Oracle Principal Kernel Development Engineer in Seattle, Washington

Principal Kernel Development Engineer

Preferred Qualifications

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 applications.

Are you interested in building large-scale cloud infrastructure from the hardware up? Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure team is building an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform that operates at high scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment. The largest names in technology and global business choose Oracle because we provide best in class end-to-end integrated compute, storage, networking, database, security, and an ever-expanding set of foundational cloud-based services.

Department Description:

Position Overview:

We are assembling an elite software development team with the expertise and passion for solving challenging, unique problems in a distributed multi-tenant architecture. You will use your knowledge and creativity to design and build innovative new systems from the ground up. An engineer at any level can have significant technical and business impact across the platform and company while working alongside some of the first developers of cloud services.

Our team shares the pace, the growth, the execution, the iterative improvements and culture of a startup without many of the risks. We have a $5B R&D investment annually to ensure we have the coolest, most innovative cloud offerings on the planet. Our platform is the top priority at Oracle and is viewed as the biggest project in the history of the company. Come help us build the next generation of cloud capabilities that leverages the industry’s #1 database and application server.


As a Principal Kernel Development Engineer you will be working closely with software engineers from the various cloud service, hardware and Operating Systems teams to build secure, performance oriented services and infrastructure that are fundamentally sound and efficient. Your influence over the design of the full system architecture is critical. Intellectual curiosity and an excitement for solving complex problems of massive systems is a must. You should value simplicity and usability as well as security and work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment.

Candidate Profile:

  • Strong experience with Linux Kernel development and debugging.

  • Strong knowledge of C, and experience with languages such as C , Python, Java, Go, Perl, etc.

  • Strong experience with Linux internals (kernel, shell, client-server protocols, threads, processes, file systems)

  • Experience troubleshooting and performance tuning kernel and hardware platforms.

  • Development experience with Linux drivers, KVM or XEN hypervisors is a big plus.

Top 3 skill sets / technologies in the ideal candidate:

  1. Systems / Kernel Development Experience

  2. Deep understanding of Linux

  3. Experience in an Agile / extremely fast paced environment

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

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle