Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Software Engineer - Performance Engineer/Analyst

The PESL group is chartered with providing expert analysis of the performance, efficiency and security of Oracle Linux, developing minimized and optimized environments, improving the performance of Oracle Linux, all typically with a cloud-oriented focus. If successful, you would be joining a team with deep skills in Linux performance and virtualization technologies, examining the latest cloud technologies and frameworks, and developing and improving the performance of some of Oracle's strategic products.

Oracle Linux and Virtualization are responsible for the production of the Oracle Linux distribution including additional open source products and packages. This includes feature evaluation, content management, product building, test development, testing and deployment. It provides support and resolution to internal customers including Exadata and Oracle Cloud.

As an Engineer you will take an active role in the development and automation of test frameworks for analyzing the performance of various parts of the Linux Operating System and new hardware platforms. You will contribute to improvements in stability, reliability and availability of the products, investigating issues and fixing/reporting them as they arise. There is a strong focus on supporting Oracle cloud where issues and scale don't affect single users rather 100s of customers and large numbers of compute instances.

Required Skills:
  • Experience with Linux Systems: Oracle Linux, Redhat or similar
  • Experience developing with a modern scripting language such as Python etc
  • Experience in C, and other languages such as C++, Java or Go is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of Computer Architecture
  • Strong focus on problem solving for complex environments

Desired Skills:
  • Experience in I/O, networking and concurrent software a plus
  • Track record in performance analysis would be a distinct advantage
  • Practical knowledge of virtualization, hypervisors and container technologies is highly desirable
  • Exposure to emerging cloud technologies such as container operating systems, micro-VMs, and other container runtimes would be an advantage
  • Experience in (DevOps) methods would be an advantage

Responsibilities - detail in day-to-day

• Maintain a high-level understanding of Linux internals and new hardware architectures

• Work with complex problem solving around Linux Performance

• Analyze performance data for bottlenecks and potential performance optimizations

• Develop tools and programs to assist in performance monitoring and analysis

• Communicate your findings and provide recommendations to other teams to improve product performance

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

As a member of the software engineering division, you will apply basic to intermediate 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 within an existing software architecture and occasionally suggest improvements to the architecture.

Duties and tasks are standard with some variation; displays understanding of roles, processes and procedures. Performs moderately complex problem solving with assistance and guidance in understanding and applying company policies and processes. BS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 1 year of software engineering or related experience.

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Santa Clara, California

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