Oracle Principal Solutions Architect in Santa Clara, California

Principal Solutions Architect

Preferred Qualifications

Senior/Principal Solutions Architect

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


Do you want to be part of a highly technical team helping to establish Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as the leading cloud computing platform for enterprises? Are you passionate about helping customers understand application architectures and integration approaches?

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team is looking for Solutions Architects (SAs) possessing deep technical skills in systems architecture and cloud computing. The ideal candidates will have excellent customer-facing skills and a passion for educating, training, designing, and building cloud solutions for a diverse and challenging set of customer solutions. As a trusted customer advocate, Solutions Architects help organizations understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions and how to migrate existing workloads to the cloud. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of large scale computing solutions and enjoys sharpening their existing technical skills sharp and is enthusiastic about developing new ones.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about business, create technical definitions around customer objectives in complex situations, develop solution strategies, motivate and mobilize resources, and deliver results. In this role on you will be helping both internal Oracle Customers and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure teams design and build their services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s platform following best practices. You will also work closely with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure product teams and partner with other product teams across Oracle to craft highly scalable, flexible, resilient and cost effective cloud architectures that address customer business problems and accelerate the adoption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services.

As a Solutions Architect on the Platform Team you will continuously experiment on our platform by building, deploying and migrating application solutions aligning to customer use cases in order to develop best practices and to arrive at optimal architectures. This role will have the opportunity to help shape the next generation of cloud computing and influence the adoption and usage patterns among enterprise and web-scale customers.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is the next generation cloud service built from the ground up to support the most demanding application requirements with diverse performance, reliability, and governance requirements for a variety of customer use cases. We focus on security, reliability, scalability and flexibility to enable enterprise-level large and complex deployments while beating industry performance and pricing standards. We are rapidly expanding our footprint and continuously building innovative solutions.


  • Participate in deeply technical architectural discussions with customers, partners and Oracle field personnel to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.

  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst the field and internal teams.

  • Author or contribute to customer-facing publications such as whitepapers, handbooks and presentations.

  • Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates.

  • Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support.


  • Demonstrated experience in architecting, deploying and management of solutions. Past experience working directly in customer implementations is highly desirable.

  • IaaS

  • Possess 10 years of IT development or implementation/consulting experience in the software or infrastructure industries and demonstrate an intermediate understanding of applications, server technology, networking and security.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills. Past experience writing and publishing technical white papers.

  • The successful candidate will have spent at least 5 years of their career in customer facing roles with a proven record of earning trust as well as effective collaborations across multiple internal organizations and in interactions with partner and customers.

  • BS/MS degree required; Computer Science, Math or Engineering degree with Technical background highly desired; Advanced Degree a plus.


  • Experience migrating or transforming customer solutions to the cloud.

  • Familiarity with common enterprise solutions (i.e., Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, VMWare, etc.)

  • Experience with other cloud platform including AWS, Azure or Google Compute Platform is a plus.

  • Experience with Infrastructure Automated Deployment models preferably leveraging CI/CD supported by DevOps teams

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 take an active role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures. You will be responsible for defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of software applications or operating systems.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.

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.

Job: Product Development

Location: US-WA,Washington-Seattle

Other Locations: US-CA,California-Pleasanton, US-CA,California-Santa Clara, US-CA,California-Redwood City

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle