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Oracle Software Engineer Intern - Database Technologies in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

Intern Role intended for current students (BS/MS/PhD). Target Start Date: Summer 2024

The Program:

Our future success depends on hiring world-class, early-in-career talent who are looking to power next-generation services and solutions. We are hiring bachelor’s and master’s graduates with a diverse set of skills and experiences to work in and across multiple teams within the Database Technologies organization. Our program is intended to enhance your overall learning experience, help build your network, and accelerate your opportunity to make an impact.

The Team:

The Oracle Database and Systems Technologies organization creates data management technologies that power the modern economy. This includes the Oracle Database, the most widely used mission-critical database in all major industries around the world. We use this foundation to develop Database Services in Public and Private Clouds, and the Oracle Autonomous Database, the world’s first self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing mission-critical cloud database service. The organization also engineers hardware systems specialized for databases that are used by over 75% of the largest businesses in the world. In this team, the code that you write will power highly critical systems used by billions of people including travel reservations, telecommunications, hospitals, payroll, insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, e-commerce, utilities, and government services. The goal of our products is to increase the possibilities and productivity of businesses and people worldwide. Over 30% of the largest businesses in the world are already using our database cloud technologies.

The Company:

Oracle is the world’s leading provider of business software. With a presence in over 175 countries, we are one of the biggest technology companies on the planet. We're using innovative emerging technologies to tackle real-world problems today. From advancing energy efficiency to reimagining online commerce, the work we do is not only transforming the world of business—it's helping advance governments, power nonprofits, and giving billions of people the tools they need to outpace change. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit us at ( .


What You’ll Do:

The Database Engineering Team is responsible for full stack development of a family of databases including Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Times-Ten In-Memory Database, and the industry-leading Oracle Database itself. This is a systems-focused group that works on areas such as distributed databases, substantial scalability, high availability, security, analytics, data warehousing, automatic parallelization, networking, replication, distributed caching, transaction engines, data engines, SQL execution, query optimization, and language design. The team develops in-database machine-learning and AI algorithms both to help our customers improve their business and to make our own products autonomous. In addition, this group is also responsible for working on Oracle Engineered Systems which provide utmost performance and availability using technologies such as Persistent Memory and RDMA.

What You’ll Bring: (Objective Minimum Qualifications):

To be considered for a Software Engineer intern position in the Database Technologies organization, you must possess the Objective Minimum Qualifications (OMQs) below. Please ensure that your application clearly indicates that you meet these OMQs , either on your resume and/or by uploading additional documents such as a transcript.

  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree program in Computer Science or an equivalent science/engineering field during the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Must be enrolled in a university prior to and following internship completion.

  • Have completed at least your junior year toward your undergraduate degree, or higher, by summer 2024.

  • Reside in the United States and/or attend a university in the US.

  • Able to obtain work authorization in the US in 2024.

  • Are strongly proficient (i.e., able to complete coding projects with no assistance) in at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++ or Java

  • Have the ability to implement sophisticated algorithms and data structures in very complex systems with the highest quality.

  • Have completed coursework, projects, internships, and or research in two or more of the following Systems Programming related areas:

  • Compilers

  • Computer Architecture

  • Distributed Systems

  • Database Systems

  • High Performance Computing

  • Multithreaded/Multicore programming/Concurrent programming

  • Parallel Programming

  • Operating Systems Concepts

What We’ll Give You:

Accelerated Career Development: Many leaders in the Database and Systems Technology group have started their careers through the College Hire program. We consider this world-class program as the engine for our next generation of leaders. We have created very informative onboarding sessions for you, we will assign a mentor or buddy to you who will guide you closely in the initial stages of your career, and we will provide you with resources and opportunities to grow your career at every step.

High Levels of Job Satisfaction and Happiness: The Oracle Database is the most widely used high-demand database in the world. Critical businesses such as banking, travel, healthcare, telecommunications, payroll, insurance, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, e-commerce, utilities, and government services will use the products that you build to run critical services and will depend on you for solutions. You will have a big positive impact on the world around you.

Experience with Cutting Edge Technology: The Database and Systems Technology group works on cutting-edge technology that operates at a meticulous scale, performance, and availability to serve critical business needs all over the world. You will gain exposure to software algorithms that operate at a substantial scale with ultra-reliability, to cutting-edge hardware technologies, and to the best quality control practices in the industry.

Life at Oracle:

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to tackle new roles and challenges, while blending work and life. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry. To nurture the talent that makes this happen, we work hard to build a vibrant and inspiring workplace that celebrates diverse, hardworking teams where everyone can contribute. We take care of each other, and value giving back to the community. We have flexible work arrangements and offer benefits including generous paid parental leave and comprehensive premium medical insurance.

Getting to know you:

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 veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the United States only

Hiring Range: from $18.99 to $38.32 per hour; from $39,500 to $79,700 per annum.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

About Us

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.

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. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer