Oracle Network Developer 5 (JoinOCI-NDC) in Helena, Montana
Supports the design, deployment, and operations of a large-scale global Oracle cloud computing environment (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - OCI). Primarily focused on development and support of network fabric and systems through a combination of a deep level understanding of networking at the protocol level coupled with programming skills to support the intensive automation required to operate a production environment. As OCI is a cloud-based network with a global footprint, this support will include hundreds of thousands of network devices supporting millions of servers, connected over a mix of dedicated backbone infrastructure and the Internet.
Lead network lifecycle management programs by defining high-level objectives and delivery procedures. Organizes project technical milestones & supporting tasks. May work as project technical lead, coordinating effort of two or three engineers. Advises project/program manager and coordinates with immediate and skip-level leadership. Collaborates across teams within same org (same VP). May serve as technical SME in cross-functional activities. Has technical responsibility for moderately complex project(s), including project requirements, specifications (where applicable), and documentation. Responsible for decomposing high-level architectures into detailed designs. May lead multiple engineers in developing network solutions consisting of multiple modules with complex interactions; Work with supporting service teams to ensure solutions are properly supported by monitoring and automation systems. Serves at Tier2 or specialized escalation point for network events and provides break-fix support for large-scale events. Serves as principle point of contact for driving systematic resolution of complex network issues. Act as SME for root cause analysis efforts. Frequently develops scripts to automate non-traditional, complex tasks for business unit. May serve as a technical lead on network automation design and delivery projects. Comprehensive understanding of the software development lifecycle. Provides a broad set of guidance to technical and senior technical members of staff. Interprets input from leaders (technical and managers) and provides focused development to junior member. Able to carry out technical coaching sessions, and helps junior members develop skills. Collaborates with vendor engineering and account manager to address current business or operational issues. Participates in the development of RFQ/RFPs. May lead the adoption of new vendor hardware. Active communication with product teams. Responsible to drive technology to meet product and service requirements. Participate in coordinated communication with product teams, networking leadership, and PMO to help assess gaps, solutions and needs.
Bachelors degree in Computer Science preferred and at least 12 years of related experience. Experience working in a large ISP or cloud provider environment. Exposure to commodity Ethernet hardware (Broadcom/Mellanox), protocol experience with BGP/OSPF/IS-IS, TCP, IPv4, IPv6, DNS, DHCP, MPLS. Experience with networking protocols such as TCP/IP, VPN, DNS, DHCP, and SSL. Experience with Internet peering and inter-domain networking. Experience with scripting or automation and datacenter design – Python preferred, but must demonstrate knowledge in a scripting or compiled language. Experience with high level software design/development. Experience with automation systems, framework design/use and deployment. Experience with network modeling and programing – YANG, OpenConfig, NETCONF. Knowledge of network security design, system performance characterization and testing. Knowledge of data flow and telemetry design, deployment and operation. Excellent judgment in influence for product roadmap direction, features, and priorities. Recognized authority and leading contributor in immediate business area and function. Uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Capable of working under limited supervision. Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
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Lead optical network lifecycle management programs by defining high-level objectives and delivery procedures. Organizes project technical milestones & supporting tasks. May work as project technical lead, coordinating effort of two or three engineers. Advises project/program manager and coordinates with immediate and skip-level leadership. Collaborates across teams within same org (same VP). May serve as technical SME in cross-functional activities. Has technical responsibility for moderately complex project(s), including project requirements, specifications (where applicable), and documentation. Responsible for decomposing high-level architectures into detailed designs. May lead multiple engineers in developing network solutions consisting of multiple modules with complex interactions; Work with supporting service teams to ensure solutions are properly supported by monitoring and automation systems. Serves at Tier2 or specialized escalation point for network events and provides break-fix support for large-scale events.
The Roles & Responsibilities of this job will include:
Lead Optical Architecture tactical and strategic discussion
Work with Vendors to develop Optical Network evolution plan.
Establish and maintain Optical Transport architecture vision, strategy and roadmap for OCI
Develop engineering skills inside of Optical Engineering and in peer groups.
