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Oracle Principal Performance Engineer in Overland Park, Kansas

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

As a member of the software engineering division, you will take an active role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures. You will be responsible for defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of software applications or operating systems.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.

This is a remote/office based position which may be performed anywhere in the United States except for within the state of Colorado.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-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, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit (UGBU) is seeking a Senior Performance Engineer to work with our innovative application performance engineering team and contribute in reshaping the Oracle Utilities SaaS offerings to a completely autonomous, secured and performant micro-services architecture.

As a principal Performance Engineer for UGBU Performance team, you will have an opportunity to contribute towards performant design solutions and conducting performance benchmarks on state-of-the-art technologies/tools. You will be working closely with various development teams to gather requirements, understand how to generate data and design and implement complex performance benchmarks that simulate actual customer workloads and scenarios. You will also be responsible to maintain application sizing artifacts with the results from Performance benchmarks.


  • Responsible for ensuring non-functional requirements for performance (such as throughput, latency, memory usage, etc.) are met.

  • Design, develop and execute overall automated Performance Test Plan to validate Load, Stability, Scalability, and Reliability standards of the application are achieved.

  • Execute Test Plan to meet the overall testing and quality assurance goals of the applications.

  • Developing automated test scripts

  • Debug, troubleshoot, and work with the development engineering team to resolve and correct performance issues.

  • Create and maintain reports that describe performance issues and possible root causes.

  • Monitor and collect platform level utilization metrics.

  • Analyze performance test results, and work with Development to identify performance bottlenecks and their root cause.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related discipline.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in software design and development and or performance benchmarking for large-scale enterprise products or leading SaaS applications.

Required Skills

  • Deep understanding of technology stacks involved in multi-tier deployment architectures for enterprise SaaS applications and extensive performance troubleshooting experience with the same.

  • Good knowledge of Java and underlying JVM, Oracle Database Server and SQL/PLSQL, along with strong experience on performance optimization of Enterprise applications and corresponding software architectures.

  • Strong hands-on knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Perl, bash, etc.

  • Working familiarity with networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP) and standard network architectures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Skills

Operational knowledge and experience with:

  • Docker containerization, Kubernetes orchestration, Kafka

  • Monitoring tools/technologies like Prometheus, ELK stack, Jaegar distributed tracing.


Expects Results: Consistently drives high standards individually, as a team member, and for the organization to accomplish key goals.

Communicates and Influences: Clearly communicates information and ideas to individuals and teams in an articulate, focused and compelling way. Willing to offer intellectual mindshare.

Is Analytical and Instinctual: Compares information from multiple sources to identify core issues. Uses data to make decisions but also understands that instinct plays a part in innovating. Always uses good common sense combined with Emotional Intelligence.

Possesses Strong Technology and Architecture Acumen: In-depth understanding of technology, architecture leadership and software development with the ability to draw from personal experience to make recommendations.

Blends with High Performing Teams: Attracts, develops and engages talented team members within an environment where people can realize their full potential. Is ego-free. Acknowledges the work of others first.

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Principal Performance Engineer

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 21000BSM