Linux Tools Developer

Oracle - Redwood City, CA (30+ days ago)3.9

Linux Tools Developer-18000UOU

Preferred Qualifications

Linux Tools Developer

Oracle's Linux kernel team seeks a tools developer to help with Linux kernel

development. The role is intended to enhance or create existing tools which help

Linux kernel developers to do their jobs. A successful candidate has expert

level scripting and automation skills in addition to strong active listening

skills. You should expect to listen to user concerns and to anticipate and

develop creative solutions.

Key qualifications include:
  • Self-motivated individual who can "think outside the box" and deliver creative

  • Ability to collect requirements from developers, provide prototypes, and incorporate feedback
  • Experience developing tools on Linux platforms. Experience using and
administering Linux systems is a plus.

  • Advanced level understanding of git source control
  • Strong experience with scripting languages including Perl, Bash, Python, and node.js
  • Experience building or supporting web applications (React, Angular, PHP) is a

  • Familiarity with C is a plus
  • Familiarity with Linux community and kernel development process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Location: San Francisco Bay area
Group Description:
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 and

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

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 will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.

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.