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Oracle Principal Member of Technical Staff-Storage and C++ in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

We seek candidates to help us design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug a set of core OCI storage infrastructure services.

Our group works on one of the world's largest distributed storage systems with uncompromising data durability and performance requirements. Strong knowledge of replication, scalability, distributed systems, and different I/O paths is required in this role.

As a member of this group, you will actively define and evolve standard practices and procedures. You will provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design, and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet continuously evolving needs.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in an 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. 8+ years of software engineering or related experience.

Career Level - IC4


Job Summary

At Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), we build the future of the cloud for Enterprises as a diverse team of fellow creators and inventors. Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure team is building Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies that operate at a large scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment. We act with the speed and attitude of a start-up, with the scale and customer focus of the leading enterprise software company in the world. Cloud Engineering Infrastructure Development.

Are you interested in working on the Storage team that operates with zettabytes of data in 60+ regions? Our customers run their businesses on our cloud, and our mission is to provide them with industry-leading computing, storage, networking, database, security, and an ever-expanding set of foundational cloud-based services. Our team seeks hands-on engineers with expertise and passion for solving complex problems in distributed systems, large-scale storage, and scaling services to meet future growth. If this is you, you can be part of the team that drives the best-in-class Storage platform into its next development phase. These are exciting times for the service - we are growing fast and delivering innovative, enterprise-class features to satisfy the customer workload.

As a technical leader, you will own the software design and development for major components and features of the Object Storage Service. It would be best if you were a strong programmer and a distributed systems generalist, able to dive deep into any part of the stack and low-level systems and design broad distributed system interactions. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.


As a Principal Member of the Technical Staff, you will be called upon to lead major projects and participate significantly in design and architecture. You will be expected to act as a technical leader on your team and demonstrate core values for other junior engineers. You should be both a rock-solid coder and a distributed systems generalist, able to dive deep into any part of the stack and low-level systems and design broad distributed system interactions. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.

To succeed with these responsibilities will require:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.

  • 8+ years experience in delivering and operating large-scale, highly available distributed systems.

  • Storage knowledge is a plus.

  • Cloud experience is a plus.

  • Proven experience with a major Object Oriented Programming language such as Java or C++.

  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals.

  • Strong knowledge of storage and distributed persistence technologies.

  • Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning skills.


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 stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $94,200 to $223,500 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and 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 US 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

The role will generally accept applications for at least three calendar days from the posting date or as long as the job remains posted.

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