Principal Backend Engineer

Oracle Redwood City , CA 94063

Posted 2 weeks ago

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 Affirmative Action-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, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Principal Backend Engineer

Location: Redwood City, CA

We are forming a new group within Oracle to solve challenging customer problems in the areas of Chatbots, Digital Assistants, Integration and Process Management. We operate and execute like a true start-up inside a large company with not only an exciting charter but with lot of creative freedom. We have assembled some of the smartest people in the industry and are growing this team.

As a Principal Backend Developer, you will collaborate with smart engineers to deliver digital automation at cloud scale. You will be adequately equipped and provided all freedom to operate with the latest technology stacks - to make the right and appropriate architectural and implementation choices.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 7 years of professional experience in industry

  • Experienced and efficient programmer in Java

  • Demonstrable strong programming skills in core Java by writing performance and extensible code

  • Strong full stack J2SE and Web technologies understanding

  • Firm grasp on cloud software concepts with experience in working with Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience with Big Data technologies a plus (Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Redis, Elastic Search, etc.)

  • Good familiarity and understanding of software design patterns

  • Experience writing well-maintainable RESTful web services

  • Experience with REST APIs, JSON, Web Security, and micro-services architecture

  • Basic understanding of distributed systems

  • Eager to work on a highly scalable, performance optimized infrastructure which elastically handles customer needs

  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced work environment and can quickly adjust to changing priorities

  • Detail oriented with focus on quality of the product, data, and code

  • Fluency in spoken/read/written English

No matter your role in our team, you will find yourself in an exciting and challenging environment where every person is empowered to show initiative, be outspoken, and be proactive and not reactive. Oracle is dedicated to the continual growth and development of its staff, striving constantly to strengthen our expertise as well as develop new skills.

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

As a member of the product development division, you will analyze and integrate external customer specifications. Suggest and justify product directions and specifications. Specify, design and implement moderate changes to existing software architecture. Build new products and development tools. Build and execute unit tests and unit test plans. Review integration and regression test plans created by QA. Communicate with QA and porting engineering to discuss major changes to functionality.

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.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and 7 years of experience in distributed computing, with a preference for big-data related technologies. In this role, you will have the opportunity of working in a team of top-notch engineers to deliver world class software. You should come prepared to learn a lot and help define and drive initiatives in a strong team that is helping Oracle become the #1 cloud provider in the world.

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