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Oracle Principal Software Developer (ML/AI) in Helena, Montana

Job Description

We are specifically looking for a Software Developer - ML/AI to join the TOS ML/AI Platform team. The team is dedicated to providing accurate data and partnering with teams to help them discover actionable narratives in their data; both by describing the past and predicting the future. We believe information enables success, and we are committed to providing clear insights for all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate will have proven experience with requirements gathering, data modeling and analysis, and communicating insights. If you are passionate about taking ownership of concrete data challenges and producing business intelligence solutions that have broad, significant impacts - come join our team!

Career Level - IC4


In this role, you will:

  • Remain current with, and apply capabilities and technology designs and solutions in the area of ML and Generative AI to solve business problems in a Cloud Service Provider setting.

  • Partner with business, product, and engineering stakeholders in the development of inference-driven features.

  • Design, prototype, implement and test descriptive, predictive and large language models

  • Research LLM frameworks and create independent pilot to solve large scale business problems

  • Help Cloud Engineering, Operations, and Support organizations solve systemic issues and identify drivers through the use of data science techniques and methods

  • Work with ML engineers and analyst to architect and develop operational models that run at scale

  • Partner with teams to identify and explore opportunities for the application of machine learning and predictive analysis, and improving existing models

  • Communicate with technical and non-technical audiences, and contribute modeling expertise as a team player

  • Develop strong hypotheses, independently solve problems, and share actionable insights with engineering leadership

  • Apply analytic rigor to synthesize data into an clear narrative that allows for data-driven decision making across the organization

  • Program methods, processes, and systems to consolidate and analyze unstructured, diverse “big data” sources to generate actionable insights and solutions for cloud services

  • Code software programs, algorithms and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or Ph.D in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics fields

  • Strong business acumen skills. Good at strategic and critical thinking. Demonstrated experience/history of support executives/directors and growth from an analytics domain

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing high performing ML algorithms in production systems in a cloud environment

  • Experience in utilizing LLMs and Generative AI, creating benchmarks and frameworks for LLM

  • Expertise on a broad set of ML approaches and techniques such as statistical learning, deep learning, semi-supervised learning, graph neural network, NLP, reinforcement learning and LLMs

  • Proficient in Python, PySpark, (Jupyter) Notebook, SQL, Bitbucket/Git, Jira, Uni

  • Ability to synthesize complex elements into crisp and robust stories for audiences of variable technical levels

  • Experience in working with highly unstructured data and deriving insights using GenAI/NLP techniques including transformer architecture

  • High sense of ownership, self-motivation, and desire to delight customers.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and influence.

  • Able to independently operate in an ambiguous and fast paced environment

  • Foundational knowledge on cloud technologies and infrastructure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience with Masters / 5+ years of experience with Ph.D in data scientist role or equivalent

  • Deep Understanding of Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs)

  • Experience in anomaly detection, outage detection using logs and other disparate data sources and signals

  • Experience in NLP techniques like topic modeling, clustering, recommendation systems etc.

  • Working knowledge of data structures and scripting with Python / R

  • Demonstrated investment in using data analysis and metrics to continuously improve systems, software, and processes

  • Ability to gather data requirements and use data modeling to visualize patterns for analysis

  • Experience with cloud platforms and cloud architecture

  • Experience with operating systems in production, following the DevOps model


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 stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $94,200 to $223,500 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

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 US 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

The role will generally accept applications for at least three calendar days from the posting date or as long as the job remains posted.

About Us

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrow’s technology to tackle today’s problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyone’s voice is heard, we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. It’s why we’re committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We’ve partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector—and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

We’re committed to including people with disabilities at all stages of the employment process. If you require accessibility assistance or accommodation for a disability at any point, let us know by calling +1 888 404 2494, option one.


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