Senior Software Engineer (JoinOCI-CVMCM) (Sammamish)

  • Sammamish, WA

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

As a member of the software engineering division, you will take an active role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures. You will be responsible for defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of software applications or operating systems.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.

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.

Qualifications :

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team can provide you the opportunity to build and operate a suite of massive scale, integrated cloud services in a broadly distributed, multi-tenant cloud environment. OCI is committed to providing the best in 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. At every level, our engineers have a significant technical and business impact designing and building innovative new systems to power our customer's business critical applications.

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, 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 Imaging team within OCI is responsible for delivering the operating system images that our customers use with our bare metal and virtual machine instances. We build and modify OS images as well as the surrounding control plane service for the management and publication of images. Our team sits at the crossroads of OCI: working with networking, storage and compute service teams, with the hardware and hypervisor teams, and directly with a number of third party OS providers across the industry. Our work is front and center when using OCI, and one of the first customer touchpoints on our cloud.

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 Linux and/or Windows systems. We write distributed, highly available systems to enable the publishing, management and launch of images in our cloud, plus automation and tooling to make the that software reliable and easy to release.


  • 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. Our team helps with bugs from the kernel to the web UI.
  • Scale our systems by building tooling and automation.
  • Work with partner teams outside our org and external to Oracle.


  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3-5+ years experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available distributed systems.
  • History of working in large codebases in C/C++, C#, Java, or Go, and experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PowerShell, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals.
  • Working understanding of Linux/Unix commands, and/or Windows shell and PowerShell.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, strong communication skills, a sense of ownership and drive.
  • Experience building multi-tenant, virtualized infrastructure a strong plus.

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