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Oracle Principal Site Reliability Developer in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

Oracle’s Health organization is building healthcare services that operate at high scale in the cloud and work with healthcare applications. Our customers run their applications on our cloud container platform, and we enable them to create exciting new healthcare applications by deploying them to infrastructure that is highly available and highly scalable. We build, monitor and support cloud infrastructure for Oracle Health teams to enable the creation of new healthcare services. We are growing fast, we are still at an early stage, and working on bold new initiatives for the container platform. We have plans to expand worldwide and serve a wide range of application customers across the Oracle healthcare space.

We offer interesting opportunities and growth for engineers with the expertise and passion to for healthcare and/or infrastructure. At every level, our engineers have a significant technical and business impact designing and building innovative new platform systems that are paramount to Oracle’s business needs. The container platform has real world impact wherein our success will directly affect customer experience, and that means there are high expectations for this team, especially in our world today that is so focused on the concerns around health and the pandemic.

We value determined engineers who have a passion to learn, build, and deploy healthcare services on the cloud. You will have the opportunity to work on challenges at scale and be part of cloud operations with the autonomy to structure your own career with us. The role calls for engineers to be comfortable with learning new things. Most of the engineering team operates in a hybrid manner wherein they’re learning and owning some frontend, backend, and/or infrastructure. The culture of the team leans towards enablement, autonomy, and experimentation wherein we work towards technical designs and processes that work best to fit the problem and the team organically instead of prescribed rigid rules. You are part of building the culture on the team and we value your ideas and feedback.


As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) on the Oracle Healthcare Container Platform team, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design and support software that enables building, monitoring, and supporting Kubernetes clusters.

  • Focus on improving the attributes of availability, performance, and monitoring of our systems, just to name a few

  • Evaluate and improve the security of the deployed system

  • Required skills include: Kubernetes, networking, security, and infrastructure

  • As a team, we automate and own all our infrastructure build out, our ideal candidate is an SRE that can write object-oriented languages and strives to constantly remove toil.

  • Apply a deep understanding of the platform to troubleshoot issues and define mitigations

  • Try out different parts of the stack, we are encouraging of people to grow a bit beyond their comfort zone so that they can grow to become empathetic technical leaders one day in the future.

  • Open to gaining government security clearance.

  • Propose and implement architecture changes to existing systems to improve reliability, availability, and performance

  • Own and improve metrics and KPIs for a system

  • Works independently on most projects

Job Responsibilities

  • Use technologies such as Kubernetes, Terraform, helm and CloudFront to deploy and operate highly available, high-performance distributed systems

  • Automate tasks to enable CI/CD and ensure continuous availability with minimal human overhead

  • Working with the team to bring up development and operational problems and coming up with solutions to solve those problems

  • Ownership of small projects and tooling to improve the immediate team in ops or deployment tooling or practices

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve networking issues

  • Contribute to product roadmaps by identifying areas of need from the application teams and engaging with partners to scope work and identify timelines

  • We work closely as a team. We are remote and we believe in mutually learning from each other. Experience with mentoring and collaboration is a must.

  • Help create and maintain real-world production architectures, scalability, and system design

  • Define and document technical architecture of sophisticated and highly scalable products

  • Use a methodical approach to troubleshoot, large, complex, interconnected systems

  • Participate in on-call rotations to provide optimal support for our mission-critical systems

  • Strive towards the goal of becoming a leader, whether that’s a technical leader in the contributor track or a people leader in the management track. We have an expectation of self-driven growth from every engineer.

  • Working with clusters distributed across the globe.


  • Proficiency in any one modern language such as Java, C++, Python, Go

  • Strong interest in working with Healthcare without needing to be a SME in healthcare

  • Familiarity with several of the following technologies: Puppet, Chef, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (AWS/Azure/Google Cloud), CI/CD systems (TeamCity/Jenkins), Docker, Linux (Oracle Linux/RedHat)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Federal Security Clearance, which requires being a US Citizen is highly preferred.

  • Strong team player with outstanding communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. The key on our team is transparency with our work

  • Comfort with sophisticated, constantly evolving software development environments

  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly

  • Experience with Audits and Compliance

  • Ability to drive, follow, and promote cross-team processes

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Experience using distributed source code management systems such as Git

  • Experience using ticket tracking systems such as JIRA

  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams

  • Commitment to capturing and maintaining institutional knowledge through documentation


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 $97,400 to $199,500 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

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.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer