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Senior Database Internals Engineer – Oracle, Santa Clara, USA

Position Overview

Deep understanding of the internals of database connectivity protocols and networking stack is core to our product. As a senior database engineer you will be the resident expert on one or more databases for your insight into how applications connect to and query a database. Our ideal candidate is someone who has designed and implemented the database-server networking stack for Oracle and has strong interest/ experience of using NoSQL/ NewSQL databases. You should love big-data and be passionate about solving the scalability, availability, and manageability challenges in a web-scale client-server ecosystem. You must thrive in a fast paced, high-energy, startup environment. You must be motivated to make aggressive commitments and deliver disruptive high-quality products to market on time. Innovation and technology must excite you, as must a disciplined, process-oriented product development. You must be comfortable collaborating with, and driving offshore teams.

This position is based in Santa Clara, CA and reports to the SVP, Global Engineering.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Architect, design, implement, test, and maintain the core modules of ScaleArc’s database traffic management products.
  • Collaborate with the product management team and/or work directly with the field organizations/ customer to finalize the feature/ product requirements
  • Motivate and mentor engineers in our offshore team.
  • tay ahead of the technology curve and make recommendations about technologies to build current and future products.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of database internals R&D experience with database connectivity protocols and SQL networking stack for Oracle (SQLNET/TNS/OCI)
  • 8+ years of strong C/C++ based systems software development experience on Linux platform designing and implementing scalable client-servers architectures.
  • Hands on experience with TCP/IP Sockets and UNIX/Linux internals, multi-threaded or event driven programming. Good understanding of Internet protocols including, HTTP, SSL/TLS, DNS, TCP/IP, SQL.
  • Strong knowledge and working experience with HTTP Caching/Proxies and Web traffic acceleration techniques and technologies a great plus.
  • Good knowledge of NoSQL/ NewSQL databases desirable.
  • Expertise to debug and troubleshoot complex software systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree (in CS) or higher.
  • High energy and motivation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to lead technical discussions and mentor other engineers


Occasional travel to India may be required.


We offer market-competitive benefits as well as generous stock options.


Only qualified candidates. No recruiters please.

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