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Oracle Senior Principal Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

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Job Description - Cloud Engineering Infrastructure Development

As a Senior Principlal Engineer in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you will provide key technical guidance and function as a lead developer in the development, delivery and operation of cloud services that will enable animation, film and game development studios to migrate their entire production pipeline to the cloud. The charter is responsibility for research, design, implementation and operation of a new set of cloud services focused specifically on the digital media production industry. Product areas include virtual animation workstation service, digital asset management, high performance storage, render farm as a service, license management and production pipeline management services. This is an opportunity to build a competitive offering from the ground up and extend the reach of OCI to address green field opportunities in the media and entertainment industry. You will work with engineering leaders to chart a path to success, providing influence and direction based on your experience as a lead developer. For this leadership role we are seeking an individual with substantial experience in design authorship, building and leading development, delivery and operation of cloud services at the technical level. Prior experience and deep domain knowledge in media production pipeline infrastructure services used in film, animation and game development studios is highly desired. Senior Principal Engineer is an individual contributor role that is among the more senior technical positions in Oracle Cloud. We seek individuals with highly evolved soft skills in addition to technical acumen. Excellent communication and the ability to lead and collaborate with others are hallmarks. You will mentor engineers and must be capable of driving complex technical projects and initiatives independently and with confidence. You will have continuous opportunities to lead and be a catalyst for technical innovation.

Career Level - IC5



  • Research in state of the art of specific technical focus areas

  • Cloud service architecture, microservice design, scalability, observability and availability provisions

  • Design and implementation of services and their component microservices

  • Collaboration within the engineering team to deliver and operate cloud services that enable animation, film and game development studios to run their production workflows in the cloud.

  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry best practices, ensuring compliance and driving innovation within the organization.

  • Launching new cloud services and establishing operational excellence.

  • Lead implementation to realize and achieve the technical vision of the team

  • Ability to engage with geographically distributed engineering teams.

  • Coaching, mentoring, and developing best talent.

  • Establishing and stimulating software development standards and processes along with best practices for the entire org

  • Defining OKRs and KPIs to inform decision making and prioritization.


  • Large/enterprise scale software development and engineering experience, particularly with cloud services and distributed systems.

  • Domain knowledge and experience with work flows and pipelines for media production: digital asset management and namespaces, familiarity with 3d frameworks, universal scene description, scene graphs, layers and models, 3d data packaging, rendering work flows, image composition, tools used in the workflow by artists, engineers, editors and content creators is highly desired.

  • Experience as a lead developer in the design, implementation and operation of cloud services.

  • Experience collaborating with geo-distributed teams.

  • Extensive background and experience in software implementation, code and design review, failure root cause analysis

  • Designing for availability, observability, scalability and recoverability

  • BS/CS Computer Science or related field and 8+ years software development experience


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 $96,800 to $251,600 per annum. May be eligible for bonus, equity, and compensation deferral.

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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