have successfully worked remotely in the past.

We’re data nerds building tools for engineers and companies to create more perfect software. We develop our products and roadmaps in the open, seeking community feedback and contributions on our designs and solutions.

In this role, you will be at the heart of developing New Relic’s outstanding Observability solution, become a maintainer on one or of our Open Source Java projects and contribute to OpenTelemetry solutions that run inside hundreds of thousands of distributed customer applications. You and your team directly shape the future of Observability!

What You’ll Do

  • Work with the team to design, scope, and implement technical solutions with a focus on the meeting the needs of our customers. We solve tough technical challenges for a broad set of ecosystems and frameworks.
  • Write quality code, so our customers can install our software on their production systems with confidence.
  • Review Pull Requests and provide constructive feedback from your team and members of the community.
  • Reproduce and fix issues surfaced through our technical support team and the community.
  • Partner with your Product Manager and customers to analyze emerging projects, standards and evolving observability needs so you can make proactive recommendations on product direction.

Your Qualifications


  • 5+ years experience that have provided you a deep familiarity of common Java technologies, frameworks, libraries and tools
  • A desire to learn or apply your experience in concurrency, JVM tuning, class-loading Work, and bytecode manipulation
  • An aptitude to tailor your day-to-day contributions to drive a variety of outcomes: this open source role encompasses not only writing code but also is a place for you to provide industry technical leadership. This might look like participating in community special interest groups, rapid prototyping, writing and evaluating specifications, blogging and/or giving conference talks.
  • An entrepreneurial approach: Comfort with a high degree of autonomy with a strong ability to communicate with stakeholders and members of the community.
  • A curious personality with an enthusiasm and capability to learn new technologies rapidly and “just in time”
  • A passion for sharing your knowledge that encourages teammates to seek you out as a mentor. Actively mentor, pair and group program with other engineers to facilitate mutual growth.


  • Experience with or interest in contributing to and running Open Source projects, specifically OpenTelemetry and other open observability APIs or standards
  • Experience with or interest in other JVM technologies like Kotlin, Scala, Clojure and JVM async frameworks
  • Experience designing and implementing performant and extensible Java APIs
  • Experience in tuning, instrumenting, or monitoring Java applications
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 really will read your cover letter - it's a great place to highlight what interests you about this role.

Our Office or Your Office

You will be working with engineers and leaders distributed throughout the world, concentrated around our major offices in Portland, San Francisco, Phoenix, Barcelona, and Tel Aviv. You are welcome to work in one of Our U.S. offices or work from your home office in the U.S., on our core hours. Our global headquarters for research and development is in the center of downtown Portland, situated in the thriving tech community of the Pacific Northwest. We enjoy easy multi-modal commute access and a plethora of good eats and exceptional 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.

About Us

New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) is a cloud-based 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

Our Hiring Process

New Relic takes seriously our stewardship of the data of our thousands of customers worldwide. In compliance with applicable law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work and to complete employment eligibility verification.

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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