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Oracle Cloud Solutions Architect, North America-Oracle for Research in Charleston, South Carolina

Lead a team that acts as the central resource and driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.

As a member of the product development division, you will analyze and integrate external customer specifications. Suggest and justify product directions and specifications. Specify, design and implement moderate changes to existing software architecture. Build new products and development tools. Build and execute unit tests and unit test plans. Review integration and regression test plans created by QA. Communicate with QA and porting engineering to discuss major changes to functionality.

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.

This is a remote/office based position which may be performed anywhere in the United States except for within the state of Colorado.

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-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, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cloud Solutions Architect, North America, Oracle for Research

At Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), we build the future of the cloud for Enterprises as a diverse team of fellow creators and inventors. We act with the speed and attitude of a start-up, with the scale and customer-focus of the leading enterprise software company in the world.

Values are OCI's foundation and how we deliver excellence. We strive for equity, inclusion, and respect for all. We are committed to the greater good in our products and our actions. We are constantly learning and taking opportunities to grow our careers and ourselves. We challenge each other to stretch beyond our past to build our future.

You are the builder here. You will be part of a team of really smart, motivated, and diverse people and given the autonomy and support to do your best work. It is a dynamic and flexible workplace where you'll belong and be encouraged.

We are looking for a uniquely qualified person to work on a growing, innovative Oracle team. Oracle for Researchfocuses on collaborating with researchers to expand Oracle Cloud adoption by researchers, on nurturing and developing community, and on sharing the ways researchers use Oracle Cloud to change the world through their work. The program provides scientists and researchers with open communities; high-value, cost-effective, robust Oracle Cloud technologies; and startup and industry collaborations to find solutions to complex problems.

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and 10 years of professional experience, with at least 5 years of hands-on experience with OCI, AWS or Azure. Functional expertise in a computationally intensive research area and expertise with HPC and GPU shapes is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to manage projects and cultivate corporate and academic relationships at all levels.


As a cloud solutions architect, you will leverage Oracle’s rich technical offerings and collaborate with researchers at all levels to translate research questions into computational problems that can be explored and addressed using Oracle Cloud, helping to accelerate research time to results in significant ways.

  • Engage with member researchers and their ecosystems to understand their work, identify technical ways in which use of Oracle Cloud would add value to their research projects, and work collaboratively with researchers and Oracle resources to create Oracle Cloud architectures to support the projects.

  • Architect Oracle Cloud solutions for researchers across research disciplines to optimize the value researchers receive from Oracle Cloud. Manage the technical aspects of each research collaboration in your region to support the researcher’s successful use of Oracle Cloud and the achievement of mutually agreed project-driven milestones and outcomes.

  • Actively contribute to Oracle for Research Github. Develop documentation and white papers describing research use cases, and technical how-to guides for researchers using Oracle Cloud. Where appropriate, co-author technical academic papers with researchers to advance Oracle’s presence in academic research.

  • Keep current on OCI technologies, especially Oracle database, data science services, and AI/ML offerings.

  • Keep current on the latest HPC technologies and architect HPC deployments to include compute, networking, and storage, with a focus on optimizing GPU resource utilization.

  • Work collaboratively with Oracle for Research leadership to share lessons learned and provide input to the OCI and product development teams regarding researcher needs and product and services solution ideas.

  • Work collaboratively with the Oracle technical support organizations and the OCI teams to ensure researcher success. Organize and lead cross-functional teams from other LOBs to help more effectively support and engage with researchers, including developing technical ambassadors for Oracle for Research.

  • Drive projects to expand Oracle offerings supporting researchers, including spearheading projects that could lead to collaborative open source offerings and new Oracle services for collaboration, data sharing, and support for experiment repeatability.

  • Track and manage the recording of any research results of interest to Oracle that result from research collaborations, and support marketing and PR efforts related to those research results.

  • Contribute to the development of marketing resources that support the Oracle for Research program and Oracle’s engagement in the research market more broadly.

  • Support the development of an Oracle research user community, both online and in person. Activities may include, for example, offering tech talks and office hours, engaging in online conversations with researchers about their use of Oracle Cloud, offering or organizing technical lectures at academic institutions, and initiating and attending meetups.

  • Identify academic journals, conferences and other research computing events where Oracle for Research should be present to expand visibility and engagement.

  • Collaborate with marketing to identify research success stories and develop content to drive visibility and engagement and deepen Oracle's credibility in the research market.

  • Through communications, actions and direct collaboration with researchers, establish and expand Oracle's reputation as a valued collaborator and thought leader in research.

Ideal Candidate Background

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Hands-on experience with a wide range of Oracle OCI services and Oracle PaaS services, including Oracle databases, and a good understanding of the Oracle Cloud technology landscape

  • Experience implementing OCI and Oracle Cloud, preferably for research projects, and managing HPC workloads on public clouds (OCI, AWS and/or Azure)

  • Working knowledge of distributed/parallel file systems (GPFS, Lustre, etc.)

  • Familiarity with core infrastructure (virtualization, bare metal, Kubernetes), databases (Oracle Autonomous Database, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB) and caches (ELK, Redis, Memcached)

  • Knowledge of infrastructure automation (Chef, Terraform), integration (APIs, iPaaS, SOA), HPC schedulers (PBS, Slurm, SunGrid, LSF, Torque) and emerging technologies (blockchain, ML/AI)

  • Functional knowledge in a computationally intensive academic research discipline such as bioinformatics, genomics, molecular dynamics, earth sciences, or other

  • OCI, AWS and/or Azure certifications

  • A passion for creative problem solving and innovation, and a proven ability to turn ideas into actions and deliverables

  • Excellent people skills and an ability to engage at all levels with researchers, with a genuine enthusiasm for OCI services and advanced database technologies

  • Strong written, oral and visual communication skills; proven experience articulating complex research and technical problems in ways that can be understood and appreciated by non-experts

  • The ability to learn quickly, engage effectively in multiple projects simultaneously, and adjust priorities quickly, while maintaining a high degree of organization

  • Fluency in English; other languages are a plus

  • An advanced degree; peer-reviewed academic publications are a plus

Who We Are:

  • Culture Matters: We will build great, diverse teams who embrace a common vision, principles, work ethic, and commitment to results. We will value different perspectives, learn from each other, and do hard things. Great people do great things.

  • Resist Passivity: We will always have a bias for action when innovating, communicating, and executing. Prioritize actions and results.

  • Always Be Scrappy: Like the researchers we serve, we need to take risks and make discoveries with limited resources. This will keep us efficient, nimble and more likely position us for success.

  • Community and Cloud-Adoption Centric: When we evaluate our activities, initiatives and plans, we will consistently prioritize developing nurturing and collaborative communities that inspire Oracle Cloud adoption and usage by our researchers and partners. Do what we do, and do it well.

  • Metrics Driven: When possible (and it almost always is), we will measure our outcomes and seek to understand the levers to success. Test assumptions and measure the right things. Follow the data.

  • Scale Smartly: The world generates hundreds of thousands of new research problems every year. We need to identify projects with a high likelihood of success and scale smartly through automation and self-service resources combined with consistent customer care through collaborations and communities. Grow big while nurturing deeply.

For more information, contact:

Anita Filip| OCI Principal Talent Advisor

OracleGlobal Talent Advisory

Job: *Product Development

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Cloud Solutions Architect, North America-Oracle for Research

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 21000GQ1