Lead Software Engineer - Java - Platform

Barcelona, Catalonia, es
Company: New Relic, Inc.
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-16 10:04:51


Your Opportunity

As a Senior Engineer, you will be joining our growing Platform Services teams where you’ll be working with a highly skilled team that has been dealing with modern software architecture in high-throughput environments. You can expect exciting challenges in this rapidly evolving area.

What You’ll Do

  • You will be a member of the Platform Services team, which means that you are familiar with or be up to the challenge to work with many different technologies and become a mentor for less seasoned engineers.
  • Create and maintain distributed high-throughput applications with technologies with different technologies like based on JVM, like Java or Kotlin, this includes building GraphQL APIs.
  • Create and maintain real-time processing services with KStream on top of one of the biggest Kafka clusters in the world, with powerful search capabilities running a fault-tolerant Elasticsearch cluster.
  • Ensure architectural direction with a high degree of innovation and creativity.
  • Be an evangelist and mentor for best practices among engineers inside and outside the team.
  • Your Qualifications


  • You have a high level of expertise developing, shipping, and maintaining high throughput Java services. Experience with Kotlin is a plus.
  • You’re an expert working with REST APIs and GraphQL APIs (deep understanding of HTTP, pagination, request retrial, …)
  • You’re very comfortable with asynchronous programming techniques: streams, event-based flows, task queues, message queues.
  • You’re well versed in common distributed systems patterns like back-pressure, circuit breaks, or bulkheads.
  • You have a collaborative work style that includes colleagues in important decisions and leads to shared code ownership.
  • You have great teammate skills.
  • You speak proficient English.
  • Nice-to-have:

  • You’re passionate about the whole stack a complex modern application requires.
  • You’re very interested in learning new languages, platforms, and ideas.
  • You understand the value that builds and test automation brings to a development team's efficiency and reliability and are passionate about applying these techniques to your projects.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment focused on delivering production code at a regular cadence using Agile techniques, tools, and methodologies.
  • Bonus points if you have experience with Elasticsearch, and/or Graph databases.
  • Bonus points for being an Open source contributor and/or speaking Spanish.
  • Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Our Office

    This position is in our Barcelona office, which was established in October 2014 with our acquisition of Ducksboard, a privately held startup. We provide challenging work, opportunities to learn, high-quality teammates, a standard-setting product, and a company on the move. We offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Equity compensation plan.
  • Performance reviews twice a year.
  • Work-life balance and flexible schedule.
  • Amazing and fun work environment.
  • Private health insurance for you and your family, including dental coverage.
  • Retirement fund and Life insurance.
  • English and Spanish language classes.
  • Office located in the center of Barcelona, very close to public transportation.
  • We provide ergonomic furniture (chairs, desks) to keep you healthy and comfy.
  • Fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages.
  • We support technical meetups, both local and international.
  • We help with relocation.
  • We are passionate about data visualizations in real time, APIs, intuitive UX, and beautiful design. We have no dogma but do whatever makes sense to deliver state of the art products.

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