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A Believer’s Journey Begins With Oracle Cloud

For Sridhar K., Product Management Director at Oracle Cloud at Customer, the desire to work at Oracle stemmed from his belief that the company had a great product in its hands. “I believed in Oracle Cloud at Customer. This product offers something that’s a reasonable and compelling value proposition in a customer’s datacenter. I believe this product has enough promise to grow as a big business,” Sridhar explains. Having been at Oracle for just 4 months, Sridhar’s journey is only starting. Nonetheless, he already has a couple of accomplishments under his belt. “One of my notable accomplishments thus far has been the initiative to simplify the collection of business/product data from bookings to create new, derivative metrics and insights. This will improve our ability to fulfill our customer commitments better, and improve our process and offering,” Sridhar shares. Adding to the satisfaction of being involved in fulfilling projects, there are other things Sridhar likes about working at Oracle. As he mentions, “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some extremely talented people who are always willing to collaborate and make things better. There is a lot of excitement to contribute and collaborate.” Being a swimming enthusiast, Sridhar greatly enjoys the perks that come with working at Oracle’s Redwood Shores campus. “It’s a beautiful campus. I love its fitness centers. It’s very relaxing in the sense that you can get your mind out of work,” he says. Bring your passion to the Oracle Cloud at Customer team Do you believe you’d find the career of your dreams at Oracle? Just like Sridhar, you too can begin your journey with us by bringing your talent, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for technology. If you’re ready to take the next great step in your career, send your résumé to April Berryman (april.berryman@oracle.com) today. Come create the future with us.

For Sridhar K., Product Management Director at Oracle Cloud at Customer, the desire to work at Oracle stemmed from his belief that the company had a great product in its hands. “I believed in Oracle...

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Join the Oracle SSI Manila team

The Oracle SSI Manila team is hiring Principal Consultants (Supply Chain Management) in the Philippines. Read our interview below with Renee, who used to be a Contractual Consultant in Singapore, and find out why she has decided to come back home to the Philippines.  Renee is one of our Senior Principal Consultants, and just like her you can have a great and stable employment at Oracle SSI Manila.  Why did you join the Oracle SSI Manila team? I joined Oracle SSI Manila because being part of Oracle’s roster of talent is a good opportunity. Having worked as an Oracle consultant for more than 10 years with different Oracle Consulting partners, and being part of the company whose solutions I’ve been implementing, has equipped me in being a better and more skilled ERP consultant. Direct access to new Oracle products, technologies, materials, and initiatives is also a big plus, as it enriches my skills and technology adaptability. Prior to joining Oracle SSI Manila, I worked as a contractual resource in Singapore. Being a contractual resource is not as stable as being an internal employee; career growth is limited when you’re contracted for only one project. Your knowledge and expertise is as good as what you bring in and learn within the confines of the client’s project scope. Being a contractual resource, your client will not invest in your career growth or advancement. In my case, clients would maximize my time with project deliverables or support tasks, where there’s less room for new learning or opportunities for advancement. How’s it like to work in the Oracle SSI Manila team? How is a day in the life of a Senior Principal Consultant in your team? Oracle SSI Manila, being a new team, is a vibrant pool of talent. There’s the excitement and drive to learn and apply new knowledge in client engagements, especially on Cloud adoption. My initial months in the team were all about training and learning, as I was new to Cloud solutions. They pointed me to the right knowledge sources and gave me opportunities to upskill and apply the knowledge by putting me in expertise enrichment initiatives. There is a right balance of work and personal time, as Management is lenient on how you spend your work hours. My daily commute to the office is quite long with the Manila traffic, so sometimes Management allows me to work from home to complete tasks with mobile tools, which makes work efficient. Why do you enjoy working in Oracle SSI Manila? What inspires you in your role? I enjoy working in Oracle SSI Manila because it’s a new team with a lot of room for growth, composed of a varied mix of talent. Being in a senior role, it inspires me to be able to mentor junior consultants and impart to them my consulting experience and expertise, which I’ve gained over the years (something you don’t learn from reading and watching instructional videos). Also, being in a global company with a focus on APAC clients, I enjoy working and dealing with counterparts from different parts of the region. Having experience in working with global clients has extended my reach to belong in a global community of talent, with whom I can collaborate and learn from. I like that Oracle promotes work-life balance by having non-work-related initiatives focused on self-development, community involvement, and health awareness. What are the career opportunities available in your team? Finance, Supply Chain, and HCM implementation/consulting roles at different levels are open to be filled. Career growth and potential to become a Senior Consultant, Solution Architect, or Practice Lead/Manager are part of the career succession that one can have within Oracle SSI Manila. Why should people join Oracle SSI Manila? If one is looking for growth, is hungry for knowledge and open to change, and wants to be part of a global company that continuously innovates, I feel you should seize the opportunity.   Does working for the Oracle SSI Manila team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your résumé to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor, Lovelyn Sevilla today to be considered for one of our open positions. Or connect with Renee Rose Gabat on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.  

The Oracle SSI Manila team is hiring Principal Consultants (Supply Chain Management) in the Philippines. Read our interview below with Renee, who used to be a Contractual Consultant in Singapore, and...

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Oracle NetSuite Solution Consultant Academy Spotlight: Naveen C.

The Oracle NetSuite Solution Consultant Academy (SCA) Program prepares business professionals for an exciting and rewarding career, as part of NetSuite’s Presales Solution Consulting organization. We took some time to talk with Naveen about his experience in the program, and why people should join. Check out his answers below and find out how you can apply. How would you describe your experience in the SCA Program? My experience in the SCA Program has provided me with a great deal of personal enlightenment. The program challenges you to step out of your comfort zone, and places you in scenarios that I, for one, was certainly not accustomed to being in while working in previous roles. In addition, you have dedicated guidance from experienced technology professionals, who are constantly providing you with detailed feedback to help improve your presentation skills and technical knowledge all along the way. Through the process, I’ve learned a great deal about myself and what I can accomplish, both personally and professionally. What made you want to join the program? What I enjoyed most about my previous role as an auditor was having the opportunity to work directly with clients on a regular basis. However, as an auditor, the amount of value that I was able to bring to their experience was quite limited. It was important for me to be able to utilize my accounting skills and knowledge base in a more purposeful and comprehensive manner. The program was going to provide me with the platform to leverage everything I’d done in previous accounting roles, and really develop the ability to work with various organizations to provide them with solutions to some of their most pressing business challenges, in order to lead them towards the path to success. Also, the prospect of working for a company like Oracle/NetSuite, which is a pillar in the software/technology space, was far too enticing to pass up. What doors did your participation in the program open for you? Coming from my previous role, where I was exposed almost exclusively to other accounting/finance professionals and subject matter, the program exposed me to a peer group of individuals that came from a more diverse professional and educational background. Although accounting/finance is at the core of NetSuite, the role requires a more holistic organizational view. As a result, I was able to learn about business processes and organizational components that I would not have likely been exposed to in most accounting career paths I was destined for. How was the transition from your previous career to the SCA Program? When starting out in public accounting, it almost feels as though you’re thrown into the mix and are expected to either sink or swim. It was very refreshing to come into a situation where I was making a sharp career shift, but in an environment where I was going to be given the runway to learn how to be successful in this new role, as part of a dedicated, curriculum-based program. When you’re in a brand-new role in a completely different industry, there’s always a great deal of anxiety, but the robust design of the program really alleviates a great deal of concern in that regard, because you feel confident very early on that you’re being set up for success. What would you say to someone who’s thinking about accepting an offer into the SCA Program? I would challenge them to think not only about the job itself, but also about the skills that they wish to learn and develop. The ability to communicate with business professionals about their core functional processes and determine solutions for them to help grow their business, within the context of an effectively delivered presentation, is a rare and valuable skill. The program provides you with the tools necessary to learn that skill, along with a detailed roadmap on how to properly develop it, with an abundance of resources along the way. Does the Oracle NetSuite SCA Program sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your résumé to Keri Smith (keri.smith@oracle.com) today. Good luck!

The Oracle NetSuite Solution Consultant Academy (SCA) Program prepares business professionals for an exciting and rewarding career, as part of NetSuite’s Presales Solution Consulting organization. We...

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Secure an Exciting Career at Oracle Security Sales

The Oracle Security Sales team is in need of experienced salespeople who are driven for success and are excited about the evolving security landscape. Check out our Q&A with Pete Angstadt, Group Vice President of Oracle’s Security business, below and find out if this is the opportunity for you. Why is now a good time to join the Security Sales team? Pete A. (PA): Security is top-of-mind for every one of our customers. Security has become a board-level topic and a critical component of every organization’s strategic plan. Oracle has a powerful platform of security and management solutions to help our customers navigate the threat vectors of our global economy. From identity management to data security to cloud access brokerage, Oracle is helping our customers solve their security challenges in their hybrid reality. This is an ideal time to help Oracle customers solve their enterprise security challenges. What kind of roles are you currently hiring for? PA: We’re actively hiring Security Sales Representatives. The role is critical to helping customers secure their hybrid IT ecosystem. With the pivot to the cloud, our customers need next-gen-thinking security professionals to help them navigate that journey. Our Security Sales Reps can understand business initiatives and challenges, and recommend Oracle’s proven security solutions to enable customer success. What kind of special qualities or skills are you looking for? PA: We’re looking for candidates who understand the challenges of a modern, hybrid security architecture, and who can work closely with customers to develop a security plan to address those needs. We’re looking for driven security talent with strong business acumen to help our customers secure their most important IT assets, while mitigating risk for their organizations. Our team must have a highly effective communication style and possess the ability to collaborate with distributed teams. The ability to execute complex sales cycles and drive customers’ success are core skills for Oracle Security Reps. What do current employees like most about being part of the Security Sales team? PA: Oracle is a very exciting place to be right now. We have world-class security solutions being used by all types of customers globally. It’s a unique and powerful opportunity to help customers establish their next-gen security architecture that will be a catalyst for the way they do business and manage risk globally. Our Security team has a continuous learning culture that drives our reps to grow, both personally and professionally. Our industry-leading security solutions are highly relevant and impactful to our customers. Our team takes great pride in being the security engine our customers can rely on to run their businesses. The future is extremely bright for Oracle’s Security business. Does this sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your résumé to Diana Montague (diana.montague@oracle.com) today. Come create the future with us.

The Oracle Security Sales team is in need of experienced salespeople who are driven for success and are excited about the evolving security landscape. Check out our Q&A with Pete Angstadt, Group Vice...

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Now is the time to embark on an amazing journey with Oracle SSI

The Oracle SSI Manila team is recruiting Principal Consultants (Financial, Supply Chain, HCM, FMW, and Core Tech) in the Philippines! Read our interview below with Bibaswan, Consulting Practice Manager, and find out if this is the opportunity for you. Why did you join the Oracle SSI Manila team? I joined Oracle as a consultant over 16 years ago. While I was learning Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, and Oracle Applications, as well as working with other multi-national companies to implement Oracle Financial modules, it was my dream to be part of Oracle as a consultant. The Oracle SSI Manila team has a wide-ranging talent pool, including functional and technical roles, business analysts, industry experts, solution architects, and enterprise architects. I wanted to work in a fast-paced environment that kept challenging me. I wanted to add value to customers by providing solution design and consultancy services. How’s it like to work in the Oracle SSI Manila team? I’ve played many roles within Oracle SSI. I started as a Functional Consultant, working on implementation projects across the globe for customers of various industries, including: education, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, travel & transport, public sector, etc. I’ve grown at Oracle SSI from Consultant to Project Lead, to Solution Architect, to Project Manager, to Program manager, to Competency Manager, to Competency Group Manager, to Bid Office Manager, to Location Manager. I managed 278 consultants with 6 managers at one time during my Competency Group Manager role, and was able to hire the right pool of talent, train them on the latest on-demand technologies, position them in the projects of their interest, and help them to make their customers successful. Our level of employee engagement kept improving with lesser attrition. It’s an amazing journey to work in a knowledge industry with so many skilled and brilliant people around, to learn something every day. In my current role as Location Manager of the SSI Manila Center, I’m responsible for setting up practice in Manila, hiring the right talent, training them, and deploying on projects across the EMEA and APAC regions. I’m building a self-sufficient team to deliver projects from the Manila Center, with Project Management, Solution Architecture, Presales, Functional, and Technical capabilities. I continue to focus on long-term strategic initiatives like hiring, skills development, and investments in emerging technologies and accelerators to deliver cloud projects more efficiently. Why do you enjoy working in the Oracle SSI Manila team? What inspires you in your role? Every day is a new learning opportunity for me. My role allows me to lead a team of brilliant consultants, while always looking for new ways to solve business challenges. I’ve travelled the world, met fantastic customers, and made friends in many countries. With all of that comes growth, both personal and professional. I always want to learn new things, and Oracle has given me that opportunity. I still want to transform our customers’ business and help them achieve their objectives using Oracle products. Every day is exciting, and I honestly love getting up every morning. I start my week saying “Thank God it’s Monday.” What are the career opportunities available in your team? My team is broken into individual contributors who work on our customer-facing engagements, as well as Solution Architects who are responsible for architecting solutions and ensuring project delivery. We have career opportunities for people with Finance, Supply Chain, HCM, FMW, and Core Tech skills. Implementer/Consultant roles are available at every level. There’s potential to become a Senior Consultant, Solution Architect, or Practice Lead/Manager, which is part of the career growth that one can have within SSI Manila. Click on the link to learn more about the open role: Principal Consultant (Enterprise Resource Planning) Why should people join the Oracle SSI Manila team? There are many reasons. First, we’re one of the few lines of business within Oracle that works with customers across EMEA, APAC, and Latin America. With so many customers and regions comes the opportunity to learn about new cultures. Second, we’re co-located with Product Development, and have inherently become the conduit for many other Consulting lines of business to learn what new products and releases are coming up. Third, the opportunities for technical learning are immense. While we focus on Fusion applications, the boundaries between applications and technology are blurring. If one is looking for growth, is hungry for knowledge, is open to change, and wants to be part of a global company that continuously innovates, I feel you should seize the opportunity. Does working for the Oracle SSI Manila team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your résumé to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor, Lovelyn Sevilla today to be considered for one of our open positions. Or connect with Bibaswan Barpanda on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.  

The Oracle SSI Manila team is recruiting Principal Consultants (Financial, Supply Chain, HCM, FMW, and Core Tech) in the Philippines! Read our interview below with Bibaswan, Consulting Practice...

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A Career Leveraged by Big Data

When Jon M., Product Development Architect for Oracle Big Data Cloud, returned to Oracle two years ago—after having been with the company for about twelve—, he knew he was in the right place to put his newly acquired Big Data experience to good use. “When I left [Oracle] I got some Big Data experience with another company. When I started hearing that Oracle was making Big Data a cloud offering, it seemed like a good opportunity to come back and leverage both my past experience with Oracle and my new experience with Big Data,” Jon recalls. Primarily involved in fielding Big Data services on the Oracle Cloud, Jon is proud of what his combined experience has brought to the table. “I’ve worked a great deal on integrating our Big Data Cloud service with our Identity Cloud service. Being able to get them working together and enhancing our offering has been an exciting effort,” Jon explains. Having returned to Oracle, Jon knows that he can now leverage more than his Big Data experience to achieve success. “I like the diversity of teams and people you get to work with. The ability to reach out to a whole breadth of people with diverse backgrounds across the company lets you leverage their knowledge to achieve your goals,” Jon says. In closing, Jon is confident that Oracle will continue to be a great place for his talent in the years to come. As he puts it, “Oracle is doing a lot of exciting stuff with the cloud. Being involved in the vast array of Cloud services that we’re putting together is an exciting process.” Do you think your experience in technology would fit in nicely with Oracle’s projects? We’re always looking for driven, talented, and self-starting candidates to join our teams of tech professionals. If this matches your profile, send your résumé to Chad Kidder (chad.kidder@oracle.com) today. We’ll be glad to get in touch with you and discuss career opportunities at Oracle. Come create the future with us.

When Jon M., Product Development Architect for Oracle Big Data Cloud, returned to Oracle two years ago—after having been with the company for about twelve—, he knew he was in the right place to...

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Consistently Winning at Oracle

For Matthew F., Director and Lead of Security Competitive Intelligence on the Global Technology Competitive Intelligence team, the move to Oracle came five years ago after spending time in the startup space. “After being part of several smaller startups, I welcomed the opportunity to join a consistently winning team. Oracle is a powerhouse in the space, with tremendous resources and talent. We have the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions, and we’re backed by enough financial capital to ensure that we can always make the right decisions for our business and customers,” Matthew says. As an industry analyst covering the Security space for Oracle globally, Matthew’s job is to “know the Security vendors, which products are complementary or compete against Oracle’s portfolio, what trends are emerging, and how Oracle can improve its ability to compete in the Security space.” Matthew adds, “It’s interesting work because it requires a deep understanding of how the technology works together, and also the ability to translate how technologies can be applied to meet various business requirements. Ultimately, it’s about adding value to our customers’ bottom lines, and helping the field to understand how to best position Oracle to do that.” Oracle’s resources and talent may help Matthew consistently win at his sprawling Security job, but his team’s nature also has a hand in making it possible. As Matthew explains, “Our team has visibility not only across the global landscape, but also into every strategic product area across Oracle. It’s a unique group in that we’re not caught up in the minutiae of only one market, geography, or technology. We have the opportunity to impact Oracle’s business globally.” Last but not least, Matthew’s own attitude plays an important part in his career success at Oracle. Having won the Whatever It Takes Award, Matthew admits that “it feels good to be recognized for having the right attitude and commitment to our internal stakeholders. I use it as a reminder to always do whatever it takes to exceed expectations.” Are you the kind of tech professional that does whatever it takes to exceed expectations? Oracle is always looking for passionate, driven, and self-starting talent to join its cutting-edge technology projects. If this sounds like your dream career, send your résumé to Nicole Palmer (nicole.palmer@oracle.com) today. Come create the future with us.

For Matthew F., Director and Lead of Security Competitive Intelligence on the Global Technology Competitive Intelligence team, the move to Oracle came five years ago after spending time in the startup...

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Reasons to Join the Oracle Enterprise ERP Apps Team: Q&A with Kari Mahaffey

The Oracle Enterprise ERP Apps team is hiring! If you’re a strategic software sales representative and ready to take on your next challenge, read our interview below with Kari Mahaffey, GVP of ERP Diversified Industries (West), and find out if this is the opportunity for you. Why is now a good time to join the Enterprise ERP Apps team? Kari Mahaffey (KM): Oracle has the most robust cloud ERP application suite in the industry. The good news is your clients don’t have to transform their entire enterprise in every case. We are able to sell comprehensive, enterprise-wide solutions, or we can accommodate line-of-business configurations – whatever makes most sense for the client. By hiring the right cloud apps sales professionals, we’ll continue building momentum in the ERP space, so we’re looking for those who are skilled at articulating the business value conversation, both at the strategic and functional levels within our clients. What kind of roles are you currently hiring for? KM: We’re hiring Cloud Applications Sales Professionals in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and Kansas City. What kind of special qualities or skills are you looking for? KM: We’re looking for Cloud Applications Sales Professionals who’re courageous, transparent, and fun. What do current employees like most about being part of the Enterprise ERP Apps team? KM: The opportunity to bring strong solutions to their prospects, backed by the strong brand name of Oracle. Our innovations in the most complex business process areas are impressive. Does this sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your résumé to Kathy Morris (kathy.morris@oracle.com) today. Come create the future with us.

The Oracle Enterprise ERP Apps team is hiring! If you’re a strategic software sales representative and ready to take on your next challenge, read our interview below with Kari Mahaffey, GVP of ERP...

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Beating out the Competition: Q&A with Keith Hoang

The Oracle Technology & Systems Competitive Intelligence team is hiring! If you’re a self-starter ready to take on your next challenge, read our interview below with Keith Hoang, Vice President of Technology & Systems Competitive Intelligence, and find out if this is the opportunity for you. What are some of the exciting things your team is currently up to? Keith Hoang (KH): Oracle has quickly become a leader in cloud. In the last couple of years we have built some exciting capabilities in public and hybrid cloud. The work that my Competitive Intelligence team does is core to helping Oracle win in the cloud market. What can you tell us about the unique opportunity you’re currently hiring for? KH: I am building out my Competitive Intelligence team and have some exciting openings that I am looking to fill. They include: Director of Competitive Intelligence for Cloud Infrastructure, Director of Competitive Intelligence for Database Management, and Director of Competitive Intelligence for Cloud Integration, to name a few. What kind of skills or special qualities are you looking for in someone to fill this role? KH: The base quality I am looking for is someone with subject matter expertise. If I am hiring a Director of Competitive Intelligence for Cloud, I would expect this person to know quite a lot about the cloud market and the competing offerings. He/she also needs to write well and communicate well verbally. Ultimately, the key to success is being a self-starter and having a go-getter attitude. What do current employees like most about being part of your team? KH: The current employees enjoy being part of my team for three primary reasons: First, they are empowered to do their job. If someone is the Director of Competitive Intelligence for a particular area, I would expect this person to lead and take total responsibility for his/her coverage area. Second, they are constantly learning new products and technologies, because the competition never slows down or stops. My team will be the first to learn about the latest developments in the market and by the competition. And third, they feel they have direct impact on the company and the bottom line. When we help a sales rep win against the competition, we quickly know whether we made an impact. Does this sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your resume to Nicole Palmer (nicole.palmer@oracle.com) today. Come create the future with us.

The Oracle Technology & Systems Competitive Intelligence team is hiring! If you’re a self-starter ready to take on your next challenge, read our interview below with Keith Hoang, Vice President of...

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Success through Innovation

For someone like Zeeshan, Principal User Experience (UX) Designer for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a culture of innovation is crucial for his success. It was 14 months ago that Zeeshan realized that Oracle was the place where he would find the culture he needed. “A couple of friends of mine were working at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure; they mentioned how good the culture was and how much the designers and developers were involved in the innovation process, how they could come up with ideas, propose something, and work on it to improve the user experience,” Zeeshan recalls. Today, Zeeshan recognizes that his success as a UX designer stems from his team’s support. “Here I feel like everybody’s enabling me to be successful. When I try to do what’s best for the customer, people around me are supportive; they try to make me succeed. It gives me a lot of confidence,” Zeeshan says. Located in Seattle, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is surrounded by innovation in cloud technology. As Zeeshan explains, “I’ve been living here for 18 years; I like being in this area because I can go talk to other people in the industry and know what they’re doing, as well as meet my friends that work with cloud competitors. It’s good to be in Seattle.” As part of his quest for innovation, Zeeshan is excited to be working on a special project. “I’m working on the user interface (UI) for the world’s first autonomous database. It’s an honor for me to be the project’s lead UX designer, to create a UI that makes our customers’ lives easier and changes the way enterprises interact with the database,” he mentions. Are you interested in joining a team like Zeeshan’s? Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Seattle has career opportunities for self-starting, driven, and passionate professionals who want to create the future of technology. If this description matches your profile, visit www.oracle.com/joinoci today to explore our available openings. Come create the future with us.

For someone like Zeeshan, Principal User Experience (UX) Designer for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a culture of innovation is crucial for his success. It was 14 months ago that Zeeshan realized that...

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Top Tips to Prepare for an Interview

As part of the Talent Advisory community, I interact with a lot of candidates and each experience is unique. However, there is a constant: being well-prepared is the key for candidates to successfully land their desired role. Many times I’ve seen potential candidates fail in interviews due to a lack of preparation. Here are my pointers from my years of experience. Preparation Tips: Research the company and role – You need to have a strong understanding of the company, as well as the job description and how the job will match and enhance your skills and career. Take time to completely research the company and the team for which you’re being interviewed, and develop relevant questions to ask across all interview stages. Be on time – Rather, I suggest you reach the venue well in advance. It shows your punctuality and respect for the schedule. It also shows the interviewer that you’re reliable and trustworthy. Know your interviewer –At each interview stage, ask your recruiter for details about the interviewer and the experience ahead. Inquire about the dress code for the office, and dress accordingly. This will boost your confidence to face the interview. Observe – At each stage of the interviews you face, or during the waiting period between interviews, make a habit to observe the environment and team. It can give you good insight on details that may not be actually covered during interviews or discussions. Body language and poise – “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter F. Drucker Interviewers will automatically observe your body language as soon as they meet you. Your body language, and the way you present yourself, will determine the first impression that the interviewer will have of you. Body language matters, especially in interviews. Here are a few pointers to take care of: Sit up straight Use hand gestures when you explain/discuss something with the interviewer Maintain eye contact (don’t stare, though) Keep calm and be yourself If you’re stuck at any point, politely inform that you’re unable to recall and would like to take up the next question Give a firm handshake Phrase your sentences well What to bring to an interview – I’ve come across situations where hiring managers weren’t very impressed by candidates for showing up without a résumé. Come well-equipped for your interview with: Several copies of your résumé Your business card A pen and notebook A confident smile Post-interview pointers: It’s never an easy wait from the time you complete the interview to when you know the results. However, it’s important to give the recruiter space and time during this waiting period. A day after the interview, you can write a thank-you email, and include a note on your strengths and skills that make you more suitable for the role. If you don’t hear back from the recruiter in a week’s time, send another follow-up email reaffirming your interest in the position, and that you’re eagerly waiting for the next step. In a scenario where you don’t crack the interview, don’t be disheartened. Request the recruiter to share feedback on what didn’t work out positively for you. This feedback can help you prepare better for the next interview. I know it can be frustrating sometimes when the results don’t turn out as you expected. However, it’s important to maintain a positive attitude and take the rejection well. Oracle has numerous opportunities that can help you discover and reach your true potential. Explore today at our Careers site. Good luck!   Swathi B. Senior Oracle Talent Advisor

As part of the Talent Advisory community, I interact with a lot of candidates and each experience is unique. However, there is a constant: being well-prepared is the key for candidates to successfully...

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Lead, Learn

From selling satellite solutions to diversified IT products and solutions across leading enterprises and the public sector, Oracle India’s Head of Marketing, Geetu B., is a woman with a mission: to constantly learn and innovate by finding new dimensions. Geetu credits this never-ending curiosity and appetite for continuous learning as the key to effective team management and leadership. Here, she shares more with us: Why do you think continuous learning is so important? A career is no longer the end product of an education. Now, a career itself is an education for an employee. It has to be, as technology is developing at lightning pace and many of the skills that employees were using, even a mere decade ago, are outdated. Employees who are in charge of their own learning know what they need to learn and when they need to do it, becoming more adaptable and making their organizations more agile. Why do you think the ability and willingness to learn is the key to being an effective leader? The willingness to learn brings about humility and passion. It ensures not only that you’re willing to take on any challenge, but it also means that you’re willing to listen to feedback and insights from the people you’re working with. This is important, especially in our industry, where there’s disruption at every stage. A willingness to learn helps us to thrive in a world that’s constantly changing. What are some of the most valuable lessons you’ve picked up from mentors throughout your career? When I was at Telstra V-Comm, I learned from the CEO to be responsible for myself and to manage my time well. He was a big believer of having no physical office or set working time—he gave us trust and ownership of our jobs. I felt motivated and delivered, and now I too give my team a lot of independence. At Hewlett Packard, I learned from one of the best women leaders I’ve had the privilege to work with (she was the MD at that time) that gender is a mindset. I learned to be fearless and to do my job well and with integrity. From the Chairman of Microsoft, I learned to challenge the norm, to always question the usual way of doing things and see how it could be improved. How do you nurture this love of learning in your team? I always encourage my team to keep ideating and exploring innovative approaches to the assignments at hand. I may have my own ideas on how to go about doing a project, but I always encourage healthy and open discussions—I’m often truly surprised by their ingenuity and approach! If you don’t have an open attitude and aren’t willing to learn, you’ll be inclined to tell your team how to do things because you think you know better. But when you’re willing to learn, you’ll hear their ideas and, collectively, the team will usually have better ways to do things. What do you think is a manager’s most important role? I think that, more than just lead the team, a manager needs to groom leadership from within the team. As managers, we’re only true leaders if our actions inspire others to learn more, to achieve more, and to become more. I develop my team by always challenging them, even if they think they cannot rise to the occasion; I have faith and confidence in them to push the boundaries and take risks. If they fail, I always take more of the blame; if they succeed, I take little or no credit for it. Can you share how you’ve invested in your own learning recently? At work, I was nominated for the Top Talent Program last year. This required a nine-month commitment to an online leadership management and development program, as well as two pit stops, which were a week in Hong Kong and Michigan each. It involved a lot of research and study, as well as a weekly commitment to calls to be on projects. I learnt a lot, and also, it was a chance for me to lead by example, to inspire my team and also my two daughters. Outside of work, I’ve trained as a clinical hypnotherapist, and have certification from the California Institute of Hypnosis. I’m really interested in the workings of the mind, and that leads me to find out more. What advice do you have to help colleagues incorporate learning into their daily lives? Try this formula: 90-60-30. Keep the first 90 minutes of the day for yourself to meditate, exercise, read, learn, plan your day, and so on. Then, the first 60 minutes after coming home from the office should be for family. Use this time to relax, free your mind and, if anything, learn unconditional love and care and how to give. Finally, during the last 30 minutes before going to bed, think. Think about what you learned that day and how you’ll apply those lessons the next day. Geetu believes good leaders are good learners. She’s stayed ahead of the curve by making learning a habit for herself and her team. Are you ready to take the next big step in your career? Start today by exploring Oracle’s various opportunities at our Careers site.   Geetu B. Head of India Marketing

From selling satellite solutions to diversified IT products and solutions across leading enterprises and the public sector, Oracle India’s Head of Marketing, Geetu B., is a woman with a mission:...

