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Oracle Software Development Snr Director in Boston, Massachusetts

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At Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), we build the future of the cloud for Enterprises as a diverse team of fellow creators and inventors. Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure team is building Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies that operate at a high scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment. We act with the speed and attitude of a start-up, with the scale and customer focus of the leading enterprise software company in the world.

You are the builder here. You will be part of a team of really smart, motivated, and diverse people and given the autonomy and support to do your best work. It is a dynamic and flexible workplace where you’ll belong and be encouraged.

Are you interested in building large-scale distributed infrastructure for the cloud? Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure team is building new Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies that operate at high scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment. Our customers run their businesses on our cloud, and our mission is to provide them with best-in-class compute, storage, networking, database, security, and an ever-expanding set of foundational cloud-based services.

Career Level - M5


We’re looking for a Senior Director of Site Reliability Engineering with expertise and passion in solving difficult problems in distributed systems, storage systems, virtualized infrastructure, and highly available services. If this is you, at Oracle you apply engineering leadership and knowledge of infrastructure and software development to drive scalable and reliable software systems for Oracle’s storage product family. You will ensure the highest standards for resilience and safety.

In this role, you will lead the development and execution of the Reliability strategy for products (i.e., Block Storage, Object Storage, File Storage, etc.). The systems which support these products are crucial to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s global business. As such, it is critical that they operate reliably 24x7, and have sufficient capacity and operate efficiently. Challenging technical issues that impact detection, remediation, and prevention of disruptions appear and must be quickly addressed without unduly affecting both internal and external customers.

As the Senior Director of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) for Storage, you will think about how to solve common problems to enable consistency in the experience of our users and enable further growth of the various OCI businesses.

  • Manage, innovate, and create programs, new software, analytics that drive improvements to the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of OCI Storage team’s products and services.

  • Work cross-functionally in partnership with service leads to guide service engineering to build reliable and durable production systems.

  • Develop strategic directions, workforce plans, and organizational structure for the reliability teams within each service team.

  • Optimize velocity and efficiency of delivery and drive continuous improvement. Keep a high operational bar.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated with a passion for excellence, quality, and detail. As a leader, they are responsible for coaching and mentoring their team members, helping them achieve service goals, and build career paths in alignment. It’s imperative for the leader to empower their team by providing appropriate context and timely feedback.


  • 10+ years in critical, large scale distributed systems experience, combining Hardware, Operating Systems and Software. Proficiency in large-scale system design, algorithms, data structures, complexity analysis and software design.

  • 10+ years of experience building and leading engineering teams; ideally SRE or Production Engineering

  • Strong emphasis on SRE as an engineering subject area. Understanding of SRE principals, including monitoring, alerting, error budgets, fault analysis, and other common reliability engineering concepts, with a keen eye for opportunities to eliminate toil by code and process improvements.

  • Superb interpersonal skills, capable of working with multi-functional technical and business teams and varying levels of management, influencing decision making.

  • Ability to do technical analyses of code, networking, operating systems, and storage and actively participate in strategic discussions with senior leadership team.


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 $142,900 to $338,600 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

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrow’s technology to tackle today’s problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyone’s voice is heard, we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. It’s why we’re committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We’ve partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector—and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

We’re committed to including people with disabilities at all stages of the employment process. If you require accessibility assistance or accommodation for a disability at any point, let us know by calling +1 888 404 2494, option one.


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