MY JOURNEY AT ORACLE BY PRATEEK BATLA IIT ROORKEE BATCH 2012

Can you share your experience working with Oracle so far?

It has been a wonderful journey so far. The last one year has been very exciting for me.  First of all I would like to mention that the training program at Oracle that we went through really prepared us well. It matured us and allowed us to go from developing small applications in college to big enterprise products. Two months of initial training has had a lasting impact for me. I am also really enjoying the knowledge I have gained so far and also learning new things to put into the products our team is developing. It's really fun to work here. We are treated like adults and we are responsible for our own workloads. We are not measured by how long we sit at a desk for, but more importantly what we are doing with our time.

With that I can't keep from mentioning the fun times we as a team have and of course the CGBU parties are fun. Except that I want to have them more frequently. :P

What inspired or motivated you to work with Oracle.

One of my seniors is working in Oracle CGBU who I was interacting constantly with during my placements. He told me about his work. He was enjoying the java applications he was working with. He told me about his life here, work-life balance and challenges which keeps him busy. This made Oracle CGBU as one of my preferred companies during placements

Brief us about the projects you have done so far.

I joined a product development team, building an activation product. It's a new product getting built from scratch which will be used by mobile operators. It's confidential I can't discuss much about it as it is not announced to market yet but one thing I would like to say is that we are using latest technologies, which will bring significant improvements in every aspect for mobile service providers using decade old products getting enhanced.

Did you ever hit a bump, what and how did you learn from it?

There was one task given to me on build scripts. I was not aware of anything related to it. My manager encouraged me to take that task as there were a lot of learning opportunities in it. That was the time when I panicked as it had a tight deadline which was promised to senior management. If I had not been lucky to be around such a helpful team, I would have to answer a lot of questions. I finished that on time and. I am regularly consulted regarding queries associated to that module.  

Do you have any advice for the new graduates who will be joining us soon?

Be ready for learning and remember one thing there is always a scope of improvement in everything. As a developer even if we consider a piece of code to be the best there may be a chance to optimize it further.

Learn & Have fun.

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