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Oracle Principal Software Developer in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Software Developer

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Job Summary:

Platform ILOM team of Oracle Hardware Development (OHD) is looking for a self- motivated, talented Firmware/Embedded Software developer to bring exceptional technical skills to join a close-knit team developing OHD’s embedded Linux software for a new and exciting x86 and GPU based server products and components. We are at the forefront of prototyping and bringing new and extreme hardware technologies, processors, firmware, and system software to market in a fast-moving, cutting-edge environment. The team works across OHD, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and engineered systems divisions to deliver off- line system configuration and management for Oracle’s leading-edge servers.

Career Level - IC4


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize standard SW development methodology which includes scoping, architecture, specification, development, source control, code review, and unit-level testing of features/sub-system of ILOM.

  • Work side by side, in the lab, with hardware team during bring up of prototype system.

  • Collaborate with fellow team members, geographically distributed teammates, and cross-functional teams toward the execution of agreed project milestones and delivery dates.

  • Exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Communicate status, and risks, and offer mitigation strategies to ensure on-time delivery of all committed items.

  • Experience in Intel x86 and GPU based architecture and software components like BIOS, Operating System, drivers, and utilities.

  • Proficiency with C/C++, Bash, and Python.

  • Hands-on experience developing multi-threaded embedded Linux

  • application/infrastructure in C/C++ for interfaces like PCIe, SPI, I2C/I3C, USB, UART,

  • Ethernet controllers, and MCTP.

  • Experience, working side by side with the Hardware team and board bring-up.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner.

  • Ability to prioritize, self-manage/self-study, and organize effectively.

  • Ability to collaborate and work as a team with peers and project members.

Desirable Skills:

  • Technical project lead experience.

  • Knowledge of BMC, IPMI, OpenBMC, PECI, and service processor standards.

  • Understanding of Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS)

Education and Work Experience:

  • 12+ years of relevant experience as an embedded software developer

  • BSEE, BSCS, BSCE or equivalent. MSEE, MSCS, or MSCE is 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 $94,200 to $223,500 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

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.

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