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Join Oracle’s Cloud at Customer Team!

Good news: our Oracle Cloud at Customer team is hiring in Santa Clara and Redwood Shores! Now is the time for self-starters and leaders, with experience in software and hardware engineering, product management, and/or cloud operations, to join the team and help shape the business as it grows at a very high rate. If you want a career in technology that offers challenging work that develops your skills, excellent compensation, and a relaxed, diverse work environment, then this may be the job you’ve been waiting for. About Oracle Cloud at Customer Built on Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform, we’ve delivered Oracle Cloud at Customer: the industry’s leading public cloud, deployed behind the customer’s firewall to enable organizations to build a seamless hybrid cloud. Unlike previous solutions in the industry—presented as “private cloud” or “hybrid cloud”—, Oracle’s Cloud at Customer did not start with legacy on-premises products. We took our public cloud stack and replaced it to create Cloud at Customer, so that customers no longer have to settle for something less than the cloud if they cannot put their data outside their premises. This team has been involved since the conception, launch, and rapid growth of Oracle Cloud at Customer. It is a closely knit team, spanning Product Management, Engineering, Program Management, and Cloud Operations. This is one of the fastest-growing businesses at Oracle and in the industry. Working with the Oracle Cloud at Customer team Building hybrid clouds is an exciting challenge. It requires blending public cloud and customer premises operational and security models, while providing a simple consumption-based commercial experience. Here are some of the areas of development that the team is working on: Optimizing and scaling cloud operations to span thousands of micro clouds at customer sites. High availability and data protection architecture, spanning customer premises and public cloud datacenters. 100% automation of lifecycle operations. Advanced security and privacy features (optimized for high-security deployments). Integrated development pipeline solutions that use both public cloud and customer premises cloud assets. Oracle benefits As part of the Oracle Cloud at Customer team, you get to enjoy one of the most complete benefits packages in the industry, which includes: ORACLEflex – Oracle’s ORACLEflex benefits program provides you a wide range of customizable medical and dental benefits plans to meet your specific health needs. Oracle 401(k) – Oracle’s 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan offers you a way to plan for retirement, contribute to your long-term financial goals, and decide where to invest your money. Employee Stock Purchase Plan – Oracle’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan lets you purchase Oracle common stock at a discounted market price. Time off – Everyone needs a break once in a while. With several recognized paid holidays, paid vacation, a flexible sick-leave policy, and flexible work schedules, work-life balance is more than just a catchphrase at Oracle. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – The Oracle Employee Assistance Program offers referral services and confidential, personal assessment. EAP is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live and Work Well – Live and Work Well helps employees manage work and personal responsibilities by providing free advice, useful materials, and referrals to resources in areas for balancing work and personal life, locating child care and elder care, parenting, adoption, selecting schools, and chronic condition support. Commuter Benefit Program – The Commuter Benefit Program allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible public transportation and/or parking expenses—up to the monthly pre-tax maximum through convenient payroll deductions. Openings in the Oracle Cloud at Customer team Oracle Talent Advisors are always searching for brilliant employees with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking for a work culture where innovation is the goal, hard work is expected, and creativity is rewarded. Oracle employees enjoy competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, and a network of like-minded coworkers that drive innovation across the entire technology industry. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you’ve been looking for, click here to email your resume to Lucas Jaramillo today.

Good news: our Oracle Cloud at Customer team is hiring in Santa Clara and Redwood Shores! Now is the time for self-starters and leaders, with experience in software and hardware engineering, product...

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Becoming OPEN: A Quest for Diversity

For those who suffer from Gender Identity Disorder (GID), a supportive work environment is critical to their performance, development, and happiness. Amber, Cloud Platform Rep at Oracle UK, found the support she needed when she joined Oracle in 2012. “I didn’t feel comfortable coming out at my previous employer to the extent that I didn’t even tell them about my gender issues, so I decided to leave and look for a new company that had a strong diversity policy, and that encouraged LGBTQ+ people to express themselves in a safe environment,” Amber shares. It was upon joining Oracle that Amber had her first contact with the Oracle Pride Employee Network (OPEN), which would give her a sense of community and security. “My first encounter with OPEN was when I was still an in-the-closet employee; I joined one of the regular OPEN global calls where diversity issues within the business and in the wider industry were discussed. Resources were also shared among employees, such as where to go for help, documents, presentations, and assets the OPEN team had created for events and projects over time,” she remembers. Though Amber wasn’t ready to get involved with OPEN right away, she took a more proactive approach upon transitioning in 2017. “Local HR and colleagues were very supportive. When UK HR announced that they were launching OPEN in the country, I wanted to get involved in order to create a good environment for new employees coming into the business. Stewart Monk, OPEN’s regional leader, was looking for someone to lead the activities locally, so I became the leader of OPEN’s UK chapter,” Amber explains. So far, the OPEN UK chapter’s main accomplishment has been its participation in the London Pride Parade, which had an estimated 1 million spectators. “OPEN UK’s 45 members marched for the very first time alongside the parade’s 30,000 attendants. People in the business got involved, and customers responded very positively to the fact that Oracle is showing commitment to diversity. My OPEN colleagues were instrumental in setting this in motion and keeping the momentum,” Amber recalls. The OPEN UK chapter’s work hasn’t come unnoticed, as they now have an award under their belt. As Amber mentions, “the award was presented at the 8th Annual Pride Luncheon at Oracle Headquarters. We received the OPEN Chapter of the Year Award for all of the great work we’ve done to promote diversity and support for the local LGBTQ+ community.” Though the OPEN UK chapter has made great strides in a short while, its members know there’s a lot of work to be done. Fortunately, as Amber says, “Oracle has been showing interest in diversity and support for LGBTQ+ employees for a while. Its great employees, as well as customers, are extremely supportive of colleagues who transition. I’ve had very positive experiences with everyone along the way. I can now be my authentic self, and be productive at work to achieve great results.”

For those who suffer from Gender Identity Disorder (GID), a supportive work environment is critical to their performance, development, and happiness. Amber, Cloud Platform Rep at Oracle UK, found the...

Asia Pacific

Be Your Authentic Self

For Lisa M., Vice President of the Oracle Sales and Partner Academy (OSPA) for EMEA and JAPAC, being successful at work, and in life, starts with knowing and drawing strength from her authentic self. Being self-aware, Lisa feels, not only helps her identify her strengths and weaknesses, but also guides her in establishing her personal principles and limits. Lisa, who has some 25 years of experience in IT sales and sales training, shares more with us below: Why is knowing, and sticking to, your authentic self so important? What I mean by identifying your authentic self is to really know what you stand for, what defines you. As for myself, I’m passionate, a go-getter, and I greatly value integrity. More than just knowing myself, I live honestly by it. This way, there is no line between work and life; I am able to fully be myself. And because there is no contradiction, I’m able to always give my best in all I do. How do you identify this ‘intrinsic’ self? I’ll admit that, most of the time, identifying your core principles is hard. Typically, it’s not one instance or episode in life that points them out to you, but a combination of various experiences. For instance, you may realize something after going through a particularly hard episode in life; or when a teacher or a parent says something that sparks an emotion or a realization. However difficult it might be, it’s important to consciously and truthfully explore your own identity. I would say, “Ask questions about things and situations, but also about yourself—don’t shy away from the hard questions.” A well-rounded gut instinct is clearly a benefit of great self-awareness. How important do you find it in your daily interactions? Listening to your intuition can be crucial. I’ll give you an example of when I should have done so—though it was a good lesson learnt. After I had my second child, I wanted to re-invent myself and move into a Sales Performance Improvement role. In a lengthy interview process with a company that worked in this area, we discussed what they wanted to do in the market, my capabilities, and how the two were aligned—or so I thought. In the final interview, my radar went up, but I was already emotionally invested. On my first day, I knew I had made a terrible mistake. The work they told me they wanted done was not what they actually wanted done. My biggest disconnect was the lack of respect they had for their staff and clients, as well as issues around integrity. The latter showed that there was a misalignment between my true self and the company. My learning from this was to trust my intuition. How do you help your team members be self-aware? Besides encouraging them to explore their personal values, I also help them go out of their comfort zone by assigning them challenging projects. They may fail, but learning from failure is the important thing. Through failure, one learns to do things better and to have resilience. One can also feel empowered from positive outcomes. A self-perpetuating cycle is achieved, where confidence and empowerment (or failures turned into lessons) help people feel more comfortable in their own skin. This, in turn, inspires further wins. What advice do you have for women who want to do well in their careers and still be aligned to their personal beliefs? Be more candid when talking about your strengths. Knowing yourself well not only includes understanding your weaknesses, but also celebrating your strengths. You will do yourself a disservice by not speaking up. By recognizing her strengths, Lisa succeeds at work and in life. Are you ready to take the next big step in your career? Start today by exploring Oracle’s various opportunities at our Careers site.   Lisa M. VP of OSPA for EMEA and JAPAC

For Lisa M., Vice President of the Oracle Sales and Partner Academy (OSPA) for EMEA and JAPAC, being successful at work, and in life, starts with knowing and drawing strength from her authentic self....

Life at Oracle

Moving Forward

For Christine, the startup life could only take her career so far. “I worked for many startups in the past, some really outstanding companies in the industry. However, I got to a point when I wanted to expand my career differently, and a startup couldn’t provide what I was looking for. So I had to start looking for a larger company,” she remembers. Christine’s desire to move her career forward brought her to Oracle, where she’s been covering the company’s HCM suite of Cloud products for the past six years. “I like the fact that, because Oracle is a big company, you have access to a lot of resources,” Christine says. “It gives you an advantage over the competition, particularly from a sales perspective. Oracle won’t micromanage you either—you’re always treated like a professional,” she adds. An accomplished HCM Application Sales Manager, Christine recognizes that, despite the nature of her work, a proper work-life balance is something to strive for and Oracle’s culture helps her achieve that goal. “The company promotes a healthy work-life balance. In sales, no matter whom you work for, there’s a tradeoff at times when you’re looking to close out your quarter or your year—you’re always chasing the deal. However, outside of that, Oracle is very respectful of family time and vacations, which leads to a good work-life balance,” Christine explains. If you are looking to move your career forward, Oracle has opportunities for you. We’re always looking for driven, self-starting, and creative professionals to join us on our mission to create the future of technology. If this sounds like the career you’re after, email your resume today to Heath Timmerman (heath.timmerman@oracle.com) to be considered for one of our open roles. Do as Christine and create the future with us.

For Christine, the startup life could only take her career so far. “I worked for many startups in the past, some really outstanding companies in the industry. However, I got to a point when I wanted...

Life at Oracle

The Time Is Now: Q&A with Brad Gerber

Our Cloud Platform Sales team is in need of experienced salespeople who are driven for success, and are excited about Oracle’s Cloud and Technology solutions. Check out our Q&A with Brad Gerber, Regional Manager for National Technology Sales, below and find out if this is the opportunity for you. Why is now a good time to join the Cloud Platform Sales team? Brad Gerber (BG): Oracle has always been committed to hiring and developing world-class talent. We strive to surround our reps with the best training and resources to enable them, providing an amazing opportunity for achievement. Meanwhile, the market is in the early stages of a generational shift in computing, where the demand is for more performant, secure, easier-to-manage, flexible, and lower-cost platforms. In line with the market, Oracle is in a transformation of its own, focused on being the #1 software provider of Cloud solutions. The Cloud Platform Sales team is on the front line of helping our customers understand how Oracle’s solutions can enable them to meet their goals. They are thought leaders, problem solvers, and business partners to our customers, and enact positive outcomes not only for our customers, but for our customers’ customers. The time is right to join us now, because the race to claim market share is on, and we are poised to lead the charge with our customers. What kind of roles are you currently hiring for? BG: We are hiring Cloud Platform Sales Representatives. The role is critical in working with customer executives to understand business initiatives and challenges, and driving technical solutions to enable customer success. The Cloud Platform Rep is the primary link between customers and the Oracle Cloud and Technology pillar. What kind of special qualities or skills are you looking for? BG: We are looking for candidates who are driven for success, have strong business acumen, competence in Oracle’s Cloud and Technology solutions, and a highly effective communication style. The ability to collaborate in distributed teams is necessary. The ability to execute complex sales cycles (both internally and externally) is also important. High emotional intelligence and a willingness/desire to learn are also key qualities of our most successful Reps. What do current employees like most about being part of the Cloud Platform Sales team? BG: It is an exciting time to be at Oracle, the global leader in enterprise technology solutions. Oracle has a world-class sales organization, with a highly collaborative culture geared towards helping customers achieve their goals and desired outcomes. Oracle is very committed to being the leader of enterprise-class cloud solutions—and employees take great pride in being part of a winning team. Does this sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your resume to Dennis Gillen (dennis.gillen@oracle.com) today. Come create the future with us.

Our Cloud Platform Sales team is in need of experienced salespeople who are driven for success, and are excited about Oracle’s Cloud and Technology solutions. Check out our Q&A with Brad Gerber,...

Asia Pacific

Create a Legacy

For Sandra G., Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Oracle Japan, being a leader is more than just managing people—it is about ensuring that everyone can rise up together. Sandra’s personal style of leadership includes a “legacy” dimension, where she plans and develops her team to “inherit” her role—an approach that is crucial for collective success. Combine that with a lifelong passion for learning, and it’s no surprise that Sandra’s close-to-20 years at Oracle encompass key leadership positions in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Sandra tells us more about her approach to leadership and legacy planning: What is legacy thinking and why is it important? The common thinking about legacy is that it’s what you leave behind. That’s a part of it, but what I’ve learned over time is that, for me, legacy is making sure others inherit—and inherit well—what you leave behind. So, for example, in all of the roles I’ve taken on at Oracle, I’ve felt a sense of responsibility to make sure that when I move on to the next role, things don’t go backwards and that the team reaches even greater heights. My aspiration is that my team members supersede me. Honestly, when I hire I look at candidates’ potential—I want people that can be better than me. I feel fulfilled when they rise up, get promoted, and move on to their next career challenge. I too feel motivated to improve myself, as I also need to move on to my next challenge. What is effective leadership to you? Leadership is very different to just management. If you are a manager and you are also a leader, that’s phenomenal. But management, to me, can still be exercised without leadership. Management is more about who you report to; managers focus on the “what” and the “how.” Leadership, to me, is more profound. A true leader will inspire and galvanize others to work and be better together. You don’t have to be a manager to do this. That’s why I think leadership can be practiced by anybody. Now, when leadership is combined with a management position, it’s extremely powerful because then you’re in a position to create a different culture, and that’s what I like about transformation: it’s empowering. How do you nurture leadership in your teams as part of leaving a great legacy? Creating a learning culture within the team, and not killing it, is the key. One part of it is empowering your team members to be curious and ask questions. Another is allowing “learning” to take place, which means a manager must accept that people will make mistakes. Of course, those mistakes need to be within certain reasonable frames. For example, I have zero tolerance for integrity-related issues. But there are other types of mistakes that aren’t the “end of the world,” so I tolerate them. I make sure these limits are clearly communicated to my team. We must remember that we all learn from mistakes. So, creating a learning culture and a culture of trust goes hand-in-hand. Having both is a great way to nurture leaders—they feel safe speaking up; and when they start to do so, they become more confident, productive, a positive influence, and so on. As a leader of leaders, so to speak, what are the crucial traits one must have or practice? Being a visionary is one thing—the ability to think about the bigger picture and finding meaning that matters to the team. Then, having the ability to share that vision, and to make others excited about it, is crucial. Sharing the “why,” not only working on the “what” and the “how”—going from the inside out, if you will—is very important. This requires a lot of communication. It is constant; it never stops. You are communicating, enforcing, reinforcing, and communicating again. The interesting thing is that that cycle requires you to listen—not just hear—in a generous way. It requires you to understand others and try to align with that common vision and goal, and then carry on with the journey. How can someone get excited and passionate about work? It’s not easy, even for me, to feel excited when I come to work every single day. But what keeps me generally excited and looking forward to going to work daily is having meaningful, bigger objectives. I mean, it’s great closing deals, but I think it has got to serve a larger purpose. For example, when I was at Oracle Chile, I worked a lot on the concept of enabling transformations for our customers. By doing that, we were also impacting the quality of life for people in the country and its communities. This gave our work meaning. When I had a shared vision with my team, I easily found common ground with people who had different work styles, cultures, and interests in life. So you really have to find out why your work matters, firstly to yourself, and secondly to your team, and then connect that with why it matters to the organization you work for. What advice do you have for women who want to become better leaders? I am aware, having worked in the West and now in Asia, that there might be social peer-to-peer pressure for women to behave in certain ways. These are not minor things. My advice might be easier said than done for some people, but we have been talking a lot about issues surrounding women in leadership and management for a long time. It’s time, I feel, that we recognize that our success starts with ourselves. You have to believe in yourself. If not, no one else will. So, for example, start speaking up in meetings and don’t fear judgement. When you start speaking up, you start to be visible. If you don’t take that risk, no one will know you, right? No one will know who you really are, what you can really do. Once you start being visible, interesting things will start happening to you and doors will open. Are you ready to take the next big step in your career? Start today by exploring Oracle’s various opportunities at our Careers site.   Sandra G. Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Oracle Japan

For Sandra G., Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Oracle Japan, being a leader is more than just managing people—it is about ensuring that everyone can rise up together.Sandra’s personal style of...

Life at Oracle

A Familiar, yet Better, Environment

For Debra, a member of the outbound go-to-market team for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, hearing what people had to say about working at Oracle sounded quite familiar. “I was really interested in joining Oracle Cloud Infrastructure after talking to a lot of folks that were already in the team. Everyone I spoke with about the culture of the company reminded me of past startups where I’d worked. I liked the opportunity of being part of a larger company that provided more resources, but kept a fast-paced and agile environment,” Debra remembers. This opportunity to remain in a familiar, yet better, environment drew Debra to join. Having been with the team for 11 months, she remains focused on “engagement activities involving events, whether they’re webinars, digital events, or live events.” She also engages in a lot of cross-functional efforts. “Be it with other product teams or directly with corporate marketing, I try to make sure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is part of their programs in order to drive awareness through all the different channels,” Debra explains. When her role throws a challenge at her, Debra knows she can count on her teammates for support. “I really enjoy all the folks that I encounter across the different teams. Everybody is really driven and focused. And even within that focus and drive they have for their own job functions, they’re super supportive of making sure that we all work towards making Oracle Cloud Infrastructure the best product and brand possible,” Debra says. With that kind of support, Debra has no problem taking on ambitious projects that’ll mark her career. As she explains, “Before I came onboard, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure didn’t have its own webinar series. So instead of starting our own webinar series, I’ve been partnering with different corporate teams, as well as user groups, to host webinars that we’ve been doing with customers and partners on a monthly basis. That’s been a really strong program for us and, going into summer it’s getting even stronger.” Is the environment that Debra describes the one you’re looking for to grow your career? If you’re a driven, talented, and skilled professional, Oracle has a place for you. To discover the opportunities that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers, visit this site today. Do as Debra and come create the future with us.

For Debra, a member of the outbound go-to-market team for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, hearing what people had to say about working at Oracle sounded quite familiar. “I was really interested...

Asia Pacific

Have Confidence; Be Ready!

Kyunghee L., Senior Director of Strategy and Implementation Success for PaaS and IaaS in APAC is a trailblazer. Rising through the ranks to become a senior leader within Oracle by doggedly developing her strengths and performing, she overcame deep cultural perceptions that affected her as a woman in the tech industry. While still fulfilling traditional roles as a daughter, wife, and mother, Kyunghee makes no apologies for her determination that enabled her to pursue her career goals and growth. With her focus now on mentoring and coaching young women to invest and use their strengths to achieve their goals, Kyunghee shares more of her journey with us. How did you identify and cultivate your strengths? Initially, I didn’t recognize my strengths. It was one of my managers, and later on, a colleague who pointed out that I’m very strategic in my thinking, and that I’m good at seeing the big picture. I started to consciously develop these strengths by always asking for frank feedback from managers, colleagues, and team members. I also changed my mindset: I decided a long time ago that when I’m given a task or assignment, I won’t see it as a job. Instead, I always try to understand what my role is in the larger picture, and I ask myself, “What’s my responsibility?” “What’s the most interesting thing about this project?” “What can I learn from this work?” By approaching my work with this attitude, I’m invested in it beyond it being “just work.” What would you say has been your most valuable strength? In addition to being someone who thinks strategically and looks at the big picture, I’m also an activator. When part of a team, I make things happen. How do you build on your strengths? To develop, one needs a feedback loop. So I’m constantly asking people for feedback about my performance—I seek their thoughts not only at work, but also in life situations. I also always try to see things, and myself, from a third party’s point of view. This way, I get balanced, neutral insight and avoid having a narrow-sighted—or shall I say, self-sighted—view. What have been the challenges that you’ve encountered in your working life? Tell us how you played to your strengths to overcome these challenges. When I started working back in the early ‘80s, it was a big challenge for me to find work as a woman. It wasn’t in the Korean culture for women to work (especially not after they got married). And even if women managed to land a job, there would be many limitations, such as lesser opportunities for promotions. I had to deal with this cultural aspect. Thankfully, on the family front, my father was very supportive, as well as my husband later on. In my career, I had to deal with my fair share of discrimination. Some of my managers—especially when I first started working—saw me only as a team member and never could accept that I had management potential. I also felt “alone,” as there were not many female colleagues around. When I could not convince my bosses with my good performance, I moved to another team. I did speak up against unfairness sometimes, but when that got me nowhere, I would move to work for managers who recognized my performance and potential—and more importantly, were happy to mentor and help me develop my career. I thought long-term and didn’t just focus on one issue, in order to make the best decision for myself. You describe your leadership style as being the conductor of an orchestra. How do you do this? When I evaluate or work with people as their manager, I look at two parts: their performance and their potential. The performance is easier to assess, but potential is something that’s under the surface and not easily seen. Besides talking to my team members and getting to know them better, I also seek other people’s comments and observations to have a 360° view. Then, just like an orchestra conductor would, I harmonize the strengths of all my team members. I don’t dictate what they must do or how they should develop themselves—they’re experts in their respective roles—but I offer guidance and advice. Individually, I explain to them their strengths I see, and I share how I developed my own strengths. When assigning projects, I always consider my colleagues’ individual strengths and task (challenge) them accordingly. I always expect them to do better than what they think they’re capable of. If they fail, it’s also a part of their development. But eventually, with their perseverance and eagerness to learn, they will achieve their goals. At the end of the day, I want them to have growth. What advice do you have for women who want to excel in the workplace of today? Regardless of whether you’re male or female, I believe you first need to have a willingness to work on yourself, and have a yearning for improvement. So before an opportunity comes along, you need to be prepared—I call it “prepared coincidence.” If you’re weak knowledge-wise, or if you need to brush up on your skills or expertise, then study or learn from others better than you. And when an opportunity presents itself, seize it. Don’t shy away from taking up added responsibilities or diving into a new role because you’re afraid or you’re overthinking your abilities. Have confidence and be ready. Are you ready to ramp up your career? Oracle has numerous opportunities that can help you reach your goals. Explore today at our Careers site.   Kyunghee L. Senior Director of Strategy and Implementation Success for PaaS and IaaS in APAC

Kyunghee L., Senior Director of Strategy and Implementation Success for PaaS and IaaS in APAC is a trailblazer. Rising through the ranks to become a senior leader within Oracle by doggedly developing...

Life at Oracle

Enabling Success at Oracle

Jennifer is a Regional Manager for Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM)’s Higher Education business. For her, motivation is seeing her team of Sales Managers succeed. “My main goal is to make sure that I enable my team with the tools that they need to be successful, to get to know our customers, provide them with the solutions they need and close the sale,” Jennifer explains. “When people feel empowered, and they have the resources they need to succeed, it makes for happier, much more successful sales leaders.” Building customer relationships is important to Jennifer. She spends most of her day coaching her team on how to understand customers’ challenges and goals to provide the most value to their business. “Although we want to close the sale quickly, it’s important we stop, listen and learn from our customers, so we help them remove any roadblocks from their path to success.” Jennifer shares. For leaders like Jennifer, Oracle is a great place to put her drive and talent into action. “Oracle gives us the training and tools to build our careers and leadership skills.  I’ve been able to build a team that has grit, climbs mountains, and breaks through walls for our customers,” she says. Jennifer is just one of many sales professionals at Oracle – each with their own unique story. Come write yours. If you’re a driven, talented, and skilled professional, we have a place for you. Email your CV to Heath Timmerman (heath.timmerman@oracle.com) today to be considered for one of our open positions.

Jennifer is a Regional Manager for Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM)’s Higher Education business. For her, motivation is seeing her team of Sales Managers succeed. “My main goal is to make sure...

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We Are Proud to Be OPEN!

How the Oracle Japan office set up an LGBTQ community Creating Inclusivity In a society where sexual orientation is deeply private, three Oracle employees decided to start a community to create awareness around equal rights and support for our LGBTQ colleagues. Their inspiration to start this community came, sadly, from tragedy: the sudden death of an ex-colleague who, despite being openly gay at Oracle, remained closeted at his last employer. The group was deeply affected by their colleague’s passing. It occurred to them that there might be others at Oracle who may feel scared or ashamed to step out. Yoshiko Nakano, one of the founding members of the Oracle Pride Employee Network (OPEN) group, spoke about getting the group going. “When we started we only knew what our end goal was: to help create a workplace where the LGBTQ community can feel safe and accepted. But we knew nothing else—we weren’t sure how to get there!” Yoshiko went on to say, “not all of us are from the LGBTQ community, so we had to first understand the challenges faced by them and how we could foster acceptance at work. We attended seminars to learn more about the needs of the community. In the beginning, we didn’t know of any open LGBTQ colleagues! We had to join external LGBTQ networks, and through them we were able to connect with a few people at work. We joined hands with the Japanese ‘Work and Pride’ organization and started working on how to make our office more LGBTQ-friendly. We started small by doing mini presentations at lunch time, and spoke to anyone who would listen. We also created a mailing list to share relevant content and stories with people.” Along with creating awareness, the team felt it was important to get leadership support, which they quickly received. The group then offered education for managers to help them understand the impact of unconscious bias and discrimination. Their first workshop was a great success, with a big turnout and enlightened discussion, which has led to the continuation of training for employees. Making Change Happen OPEN Japan received tremendous support from their local Legal and HR teams for their efforts, and together extended equal benefits to same-sex partners, changing policies to include “domestic partnerships.” Strong allies Tadahiro Kaneko, the Chief Legal Officer for Oracle Japan, and Yukiko End, the Vice President for Human Resources in Oracle Japan, became OPEN’s executive sponsors to ensure their success. The Pride Parade Displaying newfound confidence, 35–40 Oracle employees and their families and friends joined the OPEN group during the Japan Pride Parade in May 2017. Besides participating, OPEN had a booth for the first time, where Oracle chatbot technology was used to welcome everyone to come back and ask questions related to LGBTQ issues. No Rest In giving confidence to the LGBTQ community to know they’re accepted at Oracle, the OPEN Japan group is not stopping! Yoshiko said they know they still have much to do: “We’re working on a company-wide survey for Japan to assess the current situation of sexual minorities. We’re creating an Oracle Japan manual that LGBTQ employees can consult, and we’ve planned a few movie screenings. Good Aging Yells, an NPO dedicated to creating better lives for LGBTQ individuals, plans to create a Pride House in 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics. OPEN Japan will collaborate with them, as well as make a donation through Oracle Japan.” Onwards and Upwards While having reached sizeable achievements in a short period of time, the group recognizes the complexity and sensitivity of their mission. “We have taken on the charge of creating an inclusive workplace for the LGBTQ community, but we have to keep reminding ourselves that we have to always adopt a consultative approach. Each LGBTQ person is different, and their needs are different. Unless we hold hands and partner with different groups, our efforts will not be complete,” said Yoshiko. Going for Gold OPEN Japan decided to raise the bar and challenge themselves by being ranked by Work with Pride Japan, which awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze ratings on the Pride Index for workplaces, based on how inclusive their policies are for LGBTQ employees. In 2016, Oracle won Silver in its first application. But this was not good enough, so OPEN coveted the highest Gold rating the next year. In its 2017 application, Oracle was evaluated in five areas: Policy (Declaration of Action) Representation (Parties Community) Inspiration (Educational Activity) Development (HR System/Program) Engagement/Empowerment (Social Contribution/External Activities) At the end of 2017, Work with Pride Japan announced that Oracle and OPEN had won Gold! A fantastic achievement and proud moment for the group’s founding members: Yoshiko, Midori Kawamukai & Mariko Akagi. Please join us in congratulating OPEN Japan for leading the way and making Oracle a great and inclusive place to work for all employees! If you would like to find out more, or join the OPEN Japan group, please visit OPEN Japan. For more information about starting an OPEN group in your country, please contact JAPAC Diversity. Are you looking for a workplace that respects diversity of thought, beliefs, and preferences? Explore opportunities at Oracle, an inclusive and diverse employer!

How the Oracle Japan office set up an LGBTQ community Creating Inclusivity In a society where sexual orientation is deeply private, three Oracle employees decided to start a community to create...

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A Platform for Success – Q&A with Go K.

The Oracle NetSuite Solution Consultant Academy (SCA) Program prepares business professionals for an exciting and rewarding career, as part of the Pre-Sales Solution Consulting organization at NetSuite. We took some time to talk with Go about his experience in the program, and why people should join. Check out his answers below and find out how you can apply. How would you describe your experience in the SCA Program? Go K.: Joining the SCA Program has been, by far, the best career decision I’ve ever made. The program contains a rigorous but organized 7–9 month curriculum that builds your soft skills and product knowledge. It has provided me the platform to grow and have a successful career as a Solution Consultant. What made you want to join the program? GK: I spent a number of years as a technology consultant, implementing SAP, Oracle, and SFDC.com, but was hitting a roadblock, realizing that consulting wasn’t a career for me. I loved learning and implementing the product, but weekly travel and repetitive projects left me in a place where I was getting burnt out and not learning anymore. I was always interested in moving into Sales, but I didn’t have enough experience. Luckily, NetSuite began its new SCA Program, and I haven’t looked back since. It combined everything that I was searching for; I got to use my soft skills to work with prospective clients, while leveraging my product knowledge to sell the value of our Cloud offering. What doors did your participation in the program open for you? GK: There are many doors that the program has opened for me, but I would have to say that visibility and accessibility to leadership have been crucial to me. We’ve had the pleasure of working with many talented leaders across the board that have guided and mentored us to be successful at our jobs. Visibility and accessibility always translate to opportunities, and upon graduation I was given the occasion to join and lead Pre-Sales for a brand-new micro-vertical (apparel, footwear, and accessories). This opportunity has allowed me to grow as an individual contributor, while expanding the team to 5 Solution Consultants. Now I have the honor to lead the team as a Manager. How was the transition from your previous career to the SCA Program? GK: It was certainly rocky at the beginning. Prior the program, I had zero experience being in sales, and it took me a while to get comfortable presenting and reading the audience. With that said, each checkpoint and assignment built on top of each other, and by the end it became second nature. I constantly laugh at myself for how nervous I felt before passing these checkpoints. What would you say to someone who’s thinking about accepting an offer into the SCA Program? GK: If you’re interested in moving into a Pre-Sales career, this is the best program for you. It will challenge you, make you uncomfortable, and teach you about yourself more than ever. In the end, it will all be worth it! Does the Oracle NetSuite SCA Program sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your resume to Keri Smith (keri.smith@oracle.com) today. Good luck!

The Oracle NetSuite Solution Consultant Academy (SCA) Program prepares business professionals for an exciting and rewarding career, as part of the Pre-Sales Solution Consulting organization at...

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Be a Fearless Maker of Change

Olivia H., Senior Director of Government Affairs and Business Development in China, has a reputation of being a fearless maker of change. And no wonder! In 2015, Olivia led the team that proposed and implemented the local manufacture, sale, and service of Exadata machines in China—a revolutionary concept and model. Olivia and her team had to persuade HQ to make rare exceptions, engage with colleagues across the organization, negotiate with a local partner, and implement the entire business plan. Olivia’s fearlessness and willingness to strike out and do something extraordinary paid off: over 30 machines have been sold under this model, and China has become Oracle’s second-largest market for Exadata globally. Moreover, Oracle’s position in China has strengthened because of our commitment to manufacture a part of our most advanced hardware in-country. We hear from Olivia on why a transformational mindset is important—and how to cultivate it: Why is Oracle’s transformation to a cloud company important, especially in the China context? Our customers in China are very educated in cloud and are moving very fast in terms of their business requirements. Instead of asking us how cloud technology would benefit them, they ask how Oracle can help them move to the cloud more quickly, what technologies Oracle has, and what sort of timelines we work on. To capture the strong market demand, we need to transform ourselves to do business in very different ways. We need to be closer to our customers; our sales reps need to understand our customers’ business, what stages they’re at, and how we can bring value. We need to drive real business conversations with our customers, and not rely on the traditional product-driven approach. In your view, what are the internal challenges that are impacting the speed of transformation in China? I think a lot of people in Oracle are quite satisfied with our current business, and are happy with the strong position we’ve earned after many years of operations in China. We do have very good database technology and integrated technology platforms, as well as good applications—and we still have traditional business coming in. One of the ways I’m involved in driving this transformation is with a customer advocacy program initiated in March 2017. It involves nurturing customers of all sizes during the pre-win and post-win stages to be our advocates. But we need to make sure that, internally, everyone is gearing up for a change that is right around the corner. We cannot continue to do the things we’re doing now, in the ways we’ve been doing them, and expect to be fine. We must transform our mindset internally and start selling differently. How do you prepare to take on such big transformation projects and manage the risk of failure? I think fear is a very common feeling when change is looming. Still, I don’t think it’s something that should stop people or cause them to shy away from challenges. If you put yourself into the bigger picture, and try to find meaning in tackling a job that’s seemingly beyond your scope, you will not only progress in terms of skills and other development points, but you may also find more meaning in your role in the company. And sometimes, finding that meaning will help you deal with fear. What tips would you give someone who’s about to embark on a transformation initiative? I think it’s very important to understand the company’s strategy, be it quarterly or yearly. Put yourself in the big picture, and through this, you’ll come to understand the role you play and the meaning in the transformation project you’re involved in. Secondly, you should adopt a change mindset—seek different viewpoints and ideas and adopt the best ones. It’s natural for us to associate ourselves with those who have the same opinion as us, but it’s important to actively ask for differing opinions and not limit ourselves to only one way of thinking. Are you ready to ramp up your career? Oracle has numerous opportunities that can help you reach your goals. Explore today at our careers site.   Olivia H. Senior Director of Government Affairs and Business Development in China

Olivia H., Senior Director of Government Affairs and Business Development in China, has a reputation of being a fearless maker of change. And no wonder! In 2015, Olivia led the team that proposed...

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Oracle University is hiring in Bangalore!

Oracle Education is the education arm of Oracle. Our charter is to train all customers, partners, and Oracle employees on Oracle’s Cloud products. This includes over 130 different cloud services covering SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS/OCI. We train all audiences for the cloud, including end users, administrators, implementers, and architects. We offer a variety of training solutions, including digital training, digital subscriptions, live training, and certifications. Our content and offerings are the most comprehensive for training on Oracle’s Cloud offerings. Why did you join the Oracle University team? I joined the Oracle University PaaS Education team for the opportunity to grow a new line of business. The cloud space is no longer the future; it is happening now. This was a ground-floor opportunity to be part of an exciting venture. I love the challenge of growing a training business and seeing the results that my efforts produce in helping customers adopt Oracle products, and become successful using them. I have responsibility for building the North America sales team from the ground up, and seeing that the team produces the desired results. This is a challenge—given the fast pace of the cloud business—and I want to be able to put together a team of top performers and lead them in growing their careers. How is it like to work in the Oracle University team? Oracle University is a global, diverse business whose charter is to train customers, partners, and employees on Oracle Cloud products and solutions. In this role, you are exposed to all parts of the business: Sales, Marketing, Delivery, Operations, and Development. You have the opportunity to showcase the value of training to customers every day, and help them strategically make the right education investments to ultimately make their teams and organization successful. You work with a set of accounts and get an understanding of how they use the cloud in their business to drive innovation. Your role is to have customers appreciate the value of our offerings and expand the investments customers make in trainings. Why do you enjoy working in Oracle University? What inspires you in your role? Oracle is a large company, though the Oracle University Cloud team is not that big yet. I enjoy being part of a growing team and working with some of the best talent in the industry. I especially like the challenge of building a sales business and seeing it become successful. What are the roles available in your team? We’re offering sales roles to drive the adoption of our PaaS and OCI education offerings to customers. In this role, you will have a chance to work with customers and understand their journey to the cloud. This is an opportunity to position our training as a strategic value to them, because they can reskill their current workforce while meeting the daily needs of staying current on the cloud. We’re also looking for sales consultants who can help articulate the technical depth of our content. The team is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, so there will be opportunities for more senior sales roles and, potentially, leadership roles. Why is now a good time to join Oracle University? As we all know, cloud technology is transforming our industry. Oracle is extremely committed to the cloud, with huge investments in all cloud areas. As customers adopt the cloud, education is one of the top needs that customers have, because they need to understand how to use our products and stay current, as cloud releases change continuously. This is a great opportunity for you to be at the cutting edge of Oracle’s technologies and work with customers directly to make them successful. Why should people join the Oracle University team? Cloud technology continues to rapidly evolve and moves at “cloud speed” with continuous releases. With this change, the need to stay current on the technology is critical to success—this is where education plays a vital role. Oracle University is at the cutting edge of this evolution, and we provide the most modern training options to our customers. You will have a chance to be exposed to Oracle’s Cloud portfolio and all its education offerings. We’re a growing business; we continue to innovate to be one of the leading education businesses in the world. What do you think is the recipe for success when working at Oracle? Knowing the business and being results-oriented are crucial to succeeding at Oracle. We’re a global organization, so working collaboratively with colleagues worldwide is also important. In the end, it’s great to realize that “1+1=3,” i.e., when we all work together, the collective work is always greater than the individual parts. Being part of a growing group like Oracle University reinforces that experience. Ultimately, working with very talented colleagues in a collaborative environment drives success.   Does working for the Oracle University team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your resume to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisors today to be considered for one of our open positions. - Nishant Goel – nishant.goel@oracle.com - Swati Shrivastava – swati.shrivastava@oracle.com   Or connect with Andrew Conlan on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.

Oracle Education is the education arm of Oracle. Our charter is to train all customers, partners, and Oracle employees on Oracle’s Cloud products. This includes over 130 different cloud...

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What’s Your Potential?

Being a chameleon can be an asset, as Mei San Y. (Head of ASEAN & SAGE Marketing) can attest. Starting out as an accountant right after finishing tertiary education, the next 20 years of Mei San’s career saw her venture into—and learn about—a variety of fields, working first at IBM, then Formis Computer Services, Oracle, SAP, and once again at Oracle. Mei San shares why identifying and embracing potential is so important. It’s not just limited to high performers, as she believes every individual has the potential for greatness. Let’s start with what leadership is to you. How do you describe your style? Leadership is about coaching, mentoring, and really ensuring the team is successful, so they can be future leaders themselves. To be honest, my style is quite chill—I’m pretty much friends with most of my teammates. I know everything about them, yet I can be really serious when it comes to driving what I believe in. I don’t like the “fear factor” in leadership. I don’t like my teammates to fear me. Leadership is not about being harsh, but about gaining respect when you exemplify what you really believe in, and translating that into purposeful leadership. Then your teammates will be more motivated to do their best—not because they fear you, but because they believe in what they’re doing, and in their own potential to achieve a purpose in their career, or an impact in the organization. Lastly, but very importantly, I believe integrity is the basis for everything we do. Without integrity as a foundation, we’re setting ourselves up for failure. How would you describe potential? Potential is an attribute that is hidden somewhere in the deep core of a person. You won’t really know your own potential unless you actually seek and try consciously to identify it. Also, many times it takes someone else to identify that piece of strength in you—and that takes a lot of time and patience. It’s important to me to help my teammates identify and address their potential, to guide them in creating a development plan so they know how to chart their future. Then, they will be self-motivated to do well to spark and unleash that unique potential. When did someone see potential in you that you hadn’t seen in yourself? What did you learn from that episode? This was probably four years ago…it was actually Sotis Dramalis, my current manager here and a previous manager at SAP. Sotis gave me an opportunity to take on a role that I initially thought I couldn’t do. At that time, I was leading a two-person team as a Country Marketing Manager at SAP, and he encouraged me to take on managing a regional team. Sotis helped me to overcome my own doubts. I now realize that was a trigger for empowerment. With his support, I actualized the opportunity, grew into my role, and did fairly well. True leaders like Sotis bring out the personal best in their teams; he ignites our human potential. This experience cemented my belief that it’s important to have a development plan for each team member, and to regularly check in with them in order to make sure that plan is going well, or if it needs modification. How do you overcome reluctance by someone who doesn’t see the potential that you do? What we do is introduce them to something more exciting, like a small project you think might be challenging, but that they can handle. Start small and build confidence. Move on to bigger things in stages. You have no idea what you are capable of until you actually try. Helping teammates progress isn’t only within a manager’s realm—colleagues can encourage each other, too. Pears might also have a better insight into colleagues’ personal lives, such as their hobbies and passions. One of the ways to help someone is to maybe suggest that they apply skills honed through hobbies to the job. What are some of the challenges you have faced with regard to motivating and developing your team? Some people may appear to be unambitious and that they don’t want to be developed. There are people who are just happy doing the same thing for years, and are satisfied with performing competently in their role. You can encourage these teammates to deliver their best in whatever they do and entice them to come out of the box to try new things. But you also have to respect that they just need to take their time. There can be various reasons for this: they may be limited by low confidence, or even family commitments and constraints. When my two children were young (they were born during my first stint at Oracle, from 2003 to 2012), I struggled; I was focused on developing myself as a mother, trying to juggle work and motherhood. I could do my job well, but I didn’t think beyond my current job scope. It was a different season of my life and I do empathize with the challenges that young mothers may face. What are your top two tips to help others take the first step towards achieving their potential? If you really want to achieve something, there’s always a way to overcome any obstacles. You need to believe in yourself and take that leap of faith. Firstly, you’ve got to be very resourceful. Be creative when seeking out avenues and opportunities, be it through apps, friends, colleagues, and so on. Surround yourself with people who are positive, and don’t be dragged down by negativity, which will only distract you from your potential. Secondly, it’s important to reflect regularly on yourself and talk to others to get their points of view. Ask questions like, “What do you think I should do in five years?” and “How do you think I can get there?” “Potential is a priceless treasure, like gold. All of us have gold hidden within, but we have to dig to get it out.” – Joyce Meyer Oracle has numerous opportunities that can help you discover and reach your true potential. Explore today at our careers site.   Mei San Y. Head of ASEAN & SAGE Marketing

Being a chameleon can be an asset, as Mei San Y. (Head of ASEAN & SAGE Marketing) can attest. Starting out as an accountant right after finishing tertiary education, the next 20 years of Mei San’s...

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The Oracle Solution Services India team is hiring in India and Philippines

The Oracle Solution Services India team has exciting opportunities available in India and Manila, Philippines. We took the time to chat with Rajeev Kamath, Practice Director – Integration & Security, about why it’s a great time to join the team. Read on to find out if you match the profile, and how you can apply. Why did you join the Oracle Solution Services India team? I joined Oracle as a consultant over 18 years ago. I wanted to work with leading-edge technologies and be part of a team that was solving exciting problems on a global scale. I wanted to work in a fast-paced environment that challenged me. And above all, I wanted to add value to the customers I work with. This is an exciting time to join Oracle. Our cloud platform is accelerating rapidly to cover areas that did not exist just a few years back. Our products are enabling our customers much faster than ever before. How is it like to work in the Oracle Solution Services India team? Over the years, I’ve played many roles. I started as a Technical Consultant, which meant meeting customers in many countries, understanding what they needed (and just as importantly, why), and ensuring the solutions we developed and deployed accomplished those goals. A little later, I took on the role of Service Delivery Manager, which combined presales solution architecture discussion and estimations, as well as delivery governance. This unique blend helped me understand many end-to-end aspects of a consulting engagement. And in my current role, I lead a team of 160 consultants in the Security and Integration domains, delivering value to our customers across 35 countries and, just this year, over 100 projects. I’m responsible for hiring consultants and their growth, and business development across EMEA and APAC, as well as project delivery. A typical day for me starts with an opportunity for my solution architects, talent managers, and delivery leads to sort out any immediate issues. Roles and responsibilities are pretty clear, and my team has a lot of leeway in making decisions, so they take care of transactional activities on their own. I continue to focus on long-term strategic initiatives like hiring, skill development, and investments in emerging technologies and accelerators, such as Blockchain, IOT and machine learning, that will help us do more for our customers with less resources. And finally, I celebrate success, big and small. Why do you enjoy working in Oracle Solution Services India? What inspires you in your role? Every day is a learning opportunity for me. I’ve always been very hands-on technically. My role allows me to lead a team of brilliant consultants, while always looking for new ways to solve technical and business challenges. I’ve travelled the world, met fantastic customers, and made friends in dozens of countries. With all of that comes growth, both personal and professional. I’ve learnt a lot about technologies—some which don’t even exist anymore. But at the end of the day, I always want to learn new things; Oracle has given me that opportunity. I still want to transform our customers’ business life and help them achieve their objectives, using Oracle products and platforms. Every day is exciting and I honestly love getting up every morning. What are the career opportunities available in your team? My team is roughly broken down into individual contributors who work on our customer-facing engagements, solution architects who are responsible for architecting solutions and ensuring delivery on projects, and finally, talent managers who are responsible for the hiring and development of my team members. I’m currently hiring for all roles across 5 locations in India, as well as in Manila. Why should people join Oracle Solution Services India? There are many reasons. First, we’re one of the few lines of business within Oracle that works with customers across EMEA, APAC, and Latin America. With so many customers and regions comes the opportunity to learn about new cultures. Second, we’re co-located with Product Development, and have inherently become the conduit for many other Consulting lines of business to learn what is coming up in new products and releases. Third, the opportunities for technical learning are immense. While we focus on the middleware stack, the boundaries between applications and technology are blurring. My team works across Fusion SaaS and PaaS every single day. My average consultant has 8 years of experience (22 at the high end). You will always be doing something new and exciting with that kind of experience.   Does working for the Oracle Solution Services India team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your resume to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor today to be considered for one of our open positions. To apply for the role in SSI India, send your resume to Papiya Sarkhel at: papiya.sarkhel@oracle.com To apply for the role in SSI Manila, send your resume to Pamelyn Chong at: pamelyn.chong@oracle.com Or connect with Rajeev Kamath on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.

The Oracle Solution Services India team has exciting opportunities available in India and Manila, Philippines. We took the time to chat with Rajeev Kamath, Practice Director – Integration & Security,...

Wearing Different Hats at Oracle – Glenda’s Story

At the end of our hour-long conversation, Glenda narrows her eight-and-a-half-year journey with Oracle down to one line: “If you show up and give one hundred percent, Oracle is your oyster” – a pearl of wisdom she has followed time and again across three distinctly different roles. Glenda came to Oracle by way of the real estate sector. It was 2008, and the fallout from the U.S. housing bubble was starting to roil global financial markets. Circumstances rendered a successful real estate career untenable, so Glenda took advice from her husband and long-time Oracle employee Matt: Look for openings in our real estate department. A few months later Glenda was project coordinating Oracle’s new data center in Utah. From contacts and payments to tracking progress for 10-K reports and board meetings, Glenda was on the frontlines. With unparalleled attention to detail, she managed anywhere between 30 to 75 projects at a time, including office relocations and renovations. A Quick Detour to Facebook Nearly three years into her role as Global Real Estate Project Coordinator, her boss took on a role as head of real estate for Facebook. He was so impressed with Glenda’s work at Oracle that he offered her a role as Facebook’s Global Program Manager of Real Estate. It was hard to refuse. Glenda worked on a massive project to build out the Sun campus that Facebook had recently purchased from Oracle. Leveraging the experience she gained at Oracle and her familiarity with the Sun campus, she ran the back office side of building out what became Facebook’s Menlo Park campus and global HQ. Back to Oracle with a Different Hat Facebook offered challenges, but Glenda’s heart belonged to Oracle. After a year and a half, she came home: “There are so many opportunities that come across your desk and into your realm,” she says. “It’s more about your attitude and your work ethic, than knowing how to do the itty-bitty pieces of the job. You just have to believe in yourself and jump.” Through an old connection, she learned of opening on a team led by Donna Reid. It was an M&A-focused role, but Donna only needed someone who knew how Oracle’s business worked and who had connections internally. Glenda interviewed and was quickly offered a Project Manager role on the team. The new challenge reinvigorated Glenda’s passion for her career. “Donna seeing that opportunity to bring me back to life with just a little bit of coaching and time made all the difference in the world,” she says. “I felt like a star again. I felt like I could do anything.” Glenda’s new role wasn’t real estate, but she knew she would succeed. She understood the procurement side of the business well, which made sliding into the M&A portion of her role easy. She exceeded everyone’s expectations and was promoted to Senior Project Manager within a year. Heading for the Atlantic Three years into her role, Glenda and Matt decided to relocate their family from the West Coast to the East Coast. It wasn’t possible to hold on to her M&A role away from Rocklin, so Glenda sought another internal opportunity. “As I found through my years at Oracle, it’s not all about what you know. It’s also about who you know and the relationships that you build along your path at Oracle,” she says. “You just never ever know who you’re going to be working for or who you’re going to be working with, so building relationships is key to being able to move around at Oracle.” Word of Glenda’s passion for Oracle and commitment to her work helped her land a position in HR. “It was a realm that I knew nothing about, but I did know how to organize content and people, and I could make it happen.” Over the course of the next 18 months, Glenda put 680 people through the CSS Emerge Program, globally, for the Customer Service and Support organization. This involved negotiating contracts with suppliers, hotel rooms, conference facilities and menus, coordination and delivery of all communications to the participants for training and logistics, setting up social media for program cohesion and in closing ensuring all suppliers and vendors were paid. This program has since been taken on by Michigan State University and delivered as a packaged offering at Oracle. Two and a half years into her HR role, Glenda continues to thrive, learn, and grow. Create the future with us. Find your next opportunity here.

At the end of our hour-long conversation, Glenda narrows her eight-and-a-half-year journey with Oracle down to one line: “If you show up and give one hundred percent, Oracle is your oyster” – a pearl...

Career 2.0: Bringing Women Back

As the Head of ERP Cloud Delivery for EMEA and JAPAC Offshore Consulting, Anitha George leads a team of consultants across India. Faced with a lack of diversity in her team, Anitha decided to do something about it. She began by focusing on attracting women and paying particular attention to those who had taken a career break and were looking to return. “We started the initiative informally, but now we’re trying to make it more structured. I really want to create a more gender-balanced team.” Diverse Skills Anitha says that her hiring strategy didn’t start as a conscious hiring of women, but as a means to address skill shortages in the team. Speaking proudly about the positive feedback her team received, Anitha shares the points that sparked her focus on gender diversity. “I would often get feedback from my onsite team that the women I had picked for offshore projects had better communication skills, and were connecting more effectively with the onshore team in a more structured manner. Without succumbing to any stereotyping, we felt these certain qualities made women better at this job. They had better communication skills, they empathized more with the customer’s problems, and had the ability to patiently propose a solution.” It was this feedback and these skills that drove Anitha to pursue this hiring strategy and hire more women, which has improved her team’s diversity and performance. More recently, Anitha turned her focus to hiring women who had taken a career break. Attracting Candidates “When I’m hiring women, I’m not just looking at their skills; I’m also looking at their confidence to be able to get back to work. I’m looking for women who are excited to work in an energetic environment.” To attract female candidates, Anitha identified two key points recruiters could promote during their search: The training provided – the upfront commitment to skills development offers women, especially those who’ve taken a break, a reassuring return to the tech industry and Oracle. The nature of the role – offshore consultants are rarely required to travel. In the “consulting world,” this is a rarity—the amount of travel typically expected of a consultant can be a barrier for women with family responsibilities. “Once I told the recruiter to really focus on women, I saw the difference in the pipeline of candidates coming in.” The Reality Right now, Anitha isn’t satisfied. Determined to improve the proportion of women in the team, Anitha has set some goals. “To begin with, my target is to have at least 30% of my team members be female, and increase that in the future. In the current cloud delivery model, 70% of it can be delivered remotely, so I can target people who have travel constraints, namely women.” Mantra for Success Anitha creates an environment for everyone to succeed and belong; she takes a practical approach to flexible working, and encourages team collaboration and liveliness. “Flexibility is OK as long as output does not get impacted. We encourage team members to support each other at work. Once in a while we’ll organize a team outing on a Saturday and invite our families. We have a newsletter where we encourage the team to share events, and pictures involving their families. Your team at work becomes your extended family.” On a personal level, Anitha says she “always tells women to be more visible, to take those difficult assignments if they really want to shine and be noticed. Attend those tough meetings, make that important trip, and make use of the abundant resources at Oracle and upskill yourself.” And from a business perspective, and as a leader, Anitha never loses focus on delivering the best results. “We’re definitely not doing any charity for women; we feel they’re better qualified and that is why we’re enabling them. In turn we’re enabling ourselves through this process. It’s a win-win.” Are you looking to get back into the workforce after a break? Oracle has numerous opportunities that you can explore at our careers site.   Anitha George Senior Practice Director – ERP SaaS, PPM  

As the Head of ERP Cloud Delivery for EMEA and JAPAC Offshore Consulting, Anitha George leads a team of consultants across India. Faced with a lack of diversity in her team, Anitha decided to...

No Going Back

When Stephanie, Technical Writer at Oracle Dyn, had her first taste of working at a startup, she knew there was no going back. “I worked in the documentation team of a non-profit in Boston for over 10 years, where I had to follow really rigid guidelines and standards. After that I started working at a startup in New Hampshire, where things were less rigid; I embraced the fast-paced environment and collaborative culture,” Stephanie recalls. So when Stephanie joined Oracle Dyn nine months ago, she was glad to find out that the startup environment she’d come to embrace would still be a part of her professional life. “I see the same fast-paced environment and collaborative culture at Oracle Dyn. It’s a startup-like environment where people are friendly and helpful, and everybody’s enthusiastic about the products we make,” Stephanie says. A Technical Writer with a passion for technology, Stephanie creates and delivers customer-facing product documentations; she works closely with engineering teams to develop and write the documentation that helps customers understand how to use Oracle Dyn products. “I’ve always really wanted to work with technology, so I feel very proud to say that I work at one of the largest software companies in the world,” Stephanie shares. Oracle Dyn’s combination of a startup-like environment and resources of a large, international technology company allows Stephanie to use her talent to make a positive impact on a global scale. As explained by her, “being able to collaborate with all these really smart people means we can really create the best cloud out there to help all kinds of companies and organizations.” Joining Oracle Dyn to take on challenging, global technology projects like Stephanie’s is open to driven, talented, and self-starting professionals. If this sounds like your profile, email Kelly Trebbe (kelly.cushman@oracle.com) today to discover our current opportunities in detail. Join Oracle Dyn’s startup-like environment today and create the future with us.

When Stephanie, Technical Writer at Oracle Dyn, had her first taste of working at a startup, she knew there was no going back. “I worked in the documentation team of a non-profit in Boston for over 10...

Taking Startups to the Next Level

Taking Startups to the Next Level For more than a decade, Vitor has worked with startups. He’s always believed there are great ideas out there that, with a little boost, are able to turn into real impact and change people’s lives. Now, he’s part of Oracle’s Global Startup Ecosystem, and he’s using Oracle tech to help empower young Brazilian entrepreneurs to make their dreams a reality. “We offer startups technology (access to the Oracle Cloud), expertise (mentorship and workshops), and connections (help with connecting to new customers),” says Vitor about how they empower them. “We’re working with startups to help them understand the enterprise world, and to integrate with our solutions, powered by our technology. We try to partner with startups as much as possible to help them interact with Oracle’s enterprise customers. It’s not easy for a startup to talk to a CIO in a big corporation, so we help them navigate this world,” Vitor explains. With this approach, Vitor and the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem team in Brazil have helped startups to improve team productivity, tackle logistical challenges, bring livestreaming to the enterprise world, and even improve the way advertising reaches the customer. “We help all kinds of companies. On our first cohort, we had startups with just a few customers to some with hundreds,” Vitor remembers. How does an average workday look for Vitor? “One thing that’s very important in my role is to develop relationship skills. My job is to connect these startups with Oracle, our customers, and partners. Most of my day consists of building these relationships between companies, Oracle, and customers. My job is to introduce startups to the Oracle ecosystem, and to the great opportunities that come with it,” Vitor says. “Sometimes people ask me why I joined Oracle. The answer is because I believe in opening doors for startups to help them succeed. We can be great partners, sometimes customers, and always a technology platform to enhance their growth. Plus, at a global company like Oracle I can help startups open doors, not just in Brazil, but all over the world,” Vitor shares. What’s the next step for Vitor? “I really believe we have a great opportunity to help Brazilian startups scale globally. Brazil is a great starting point, but our startups could target the global market. I joined Oracle to fill in some gaps in the startup ecosystem, and to grow professionally. When I work here I feel like I’m part of something bigger than just Brazil. Here I’m part of a global program and a global team.” In closing, Vitor shared his thoughts about the exchange of knowledge that occurs when working closely with startups. “In corporate-startup relationships, sometimes corporations believe they are the only ones with something to teach, but corporations also learn from the startups they accelerate. It’s helped us become more agile and change our mindset. When you work with startups, learning is the rule. It’s not easy, but there’s always growth with them—they are changing very, very fast.” Join Vitor and Oracle on creating the future by applying at oracle.com/careers

Taking Startups to the Next Level For more than a decade, Vitor has worked with startups. He’s always believed there are great ideas out there that, with a little boost, are able to turn into real...

Perspective: The Three Rs of A Rewarding Career

As a female business leader, I am often asked by younger team members – how did you achieve the role you have today? I am sorry to reveal that there is no quick formula that is easy to follow. What you may value and want today, will be very different to what you care about and want in the future. Your business career and aspirations will shift and change over time. But what I do have are some life experiences to share, which I trust will help you navigate your own path. In keeping it simple, it comes down to 3 Rs. Resilience I’ve always worked hard. I come from a family of hard workers. I like putting the miles in, as I know there are good rewards at the end. But sometimes there are not. Sometimes you can be working your little heart out, and you missed “it”. A manager once told me, after being really exhausted from executing a major project that: “You are like a girl scout, Cath. Always executing…but missing the bigger picture”. I cried quietly in my hotel room after that feedback. This insight made it abundantly clear to me that due to upcoming organizational changes, a promotional goal that I had been aspiring to achieve, was no longer on the table. By working so hard, I had missed what the business was really looking for. I had not looked for innovation, and I had not forged the relationships I needed to build for my next step. Luckily, I took a deep breath. I thought about new opportunities for the business and approached my personal disappointment from a new angle. I gave up on the goal I had targeted for what felt like “forever”, and recognized that there were other paths. Instead I thought about another leader’s advice - “Cath, in chaos, there is opportunity”. I kept that mantra as I carefully planned and taught myself a new skill set. Within one year of that “moment” in my hotel room, I achieved my promotional goal and a major intercompany business award. It taught me just how resilient I could be. Relationships I also realized that I had missed a trick in the way I developed relationships. It is easier to have working relationships early in your career especially when there are many other women with you on the same journey. But for different reasons, a number of my female co-workers opted to not go on with their careers. So mid-way in senior leadership, I found myself alone. As one of my male colleague pointed out - “Cath, how does it feel to be the last woman standing in the room?” I danced around the answer, but in my heart, I was genuinely lonely. Today, I try to make a conscious effort to develop relationships across the whole organization. It is easy to seek out other women quickly, as 20% of us are “still standing”. So I always enjoy the comradery that comes from working with other women. And at the same time, I know I have to consciously make an effort with my male counterparts – take an interest, care, and really forge trusting business relationships. Most recently, I have had the great pleasure of doing so with the head of strategy and CFO at my previous company. These are outstanding male business leaders that I know I could quickly reach out to for solid business/sounding advice. Through building these relationships with work colleagues you not only benefit, but most importantly the business benefits too – and this is where the diversity that comes with having women executives has a lasting impact. Reading – staying abreast of change, and be willing to learn something new, every day. I read lots of different books and am conscious of being up to date with technology and market movements. But I have a secret. I cheat. I love summaries. And have found an app - BlinkList which gives me a new book every day to read in 15 minutes. Also, online here at Oracle we have Lynda.com. This is another great resource to be up to date on the latest business books and thought processes. I also make an effort to teach myself. In a recent role, my sales team sold Facebook business solutions. However, we did not have a local business speaker for the seminars etc. – as it was very new technology. So, I taught myself. I played with the tools, sat with lots of other 20+ year-old social specialists and soaked it up. Did I know it all? Not one bit, but I can now present on it, share stories about how businesses use these tools, open up a conversation and then hand it over to a specialist who can close the deal. But sometimes I still need help when my teens change my phone to B&W instead of colour. So, my advice is just be willing to read/learn something new – and relish in it. Lastly? Radiate Optimism. There are just wayyyy too many naysayers in business and at times, in life. So being able to make things happen with a smile and a laugh - is always a recipe for success. At Oracle, we cherish our culture of inclusiveness and innovation. To be part of this culture, explore opportunities at Oracle today!   Cath Hodgson-Croker VP of Business Demand Generation, APAC    

As a female business leader, I am often asked by younger team members – how did you achieve the role you have today? I am sorry to reveal that there is no quick formula that is easy to follow. What you...

Join the Oracle Cloud Platform Solution ASEAN team!

The Oracle Cloud Platform Solution (CPS) line is a part of Oracle Consulting. We at Oracle Consulting (OC) in ASEAN are proud of our delivery excellence in Oracle Cloud implementation. OC is the only global organization focused exclusively on Oracle applications and technology. Customers get access to all of Oracle’s lines of business through the single window of OC. Only OC has access to Oracle’s global resources, tools, and techniques, including best practices and successful implementations. Why did you join the CPS team? This is an opportunity where we get first-hand experience in implementing cutting-edge Oracle technology for enterprise customers. We deal with real-life customer problems, and we provide solutions to help our customers do better digitally in their business. How is it like to work in the Oracle CPS team? How is a day in the life of a Tech Cloud Delivery Lead in your team? At CPS ASEAN we take pride in our work, and we deliver our best. This is the place where we learn and implement first-hand new Oracle Cloud technology. As a Tech Cloud Delivery Lead, my primary job is to inspire my team to learn, to understand, and to help our customers to achieve their business goals, leveraging the Oracle Cloud technology stack. Why do you enjoy working in CPS? What inspires you in your role? What you get in OC is rich project experiences across multiple industries, including banking, telco, manufacturing, public sector, and even startups. Yes, startups. Oracle Consulting, through our Innovation Lab Services, works with startups to drive adoption of the latest technologies in the market. This is a place where we experience an end-to-end lifecycle (from problems to solutions) using Oracle Cloud’s technology, methodology, and approach. What are the career opportunities available in your team? To be successful in OC, you have to be someone who loves problem solving. You have to live and breathe customers’ challenges, and present solutions to them. There are a number of technical skills we’re looking for to enrich the team: Digital – UI/UX integrations Mobility – Chatbots Security – Identity/Database security Database, Data Warehouse, Analytics, Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning Infra (IaaS) – WebLogic/Exa/IaaS/OCM Operations Management – DevOps/Enterprise Management You have a range of career options in the team (with a variety of roles and levels) in the following areas: Solution Architecture Technology Architecture Technical Project Management Why should people join CPS ASEAN? At CPS ASEAN we work as a family, not just as colleagues. We help each other, learn from each other, and build solutions together. We learn, we work, and we party hard. We take care and cover each other in times of need. We work on challenging and interesting projects, with various sizes of customers within different industries. This is a place where we continuously learn new things and never get bored. If you think you have what it takes to take on the challenge and help build better solutions for our customers, you should come and join us.   Does working for the Oracle CPS ASEAN team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your resume to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor, Sheilla Tridestiana today to be considered for one of our open positions. Or connect with Kurt Kurniawan on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.  

The Oracle Cloud Platform Solution (CPS) line is a part of Oracle Consulting. We at Oracle Consulting (OC) in ASEAN are proud of our delivery excellence in Oracle Cloud implementation. OC is the only...

Transitioning Towards Career Success – Q&A with Erin B.

The Oracle NetSuite Solution Consultant Academy (SCA) Program prepares business professionals for an exciting and rewarding career as part of the Pre-Sales Solution Consulting organization at NetSuite. We took some time to talk with Erin B. about her experience in the program and why you should join. Check out her answers below and find out how you can apply. How would you describe your experience in the SCA Program? Erin B.: My experience in the SCA Program has been both amazing and fulfilling so far (I am currently in Phase 3 of the program, with my go-live scheduled for early June). The program cultivates and improves your soft skills, presentation abilities, and value selling to prospects, all in an environment that’s both interesting and fun. I have developed close bonds with the other students in my program, while also having the opportunity to gather insights from, and gain exposure to, various executives and high-ranking managers within NetSuite, including some of the global VPs. What made you want to join the program? EB: I have an accounting/financial background, and chose to major in Accounting because of the endless career possibilities that would follow as I progressed. After entering the professional world, I quickly discovered that career paths for accounting professionals are generally limited to becoming a financial analyst or staff accountant after exiting the public realm, with general progression towards becoming a controller or CAO/CFO. I knew after a few months in public accounting that, despite loving the people I worked with and the industry experience I was gaining, I just wasn’t interested in crunching numbers and working with Excel sheets every day for the rest of my career. I knew I wanted the opportunity to meld my financial background with the ability to interact with clients daily, while also working in a fast-paced, team-oriented culture. I also wanted to break into the technology and software space, since this industry experiences constant changes that require agility and creativity to achieve success. These qualities drew me to the SCA Program at NetSuite which, I felt, “checked off” all the boxes for the career I was looking for. What doors did your participation in the program open for you? EB: I have had the opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in technology today. I’ve also expanded my network to include individuals beyond my specific SCA class. The SCA Program exposes you to different teams within NetSuite, including those focusing on competitive intelligence, professional services, or technology, as well as past SCAs, so you can quickly develop lasting connections even before going live. The program has also helped me refine my soft skills, including those related to delivering presentations and interacting with prospects, which are invaluable and applicable to any future job. How was the transition from your previous career to the SCA opportunity? EB: Having an accounting background created a smooth transition into the SCA Program because NetSuite’s core offering, as a system, revolves around producing and evaluating financials for a company. The SCA Program recognizes the importance of developing a basic familiarity with accounting principles. As a result, students participate in several introductory accounting classes at the beginning of the program, to help those with a supply chain background quickly learn the new vocabulary and methodology (accounting is dubbed “the language of business,” after all). Therefore, students with a supply chain or manufacturing background are never at a disadvantage, since the program teaches you exactly what you need to know in order to successfully demo to clients with financial backgrounds. For me personally, having the financial familiarity allowed me to focus on refining my soft skills and to learn more about the NetSuite system, but I don’t feel I would have been at a disadvantage with a different background, due to the prep classes you take. What would you say to someone who’s thinking about accepting an offer into the SCA Program? EB: I highly recommend it! I love coming in to work every day with a new challenge to tackle, as well as experiencing the comradery and support from my fellow SCAs. We are at an exciting time in the software industry where we’re developing different ways to tackle our prospects’ increasing needs and challenges. I love being that trusted advisor to show them how NetSuite can help them transform those challenges into advantages for their business. NetSuite sets an industry precedent by dedicating 7 months of training towards developing its Solution Consultants, and I don’t feel I could have easily replicated this experience at another organization. Does the Oracle NetSuite SCA Program sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, send your resume to kerismith@netsuite.com. Good luck!

The Oracle NetSuite Solution Consultant Academy (SCA) Program prepares business professionals for an exciting and rewarding career as part of the Pre-Sales Solution Consulting organization...

Paving the Way

For Tyler, Senior Consultant for Customer Experience (CX) Cloud Applications, joining Oracle in June 2015 meant he would not only be making an impact in the field of technology, but in the lives of many aspiring tech professionals. “I was brought in with 10 other Customer Experience Associate Consultants out of college three years ago,” says Tyler about his arrival at Oracle. “Our group was the first wave of college graduate consultants in Reston, VA, so it was pretty special to pave the way and build up a program for future grads coming in,” he explains. The aforementioned program is The Hub, an opportunity for college graduates to receive top-notch training, mentorship, and guidance from Oracle experts to become high-performing Consulting professionals. “I chose Oracle knowing I was going to join a tremendous company that would allow me to grow my consulting skills, as part of a powerful team, within the COE program,” Tyler remembers. As a consultant at Oracle, Tyler leads “various industry-leading CX projects throughout the course of an implementation lifecycle.” He helps “analyze customers’ existing business processes and translate their requirements into the Oracle Sales Cloud application.” It’s the kind of job that can’t be done alone, which is why Oracle “provides a great team-oriented and friendly atmosphere,” says Tyler. However, that’s not all Tyler does at Oracle. Having been part of the first wave of college hires that arrived at The Hub in Reston, VA, he puts that trailblazing experience to good use. “I help onboard and mentor the new grads that come into our practice. Coming to Oracle out of college will help you jumpstart your career, get the training you need, and prepare for success in a client-facing role,” Tyler shares. If you are, or are about to become, a college graduate, joining Oracle’s Hub is your opportunity to get on the fast track to achieving professional success. Email your CV to collegerecruiting_us@oracle.com today to be considered for this career-defining program. Do as Tyler and come create the future with us!

For Tyler, Senior Consultant for Customer Experience (CX) Cloud Applications, joining Oracle in June 2015 meant he would not only be making an impact in the field of technology, but in the lives...

Thriving at the Speed of Light

For Kimberly, Technical Advisor to the Chief of Staff at Oracle, the 15+ years that she’s looked at organizations and the problems that come as part of their growth and opportunities, have given her the experience to know exactly what she needs from a work environment to thrive. “I enjoy process improvement and problem solving, just trying to figure out how to put the right solution into the right group. I’m not a fan of being in teams that are highly operationalized and not moving at the speed of light. I look for opportunities like the one I’m in right now, because that’s where I thrive,” Kimberly explains. A member of Oracle since August 2017, Kimberly knows well what makes her thrive as part of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team: “Being part of a startup-type organization allows us to fail fearlessly, move fast, and be able to try new things. I love the fact that you walk in everyone in the organization is helping you solve problems; they’re listening to what you have to say, they’re asking for recommendations, they’re empowering you to help drive towards solutions.” Based in Seattle, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team enjoys the Northwest to the fullest. “Seattle’s very diverse because of all the big companies that are here. No matter what sport you play, you’ll probably be able to play it here. No matter what your cultural tastes are, you’ll find something you’ll like in Seattle. You can walk down the hill and take a ferry to one of Seattle’s islands, such as Vashon, Whidbey, or Camano. You can find a little bit of everything here,” Kimberly shares. Last but not least, working at Oracle lets Kimberly devote some of her time to one of her passions: women’s mentorship. “I’m part of the Women of OCI group; I’m big on mentoring women both inside and outside of OCI. I don’t find a glass ceiling here. As a female, I feel like my voice here is heard as much as my counterparts. I don’t walk into a room and worry I am not going to be taken seriously; they’re more worried about me being the right person for driving them towards the right solution,” says Kimberly. Thriving at the speed of light is always a possibility at Oracle for driven, innovative, and self-starting tech professionals. If Kimberly’s story inspires you to join the OCI team—where the goal is to develop the cutting-edge cloud technology that’s transforming business—, email your resume today to Erik Forslund (Erik.Forslund@oracle.com) to be considered for one of our open positions in the Seattle area. Do as Kimberly and come create the future with us!

For Kimberly, Technical Advisor to the Chief of Staff at Oracle, the 15+ years that she’s looked at organizations and the problems that come as part of their growth and opportunities, have given...

