Database Cloud Architect (Open to remote Spain)
Database Cloud Architect (Open to remote Spain)
Principal Software Engineer
Req ID
Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Málaga, Spain; Oviedo, Spain; Santander, Spain; Sevilla, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Zaragoza, Spain;
Work arrangement(s)
Fully Remote (works exclusively from home), Hybrid (works from home and New Relic office throughout the week), Office (works primarily in a New Relic office)
Your opportunity
Do you enjoy creating and driving a vision across multiple teams? Do you cherish discussions about complex distributed systems? Do you love data? We are looking for a Principal Database Architect and technical leader with deep domain expertise in databases and running multi-cloud ecosystems at scale! This person will help set the technical direction for New Relic by leading New Relic’s database platform vision, implementation of a multi-cloud DBaaS, global expansion, developer tooling strategy, and edge computing services around the world. 
What you'll do
  • Architect, design, and implement a scalable and highly available DBaaS platform based on Kubernetes, Go, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis.
  • Provide architectural guidance and best practices for database deployments, performance optimization, and security.
  • Collaborate with executives and engineers to build and drive a technical vision for our database platform.
  • Establish and promote clear architectural standards for databases and data stores
  • Help teams choose the right tools for the job at hand and utilize the selected technologies efficiently.
  • Make decisions by balancing competing priorities across the business and platform groups.
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate: Architects serve as the connective tissue between teams and organizations for all technical matters.
  • Providing architectural guidance and mentoring to multiple development teams
  • Drive innovation by constantly looking at new technologies and frameworks that align with our future state vision and build reference architectures around them to evangelize across engineering teams
  • A constantly evolving architecture, with hundreds of containerized databases across multiple agile teams.
  • A multi-cloud environment ingesting over 3 billion data points per minute, 150 petabytes of data per month, and accepting over 70 billion HTTP requests a day from our customers.
  • Kubernetes, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Go, and that’s just the beginning of the technologies in our stack!

This role requires
If you are ready for this job, you have spent years building and supporting large distributed systems in the cloud. You know how to design and ship software, while also documenting it for others to understand. You keep up with technology trends and learn quickly. You enjoy technical debates while also promoting psychological safety and inclusivity.
  • 8+ years of experience in building large distributed database infrastructure along with a curiosity and passion for solving complex problems within a distributed system
  • 5+ years of experience building and supporting scalable, highly available, and secure database infrastructure on public cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Ability to write code and familiar with common database architecture patterns
  • Strong knowledge of modern cloud deployment patterns and infrastructure as code frameworks like Terraform and Helm
  • Experience and enjoyment driving large, transformational projects and a proven ability to bring disparate technical teams together around a shared architecture vision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate at both engineering and executive levels
  • Ability to set ambitious goals and the drive to accomplish them
  • Deep knowledge of containers, databases, networking, and security
  • Ability and flexibility to work across multiple time zones and in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Agile and post-agile software development methodologies
Bonus points if you have
  • Experience in cloud DBaaS production environments
  • Experience with Crossplane or similar tools for controlling cloud-managed services
  • Valid Cloud Database Certifications
  • RDBMS skills in MySQL, PostgreSQL, and/or Redis including schema design, query optimization, and performance tuning.

We're looking for bold and passionate people to be a part of our mission to help every engineer do their best work, every day, using data, not opinions, at every stage of the software lifecycle. 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 believe in empowering all Relics to achieve professional and business success through a workforce model called Flex First. Flex First allows us to work in a variety of workplaces that best support our success, including fully office-based, fully remote, or hybrid.
Read more about Flex First.
New Relic currently has offices in Germany, Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and based on business needs may approve work in Belgium, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, UAE, and other locations throughout the region. Some of our opportunities are limited to specific hiring locations. Talk with your recruiter about your goals and how we can work with you in our Flex First approach!

Our hiring process

Qualified applicants may inquire about visa sponsorship. This position is to be filled as soon as possible.

In compliance with applicable law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work and to complete employment eligibility verification. Note: Our stewardship of the data of thousands of customers’ means that a criminal background check is required to join New Relic.

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