Redwood City, California

Job Description

Oracle Exadata is the best cloud platform and the most successful product in Oracle's history as the number one provider of database technology. You will be building state-of-the-art enterprise-grade software that has a huge impact on every aspect of human life. When you make a deposit in a bank, make a phone call, or buy a cup of coffee, you are using the software we build - 4 out of the top 5 banks, telecoms, retailers run Exadata. If you are interested in developing software that makes a difference in people's life, this is the job for you.

Team and Product Description:

Exadata Database Machine provides a fully integrated and optimized engineered system for running Oracle databases, whether it's on premises or in cloud, with the best performance, scalability and high availability for data warehousing, OLTP and consolidated workloads. Exadata Database Machine has the key differentiator of bringing data-awareness from the database tier into the storage tier via the full stack integration. This allows us to build unique disruptive technology, such as Smart Scan, Smart Flash Cache, Smart Flash Log and Hybrid Columnar Compression, in the Exadata Storage Server tier to enable the extreme performance of an Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

You'll work on building disruptive software technology with the latest storage hardware, such as persistent memory and NVMe flash. There is enormous change in performance characteristics and there is need to write new software to best take advantage of the new hardware.

You'll also work on designing and creating a new highly available, scalable, and performant storage tier that can take on the workloads of not only the Oracle database, but also a distributed key-value store at cloud scale.

Oracle Exadata Database Machine has delivered impressive organic growth in acquiring new customers, and has thus been referred to as the "most successful product in Oracle's history" by Oracle found Larry Ellison.

The team is responsible for developing state-of-the-art enterprise-grade software to improve the following areas of Exadata:
  • Manageability
  • Reliability
  • Availability
  • Serviceability
  • Performance

Description of the Role: Actual job responsibilities/tasks

This position is located at Oracle HQ, Redwood Shores, CA. We are seeking a hands-on Software Development Engineer to design and build state of the art system software for Exadata Database Machine and Storage Server. The ideal candidate will have strong passion, deep knowledge and extensive experience in building system software for a large, parallel, scale-out computing and storage architecture and cloud environment.

Candidates will be responsible for:
  • Creating state of the art software to manage and optimize the leading-edge technology stack in Oracle Exadata Database Machine for the best performance, scalability and high availability
  • Building system software for various technology components, including Persistent Memory, NVMe Flash and HDD
  • Developing software and infrastructure to manage Infiniband/RoCE HCA and switches, service processors and overall system performance, configurations and health
  • Providing appliance-like management interfaces to Exadata Database Machine users via web-service based middleware technology
  • Delivering stable and highly-available system performance via preventative and proactive handling of local component problems, such as device failures, firmware resets, etc
  • Staying ahead of the technology curve by working on the latest and greatest technology breakthrough in key computing areas, such as processor, networking, flash, disk storage, persistent memory, etc, for future generations of Exadata products

Preferred Qualifications: What skills/abilities/background would your ideal candidate possess? **THIS IS REQUIRED**
  • Degree level (BS/MS/PhD): BS/MS/PhD
  • Major(s): Computer Science or related fields
  • Programming languages: Strong programming skills in Java, C/C++, Perl, and shell scripting on UNIX platforms
  • Preferred coursework: Object-oriented Programming, Operating System, Computer System Architecture, Database, Artificial Intelligence
  • Other qualifications:
    • Effective Communication skills and problem-solving and debugging skills
    • Strong passion and interest in learning and working on new technology innovations

Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

As a member of the software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, debugging or designing of software applications or operating systems. Provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet changing needs.

Duties and tasks are varied and complex needing independent judgment. Fully competent in own area of expertise. May have project lead role and or supervise lower level personnel. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 4 years of software engineering or related experience.

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.

Redwood City, California

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.

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