Java Instrumentation Engineer

Company Name New Relic
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted May 03, 2012
Category Developer
Listing Type Jobs


New Relic is looking for a talented Java developer to join a team developing what we call the Java Agent. The Java Agent is the instrumentation and reporting library that our customers install in their applications which reports back to New Relic’s world-class application monitoring product.

A good knowledge of the JVM ecosystem is important since the agent interacts closely with all the major servers and libraries in the Java world. Having some experience with other JVM languages (e.g. Scala, Clojure, etc.) would be a bonus. It’s also helpful to know the intricacies of how the JVM works, for example how class loading works, or how to manipulate byte code. Much of this can be learned on the job, but these kinds of issues come up frequently.

Our agent runs in tens of thousands of diverse Java applications, many of them huge, high-traffic installs. Writing agent code is a responsibility; our customers trust us enough to run our code in their applications. We’re looking for an engineer to wield that power wisely and help us take things to the next level.

You would be the third in a team of talented Java programmers, and would be joining the larger Agent team, which includes engineers working in Ruby, PHP, C, Python, .NET, and Node.

We’re a very fast growing pre-IPO start-up and we care about our culture.

We value:

• Work/Life Balance
• Respect
• Engineer Code Ownership
• Experimentation

To fast track your cover letter please tell us about a time you introduced positive change to your team, and why you want to join our fun dynamic company.

A Little About Us

We are passionate, possibly even crazy, about application performance management (APM). Our mission is to make web applications run better, to make the internet more productive, and to make life easier for developers and devops. We are turning the APM marketplace upside down by providing SaaS products that deliver high-value functionality previously only available through enterprise software. We are well above 17,000 customers. And with your help we’ll get to 10x that number.

New Relic is 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, we provide challenging work, opportunities to learn, high quality teammates, a great product, a company on the move, and . . . the freedom to do your work the way only you can do it.

This position is in our Portland, Oregon office, in a vibrant tech community and a region with a great quality of life. We will help relocate outstanding candidates. We offer competitive compensation, pre-IPO stock options, and big-company benefits (medical, dental, vision, life), while maintaining the energy, agility, and fun of a start-up.

New Relic is most decidedly an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse background and hire without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply please go to the following site and we look forward to talking to you.

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