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Oracle Principal Member of Technical Staff in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

Are you interested in delivering large-scale, high performance, fault tolerant solutions? Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure team is building a next generation Infrastructure-as-a-Service that supports the most demanding mission-critical customer requirements, and operate at cloud scale to provide a secure, distributed multi-tenant cloud environment.

We're looking for hands-on engineers with a passion for solving difficult problems in distributed systems, virtualized infrastructure, and highly available services. Joining Oracle will give you the opportunity to design and build innovative new systems from the ground up and operate services at scale. Our engineers have significant technical and business impact while delivering critical enterprise level features.

Cloud Engineering Infrastructure Development

Career Level - IC4


As a Principal Member of Technical Staff, you will work as part of a highly collaborative team to build new features/tools while operating and growing the current service offering. You are an experienced cloud engineer with a proven track record of delivering high-scale, high-impact solutions. You understand distributed systems and are able to architect broad systems interactions while being very hands-on, able to dive deep into any part of the stack and lower level system interactions. You are obsessed with the customer, always exceeding expectations. You have excellent communication skills. You can clearly explain complex technical concepts. You value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.

This is a leadership role where the candidate will participate in design activities, work with senior architects and product management on service definition and establish operational best practices across the organization. We expect this role to have an impact in new AI/ML service offerings as well as in enhancements to existing storage services.


  • 6+ years' experience developing commercial software in a distributed environment.

  • BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area.

  • Hands-on experience developing services on a public cloud platform (OCI, AWS, Azure, GCP).

  • Deep experience with REST APIs and network/routing protocols in multi-AD/AZ and regional data centers.

  • Strong knowledge of : Java, Python , C++ and/or Go.

  • Hands-on experience building and operating large scale distributed systems.

  • Administration experience in Enterprise Linux (Oracle Linux, Redhat, or Fedora platforms).

  • Working knowledge of automation deployment and configuration management tools such as Chef, Salt, Ansible and/or Puppet, as well as infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform.

  • Experience building continuous integration/deployment pipelines with robust testing and deployment schedules.

  • Proficient with Docker, Kubernetes, GitHub/Bitbucket and monitoring frameworks such as Prometheus / Grafana and Nagios.

  • Experience with distributed parallel filesystems such as Lustre, GPFS (IBM Storage Scale) or parallel NFS is a strong plus.

  • Familiarity with AI/ML frameworks (TensorFlow/Keras, PyTorch, Scikit-Learn, XGBoost, Caffe), and MLOps a strong plus.

  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, databases, storage and persistent technologies.

  • Strong troubleshooting, debugging and performance tuning skills.

  • Understanding of key performance indicators and how to dig into them.

  • Good understanding of Agile software development principles including using common tools such as JIRA.

  • Ability to work independently and engage individuals and teams located across multiple geographies and or cultures.

  • Strong written and verbal communications and presentation 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.

About Us

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrow’s technology to tackle today’s problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyone’s voice is heard, we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. It’s why we’re committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We’ve partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector—and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

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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.

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