Senior Principal Software Engineer


On Site
USD 96,800.00 per year
Full Time


Data center design
Master data management
Data management
Big data
Use cases
Machine Learning (ML)
Soft skills
Business acumen
Open source
Cloud computing
Data quality
Computer science
Computer engineering
Data Science
Operations research
Software development
Software engineering
Operating systems
Version control
Managed services
Data modeling
Decision trees
Time series
Customer facing
Life insurance
Health care
Financial planning
Computer hardware
Internal communications
Data Analysis
Solaris Volume Manager
Regression analysis
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

We're looking for an experienced Senior Principal Software Engineer and thought leader to join our growing team focused on rationalizing data management and analytics in OCI's hardware and data center space. We are rapidly expanding our existing big data and analytics platform to cover many more internal customers and use cases, growing scale, stream processing and machine learning. This role requires great technical depth and breadth combined with the exceptional soft skills and business acumen needed to listen closely to our customer's needs, evangelize our platform across multiple organizations, and help align technical implementation with product and business managers. You'll be as comfortable working with technical architects and leads on complex implementation issues as you are working with senior executives driving change within their organizations. Our platform handles huge data volumes from extensive data center telemetry and a wide breadth of control plane data from multiple operational data stores, all built using OCI services and industry standard open source tools. As a Senior Principal Software Engineer on the DCAA team, you will get to work with cloud services at scale and drive large, strategic initiatives. We are looking for a highly experienced engineer who is creative, passionate about building simple solutions for complex problems, and excited to work at scale to solve our most difficult customer challenges.

Career Level - IC5


  • Support the development and evolution of our Data and Analytics Platform.
  • Drive end to end design, implementation and delivery of complex cross-organizational initiatives.
  • Understand, leverage and apply engineering best practices effectively.
  • Lead by example and improve our implementation and operational standards and best practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, leads and architects, program and product managers, and technical and business leaders.
  • Deliver quality features on-time and on-budget.
  • Contribute innovative & new ideas to the product/program Roadmap.
  • Mentor junior and senior resources.
  • Identify and resolve complex data quality issues, drive cross-organizational solutions.
  • Evangelize platform capabilities and solutions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Operations Research, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in software development.
  • Exceptional leadership, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to take a project from ambiguous statements of need through actual launch of the project. As a member of the software engineering division, you will take an active role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures. Define specifications for significant new projects and specify, design and develop software according to those specifications. You will perform professional software development tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of software applications or operating systems.
  • Proven ability to work across the organization to align multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven high level of expertise in one or more of distributed systems, data and/or stream processing pipelines, analytics and/or machine learning.
  • Proven high level of expertise in one or more of Python, Scala, R, Java and/or SQL.
  • Deep proficiency in engineering best practices for the full software development lifecycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experience with cloud computing fundamentals and building applications using cloud managed services.

Additional Qualifications (not required, but each is a plus)

  • Knowledge of and experience with data center design and operations at scale.
  • Experience in querying and manipulating data for analysis - EDA, statistics, and visualizations.
  • Experience with data modeling, machine learning algorithms, optimization, and data science techniques e.g. decision trees, SVM, neural networks, time series, forecasting, classification, regression, clustering, cross-validation, and model evaluation.
  • Experience building and operating distributed cloud services, data pipelines and/or stream processing.
  • Experience evaluating and correcting data quality and completeness issues, drive consensus on attribute definitions, master data management and process re-engineering.
  • Proven ability to align stakeholders across the enterprise.



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 $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.

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