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Oracle Principal Database Cloud Support Engineer - Exadata in Topeka, Kansas

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Supporting Federal Client, US Citizenship is REQUIRED

The role involves supporting Database Cloud for customers in Oracle National Security Regions (ONSR). For information about ONSR, please refer to Classified Oracle Cloud for U.S. National Security (https://www.oracle.com/industries/government/govcloud/classified/) . Support engineers in this role are expected to work at a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility).

Your focus as a member of the Support organization is to deliver post-sales support and solutions to the Oracle customer base while serving as an advocate for customer needs. This involves resolving post-sales non-technical customer inquiries via phone and electronic means, as well as technical questions regarding the use of and troubleshooting for our Electronic Support Services. A primary point of contact for customers, you are responsible for facilitating customer relationships with Support and providing advice and assistance to internal Oracle employees on diverse customer situations and escalated issues.

As a Principal Support Engineer, you will offer strategic technical support to assure the highest level of customer satisfaction. A primary focus is to create/utilize automated technology and instrumentation to diagnose, document, and resolve/avoid customer issues. You are expected to be an expert member of the technical problem solving/problem avoidance team, routinely sought after to address extremely complex, critical customer issues. Services may be frequently provided by on-site customer visits.

Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. 7 years of experience, BS Computer Science/Management Information Systems/Science/ Engineering/Math/Physics/Chemistry with 3.0 GPA OR proven professional/ technical experience, i.e., demonstrating an understanding of database technology at a functional and technical level (preferably Oracle).



  • Managing and resolving Service Requests logged by ONSR and commercial customers using Database Cloud Services and contribute to proactive support activities according to product support strategy and model

  • Owning and resolving problems and managing customer expectations throughout the Service Request lifecycle in accordance with global standards

  • Working towards, adopting and contributing to new processes and tools (diagnostic methodology, health checks, scripting tools, etc.)

  • Contributing to Knowledge Management content creation and maintenance

  • Working with development on product improvement programs (testing, SRP, BETA programs etc) as required

  • Operating within Oracle business processes and procedures

  • Respond and resolve customer issues within Key Performance Indicator targets

  • Maintaining product expertise within the team

  • Developing and maintaining expertise around Database Security and general IT Security issues

  • Maintain an up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of new products released in the market for supported product

  • Build long-term relationships with key customer contacts.

  • Have a thorough understanding of customer’s IT landscape and roadmap.

  • Work collaboratively with the Oracle Support, Development, Operations, other services to champion resolution of customer’s issues and ensure best solutions and outcomes.

  • Self motivated. Able to perform duties without major monitoring

  • Quick learner. Efficient in reproducing test cases, and drive to resolve customer issues.


Minimal technical skills:

  • Deep knowledge of Oracle Database administration - 12c, 18c, 19c, 21c

  • Understanding of Oracle Database Security features (such as Roles, Privileges, Auditing, TDE, Database Vault and ASO) and Database firewall

  • Experience of Backup and recovery process using RMAN

  • Experience of Oracle Data Guard

  • Experience in Performance Tuning

  • Experience with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)

  • Operating system knowledge (Unix, Linux, Windows)

Desirable technical skills:

  • Experience with ADB, ExaCS, ExaCC, DBCS or Exadata

  • Network administration

  • Understanding of Oracle Grid Control, RAC

  • Experience of administering other databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sql-Server, DB2)

  • Understanding of Oracle Golden Gate


  • US citizenship

  • Commitment to obtain and maintain sufficient US Government clearance level

  • Highly desirable: current US Government clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field

  • 7+ years of proven professional and technical experience in database, network or system administrator role.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently


  • BS/MS in Computer Science/IT or equivalent required

Work Locations:

  • Remote, USA


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the United States only

Hiring Range: from $31.83 to $67.93 per hour; from $66,200 to $141,300 per annum. May be eligible for equity.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

About Us

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.

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

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer