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Oracle Sr Principal Program Manager - Oracle Database PgM in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Oracle’s mission is to help customers see data in new ways, discover insights, and unlock endless possibilities. For over four decades, businesses trust Oracle Database with their most valuable data to drive new innovations and bring value to their customers. We in the Oracle Database Development team focus on the data needs of the future so that our customers can continue to focus on their business.

The Senior Principal Program Manager is part of the Overall Database Product Management team and helps coordinate the different priorities and projects to ensure customer satisfaction through effective delivery of our software solutions. The Technical Program Manager’s responsibilities will extend throughout the life cycles of the different projects – analyzing external as well as internal requirements, establishing and maintaining project scope, internal team oversight, facilitating communications and accountability, and to ensure successful and on-time delivery. The Senior TPM must be able to manage cross-functional teams from different Oracle departments, plus demonstrate diplomacy and the ability to manage demanding customers and deadlines. He or she must demonstrate leadership and motivational skills and mentor other members of the Oracle Database Development organizations.

Applicants are required to read, write, and speak the following languages: English

Career Level - IC5



  • Plan, coordinate, monitor, and move forward projects tackling business, development, or operational challenges.

  • Work with cross-functional teams made up of diverse people with varied backgrounds, experiences and opinions across Engineering, Product Management, and Release Management.

  • Drive effective teamwork, transparent communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and resilience in response to changing or ambiguous situations, directing changes through appropriate review and approval mechanisms.

  • Be a motivational leader comfortable working within a matrixed organization where your powers of persuasion are key.

  • Be ever vigilant for continuous improvement opportunities, and once opportunities are identified, drive them to achievement.

  • Recognize situational severity and know when to push for actionable next steps toward resolution.

  • Juggle multiple projects with varying complexities, priorities, and timelines.

  • Lead regular status update meetings and ensure productive use of meeting time, including enforcing allocated time slots for presenters. Capture and distribute meeting notes (attendees, items discussed, what changed, blockers, next steps, action items).

  • Collaborate with other Program Managers to integrate planning and execution across teams.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

  • Develop team rapport in a remote work environment.


  • 7+ years managing large scale programs and projects spanning multiple technical teams and organizations. Experience taking a program from concept through launch.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, motivate and lead others, improve productivity, handle multiple demands, give and receive feedback, solve problems, adapt to changing priorities, all while remaining flexible and fun to work with!

  • Leadership skills – strong judgement, ability to work with technical and non-technical people at all levels.

  • Collaboration skills – empathy for our partners, willingness to share information, and ownership without ego; creates and promotes transparency, harmony, and accountability across the team.

  • Organization skills – superior planning and organizational skills in managing multiple facets of a large-scale project and track progress for multiple programs at once with strong attention to detail.

  • Communication skills – deliver regular project reports, and excellent with both written and verbal to effectively communicate with all levels across a diverse audience in various disciplines.

  • Problem-solving skills – use problem-solving skills to isolate and solve problems with programs to keep progress on track.

  • Presentation skills - at ease presenting to technical engineering leaders, as well as to the general organization.

  • Technical skills - understanding of key technology terminologies in the cloud and software development area. Ability to learn new technical concepts quickly.

  • Tooling skills – exhibits mastery in the use of Jira and Confluence.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness, engagement and focus in a remote working environment.

  • Experience with working in remote teams across different time zones.

  • Experience with software development lifecycles.


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

Canada: Hiring Range from $76,700 to $167,000 CAD per annum

US: Hiring Range: from $104,000 to $223,500 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

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.

This job requires proficiency in the English language. Oracle is a global company with operations in dozens of countries around the world and our teams, including the team this position is part of, are comprised of individuals located in various jurisdictions. As is required of employees in all jobs at Oracle in North America, candidates for this position are required to understand, and communicate, in English so that in the course of performing their work, they can interact with teammates in other locations who are not fluent in the French language.

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.

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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