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Oracle Principal Software Engineer-Virtual Networking (Join OCI) in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

As a member of the software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, debugging or designing of software applications or operating systems. Provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet changing needs.

Duties and tasks are varied and complex needing independent judgment. Fully competent in own area of expertise. May have project lead role and or supervise lower level personnel. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 4 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.

Are you interested in building large-scale distributed infrastructure for the cloud? Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team is building new Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies that operate at large 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, foundational cloud infrastructure services. The Virtual Networking Team builds the highly customizable Virtual Cloud Networks (VCN) and connectivity services offering predictable and consistent performance, isolation, and availability.

We are a team that builds and maintains the OCI Software Defined Network (SDN) stack. Currently, we are looking for hands-on engineers with expertise and passion in solving difficult problems in high-availability, virtualized networks, and network packet processing. These are exciting times, and our team is undergoing rapid growth while working on many new ambitious initiatives. An engineer at any level can have significant technical and business impact. Join our team and help us build a state-of-the-art IaaS network starting from the ground floor.

Why join VCN Dataplane?

The Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) team has a culture of collaboration which welcomes new people to their ranks. We not only focus on an excellent customer experience; we also spend the time to make sure that your onboarding and ramp-up experience is a great one. We work together and help each other out, and do not skimp on technical debt, which facilitates reasonable on-call and a good work/life balance.


As a Principal Member of Technical Staff on the Dataplane team, you will help design and develop major core components of Oracle’s Virtual Cloud Network. You will be one of the engineers responsible for delivering high-speed packet processing architectures and other distributed systems that provide networking features such as TCP/UDP packet processing, access controls, metrics and monitoring dashboards.


You are an expert C coder with networking and embedded system experience. You value simplicity and scale, work comfortably in a collaborative, agile environment, and are excited to learn.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7 years of experience with systems/application development

  • 4 years of experience with network programming

  • 1 years of experience with embedded systems

  • Proficient at programming in C/C and experience with Python

  • Proficient with Linux

  • Bachelors in computer science and Engineering or related engineering fields

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior development experience with embedded C programming, network protocol implementation, or network packet process

  • Kernel development

  • Experience in CICD environments

  • Experience with Agile Development

  • Prior cloud experience

  • Masters / PhD degree in Computer Science or related engineering fields

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Principal Software Engineer-Virtual Networking (Join OCI)

Location: WA,Washington-Seattle

Requisition ID: 2000134O

Other Locations: United States