Senior Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Oracle Corporation   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Information Technology

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 46 days ago

Preferred 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. Are you interested in building large-scale distributed infrastructure for the cloud?

Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure team is building new Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies that operate at high scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment. Our customers run their businesses on our cloud, and our mission is to provide them with best in class compute, storage, networking, database, security, and an ever-expanding set of foundational cloud-based services.

What You'll Do


Service Ownership – You will be part of the DevOps/SRE team, whose mission is the shared full stack ownership of a collection of services and/or technology areas. You will be a member of a team that will understand the end-to-end configuration, technical dependencies, and overall behavioral characteristics of the production services, monitoring, diagnosibility, incident management, etc… In partnership with your Development partners, you and your team will have the responsibility to ensure that services are designed and delivered to be mission critical with focus on security, resiliency, scale, and performance.


Service Design – As the Oracle Cloud evolves; you will partner with development teams in defining and implementing improvements in service architecture, both current and future. You will be an expert at articulating technical characteristics of your services and the dependencies between services and guide Development teams to engineer and add premier capabilities to the Oracle Cloud service portfolio.


Service Monitoring - Define Service Level Objectives (SLO) and implement/monitor Service Level Indicators (SLI) for production services. Aggregate data from multiple monitoring tools, normalize, and build tools and alerts for the overall system health.


Operations Engineering – You will understand and be able to communicate the scale, capacity, security, performance attributes and requirements of the services you own. You are a Subject Matter Expert, able to understand and communicate every characteristic of your service stack, such as: degradation and behavior under load of the services and their dependencies end-to-end tuning needs, optimizing resource utilization, as load patterns fluctuate Instrumentation and metrics that clearly describe the service behaviors scaling requirements and patterns, resiliency and recoverability, ensuring that backup / restore and disaster recovery capabilities are implemented, tested and maintained


Service Automation – You will have a clear understanding of automation and orchestration principles, and will be eager to automate, wherever and whenever the possibility arises, while simultaneously eliminating technical debt. Automation must be part of your DNA.


Prevention - Once you have expertly resolved an issue, you will immediately work on how to more quickly resolve the problem next time, with the goal to eventually prevent the problem happening ever again


Broad Interests - DevOps engineers are a rare mix of sysadmins and development engineers, and as such have the ability to understand and explain the effect of product architecture decisions on the ability to run as distributed systems. They are driven by professional curiosity and a desire to develop deep understanding of their services and the technologies they depend upon.


Represent DevOps - Proactive, self-motivated, customer-focused, organized, and a good communicator. DevOps Engineers can be expected to represent Cloud products and engineering in sensitive forums.


Ideally You Should Have:

- Experience/knowledge of Hadoop and associated eco-system


- A BS or MS in Computer Science/Engineering, or equivalent

- 3-4 years of experience running large scale customer facing web services in a DevOps/SRE environment

- Aptitude to be a good team player and the willingness to learn and implement new Cloud technologies as needed

- Methodical approach to troubleshooting complex problems

- Solid understanding and experience in:

- Cloud computing concepts and platforms

- Java and REST APIs, web application stack and patterns

- Database administration, SQL and PL/SQL

- Networking and TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, load balancing

- Linux internals and system administration

- Scripting languages such as Python, Bash

- Cloud service lifecycle management

- Configuration and change management and automation


- Cloud Service monitoring and incident management


Other important technology: Git, Teamcity, Jenkins, Terraform, Artifactory, Bitbucket, AWS, Docker (some combo of these helpful)

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

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.

Valid Through: 2019-10-25