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Oracle Principal Software Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

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Compute, networking, storage, DB, Security, Observability are the key services for any IaaS offering. Security and Observability are cross-cutting concerns and enable the whole ecosystem to provide the world's most secure cloud platform. Observability services are foundational with the highest scaling and availability requirements! We innovate in every aspect to meet customers' evolving needs!

To enable trust and build the most secure solutions for customers, the industry is moving from DevOps to DevSecOps! Having an integrated Observability platform is essential for that goal! Oracle's Cloud Observability platform is at the forefront of that innovation and helping customers in that transformational journey!

This is an opportunity to become a part of a core IaaS team that impacts all the 100s of other OCI cloud services and have a great impact! An opportunity to become part of the team, building a next-gen cloud! Delivering a world-class Integrated Observability and Management platform for our customers, that can work seamlessly across OCI, other clouds, and on-premises to provide a uniform view. Our integrated Observability and Management platform combines Logging, Monitoring, Auditing, SIEM, Events, Inventory, and other services. We will continue to innovate on each of these services to make them feature-rich world-class services on their own and integrate them seamlessly to provide meaningful insights into your resources and data!

Career Level - IC4


Principal Member of Technical Staff - Observability and Developer Lifecycle, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team can provide you the opportunity to build and operate a suite of massive scale, integrated cloud services in a broadly distributed, multi-tenant cloud environment. OCI is committed to providing the best in cloud products that meet the needs of our customers who are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

We offer unique opportunities for smart, hands-on engineers with the expertise and passion to solve difficult problems in distributed highly available services and virtualized infrastructure. At every level, our engineers have a significant technical and business impact designing and building innovative new systems to power our customer’s business critical applications.

What is Observability and Developer Lifecycle Group at OCI?

The Observability organization at Oracle's Cloud is building new services from scratch that operate at high scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment. In the observability space, we are addressing complex, large scale and connected event platforms that manifests as the following services - Logging, Monitoring and Event Correlation services. These services are cornerstones of the DevOps capabilities offered by OCI and offer a wide variety of technical problems to be solved and customer focused innovations to be created.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for engineers with distributed systems experience. You should have experience with the design of major features and launching them into production. You’ve operated high-scale services and understand how to make them more resilient. You work on most projects and tasks independently. You have experience working with services that require data to travel long distances, but have to abide by compliance and regulations.

The ideal candidate will own the software design and development for major components of Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure. You should be both a rock-solid coder and a distributed systems generalist, able to dive deep into any part of the stack and low-level systems, as well as design broad distributed system interactions. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.

What are the biggest challenges for the team?

The team is building a brand new service.The dynamic and fast growth of the business is driving us to build brand new innovative technologies. We understand that software is living and needs investment. The challenge is making the right tradeoffs, communicating those decisions effectively, and crisp execution.

We need engineers who can build services that can reliably protect our customer cloud environment. We need engineers who can figure out how we can keep up our solution in a fast pace to securely protect our customers. We need engineers who can build services that enable us to offer even more options to customers and contribute to the overall growth of Oracle Cloud.

Required Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or relevant technical field involving coding or equivalent practical experience

  • 8+ years of total experience in software development

  • Demonstrated ability to write great code using Java, GoLang, C#, or similar OO languages

  • Proven ability to deliver products and experience with the full software development lifecycle

  • Experience working on large-scale, highly distributed services infrastructure

  • Experience with big data technologies like Apache Spark, Lucene, OpenSearch, Spark Steaming, Flink, Delta Lake, Parquet

  • Experience working in an operational environment with mission-critical tier-one livesite servicing

  • Systematic problem-solving approach, strong communication skills, a sense of ownership, and drive

  • Experience designing architectures that demonstrate deep technical depth in one area, or span many products, to enable high availability, scalability, market-leading features and flexibility to meet future business demands

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience developing and maintaining services on a public cloud platform (e.g., AWS, Azure, Oracle)

  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (IAC) languages, preferably Terraform

  • Strong Knowledge of Apache Spark, Spark Streaming, Flink, Delta Lake, Parquet

  • Strong knowledge of databases (SQL and NoSQL)

  • Experience with Kafka, Lucene and other big data technologies


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.

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