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Oracle Senior Site Reliability Engineer (OKE) in Seattle, Washington

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (OKE)

Preferred Qualifications

Are you a passionate Site Reliability Engineer who enjoys solving challenging technical problems at scale? Do you see yourself helping build a premier cloud infrastructure?

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, as well as less compute-intensive applications, in a secure and highly available cloud environment. Customers can self-service provision virtual machines right 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 us industry leading local NVME storage or elastic network block storage.

The Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) team builds the OCI service that runs our managed Kubernetes experience. It is in use by a variety of 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 onboard in the coming quarters.

Position Overview:

We’re looking for hands-on engineers with expertise and passion in 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 significant technical and business impact.

The ideal software engineer candidate for the Imaging team is a proficient programmer who has large 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.


  • Architect and design new features and systems for our customers.

  • Work across teams to engineer the best system (both for operations and for customers) regardless of org boundaries or ownership.

  • Debug, maintain and improve existing systems, with a focus especially for reducing operational burden and on performance.

  • Be a generalist, able to debug issues across a wide breadth of our stack.

  • Scale our systems by building tooling and automation.

  • Work with partner teams outside our org and external to Oracle.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding or equivalent practical experience.

  • 3 years experience, including DevOps, Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), and on-call rotations, working on highly scalable distributed systems.

  • 5 years experience with at least one programming and/or scripting language (Python, Java, Go, Ruby, etc.)

  • 5 years experience with Linux/Unix systems administration.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (including listening, speaking, and writing) and ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment with other SREs, Engineers, Product Managers, etc.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience automating common tasks with scripts and open source tools.

  • Knowledge of VCS (e.g. git, svn).

  • Ability to troubleshoot complex operational issues within a microservice-based architecture.

  • Knowledge of data structures, relational and non-relational databases, networking, Linux internals, filesystems, web architecture, CI/CD principles.

  • A solid understanding of cloud-based architectures.

  • Experience deploying or managing servers in large-scale, geographically diverse environments.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (including listening, speaking, and writing) and ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment with other SREs, Engineers, Product Managers, etc.

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Solve complex problems related to infrastructure cloud services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence. Design, write, and deploy software to improve the availability, scalability, and efficiency of Oracle products and services. Design and develop designs, architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale distributed systems. Facilitate service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis, and system tuning.

Work with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team on the shared full stack ownership of a collection of services and/or technology areas. Understand the end-to-end configuration, technical dependencies, and overall behavioral characteristics of production services. Responsible for the design and delivery of the mission critical stack, with focus on security, resiliency, scale, and performance. Authority for end-to-end performance and operability. Partner with development teams in defining and implementing improvements in service architecture. Articulate technical characteristics of services and technology areas and guide Development Teams to engineer and add premier capabilities to the Oracle Cloud service portfolio. Understand and communicate the scale, capacity, security, performance attributes, and requirements of the service and technology stack. Demonstrate clear understanding of automation and orchestration principles. Act as ultimate escalation point for complex or critical issues that have not yet been documented as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Utilize a deep understanding of service topology and their dependencies required to troubleshoot issues and define mitigations. Understand and explain the affect of product architecture decisions on distributed systems. Professional curiosity and a desire to a develop deep understanding of services and technologies.

A BS or MS in Computer Science, or equivalent. Identifies solutions to knowledge of server hardware and software configuration, networking, standard internet services, scripting languages, cloud computing patterns, technology security and compliance. Experience running large scale customer facing web services. Identifies solutions to understanding of load balancing technologies and experience with development in programming languages, databases and big data stores, and container technologies. Work involves defining and documenting technical architecture of complex and highly scalable products. A minimum of 5 years experience of running large scale customer facing web services.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-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, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Product Development

Location: US-WA,Washington-Seattle

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle