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Oracle Site Reliability Engineer - Database in Helena, Montana

Job Description

Note: All candidates must be United States citizens and reside within the United States. All candidates should either have US government security clearance or could be eligible to obtain one.

Oracle Recovery Cloud team is building the next generation Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Cloud. We are looking for candidates to join our team of energetic, customer-focused site reliability engineers. You’ll be part of a team that learns deeply how our cloud platform works so you can be the bridge between Engineering and Operations.

As part of the broader Engineering organization, you will have the ability influence product features and improve service experience. This role is critical to the success of the platform.


  • Design, write and deliver software to improve the availability, scalability, latency, and efficiency of our cloud service.

  • Drives and actively participates in the resolution of complex technical issues spanning multiple Cloud services and works towards ensuring service availability goals remain in-tact by developing solutions to complex problems and incidents.

  • Act as a trusted technical advisor to customers and solve complex Infrastructure and DevOps challenges

  • Create and deliver best practices recommendations, sample code, technical documents.

  • Contribute to making our infrastructure simple, reliable, and easy to operate.

  • Participate in the design and architecture of large-scale Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Cloud Service features

  • Participate in research and prototyping (proof of concept) different aspects of the service.

  • Define and develop monitoring infrastructure criteria’s (SLIs, SLOs).

  • Solve complex and difficult problems and build automation to prevent problem recurrence.

  • Participate in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.

  • Be Part of a robust Shift Schedule and be willing to work on weekends and swing shifts


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, in Computer Science, MIS or another technical field, or equivalent work experience.

  • Familiarity with at least 1 Major Cloud Platform Oracle, AWS, Azure, GCP etc.

  • Advanced Automation/Development knowledge and experience(Shell, Perl and Python) .

  • Experience / Knowledge of Terraform, Ansible and CI/CD Platforms.

  • Experience in Building and managing Linux OS systems with at least basic understanding of Linux Structures (IO, Network ,etc.).

  • Experience in Building and managing Virtualized systems (KVM, OVM, Containers/Docker) and ability to read and understand source code.

  • Experience troubleshooting complex software and/or networking issues.

  • Strong understanding of distributed computing, cloud concepts and platforms

  • Experience with RMAN is good to have

  • Experience with Oracle databases including RAC, Data Guard, Oracle GI (Clusterware, ASM) is good to have

  • Experience with Oracle Exadata and Oracle ZDLRA good to have.

  • Strong analytical skills to identify problems root cause.

  • Experience in cloud technical support, operations, NOC or similar is preferred, but not required.

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new technical domains and then train others.

  • Great verbal and written communication skills.

  • 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 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.

Solve complex problems related to infrastructure cloud services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence. Design, write, and deploy software to improve the availability, scalability, and efficiency of Oracle products and services. Design and develop designs, architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale distributed systems. Facilitate service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis, and system tuning.

Work with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team on the shared full stack ownership of a collection of services and/or technology areas. Understand the end-to-end configuration, technical dependencies, and overall behavioral characteristics of production services. Responsible for the design and delivery of the mission critical stack, with focus on security, resiliency, scale, and performance. Authority for end-to-end performance and operability. Partner with development teams in defining and implementing improvements in service architecture. Articulate technical characteristics of services and technology areas and guide Development Teams to engineer and add premier capabilities to the Oracle Cloud service portfolio. Understand and communicate the scale, capacity, security, performance attributes, and requirements of the service and technology stack. Demonstrate clear understanding of automation and orchestration principles. Act as ultimate escalation point for complex or critical issues that have not yet been documented as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Utilize a deep understanding of service topology and their dependencies required to troubleshoot issues and define mitigations. Understand and explain the affect of product architecture decisions on distributed systems. Professional curiosity and a desire to a develop deep understanding of services and technologies.

A BS or MS in Computer Science, or equivalent. Identifies solutions to knowledge of server hardware and software configuration, networking, standard internet services, scripting languages, cloud computing patterns, technology security and compliance. Experience running large scale customer facing web services. Identifies solutions to understanding of load balancing technologies and experience with development in programming languages, databases and big data stores, and container technologies. Work involves defining and documenting technical architecture of complex and highly scalable products. A minimum of 5+ years experience of running large scale customer facing web services.

If you are a Colorado resident, Please Contact us or Email us at to receive compensation and benefits information for this role. Please include this Job ID: 122616 in the subject line of the email.


Are you a seasoned Site Reliability Engineer or Cloud DevOps guru?

Are you a backup, restore and recovery expert?

If you are, we are looking for you to join our exciting growing Cloud DevOps team.

Our team is responsible for creating and delivering two cloud services that will

protect all of the databases on Oracle Cloud and in addition offer on-premises

database protection as well.

Our mission is to provide industry leading data protection services our

customers need and depend on when everything else fails. Our service is the

This exciting new cloud operations team gets to work across a wide range of technologies

and teams to deliver this new service. Our team is responsible for ensuring

all the components of our Recovery Cloud Services work seamlessly together.

We are constantly pushing to define and develop the end to end automation of complex workflows found in day to day management of the Recovery Service.

This team will keep you learning and, on your toes, delivering mission critical

services that our customers depend on.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical expertise with two or more area:

  • Terraform, Infrastructure as Code

  • Oracle Database

  • Linux

  • RMAN

  • Exadata

  • Working knowledge of Virtualization, and Containers

  • Including tools such as Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Github, Jira, Teamcity, and Bitbucket

  • CI/CD Experience including build automation, continuous integration, or continuous deployment tools

  • Prior SRE experience managing production cloud services

  • Prior experience in releasing and maintaining cloud services

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Production experience managing systems or database environments

  • Experience with a general-purpose systems language such as:

  • Python, Perl, Unix Shell and/or database language SQL, PL/SQL

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment

About Us

Diversity and Inclusion:

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.


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