Job Description

Principal Applied Cryptographer
Cloud Engineering Infrastructure Development

Location: preference is for Pacific or Mountain time zone, to align better with several teammates seated in other global locations.

At Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), we build the future of the cloud for Enterprises as a diverse team of fellow creators and inventors. We act with the speed and attitude of a small company, but with the scale and customer-focus of the leading enterprise software company in the world.

Values are OCI's foundation and how we deliver excellence. We strive for equity, inclusion, and respect for all. We are committed to the greater good in our products and our actions. We are constantly learning and taking opportunities to grow our careers and ourselves. We challenge each other to stretch beyond our past to build our future.

You are the builder here. You will be part of a team of really smart, motivated, and diverse people and given the autonomy and support to do your best work.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for experienced Applied Cryptographers who understand cryptographic primitives and how to use crypto toolkits securely in the software stack. You should understand symmetric encryption, public key encryption, digital signatures, and message authentication codes. You should understand protocols like TLS and IPSec. You should have a basic understanding of cryptanalytic techniques such as side-channel attacks.

You have the option of working remotely from home or in the company of other engineers at one of Oracle's development offices.

What will you be working on?
  • Own the software development life-cycle; define, prioritize, design, test, and implement features for encryption in-transit and at-rest, and cloud-specific cryptographic problems at scale
  • Build and maintain secure cryptographic libraries for internal and external customers, in alignment with regulatory compliance
  • Collaborate on development of open-source, client-side cryptographic libraries
  • Enhance the use of cryptography across cloud services for the highest level of protection for customer data
  • Analyse the architecture and operation of cloud-based services that generate and protect keys and other cryptographic artifacts for customers

  • Expert knowledge of cryptography and data transport security protocols
  • 5+ Years of experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Excellent software development skills and experience with languages such as Java, C, Python, Go, C++, C#, Ruby, Rust
  • Demonstrated success architecting and implementing software systems
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Experience with cryptographic toolkits like OpenSSL, BSAFE, Java JCE, BoringSSL, LibreSSL, Bouncy Castle
  • Experience with FIPS-140 and other regulatory compliance regimes
  • Experience with Hardware Security Modules, Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs), or other cryptographic hardware
  • Experience with REST architecture and RESTFUL APIs
  • Experience with distributed systems and micro-service architecture

About Us

Innovation starts with inclusion at Oracle. We are committed to creating a workplace where all kinds of people can be themselves and do their best work. It's when everyone's voice is heard and valued, that we are inspired to go beyond what's been done before. That's why we need people with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities to help us create the future, and are proud to be an affirmative-action equal opportunity employer.

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, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.


For over three decades, Oracle has been the center of innovation for business software—birthplace of the first commercially available relational database, the first suite of internet-based applications, and the next-generation enterprise-computing platform, Oracle Fusion. Today, Oracle provides the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe. And Oracle's 104,500 global employees—including 30,000 developers working full-time on Oracle products—are critical to that success.

Oracle recruiters are always searching for brilliant employees with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking for a work culture where innovation is the goal, hard work is expected, and creativity is rewarded. Oracle employees enjoy competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, and a network of like-minded co-workers that drive innovation across the entire technology industry.

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