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Oracle Software Developer 4 in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure Container Instance team provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies that operate at a large scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment. OCI Container Instances provides a serverless compute service that enables customers to instantly run containers without managing any servers. Container Instances runs containerized workloads that do not require container orchestration platform like Kubernetes.

We’re looking for hands-on engineers with expertise and passion for solving complex 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 a significant technical and business impact.

As an ideal candidate, you will have designed and implemented large-scale services in a distributed cloud environment. In addition, you will have an understanding of Linux/Unix fundamentals and will combine this knowledge with your hands-on experience in software development. You will champion creating an engineering environment that embodies the best development and testing practices for delivering secure, scalable, and highly available services.


As a Principal Member of Technical Staff, you will own the software design and development for major components of Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure. You should be a rock-solid coder, and a distributed systems generalist who can dive deep into any part of the stack and low-level systems and design broad distributed system interactions. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.

Candidate Profile:


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.

  • 5-12+ years of experience delivering and operating large-scale, highly available distributed systems.

  • Strong knowledge of Java or C,C++, Golang, and experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, etc.

  • Strong knowledge of microservices, data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems

  • Results-driven; thrives in a development environment that is agile, collaborative, and in start-up mode, even when faced with ambiguity.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely to all audiences.

Systems Fundamentals

  • Working familiarity with networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP) and standard network architectures.

  • Strong understanding of databases, NoSQL systems, storage, and distributed persistence

  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix fundamentals.


  • Experience with build automation, continuous integration, or continuous deployment tools

  • Strong troubleshooting and performance tuning skills.

  • Experience building multi-tenant, virtualized infrastructure is a strong plus.

  • Experience in developing and designing solutions with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Experience in developing complex solutions, systems integrating various hardware solutions/components

Top 3 skill sets/technologies in the ideal candidate:

  1. Software Engineering experience with distributed systems within large-scale environments

  2. 5-12+ years of experience working on challenging issues with a self-starter / self-motivated attitude

  3. Virtualization, Cloud experience would be a huge 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 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