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Oracle Architect, Core Infrastructure in Helena, Montana

Job Description

Delivering innovation and customer success is at the heart of everything we do, and Oracle’s partner ecosystem is an extension of this. Our partners are trusted advisors and experts in building, selling, and providing value-added services for Oracle Technology. Oracle’s Modern Alliances and Channels strategy is customer-focused and cloud-first driven, that accelerates the transition to the Cloud while driving superior customer experience and business outcomes. Customers select the appropriate track(s) for their business and choose how to engage with Oracle: fully invest in the Cloud space, focus their efforts towards on-premises licenses and hardware space, or extend into a hybrid model. Oracle offers an unparalleled opportunity to get fully immersed into the Cloud theme across all stacks (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) and solve our client’s most complex technological challenges. Want to make a difference? You’ve come to the right place. We’re using innovative emerging technologies to tackle real-world problems today. Help create the future with us.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team can provide 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.

Oracle is aggressively investing in the Oracle Cloud to provide the broadest, most comprehensive cloud in the industry. Only Oracle offers a complete suite of integrated services that include applications as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service – eliminating the data and business process fragmentation that come with cloud silos. A critical part of these silos is the Infrastructure Services include Compute, Storage, and Networking service.

Our mission is to provide our customers with best in class compute, storage, networking, database, security, and an ever-expanding set of foundational cloud-based services. This is your chance to be part of this exciting Compute team that offers elastic compute capabilities to run any workload in the cloud!


Key Responsibilities

We’re looking for a transformational breadth technical leader with expertise and passion in solving difficult problems in cloud infrastructure services. We have several opportunities to take our critical foundational compute, storage, physical and virtual networking services that power the next gen OCI Cloud to the next level. We need you to challenge existing engineering assumptions and boundaries to scale our next generation cloud to meet our ambitious business goals. These are exciting times in our space - we are young, growing fast, and are starting to be a recognized as a key player in the infrastructure business, and we still have a long way to go.

In this role, you will be reporting directly to OCI’s Chief Technical Architect and work on some of the most business critical, challenging, and complex architecture initiatives that move the business needle. With your superb technical, research and analytical capabilities and demonstrated ability to get the right things done quickly and effectively, you’ll partner with the existing technical leaders across the organization on these initiatives. You will brainstorm, identify, gain consensus and drive innovation for the core infrastructure services and data center architecture and be a force multiplier for the next generation of engineers on how to take on such projects. You will envision and collaborate with executives for investment and assist the service teams in driving the software design and development for major improvement initiatives in the core services. Making these deep architectural changes calls for an outstanding builder and technical leader with a breadth of knowledge and established industry track record of success in leading large cloud scale projects.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Design and build customer-facing cloud services that are scalable, reliable, and performant.

  • Work across core infrastructure service teams (compute, storage, physical and virtual networking, and data center architecture) to understand challenges, identify opportunities, and build consensus to drive architectural changes across these services.

  • Regular communication with C-level executives, including technology reviews.

  • Foster and maintain strong/positive relationships across other groups and teams within OCI and Oracle.

  • Ensure successful technology releases based on team, division, and company priorities.

  • Stay abreast of the latest innovations in the cloud technology space and apply them as appropriate to Oracle's Core Infrastructure service offerings.

  • Lead by example, setting a clear culture of teamwork, high expectations, success, and customer focus.

  • Recruit and retain the best technical talent for OCI.

  • Take responsibility for horizontal initiatives across Oracle, including next-generation system definitions, and drive adoption over multiple business

  • Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of software engineering.

  • Develop senior-level customer & partner relationships as required

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Exceptional communication skills, technically fearless and a strong product sense with the ability to seek and absorb business context, lead, and develop engineering culture, and exhibit good judgement exercised through developed critical thinking.

  • 15+ years’ experience delivering and operating highly available distributed systems at commercial cloud scale.

  • Breadth of experience in core infrastructure services (compute, storage, networking as well as the underlying data center architecture) with sufficient depth and expertise in two or more areas

  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals.

  • Strong knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP) and standard network architectures.

  • Strong understanding of databases, NoSQL systems, storage, and distributed persistence technologies.

  • Working familiarity with data center architecture - power, cooling, and physical networking architecture.


A Bachelors’ degree is preferred. An advanced degree is a plus.

Additional Information

As part of Oracle's US employment process, candidates will be required to complete a background check prior to an offer being extended. These background checks include:

  • Prior employment verification.

  • Education verification.

  • Social security trace.

  • Criminal background check.

  • Motor vehicles records (where required for position).

Oracle is an equal opportunities employer.

About Oracle

For more than four decades, Oracle has delivered innovation upon which entire industries have been built. From transforming healthcare to advancing scientific research, the work we do at Oracle is not only transforming the world of business—it’s defending governments, powering nonprofits, and giving billions of people the tools they need to outpace change.

  • World’s first and only autonomous database

  • Industry’s broadest and deepest suite of cloud applications

  • US$40B total GAAP revenue in FY2021

  • US$56B in R&D since FY2012

  • More than 18,500 patents worldwide

  • 430,000 customers in 175 countries

  • 133,000 employees

  • US$19 million donated to support 7,000+ nonprofits through grants, sponsorships, and the workplace in 62 countries.

  • 44% reduction in absolute emissions since 2015, surpassing our 2020 goal of 20% reduction.

Oracle offers integrated suites of applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at .


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the United States only

Hiring Range: from $161,600 to $338,600 per annum. May be eligible for bonus, equity, and compensation deferral.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

About Us

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