Senior Oracle Database Site Reliability Engineer


USD 79,000.00 - 158,200.00 per year
Full Time


Cross-functional team
Cloud computing
Oracle Cloud
Data management
Customer facing
Lifecycle management
Information Technology
Computer science
Systems engineering
Shell scripting
Design patterns
High availability
Oracle Data Guard
Oracle Exadata
Linux kernel
Life insurance
Health care
Financial planning
Data compression
Integrated circuit
Database administration
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Software development
Oracle GoldenGate
Application service management
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

The Oracle Healthcare platform and infrastructure team can provide you with the opportunity to build and operate a suite of massively scaled, integrated cloud services in a broadly distributed, multi-tenant cloud environment. OHAI is committed to providing the best cloud products that meet the needs of our customers, who are tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. We offer unique opportunities for smart, hands-on engineers with the expertise and passion to solve difficult problems in distributed, highly available services, and virtualized infrastructure. To support this vision, we are building a platform that manages the end-to-end lifecycle, from provisioning to upgrade to termination, and provides a self-service cloud experience to the customer. We are looking for passionate engineers with strong development skillsets who are Oracle Database, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Data Management (Partitioning, Compression), and Exadata experts. We seek engineers with current experience in cloud technologies or those interested in expanding their skills in the Cloud.

Oracle Health's Database Services Team is a client-facing organization supporting 400+ customers with an extensive fleet of databases across the world. As a Database Site Reliability Engineer, you will solve interesting technical challenges by defining, designing, deploying, and troubleshooting key Oracle Cloud services, platforms, and infrastructure while always thinking about reliability, scalability, resilience, security, and performance. This position will focus on critical database system migrations to the cloud and life cycle management in OCI. This includes strategic projects to provision and transition existing databases underlying hospital systems to Oracle Cloud and Autonomous Database.

This role owns mission critical database lifecycle management projects including Oracle database upgrades, cloud migrations , major/minor patching, OS upgrades, host migrations, and other projects. An ideal candidate will have a history of automating processes and migrating Oracle Databases to Cloud platforms including Exadata Cloud service and Autonomous Database platforms. This position will identify improvements in migration and upgrade processes, and mentor junior members of the team. An ideal candidate will be capable of managing multiple simultaneous projects and keeping them on schedule meeting program and customer requirements.

Career Level - IC3


What You'll Do

Ownership Scope - As an SRE, you will understand the end-to-end configuration, technical dependencies, and overall behavioral characteristics of the production services you own. In partnership with your Development partners, you will have the responsibility to ensure that services are designed and delivered to be mission critical with focus on security, resiliency, scale, and performance.

Operations Engineering - You will understand and be able to communicate the scale, capacity, security, performance attributes and requirements of the services you own.

Automation - You will have a clear understanding of automation and orchestration principles, and will be eager to automate, wherever and whenever the possibility arises, while simultaneously eliminating technical debt. Automation must be part of your DNA.

Prevention - Once you have expertly resolved an issue, you will immediately work on how to more quickly resolve the problem next time, with the goal to eventually prevent the problem happening ever again

Broad Interests - SREs are a rare mix of sysadmins and development Engineers, and as such have the ability to understand and explain the affect of product architecture decisions on the ability to run as distributed systems. They are driven by professional curiosity and a desire to a develop deep understanding of the their services and the technologies they depend upon.

Represent SRE - Proactive, self-motivated, customer-focused, organized, and a good communicator. SREs can be expected to represent our team capabilities to other stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications

3-5+ years of experience as Oracle DBA

3+ years of experience automating and streamlining processes to add performance and stability

Bachelor's degree/master's degree (Information Technology/Mathematics/Computer Science/Computer Software/Electronics/Operational Research/Computer System Engineering).

Ability to work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment.

Strong grasp of Computer Science concepts

Knowledge in Python, Perl and/or Shell Scripting

Managing production databases running on UNIX flavors (RHEL, OEL).

You are experienced at building highly available services, possessing knowledge of common service-oriented design patterns and service-to-service communication protocols.

Experience with production operations and best practices for putting quality code in production and troubleshoot issues when they arise

Able to effectively communicate technical ideas verbally and in writing (technical proposals, design specs, architecture diagrams and presentations)

Understand the end-to-end configuration, technical dependencies, and overall behavioral characteristics of production services.


Advanced scripting/coding skills (Shell, Perl, and Python)

High availability & replication technologies (Data guard, Goldengate, ZDM)

Oracle Database

Oracle Grid Infrastructure, ASM & RAC

Dataguard Broker

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Oracle Exadata

Oracle Autonomous Database

Oracle Data Management (Partitioning, Compression)

Preferred Qualifications:

Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture & Exadata.

Understanding of REST Architecture and JSON is a plus.

Building and managing Linux OS systems with good understanding how the Linux kernel works (IO, Network, etc.) and ability to read and understand source code.



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 $79,000 to $158,200 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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