Principal System Software Developer - Core Database


On Site
USD 96,800.00 per year
Full Time


Web development
High availability
Data security
Oracle Data Guard
Operating systems
Computer science
Effective communication
Problem solving
Customer facing
Life insurance
Health care
Financial planning
Cloud computing
Artificial intelligence
Software development
Value engineering

Job Details

Job Description

Principal System Software Developer - Core Database

Oracle's Core Database Cache Engine group is looking for experienced developers to work on Caching and High Availability technologies for the database.

About Us and the Product

We support high-performance data access and provide innovative data protection technologies for Oracle database via 3 key database components:

  • A distributed memory cache for running large Oracle database on massively-parallel clusters. This distributed database buffer cache is the key technology behind Oracle Real Application Cluster, the cluster database that powers most large and critically important databases in Fortune 500 companies. A new initiative in this area is to build high performance caching solutions for converged database.
  • A database recovery capability called Flashback that acts as a rewind button for the database, allowing database administrators to rapidly bring the data to a prior point in time. This Flashback capability is a core component of Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture, supporting Data Guard replication, snapshot based testing, and multi-tenant database.
  • A new feature just completed - Oracle True Cache - which caches data in middle-tier in front of Oracle database, competing with products such as Redis. This solution can scale the read-only portion of a workload almost linearly and greatly reduce the response time of an application.

Career Level - IC5


About the Role

We are looking for experienced developers who can bring a new perspective as we enhance Oracle database to support cloud and a new class of web and AI applications. This is either a Consulting Member of Technical Staff or Principal Member of Technical Staff position depending on the candidate's work experience.

About the Successful Candidate

The successful candidate should be self-motivated, with a proven track record of innovation during previous jobs. They should have experience leading or working on software projects in either databases, distributed systems, operating systems, or storage software systems. Experience with web application development is also a plus.

Other qualifications include the following:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Strong systems programming skills
  • 5+ years of experience in software industry
  • Effective Communication skills and very strong problem resolution skills
  • Knowledge of database internals a plus



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.

About Us

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrow's technology to tackle today's problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyone's voice is heard, we're inspired to go beyond what's been done before. It's why we're committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We've partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector-and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

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Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer*. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans' status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

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