Software in Silicon: Linux Performance Analyst

  • Company: Oracle
  • Posted: November 02, 2016
  • Reference ID: 160017J8
Oracle is at the forefront of engineering hardware and software to work together - in the cloud and in the data center. The SPARC Processor team is looking for highly qualified and motivated software engineers to work on software performance optimizations for its leading edge microprocessors, accelerating innovation and creating unique value for customers through software-hardware engineered solutions.

As a member of the Oracle SPARC Processor team, the candidate will analyze and optimize the performance of the Linux operating system on the SPARC architecture to ensure that the full entitlement of performance is realized by end customers. Candidates should have a strong understanding of multi-core/multithreaded CPU architectures, operating system concepts, and ability to write and tune Linux OS APIs to the underlying hardware architecture for performance.

The candidate will get excellent hands-on experience analyzing and implementing Software in Silicon optimizations in the Linux kernel for the SPARC architecture. The role involves collaborating with multiple engineering groups in the company such as the Java team, other Linux kernel developers, and the hypervisor team, compiler, and microprocessor design teams to ensure that analytics application performance is tuned to run on the SPARC hardware platform. The goal is to identify software performance enhancements in Linux for the SPARC Software in Silicon features to optimize performance for all applications running on the Linux OS.

Job Function: Software in Silicon Developer

Required Skills:
  • Performance tuning: Analysis, debug, and optimization of performance critical paths with Linux
  • Knowledge of Linux APIs
  • Demonstrated programming skills in C / C programming languages.
  • Demonstrated understanding of operating system concepts

Experience in the following are preferred:
  • Linux or Red Hat Linux kernel, Linux driver, or application development
  • Linux performance tuning experience
  • Coding and tuning performance critical graphics or I/O drivers
  • Development of performance critical software
  • Proficiency in Java, Perl
  • Experience with scripting and programming languages such as python, bash, C script or perl
  • Experience in a performance analysis, performance tuning or benchmarking role
  • Familiarity with Oracle database architecture, both logical and physical design
  • Experience with database queries and performance tuning
  • Multi-core, Multi-threaded application development
  • System administration on Linux OS
  • Knowledge of virtualization and networking stack is a positive
  • Experience using virtualization tooling such as VirtualBox, OVM, Docker (Linux Containers)
  • Self-starter, capable of identifying technology/tools that can be leveraged to improve efficiency of development teams

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 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.

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