- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Communication skills
- Operating systems
Senior / Principal Software Engineer
Bristol or elsewhere in the UK (remote working available)
A unique opportunity to help design, build and operate public cloud services from the ground up, and learn to be a world-class cloud software engineer, right in the heart of Bristol, UK.
Oracleâ€™s product engineering teams are building critical services within Oracleâ€™s next-generation public cloud infrastructure known as Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) . These services provide the foundation for businesses around the world as well as Oracleâ€™s Cloud (SaaS) Applications.
With revolutionary innovations in performance, availability, ease of use and security, we designed OCI for the reliability, predictability and quality that the worldâ€™s largest companies and smartest start-ups need. We combined the elasticity and utility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-premises infrastructure. As a result, our customers can run the most demanding workloads, as well as less compute-intensive applications, in a secure and highly available cloud environment.
OCI Functions is a fully managed, multi-tenant, highly scalable, on-demand, Functions-as-a-Service platform, deployed in dozens of commercial, government and private data centres around the world. The Functions deployment model is extremely flexible, allowing it to support a wide variety of use cases. OCI Functions is rapidly becoming the platform of choice for Oracle SaaS workloads, backs the API Gateway for serving customer applications, as well as supporting Data Science processing use cases.
Senior or Principal Software Engineer
As we expand and grow our team, we are seeking engineers with varying levels of experience. Those who are starting their career with us will have a hunger and passion for learning. Those who join us with more experience will have diverse skills across programming, networking, storage, internet protocols and operating systems. An engineer at any level can have significant technical and business impact.
As a member of our diverse and skilled teams, you will have the opportunity to solve and design solutions to challenging problems in distributed systems, virtualised infrastructure, and highly available services.
In addition to working on exciting and challenging projects, youâ€™ll be getting an excellent salary and flexible benefits package, flexible working arrangements, a fun, state-of-the-art development environment and unique opportunities for learning and career growth.
On a typical day, you will be working as part of a small, focused, agile team and could be doing one or more of the following:
Programming, testing and operating software at the heart of OCI. You might be:
Writing backend code in Java, Python, Go Lang or another modern programming language.
Working with containerisation and virtualisation technologies such as Docker, containerd and Kubernetes.
Automating lifecycle operations for your project: build, test, health check, deploy, upgrade etc.
Deploying and operating your software in data-centres across the globe.
Analysing, diagnosing and debugging issues across a full breadth of our stack
Debug, maintain and improve existing systems, with a focus on performance and reducing operational burden.
Scaling our operations by building tooling and automation.
Participating in the software engineering community at Oracle and beyond. Maybe you will be:
Discussing potential solutions to complex technical problems and building consensus among disparate teams.
Designing and implementing exciting new features or services for our customers.
In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, all of our engineers participate in operating and supporting the product in production and take part in a 12x7 on-call PagerDuty rotation, typically every 5-7 weeks depending on team size.
About You: Qualifications & Experience
This role is ideally suited to someone with a good Bachelorâ€™s degree or Masters conversion in a software-related subject (or equivalent experience) and significant experience building complex platforms in the cloud.
While we donâ€™t stipulate hard minimum requirements, a suitable baseline might include:
Knowledge of modern Java and experience with scripting languages such as Python, etc.
Solid knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals.
Systematic problem-solving approach, strong communication skills, a sense of ownership and drive.
Experience and knowledge around cloud infrastructure would be great and a definite plus but not essential.
BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding or equivalent practical experience.
Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.
As a member of the software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, debugging or designing of software applications or operating systems. Provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet changing needs.
Duties and tasks are varied and complex needing independent judgment. Fully competent in own area of expertise. May have project lead role and or supervise lower level personnel. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 4 years of software engineering or related experience.
Innovation starts with inclusion at Oracle. We are committed to creating a workplace where all kinds of people can be themselves and do their best work. Itâ€™s when everyoneâ€™s voice is heard and valued, that we are inspired to go beyond whatâ€™s been done before. Thatâ€™s why we need people with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities to help us create the future, and are proud to be an affirmative-action equal opportunity employer.
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, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.