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Oracle Senior Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Description

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. Define specifications for significant new projects and specify, design and develop software according to those specifications. You will perform professional software development tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of software applications or operating systems.

Provide leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology. Recommends and justifies major changes to existing products/services/processes. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 or more years of software engineering or related experience.


Critical Hire: Senior Principal Security Engineer for server platform security architecture, design, and analysis of low-level firmware, and interactions with underlying server hardware, across Intel/AMD/Ampere CPU partners, 3rd party suppliers, and UEFI BIOS, ILOM Service Processor, and OS kernel/device driver scopes. This role requires Senior Principal Engineer Security skills, spanning Intel/AMD/ARM64 platform firmware/software (UEFI, chipset, BMC/ILOM, OS/device driver), coupled with architectural risk analysis expertise, and understanding of underlying hardware security capabilities. Knowledge of bare metal and virtualized deployments of major operating systems (including Oracle Linux, VMware, Windows) desired. Domain experience planning, preparing, and driving platform security reviews including Architectural Risk Analysis (ARAs) for servers, in areas of firmware and software design, interacting with x86 processor/chipset/hardware security. Works internally with OHD SPOCs (Security Point of Contact Engineers), with several Oracle hardware and security organizations, and externally with Oracle’s CPU vendors, suppliers, and security industry.


Oracle’s Hardware Development (OHD) team is seeking a Senior Principal Security Engineer, with a security background in x86 server platform architecture (CPU/chipset firmware and software), and experience with Intel/AMD/ARM64 processor and hardware platform security. The OHD team is responsible for design, development and delivery of secure server product offerings into OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) Fleet, Engineered Systems, and end customer environments. The successful candidate will work in a team-oriented environment to organize, drive, and facilitate platform firmware ARAs (Architectural Risk Analysis Reviews), participate in associated hardware security reviews, and manage responses to key security risks and vulnerabilities, across platform elements. Understanding of platform CPU, chipset, UEFI and BMC firmware, OS/device driver levels, and underlying hardware required. This role drives and completes Architectural Risk Analyses, participates in underlying hardware/schematic reviews of future products, as well as analysis of incoming CVE vulnerabilities - mitigating and resolving top internal and industry security issues, from discovery, through patch creation and delivery. The Senior Principal Engineer works cross-functionally across OHD, internally with key Oracle security groups, and externally with key Oracle suppliers, to co-ordinate Oracle patching, messaging and mitigations. These are exciting times in Oracle's OCI and Engineered Systems development space where an individual can have a significant impact on Oracle's offerings, and an abundance of opportunities to innovate.

Key Qualifications:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent practical experience

  • Detailed understanding of state-of-the-art security principles, theories, attacks and threat modeling methodologies: assets, security vulnerabilities and attack profile, threats mitigations etc.

  • Knowledge of security technologies: authentication, applied cryptography, secure protocols, hardware security capabilities of existing fleet

  • Experience technically analyzing threats and vulnerabilities, and determining priorities

  • Knowledge of server platform UEFI and embedded firmware (UEFI, BMC) and security features (TPM, Secure Boot, TXT, ROT)

  • Knowledge of at least one of Intel/AMD/ARM64 computer architectures and low level chipset programming (CPU/chipset logic, firmware, and ingredients), and hardware bus architectures

  • Embedded firmware development skills (c, assembly, python)

Core Responsibilities:

  • Main responsibilities include organizing and driving OHD Platform Software ARAs (Architectural Risk Analysis), software and firmware design and code reviews, and assisting with underlying hardware security reviews of new products

  • Identifying, analyzing, and assisting with mitigation of Intel/AMD/ARM64 platform security CVEs/vulnerabilities in current products

  • Senior Principal Security Engineer responsibilities to enhance and evolve the security posture of OHD, and security development, test, and release processes

  • Partnering with Platform Security Architects and Managers to drive threats and vulnerabilities to closure

Related Responsibilities:

  • Participates in evolution of OHD Security Development Lifecycle of our products

  • Collaborates across functional teams (HW, Diagnostics, UEFI, BMC, OS, QA, Devops) in the assurance and evolution of product and process security

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Diversity and Inclusion:

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.


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