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Oracle Software Developer 4 in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

You will be a Principal Member of Technical Staff who will build the Oracle Container Instances platform at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Container Instances enables you to easily run applications on serverless compute optimized for containers including APIs, web apps, CI/CD jobs, automation tasks, data/media processing, dev/test environments, and more. Day-to-day activities will range from leading design and discovery discussions, reviewing roadmap with stakeholders, prototyping, and hands-on software development. You are self-motivated and possess a wide range of skills and experience. You should have the ability to understand business needs, work closely with product owners and strike a good balance between business goals and technical implementations. You are expected to be independent and be expected to contribute to a wide range of high-impact projects across the organization.



  • Design, develop, implement, and support Oracle Container Instances backend APIs, SDKs, CLIs, and various other components.

  • Hands-on software development at scale and develop code that can scale to millions of queries per second.

  • Analyze & interpret business needs, develop technical specs and designs.

  • Troubleshoot production issues with engineering and support teams.

  • Train other members of the team to ensure knowledge transfer is occurring so that there are no single point of failure and knowledge gaps within the team.

  • Ensure everyone on the team is productive and developing broad skill sets over time.

  • Participate in testing, security, and compliance processes as needed.

  • Build and maintain tools for deployments, security patching, and vulnerability management

  • Contribute to operations and improve service health KPIs on an ongoing basis


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent in work experience and self-study.

  • Advanced degree is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver the items listed in the major responsibilities section.

  • At least 6 years of experience in application development. Specific experience with scaling backend data systems a plus.

  • Expertise in Java, Python, C/C++, GO (two or more preferred)

  • Knowledge of databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, DBaaS, NoSQL

  • Experience building multi-tenant virtualized infrastructure services.

  • Experience deploying and operating services that run on Linux systems with 100% uptime goals.

  • General knowledge of the following categories of network systems: Multiprocessing, Threading, Distributed Systems, Load Balancing, and High Availability.

  • Experience with root cause analysis, monitoring, alarming, and observability patterns of large-scale distributed systems

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum direction.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across organizational boundaries and within groups.


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 United States only

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 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

About Us

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.

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. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer