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Oracle Principal Systems Software Engineer - Virtual Machines in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Principal Member of Technical Staff to join OCI Virtual Machines Data plane ( VMIDP )team.

As a member of the VMIDP, you will take an active role in building the future of the Cloud. You will define specifications for significant new projects as well as design and develop software. You will be at the forefront of designing Hypervisors that power the Virtual Machines. You will have the opportunity to innovate and drive Engineering proposals and will be constantly challenged by fun and exciting problems that range from low-level CPU scheduling, Overcommitting CPU/ Memory, device emulation, building vGPUs and launching the next-generation virtual machines using the latest and greatest hardware.

This position requires a shown understanding of low-level system engineering, including but not limited to QEMU/KVM, Operating Systems, Device Drivers, Firmware, and Linux kernel internals. Understanding of X86 and ARM architecture is a strong plus. Prior experience with GPU, NVMe over fabric, live migration, SRIOV/VFIO is a plus. The right candidate will be able to debug sophisticated problems and analyze performance and scalability across a variety of configurations and workloads, with a focus on QEMU/KVM performance.

If this describes you, you can craft and build innovative new systems from the ground up at Oracle. These are exciting times in our space. We are growing fast, still at an early stage, and working on daring new initiatives. An engineer at any level can have a significant technical and business impact.


  • BS or MS degree in CS or equivalent experience relevant to functional area

  • 10+ years’ experience designing, developing and operating large-scale, highly available distributed systems.

  • Strong knowledge of C, Java / C++, and experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, etc.

  • Service fundamentals: understanding the building blocks of critical IaaS services, such as Compute, Storage, and Networking.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals. Experience with the Cloud is a plus!

  • Strong background in computer architecture and virtualization (experience with one or more of Qemu/KVM, Xen, HyperV)

  • Development experience working on low-level, performance-critical software.

  • Excellent knowledge of OS kernel internals, including memory management and device driver architecture.



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

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