Job Description

Would you like to contribute your own ideas on how to smartly develop large scale distributed Database-as-a-Service offerings for public and private clouds? Oracle's Database development group designs and develops the Database-as-a-Service platform that drives Oracle's Database, Engineered Systems, Oracle Public Cloud, Oracle PaaS and SaaS offerings. This team is a provider of public cloud database and infrastructure management software and helps companies manage platform resources to deliver service, quality and availability, as well as workloads in private and hybrid cloud environments.https://cloud.oracle.com/database As an experienced SRE, you will work on the development of major infrastructure components of the Database-as-a-Service offerings, including Oracle's Engineered systems on public and private clouds. We have an endless supply of challenging problems to solve. You must have experience with distributed systems that scale well and have participated on teams that have had a collaborative approach to systems architecture as well a high bar for quality, performance and security.
You will be expected to keep up with industry blogs and RFC's, latest open source solutions and Oracle technologies and demonstrate the ability to drive innovation against and with standard technical precepts. Be comfortable with mission critical production issues and manage customer anxiety approprietly
  • 8+ years of software development and/or operational experience with distributed, highly-scalable, maximum availability (HA, brownout), multi-node environments (partitioning, isolation with vlan, pkeys, qinq, vrf, evpn)
  • Knowledge of server virtualization technologies: Xen, KVM Linux containers, docker including vnuma, domain groups, SR-IOV
  • Knowledge of Linux kernel internals (memory management, scheduler, builds), TCP/IP Networking stack, Infiniband/ OFED Architecture (RDS, RoCE V2, OCFS2), Filesystems/volumes
  • Familiar with x86 systems, network switches from either Cisco, Arista, Juniper, Mellanox, L3 top of switch routing (OSPF, BGP), Mellanox HCAs (CX3, CX5 and newer) programmer's guide
  • Understand latest features of Exadata / Engineered systems, Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Database is a plus
  • Experience working with Cloud infrastructure APIs, REST API model, and developing REST APIs
  • Familiar with Openstack and/or other Cloud infrastructure products is a plus
  • Understanding and experience of Cloud Networking & Security (like Application Firewall, IPSec VPN, NAT, IPv6, websockets, TLS, certificates, tunneling protocols) architectures
  • Demonstrate experience with Java, C as well as strong experience with scripting languages such as Python, Bash.
  • Strong understanding of I/O characteristics and storage systems
  • Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning skills, OPS or system administration
  • A background in multi-tenant service offering and concepts on Service Level Availability a strong plus
  • This position requires being on-call on a regular basis.
  • Position is open to any state but the Bay Area is preferred ( California)
Solve complex problems related to infrastructure cloud services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence. Design, write, and deploy software to improve the availability, scalability, and efficiency of Oracle products and services. Design and develop designs, architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale distributed systems. Facilitate service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis, and system tuning.

Work with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team on the shared full stack ownership of a collection of services and/or technology areas. Understand the end-to-end configuration, technical dependencies, and overall behavioral characteristics of production services. Responsible for the design and delivery of the mission critical stack, with focus on security, resiliency, scale, and performance. Authority for end-to-end performance and operability. Partner with development teams in defining and implementing improvements in service architecture. Articulate technical characteristics of services and technology areas and guide Development Teams to engineer and add premier capabilities to the Oracle Cloud service portfolio. Understand and communicate the scale, capacity, security, performance attributes, and requirements of the service and technology stack. Demonstrate clear understanding of automation and orchestration principles. Act as ultimate escalation point for complex or critical issues that have not yet been documented as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Utilize a deep understanding of service topology and their dependencies required to troubleshoot issues and define mitigations. Understand and explain the affect of product architecture decisions on distributed systems. Professional curiosity and a desire to a develop deep understanding of services and technologies.

A BS or MS in Computer Science, or equivalent. Identifies and implements complex solutions to knowledge of server hardware and software configuration, networking, standard internet services, scripting languages, cloud computing patterns, technology security and compliance. Experience running large scale customer facing web services. Identifies and implements complex solutions to understanding of load balancing technologies and experience with development in programming languages, databases and big data stores, and container technologies. Work involves defining and documenting technical architecture of complex and highly scalable products. A minimum of 8+ years experience of running large scale customer facing web services.

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