Principal Member of Technical Staff

    • Oracle Corporation
  • Posted 52 days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


USD 88,100.00 - 192,000.00 per year
Full Time


Oracle Cloud
Oracle Exadata
Oracle Linux
Computer hardware
Resource management
File systems
Internal communications
Integrated circuit
Computer science
Computer engineering
Linux kernel
Assembly language
Open source
Problem solving
Critical thinking
Customer facing
Health care
Financial planning
As-is process
Cloud computing
Value engineering
Life insurance

Job Details

Job Description

Oracle Linux powers Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Exadata and a variety of other Oracle products. The Oracle Linux Core Kernel team is responsible for developing the heart and soul of Linux - the kernel. We provide the proven foundation on which other phenomenal pieces of technology stand. With the ever growing number of hardware resources that our systems contain, we are always looking for innovative ways to ensure scale and performance. We work closely with the upstream Linux community to develop these changes.

The team is responsible for key technologies within the kernel such as memory management, the scheduler, IO, scalability, performance, resource management, debugability and observability.

The candidate will work and contribute upstream in the area of memory management especially where it intersects with filesystems. Are you a developer who is passionate about innovation and delivering value to the Linux community and Oracle customers? If you are, this is the opportunity that you have been looking for.

Career Level - IC5


As a senior Linux kernel engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with the upstream Linux kernel community to deliver new and innovative changes with a focus in memory management
  • Working closely with other Oracle groups to understand their requirements and deliver change supporting those requirements
  • Help mentor and guide junior engineers

To succeed with these responsibilities, the candidate should have:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • 6-10+ years of experience with the Linux kernel
  • Deep understanding of memory management in the Linux Kernel
  • Excellent understanding of the Linux development process and a consistent record of upstream contributions
  • Excellent C and assembly coding skills
  • Strong build, debug and test skills
  • Ability to evaluate and improve performance
  • A track record of delivering complex software projects in an open source community
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Good leadership 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

Canada: Hiring Range from $88,100 to $192,000 CAD per annum

US: Hiring Range: from $96,800 to $251,600 per annum. May be eligible for bonus, equity, and compensation deferral.

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.

This job requires proficiency in the English language. Oracle is a global company with operations in dozens of countries around the world and our teams, including the team this position is part of, are comprised of individuals located in various jurisdictions. As is required of employees in all jobs at Oracle in North America, candidates for this position are required to understand, and communicate, in English so that in the course of performing their work, they can interact with teammates in other locations who are not fluent in the French language.

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