Work with deployment teams and data center operations providing support during new capacity additions and changes on the optical network.
Own optical network infrastructure documentation, responsible for updating and maintaining network drawings and plans for both operational purposes and new builds.
Create and maintain optical network designs for metro, regional and long-haul DWDM systems.
Work with the engineering team to define optical standards and best practices for deployment.
Maximizing network performance by troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades, and collaborating with network architects on network optimization.
Participate in FOA and field trials of new platforms and technologies.
Work with the network qualification team to test and incorporate net platforms into the network.
Contribute code with development teams for foundations of automation tools with a perspective of transport systems and operational best practices.
Plan and implement network changes in a high availability environment.
Review OTDR/CD/PMD test reports for inside plant and outside plant fiber acceptance
Product & Technology
Excellent knowledge of optical technology ROADM, OTN, Optical Switching and architecture.
Working knowledge of major DWDM Transport vendors both hardware and software.
Experience in developing RFP, RFQ and vendor selection
Great business acumen to connect technical benefits to profit margins.
Document the existing technology portfolio and propose recommendations for improvements and / or alternative
Evaluate current and emerging network and infrastructure technologies
Manage architectural risk mitigations, issue escalation, and resolution processes
Knowledge of network management, provisioning, and service orchestration tools.
Detail knowledge of testing and troubleshooting including experience with test equipment such as OTDR, OSA, BERT, and optical power meters.
Understanding of high order modulation, flex grid technology, and CDC systems.
Good understanding of the component level operation of optical devices such as modulators, couplers, transponders, AWGs, DCMs
Ability to troubleshoot a variety of physical layer problems involving pluggable optics and overall interoperation of different layer 1 technologies.
Experience with physical fiber plant design and deployment both inside the plant and outside plant standards and methods.
Experience at scale in the deployment of data center interconnect metro DWDM solutions
Strong knowledge of OTN, Netconf, Yang, SNMP, TL1, and XML.
Multi-vendor networking hardware experience including Infinera, Ciena, Cisco & Nokia.
Hands-on Experience with deploying networks including the configuration of network devices, DWDM, ROADM, and OTN.
Knowledge of scripting.
Skills & Aptitude :
The ideal candidate shall be one who has:
Excellent presentation and influencing skills.
Ability to articulate business benefit of new technology & architecture to executives.
Strong analytical and problem-solving capability.
Ability to efficiently communicate with people of varying seniority and backgrounds
Capacity to engage on multiple concurrent initiatives efficiently
Experience with Agile implementation methodology and best practices in applying Agile to architecture activities
The skill to take on a variety of tasks and pay attention to detail.
Technology-agnostic approach to engineering.
Solid technical writing skills.
Possess the ability to quickly grasp concepts of new technology and communicate them clearly and in a concise manner to other stakeholders and teams in a collaborative constructive way.
A good understanding of architectural principles in order to correctly identify optimal solutions.
A strong technical writing capability with a penchant for teaching.
Demonstrate technical prowess as subject matter expert to large-scale strategic initiatives, programs, and projects, with customers, peers, and leadership required.
A solid foundation with the resilient design of DWDM transport networks, metro, and long haul.
Capable of highlighting key problem areas in a project or design in order to focus priorities
Team player with a constructive perspective committed to the success of the group
Great time management and prioritization skills
Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills
A successful track record of troubleshooting complex network problems and delivering innovative solutions.
The desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment are essential.
Education Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering / Electronics Engineering /Physics or equivalent
8-12 years of proven experience in building, managing networks.
Knowledge of DWDM, ROADM networks and optical transport technologies
Knowledge of IP routing and routing protocols, L2 switching is an asset
Exceptional troubleshooting, event correlation, and trending skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of Python or other scripting languages
RHCS in Ansible Automation or equivalent experience
Experience testing python with Jenkins
Experience working within Lean / Agile frameworks
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations
Knowledge of Ansible or other automation toolchains
Knowledge of Jenkins, Bamboo, or other CI/CD Tools
Understanding of TCP/IP spanning tree protocol and sub-netting
Experience working in a Cloud or Hosting environment
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