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Oracle Senior Director, DevOps, Managed Cloud Services in Portland, Oregon

Manage a team that designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc. As a Senior Director of the software engineering division, you will apply your extensive knowledge of software architecture to manage software development tasks associated with developing, debugging or designing software applications, operating systems and databases according to current and future design specifications. Build enhancements within an existing software architecture and envision improvements to the architecture. Directs and ensures the implementation of operational policies through subordinate managers Interacts internally and externally with executive management involving negotiation of difficult matters to influence policy. Functional expertise and broad company knowledge. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 or more 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. As the provider of the world’s most complete, open and integrated business software and hardware systems, Oracle is dedicated to unleashing innovation by simplifying IT. With more than 40 years of information technology innovation, Oracle is the recognized industry leader in enterprise application and technology solutions. Are you interested in building large-scale distributed infrastructure for the cloud? Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure Group is building new Infrastructure-as-a-Service technologies that operate at high scale in a broadly distributed multi-tenant cloud environment. Our customers run their businesses on our cloud, and our mission is to provide them with best in class infrastructure, support and managed services to enable their success. OCI has grown significantly in capability and customers and continues to aggressively add new features, new functionality and new customers to the cloud built for the enterprise. Oracle Managed Cloud Services operates critical back office infrastructure and applications for hundreds of customers worldwide. Our customers are continually going through a journey to the cloud that requires careful coordination across OCI and Oracle to ensure we are achieving the outcomes that make customers and Oracle successful. As we work to modernize the OMCS product offering and integrate it more closely with OCI, we need a strong DevOps leader to lead the charge on bringing best-in-breed software-first service delivery processes to our team. This person will build and lead a team of talented individuals that will drive this transformation throughout the organization. The team: This position is part of the leadership team responsible for the design, delivery and operation of managed application services built on top of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. As part of our overall customer success organization, it is tightly integrated with our service operations and customer support teams. OCI’s leadership team is highly technical, very collaborative and focused on building the strongest engineering organization with the best record of delivery and customer satisfaction that we can. Our mission is to make it possible for customers to run their entire enterprise on our cloud – and our values mean that we want customers to have such a delightful experience doing so that they all want to run everything on our cloud. Enabling customers to safely and confidently migrate workloads to our cloud is critical to Oracle’s continued growth and success. The Senior Director, DevOps, Managed Cloud Services will build and lead a team of talented individuals that will establish excellence for a software-driven modern services organization. Where ticket-based, human-executed behavior was once the norm, you understand that modern quality services need to be software driven. You will establish the new normal, building an ecosystem that supports our transition to Site Reliability Engineers away from console operators. The ideal candidate will have a diverse technology background and a proven track record of designing creative solutions to complex problems. You not only understand how pipelines are the bedrock of repeatability and quality, you know that scale is given by enabling software to be written and integrated in a crowdsourced fashion to drive pace and innovation. You are a passionate, articulate, driven leader that believes leading by example is the only way to successful outcome. Specific responsibilities and experience: * Take on this newly-created senior role and establish the DevOps team function that supports our transformation to a software-first culture. Define the charter and size the team appropriately to accomplish its strategic objectives. * Understand how both internal and external customers need to engage with our managed services. With this knowledge, build our enterprise pipelines that will be used to deliver repeatable, predictable service outcomes. * Define best practices for distributed teams to contribute software to our success. Recognize that a centralized approach will not scale fast enough, and that a distributed enablement approach will allow us to move quickly. Build the appropriate guardrails that enables this distribution without compromising security or quality. * Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with our OCI development teams to leverage work already in place and innovate where value can be added. * Bring the software-first capabilities directly to our customers, delivering APIs for everything that we consume internally, allowing customers to leverage our Managed Services and build upon them. * Engender a continuous-improvement culture within the team to constantly challenge best approaches to outcomes. * Influence the strategic directions of OCI Managed Cloud Services informed by customers, the changing cloud landscape, and the realities of delivering successful Managed Cloud Services on OCI. * Hands on – belief that leading by example is the only way to success. * Have strong business acumen, and apply that knowledge to inform the best approaches that balance technical excellence, speed of execution, and cost. IDEAL EXPERIENCE * Experience building, running, mentoring and enabling a team of technical professionals. * Proven ability to map technological approaches to solve complex business problems. * Background in DevOps in a cloud service provider, especially in the construction and deployment of scalable pipelines supporting service delivery. You understand how Site Reliability Engineers operate, and have experience building enablement so this function can scale. * Demonstrated creative problem solving; career proof that complex technical tradeoffs often need to be made and you’re exceptional in this regard. * Proven ability to decompose complex technical problems from theoretical “white-space” to concrete, executable plans. * Demonstrated ability to think from a business/outcome perspective and translate that into executable technical plans. * Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The candidate in this role must be comfortable presenting to internal executive stakeholders and customers alike. * A record of building strong collaborative relationships across organizational boundaries (e.g. into sales, support, sister engineering teams, etc.). * A career learner – proof that you’re always looking for “better” and have the ability to absorb and apply new skills quickly. Job: Product Development* *Organization: Oracle *Title: *Senior Director, DevOps, Managed Cloud Services Location: United States Requisition ID: 21000GRZ