Oracle Principal Linux Kernel Developer in Charleston, South Carolina

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 very 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. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.

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's Linux kernel team seeks Linux kernel developers to improve Oracle s Linux kernel. This role will involve making improvements to the Linux kernel and evaluating other improvements for potential inclusion.

Key qualifications include:

  • Linux kernel internals experience

  • Experience developing or maintaining device drivers

  • Git experience

  • Excellent C coding skills

  • Strong build, debug and test skills

  • Good understanding of the Linux community and kernel development process

  • Proven track record of upstream contributions

  • A track record of delivering software in an open source community

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, more preferred

  • Location: San Francisco Bay area preferred, any US location possible for a strong candidate

Oracle's Linux team develops on and contributes to upstream Linux to support our engineered system as well as Oracle's Cloud infrastructure. Our team patches and enhances the Linux kernel and promotes the adoption of Linux at Oracle and in the industry in general. Developers in this role are expected to be active contributors to upstream Linux.

Through our experience with engineered systems such as the flagship Exadata, we created an additional kernel option, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Supporting engineered systems required us to be more innnovative and modern with the Linux kernel, and UEK is a Linux kernel which combines mainline Linux performance with enterprise stability. UEK has secured world record database benchmarks for Oracle and provides the fastest execution environment for Oracle products. This kernel is refreshed from upstream Linux every 18 months, ensuring that new features can be used by these products in a timely fashion.

Oracle Linux was created in 2006 to provide a Linux solution which was well-tested for enterprise products such as the Oracle Database, Middleware and applications, coupled with enterprise-level support. Oracle has been an active contributor to Linux since 1998, shipping the first ever commercial database on Linux and contributing multiple filesystems and feature enhancements. Our core focus is developing open source products and improving the stability and performance of the OS. Most projects for our team are in C, python, and bash shell. Projects initiated or led by Oracle include core Linux components: btrfs, the next generation Linux filesystem; OCFS2, a general purpose filesystem; t10 DIF, enforcing data integrity throughout the IO stack; and RDS, a reliable datagram socket replacement for UDP on Infiniband fabrics. A comprehensive listing of our open source contributions can be found on oss.oracle.com and oss.oracle.com/git.

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Principal Linux Kernel Developer

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 18000C42

Other Locations: Canada