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Oracle Principal Member of Technical Staff in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for helping design, build, test, deploy and operate highly scalable services for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Cryptography division (Key Management & Secrets Service). You should be a rock-solid coder, and a distributed systems generalist who can dive deep into any part of the stack and low-level systems and design broad distributed system interactions. Your passion for excellence combined with your experience will help you be an outstanding technical contributor but also help you mentor more junior engineers. You should be able to work independently and as part of a team in an Agile environment. You should be an expert communicator to both technical and non-technical stakeholders in multiple locations around the globe. You should also be able to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment, be results-driven, and thrive even when faced with ambiguity and uncertainty. Most importantly, you should be a team player, someone who is eager to learn, and willing to do whatever it takes to help the team succeed.ResponsibilitiesRequired Experience

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 7 years in a software-engineering related position, at least half of which was in an Agile/DevOps environment

  • 5+ years of Java/C++ development or OO language

  • 5+ years of experience with REST API development

  • Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix fundamentals is highly desirable

  • Strong knowledge of microservices, data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems.

  • Solid understanding of relational databases, NoSQL systems, storage, and distributed persistence

  • Excellent troubleshooting, debugging, and performance tuning skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely to all audiences.

As a senior member of our engineering group, you will:

  • Provide leadership and expertise in building high quality security components, products and solutions that meet stringent enterprise software requirements.

  • Provide technical guidance for projects in multiple security areas; in particular data encryption at rest and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs).

  • Define specifications for new projects, and lead the design, implementation according to the specifications, Work close with supporting teams to ensure quality deliverables.

  • Facilitate high quality integrations with Oracle products and Oracle business units (Database, Fusion Middleware). Go deeper than exposing APIs and make real-world operational scenarios successful.

  • Work with team members and managers to improve current products and features, adopt new technologies and better architectural design. Overturn assumptions and think big.

Career Level - IC4


As a member of the software engineering division, you will take an active role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures. You will be responsible for defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of software applications or operating systems.


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $94,200 to $223,500 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle US offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

The role will generally accept applications for at least three calendar days from the posting date or as long as the job remains posted.

About Us

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrow’s technology to tackle today’s problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyone’s voice is heard, we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. It’s why we’re committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We’ve partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector—and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

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Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer*. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer