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Oracle Principal/Senior Principal Software Engineer in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description

OCI Data Services has a strong portfolio of OLTP Services, such as, PostgreSQL, Redis, Aries Storage Platform for ADB-S. The key priorities include - driving large customer adoption; critical features like Cross-Region Replication, Extensibility of PSQL (Vector, Timescale, GIS etc.); New PSQL versions; Rapid build out of data services in new regions; Strategic initiatives like multi-cloud support and Operational Excellence to handle disruptive events.

We have an urgent and strong need for Principal/Senior Principal engineers in the team. These OCI services will provide compelling value to Oracle/OCI customers while continuing revenue acceleration and adoption at OCI. These offerings will compete with Microsoft Azure Data and AWS Data Services. All these key investments necessitate a business need for experienced engineers from the perspective of strengthening execution and driving thought leadership.

Candidate Profile: •10+ years experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available distributed systems/managed services.• Strong knowledge of Java/golang/C++• Proficient with data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals.• Deep understanding of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP) and standard network architectures.• Deep understanding of databases, NoSQL systems, storage and distributed persistence technologies.• Strong understanding of Linux• Strong problem determination, problem resolution and performance tuning skills.• Experience building multi-tenant, virtualized infrastructure and/or working on open source software/contributions to open source Redis/memcached/Cassandra/PSQL a strong plus.

Career Level - IC4


As a member of the software engineering division, you will apply intermediate to advanced knowledge of software architecture to perform software development tasks associated with developing, debugging or designing software applications or operating systems according to provided design specifications. Build enhancements, new components, new services, within an existing software architecture and suggest improvements to the architecture, operational practices, scalability, resiliency. You will:

  • Work with Architects, business stakeholders and deliver new features/services and improvements

  • Debug operational issues and suggest fixes, raise the operational bar and scalability of service(s)

  • Assist customers onboarding to the service as needed

  • Perform on-call operations duties on a rotating basis

Top Four Skills for the Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent design, architecture, leadership and coding skills

  • Software Engineering and architecture experience with distributed systems/managed services within large scale environments

  • 10+ years experience working on challenging issues with a self-starter / self-motivated attitude

  • Hands-on operations experience in a DevOps environment


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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