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Oracle Software Developer 4 in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

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.

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Enterprise Engineering (EE) group in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) organization is seeking a motivated Principle Site Reliability Engineer/Developer that thrives in a fast-paced rapidly evolving technology environment. This individual will be a member of the SRE Infrastructure services team and focused on driving for those quality standards across all of EE.

The team you work in will have diverse expertise in systems, networking, and software development to provide the stability, performance and reliability our customers need. We work with multiple service development teams, identifying cross-team issues which create risk for operations across the organization and resolving those issues with a mixture of engineering, automation, troubleshooting expertise, and general operational guidance. Your role also requires communication and organizational skills: you are an interface between Devops Tools, application teams that implement OCI services. You will deliver the solutions that directly contribute to our internal customer’s success.

Alongside the software and tools development, you will be required to perform systems, networking automation running on virtualized and non-virtualized platforms in cloud through automation. Other duties include researching, proofing OCI cloud services, their features for improving operations and authoring technical documentation that are beneficial to the company and the team.

What will you do

  • Develop cloud infrastructure automation, services and tooling

  • Articulate technical characteristics of services and technology areas and guide development teams to engineer and add capabilities to internal EE tools.

  • Act as ultimate escalation point for complex or critical issues that have not yet been documented as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Understand and explain the effect of product architecture decisions on systems.

  • Serve as part of a 24x7 On Call rotation in support of the infrastructure life cycle

  • Utilize a deep understanding of service topology and the dependencies required to troubleshoot issues and define mitigations.

  • Professional curiosity and a desire to a develop deep understanding of services and technologies.

  • Use your experience and wisdom from building & running systems and infrastructures as a multiplier to drive operational improvements into EE, its Service Teams and its Services.

  • Use your excellent written & oral communication skills to ask pertinent questions, and to assess/aggregate/report the responses.

  • Quickly grasp and analyze new or new-to-you systems that are complex and rapidly changing.

  • Educate yourself and others on anything that helps Service Teams more quickly and easily build, test, deploy & run their Services to be more reliable.

  • Identify problems and/or opportunities for improvements that are common across many teams/services.

  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders


Mandatory Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in infrastructure development.

  • Working with compute, network, storage, database, troubleshooting for improving capacity, reliability, scalability

  • Experience with Python including Object Oriented programming

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent related field experience

  • Cloud network experience

  • Having a site reliability engineer mindset

  • Experience working with fault tolerant, highly available, high throughput, distributed, scalable systems

  • Aptitude to be a good team player and the desire to learn and implement new Cloud technologies as needed

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

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

  • System Administration including Linux and Windows internals, TCP/IP, DNS, Load balancing technologies

  • OS image build for Linux, Windows and patch automation using Python, PowerShell


8+ years of experience in four or more of the following

  • Infrastructure automation through Terraform, Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Packer or similar

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines including VCS (git, svn, etc), Gitlab Runners, Jenkins, Rundeck

  • Creating API based services.

  • Experience with Cloud Orchestration frameworks, development and SRE support of these systems

  • Knowledge of cloud compute technologies, network monitoring

  • Experience in developing scripts to automate software deployments and installations

  • Experience in a 24×7 high-availability production environment

  • Developing/operating large scale distributed services / applications.

  • Container administration and development utilizing Kubernetes, Docker, Mesos, or similar

  • Ability to come with best solution by capturing big picture instead of focusing on minor details. Root cause analysis

  • Experience with Security services and devices including: Firewalls, IDS/IDP, SIEM.

  • Oracle Database knowledge in ATP, ADW and programming in SQL, PL/SQL

  • Working with or supporting production, test, and development environments for medium to large user environments

  • Installing and configuring application servers and database servers

Certifications Preferred

  • Python Certifications

  • Cloud Certifications - OCI Certified, AWS Certified, Kubernetes certified

  • Network Certifications – CCNA

  • OS Certifications - OEL certified, RHCE certified

  • Security Certifications - Cloud security certs

Education (Preferred Degree)

  • M.S / B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related areas is preferred

Additional Competencies

1: Bias for Action

Evaluates acts and communicates in SLA time. Is decisive. Makes timely, practical, effective decisions. Takes initiative without being asked. Plans efficiently while avoiding analysis paralysis. Knows how to take smart risks. Demonstrate strong follow-through and consistently keep commitments to customers and employees. Take ownership and responsibility for priority customer issues where and when required review urgent and critical incidents for quality.

2: Prioritization

Ability to prioritize the assignments at hand even in loosely structured situations. Effectively handles multiple projects or tasks at the same time and complete them within a set time frame.

3: Self development and teaching

Understands personal strengths and development needs. Initiates self-development actions. Seeks and shares job-relevant learning, developmental experiences, and feedback to enhance performance. Encourages others to take personal responsibility for continual learning and skill growth. Shares knowledge with others.

4: Dealing with ambiguity

Able to function well in loosely structured situations. Works effectively in situations involving uncertainty or lack of information. Effectively handles multiple projects or tasks at the same time. Is open to and responds flexibly to change.

5: Teamwork and willingness to roll up sleeves

Fosters cross-functional and cross business teamwork. Builds and promotes team morale. Works efficiently and effectively on teams to meet customers' needs. Contributes outside the scope of the job. Meets all team commitments. Consistent effort, intense commitment, and willingness to go above and beyond when needed. Willing to do low profile, non-challenging work to get the project done.

Special Requirements

Successful candidates might be required to perform on-call duty on rotational bases

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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.

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