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Oracle Software Development Senior Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

As a Senior Software Development Manager in the OCI OLTP Services organization, you will build and lead a software development org, key initiatives, and roadmaps, while delivering critical projects with short, medium, and long-term objectives. You will influence executives and technical leaders, work across organizational boundaries, align teams on significant goals. You will demonstrate leadership, communication, and people management skills, and deep understanding of product development.

You will lead teams consisting of software engineers of all levels responsible for software architecture and development for major components of managed database service on OCI.

You should become comfortable with running and providing technical leadership at developing software that interacts closely with the core components like Compute, Networking and Storage. You should value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and be excited to learn.

This role will drive major aspects of our product definition, supply to the product strategy of our solutions, and is paramount to the reliability and efficiency of large scale, fault tolerant multi-tenant database systems that customers rely on for their critical production workloads

Career Level - M3


As a Senior Software Development Manager, you and your team will solve exciting technical challenges by analyzing, troubleshooting, and designing vital Oracle Cloud services, platforms, and infrastructure while always thinking about reliability, scalability, resilience, security, and performance. You will focus on engineering improvements to the systems that will eliminate whole classes of issues.

What You'll Do

  • Service Accountability –You will lead a team whose mission is to build/manage a cloud database service that is highly performant, scalable, and reliable.

  • Ownership Scope – You own the performance of the service as well as the roadmap to determine the key features required by our customers and partner teams.

  • Operations Engineering – You will understand and be able to communicate the scale, capacity, security, performance attributes, and requirements of the service(s) you own. We are subject matter experts, able to understand and communicate every characteristic of our service stack, such as:

  • degradation and behavior under load of the services and their dependencies

  • 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

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

  • Incidence Management - You will lead the team to own and respond to customer incidents within the agreed-upon SLAs. You will manage the on-call for your services.

  • Technical Expertise - You will have a deep understanding of service topology and the dependencies required to troubleshoot issues and define mitigations. You will bring this expertise to bear in driving reliability improvements in the services you engage with.

  • Cross-team collaboration – You will engage with and present to a wide variety of audiences, ranging from individual contributors and teams to senior leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field

  • 8+ years of Software Engineer experience.

  • 4+ years experience of leading or managing a team of software engineers building network infrastructure.

  • Led or managed teams responsible for Cloud Services.

  • Experience with microservice design patterns and service-to-service communication protocols along with developing highly reliable services.

  • Understanding of change management processes, service KPI metrics, alarms, logging, and system health

  • Experience working in an operational environment with mission-critical tier-one services with associated oncall manager responsibilities.

  • Experience with mentoring and growing engineers building network infrastructure.

  • Experience in Block Storage, FileSystem related technologies is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of databases systems, storage, and distributed persistence technologies especially in cloud

  • Solid understanding of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, networking, programming languages like C/C++; Java and distributed systems fundamentals


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 $84,700 to $251,600 per annum. May be eligible for bonus, equity, and compensation deferral.

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.

About Us

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