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Software Development Senior Director

Redwood City, CA, USA | Oracle

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team provides you the opportunity to build and operate a suite of massive scale, integrated cloud services in a broadly distributed, multi-tenant cloud environment. OCI is committed to providing the best in cloud products that meet the needs of our customers who are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

We offer unique opportunities for leaders with the expertise and passion to solve difficult problems in distributed highly available services and virtualized infrastructure. At every level, our people have a significant technical and business impact designing and building innovative new systems to power our customer’s business critical applications. These are exciting times in our space - we are growing fast, still at an early stage, and working on ambitious new initiatives.

This role is available on the OCI Cognitive Services . We are addressing exciting challenges at the intersection of artificial intelligence and cutting-edge cloud infrastructure. We are building cloud services in natural language processing (NLP) and, computer vision that work out of the box for enterprises. Our product vision includes ability for enterprises to be able to customize the services for their business and train them to specialize on their data by creating micro models that enhance the global AI models.


Come in at ground level and build new Cognitive (AI) Services from scratch.

Inspire a culture of 'Always On' Service Operations in the team

Organize, Anticipate, Plan 24x7x365 Service Operations for multiple services

Present weekly to upper management - Service Escalations and Statistics along with Corrective Actions/Preventive Actions

Interface with Architects and technical leads to steer them to continuous Feature Improvements

Directly and indirectly manage Globally Distributed engineering team that is fast growing

Allocate resources, set priorities, and manage schedules for the team. Work across the platform organization to define and provide inputs to the technology strategy, infrastructure and architecture vision that supports the successful execution of the product roadmap and business strategy.

Feed the Service Operations requirements, challenges into service development teams for continuous improvements

Responsible to Hire outstanding SDEs, SREs in a competitive environment. Proven ability to motivate, align, and manage high performing, happy and empowered developers.

Desired Skills and Experience

Strong technical understanding in building Scalable high Performance services

Proven track record on running Operations for a Cloud Service

Deep knowledge of Compute, Network, Storage systems on a large scale

Experience working with Distributed Systems

AI / ML systems and Heterogeneous Databases Operations experience a plus

At least 15+ years of software development experience of which 2-4 years of cloud services development environment.

5+ years of senior management experience

BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical field

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Manage a team that designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

As a Senior Director of the software engineering division, you will apply your extensive knowledge of software architecture to manage software development tasks associated with developing, debugging or designing software applications, operating systems and databases according to current and future design specifications. Build enhancements within an existing software architecture and envision improvements to the architecture.

Directs and ensures the implementation of operational policies through subordinate managers Interacts internally and externally with executive management involving negotiation of difficult matters to influence policy. Functional expertise and broad company knowledge. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 or more years of software engineering or related experience.

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