Senior Software Developer, Oracle Kubernetes Engine


USD 74,800.00 - 178,200.00 per year
Full Time


Oracle Cloud
High availability
Virtual machines
Computer cluster management
Operating systems
Computer science
Data structure
Problem solving
Software engineering
IT management
Software architecture
Customer support
Customer facing
Life insurance
Health care
Financial planning
Cloud computing
Command-line interface
Progress Chef
Computer networking
Software development
Artificial intelligence
Machine Learning (ML)
Remote direct memory access
Internal communications
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

Department Description

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) combines the elasticity and utility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-premises infrastructure to deliver high-performance, high availability, and cost-effective infrastructure services. Multiple compute options provide the flexibility to run the most demanding workloads and less compute-intensive applications in a secure and highly available cloud environment. Customers can self-service provision virtual machines alongside bare metal servers and clusters on the same virtual cloud networks through a unified web console, APIs, CLI, or via industry-standard tools such as Terraform and Chef. OCI's approach gives the customer choices for storage, such as industry-leading local NVME storage or elastic network block storage.

The Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) builds the OCI service that runs our managed Kubernetes experience. It is used by various internal and external customers, and we're actively adding features-from Kubernetes to deeper integrations with OCI and to better allow cluster management. The team operates a 24x7 service at scale. We have a large roadmap of features to enable scenarios for new customers coming on board in the coming quarters.

Position Overview

We're looking for hands-on engineers with expertise and passion for solving difficult problems in distributed systems, virtualized infrastructure, and highly available services. If this is you, at Oracle, you can design and build innovative new systems from the ground up. These are exciting times in our space-we are growing fast, still at an early stage, and working on ambitious new initiatives. An engineer at any level can have a significant technical and business impact.

The ideal software engineer candidate for this team is a proficient programmer with a wide breadth of knowledge and experience, including areas such as networking, storage, internet protocols, and operating systems. We write distributed, highly available systems to build, update, and deploy Kubernetes, plus automation and tooling for testing, deployments, and other needs.

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding or equivalent practical experience.
  • Five or more years of experience delivering and operating large-scale, highly available distributed systems.
  • History of working in large Java or Golang codebases and experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, strong communication skills, a sense of ownership, and drive.
  • Experience building multi-tenant, virtualized infrastructure.
  • Experience in developing or managing containerized workloads using Kubernetes along with one of the following two areas will be considered a strong plus:
    • Overlay networking and container networking.
    • GPU AI/ML workloads and RDMA Clusters.

Career Level - IC3


As a member of the software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, debugging or designing of software applications or operating systems. Provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet changing needs.

  • Design new features and systems for our customers.
  • Work across teams to engineer the best system (for operations and customers) regardless of organizational boundaries or ownership.
  • Independently debug, maintain, and improve existing systems, focusing especially on reducing operational burden and improving performance.
  • Be a generalist who can debug issues across a wide breadth of our stack.
  • Scale our systems by building tooling and automation.
  • Work with partner teams outside our organization and externally with Oracle.
  • Participate in an on-call shift to help address service issues, and respond to customer support escalations.



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 $74,800 to $178,200 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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