Join the Oracle Consulting team in India

  With Oracle currently at the forefront of technology, it is an exciting time ahead for everyone who joins the company.   Who better than Oracle Consulting (OC) to join hands with, in this breath-taking journey? Oracle Consulting – India has some really nice and challenging opportunities to offer.  Read on, to find out what other folks have to say about Oracle Consulting and to find out if your profile matches any of the openings and how you can apply. What is unique about Oracle Consulting (OC)? OC is the only global organization focused exclusively on Oracle applications and technology. OC knows Oracle products better than anybody Customer gets access to all Lines of Business of Oracle, through single window of OC Only OC has access to Oracle’s global resources, tools and techniques including best practices and successful implementations Our Internal and External relationships are Unique  What career opportunities are there available in OC? The open positions are in various Technology PaaS/IaaS and On-Premise areas like: Digital – UI / UX / Integrations Mobility - chatbots Security – Identity / Database Security Database, GoldenGate, DataWareHouse, BigData & AI ODI, BI/OBIEE, Analytics Infra (IaaS) – WebLogic/Exa/IaaS/OCM Operations Management – DevOps / Enterprise Management OC has open positions in all roles, ranging from Technical Project Managers Solution Architects Technical Architects Technical Leads Technical Consultants What you get in OC is rich project experiences across multiple industries including Banking, Telco, Manufacturing, Public Sector and even Start-ups. Yes, Start-ups. Oracle Consulting, through our Innovation Lab Services, works with start-ups to drive adoption of the latest technologies in the market. How is a day in the life of Oracle Consulting team member? Life in OC is definitely full of challenges and not for faint-hearted individuals. Every day, it gives opportunities to provoke innovative and out of box thinking. Customers have business problems and they come to OC to get the right solution and the subsequent implementation. The responsibility to see through the successful implementation falls on the OC team member who is deployed on the project. For all practical purpose, the OC consultant on ground becomes Oracle representative for the customer and hence the OC consultant lives and breathes that customer’s project every day till successful go-live. Of course, the strong OC family stands behind him like a rock. What is OC’s vision to grow the team? Our vision is to become the #1 System Integrator when it comes to implementing Oracle technology products. OC’s aim is to be involved in every key account, every large implementation and every place where customer is talking innovation and Oracle products are involved. Where Oracle is doing any ‘first’, OC wants to be part of that implementation. Obviously, that is possible only when OC has a strong and motivated technical team, which has freedom to express and enough bandwidth to think innovation. Here is what one of our newest hires in OC has to say: I come from an Indian System Integrator where there is no dearth of quantum of work. However, the quality of work that I got in OC is unmatched. The respect that I got from customer when representing OC was unique. Within 4 months of joining, I have already laid my hands on newest Cloud technologies like BlockChain, MicroServices, APIPCS, ChatBot. Moreover, the kind of backing from product team that I get here only strengthens my confidence and correspondingly the customer’s confidence. And after all the hard day’s work, the kind of kick-ass colleagues I have in OC to rewind makes it a fun place to work Working in OC has given me a huge amount of job satisfaction and a sense of completeness.   Does working for the Oracle Consulting team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your resume today, to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor - Frijo Jose, to be considered for one of our open positions. Or connect with Frijo Jose on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.          

  With Oracle currently at the forefront of technology, it is an exciting time ahead for everyone who joins the company.   Who better than Oracle Consulting (OC) to join hands with, in this breath-taking...

What You Hear Is What You Get

Even though DJ had been familiar with Oracle Dyn for many years, it was only until he started looking for his next career move that he considered working there. Having friends who worked, or had worked, at Oracle Dyn, DJ had heard lots about the company. “I’ve had very close friends who’ve worked here say very positive things about Oracle Dyn and its culture. It’s nice to hear really nice things about a company and then actually get to find out that everything you heard was true,” DJ says. As an Enterprise Director for the Mideast and Southwest, DJ and his team call on Fortune 500 companies, or larger, for authoritative DNS services and internet performance. “The internet is an interesting place in which security has become a major focus, so we do anything we can to help our customers and end users remain secure. Our work impacts our customers’ ability to provide services to their customers, by limiting their exposure to risk,” DJ explains. Coming from a medical background, DJ was hoping the positive things he’d heard about Oracle Dyn would help him fit in. “I come from an environment where I wasn’t in an office, so I was a little hesitant about feeling comfortable, but it’s been great! The people that work here are from Sales, to Support, to Engineering, and everyone is seemingly excited to be here and has a good time. Everyone comes in and is positive about what they do; they make coming to work more enjoyable. Performance seems to be a result of the atmosphere at Oracle Dyn,” DJ acknowledges. Does the culture and atmosphere that DJ describes sound like your kind of place to work? Oracle Dyn has open positions for talented, driven, and innovative professionals like you. If you want to join an exciting, flexible, and supportive work environment, contact Kelly Cushman (kelly.cushman@oracle.com) today to learn more about our current opportunities. Join Oracle Dyn and create the future with us.

Even though DJ had been familiar with Oracle Dyn for many years, it was only until he started looking for his next career move that he considered working there. Having friends who worked, or...

Join the Oracle Cloud Applications Lifecycle Management team in India

The Oracle Cloud Applications Lifecycle Management (LCM) team has many exciting opportunities available in India. We sat down with Manoj Philip Mathen, Software Architect, to discuss why now’s a great time to join the Cloud LCM team in India. Read on to find out if you match the profile and how you can apply. Why did you join the Oracle Cloud LCM team? Overall it is an exciting time at Oracle, the leading SaaS Cloud Suite provider. The Cloud team has embarked on an accelerated growth journey, with lots of learning and exciting rewards! The Cloud LCM team owns the software that installs, patches, and upgrades the Oracle Fusion suite of products. So, as part of this team, I get to witness, learn, and contribute to the end-to-end (E2E) lifecycle activities of the SaaS Cloud Suite. Can you explain the type of work that you do? What inspires you in your role? As a Software Architect, I get to design solutions that make the life of our customers easier. I focus more on the Product Quality part and am responsible for building AI/Machine Learning-based frameworks to validate our product suite before it is rolled out to the customer. The work is inspiring as I know I am taking my career to new heights—and the amount of learning is humungous. There is a great feeling of camaraderie and never a dull moment in my role and in my team! How is a day in the life of a Software Architect in your team? Being part of a very energetic team, the day starts with a huddle, where we share task updates, learnings, challenges faced, and communicate with each other. We have built a Machine Learning-based platform, which we monitor diligently for any new patterns/insights from the ongoing Provisioning, Patch, and Upgrade cycles. So, we work smart and play hard! What are the career opportunities available in your team? We are currently embarking on the DevOps journey and looking to hire smart, energetic individuals with a passion to learn and lead. There are openings at various roles. At Oracle Cloud LCM, we provide the best in-class resources to develop our employees. One gets to decide his own career path. If working with a highly qualified and driven team excites you, then this is the chance to advance your technology career. Why should people join the Oracle Cloud LCM team? At Oracle, you get the exposure of a truly global enterprise. Within Cloud LCM, you get surrounded by the positive energy similar to that of a startup. It is a chance to become an integral part of an elite team that designs and delivers unique solutions. Let’s talk!   Does working for the Oracle Cloud Applications Lifecycle Management team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your resume today to Hemalatha Rajan, our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor, to be considered for one of our open positions.

The Oracle Cloud Applications Lifecycle Management (LCM) team has many exciting opportunities available in India. We sat down with Manoj Philip Mathen, Software Architect, to discuss why now’s a great...

How to Spice up a Career

For Bethany, salsa dancing and cooking are two things that spice up her life. However, when it comes to her career, Oracle is what peppers her days at the office. “As a Supply Chain Management major, I thought I would end up working in a production facility or manufacturing plant—I hadn’t thought about working for a software company. But one of my good friends applied for Oracle and got the job, so she referred me. I’m really lucky that she did, because Oracle’s huge and there are so many different things you can do,” she recalls. As a Senior Consultant at the ERP Cloud Center of Excellence (COE), Bethany works specifically on Oracle’s Supply Chain Cloud product. “When we have implementations, I help the client make decisions around procurement, manufacturing, inventory, costing, and everything else that rolls up into the supply chain. I help them with discussing what they’re doing correctly, what they want to do in the future, and what we can improve on, so I can actually go and configure the software to meet whatever those requirements are,” Bethany explains. In the 2+ years that Bethany’s been with Oracle, she’s had her share of challenging projects that have added flavor to her career. One in particular stands out as a moment of pride for her. “Our senior consultant got transferred to another project, so I was left on my own for the procurement side of the configuration. Though it was scary at first, I was able to configure everything by myself; I led the demos for our client when we showed them what we had configured—they were really happy with what they saw! Being able to take an unexpected situation and have it turn out well makes me feel really proud,” Bethany admits. But if there’s one way to spice up a career, it’s by feeling great at work. As Bethany describes, “the culture at Oracle’s COE is fairly unique: managers, teams, and colleagues really care about each person. We put a lot of work into onboarding our team and making sure they feel welcome. Our culture’s really supportive, welcoming, and flexible. If you demonstrate that you’re committed, and you’re a good worker, your team will work with you, no matter what life events may come.” Do you feel like it’s time to kick your career up a notch? Oracle has open positions for talented, driven, and innovative tech professionals like you. To learn more about our current opportunities and apply, send an email to collegerecruiting_us@oracle.com. Come and create the future with us.

For Bethany, salsa dancing and cooking are two things that spice up her life. However, when it comes to her career, Oracle is what peppers her days at the office. “As a Supply Chain Management major,...

Oracle Cloud Insight: Go Beyond Consulting, Go for the Cloud

The cloud business is a path opener in many respects. Not only are cloud solutions instrumental in solving customers' business critical needs, but they also create the premise for promising if unexpected career journeys. We recently spent time with Badih Nahas, Cloud Insight Director, to find out more about what the team does and what opportunities it presents to Management Consulting professionals. What is the Oracle Cloud Insight team trying to achieve? Cloud Insight’s objective is to follow a consultative approach to the market, and bridge the gap between business and technical decision making. We’re a small unit that engages and supports the most strategic Cloud projects in our region (EMEA and JAPAC). Our team consists of people with pragmatism and the capabilities, values, and skillsets that having time in and outside of Management Consulting gives you. What are the advantages of joining Oracle? Mainly, the opportunity to stoke my passion for technology while applying the knowledge I gathered in my previous business consulting life. Besides, it’s pretty exciting to be part of Oracle’s transformation to a cloud company. This is like being part of a startup within a large company. How is this situation different from your previous job? I’m happy that I’m back in an environment that’s intellectually stimulating, with a nice culture, amazing colleagues, and sustainable work-life balance. You can try and learn new stuff here. Our team is formed by really interesting, hard-working, top-notch people in a very collaborative, extremely nice environment. We are passionate about solving our customers’ most complex technology challenges. When you see the magnitude of impact on our customers’ business & operating models, it actually makes it worthwhile to continue. Is there something you were never able to try at your previous job? As part of the Oracle Cloud Insight team, I was able to sit with several CXOs, business & IT leaders and brainstorm cutting-edge use cases covering exciting topics such as full cloud transformation as well as more specific ones such as IoT, Machine Learning, autonomous databases, etc. We are transforming the way our customers are operating through technology. Also, with this newfound work-life balance, I have the opportunity to spend more time with family and friends—not to mention that I’ve managed to enroll in Machine Learning & coding courses in my spare time. How do you compare your previous projects to the ones you have at Oracle? The stuff you learn in Consulting is more about developing skillsets and a discipline to solving complex problems quickly regardless of the industry or function. In Oracle, however, I’ve learned about the business impact and the technical side of cloud technology that you don’t learn in Consulting. You see a lot of innovation happening all around you. New services are being introduced at cloud-speed! This is the perfect way to get exposed to all of these topics and hence grow into a leadership role in the technology space. If you have both the consulting capabilities and the cloud expertise, that’s a winning formula. Oracle Cloud Insight has open positions for consulting professionals who are passionate about technology and who want more out of their careers. The opportunities to learn about cutting-edge cloud technology are outstanding. If you’re interested in learning more about what Oracle has to offer, please submit your resume to our team’s mailbox. Come and create the future with us.

The cloud business is a path opener in many respects. Not only are cloud solutions instrumental in solving customers' business critical needs, but they also create the premise for promising...

Patching Towards the Future

Having worked at Oracle for close to 10 years before leaving to pursue other projects, Charlie came back 4 months ago as Consulting Member of Technical Staff to help Oracle on its mission. “We’re at a point where we have to win in the cloud. There are a lot of resources being put into this; there are a lot of new things happening, a lot of really exciting things. It’s a great opportunity and privilege to work with great people, but also to work on new things that are extremely business-critical to Oracle,” Charlie says. Oracle’s mission means a job like Charlie’s is not only in demand, but that it has the company’s full backing. “Oracle really understands that we have to succeed in the cloud for us to be relevant. With this realization, even on the scale of a big company, you get a sense of urgency and importance. There are all these resources you can use; if there’s something you don’t know about, you can find a domain expert to connect and collaborate,” Charlie acknowledges. “There’s no project too big for Oracle,” he adds. When asked what Charlie’s role entails, he answers that he’s “predominantly working on patching.” A more in-depth inquiry reveals that he’s “trying to figure out what the procedures are and how things are shifting in the new Oracle Cloud, but still trying to retain the capabilities that we have in the past Bare Metal OCI Cloud.” As for the impact that Charlie’s job has, he’s quick to point out that both consumer and enterprise-level customers would soon miss patching if it were ever to stop. “The stuff I’m doing is critical. Patching has an enormous impact because customers and people have gotten used to the fact that things fix themselves. People don’t want to deal with maintaining their own fleet of hardware. Customers want to feel safe, so they choose Oracle. Patching is an important piece in achieving security and reliability,” Charlie explains. Do you have the skills and knowledge to join Oracle’s mission to achieve total cloud leadership? Email your resume to Chad Kidder (chad.kidder@oracle.com) to discover our open positions and the profiles we seek. This is your chance to advance your career at one of the world’s top technology companies. Make your decision today to create the future with us.

Having worked at Oracle for close to 10 years before leaving to pursue other projects, Charlie came back 4 months ago as Consulting Member of Technical Staff to help Oracle on its mission. “We’re at a...

The Domino Effect of a Positive Change

For Leonardo, a change in his career was much needed. “At my previous job I felt like I was stuck in local projects,” he confides. Fortunately, an opportunity to join Oracle as part of the Fusion Apps team in Sao Paulo came his way. This positive change not only brought along excitement and career growth, but also a series of consequential changes that would have a positive impact on people in Brazil and beyond. As a CX Specialist and Service Designer, Leonardo works with clients and partners to help them implement new Cloud solutions. His expertise allows him to train others so they can make positive changes to clients’ business. “I’m the guy that likes to meet people and discover new cultures, so I was pleasantly surprised when on my third month at Oracle I was sent to the Netherlands—my first experience training people from another country” Leonardo shares. When it comes to Oracle Partners, Leonardo teaches them how to better implement Cloud CX Applications, using empathy, collaboration and experimentation to create strategies that can lead to creative problem solving and better results across the board. These strategies are created by combining tech skills with soft skills, such as complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and service orientation. With this process, he’s allowed Oracle Partners to have an innovative sales approach, to improve their go-to-market offerings, and to elevate their customer’s business. But Leonardo’s expertise isn’t only focused on changing the way business is made, but on how children learn. As an Oracle Volunteer, Leonardo applies Design Thinking to create learning experiences for children in Brazil. “We help children to collaboratively find problems they could solve with technology, then we help them to create empathic solutions based on our technology” Leonardo explains. One positive change, as it turns out, can lead to a series of other positive changes that have a great impact (sometimes even greater than we think). If you want to make an impact like Leonardo, Oracle is the place to do it. Visit oracle.com/careers today and browse our open positions for talented, driven technology professionals. This is your opportunity to create the future with us.

For Leonardo, a change in his career was much needed. “At my previous job I felt like I was stuck in local projects,” he confides. Fortunately, an opportunity to join Oracle as part of the Fusion Apps...

The Process of Success

In 2010, Viviane was looking for an awesome new career in the city of Sao Paulo. After looking through plenty of companies she discovered Oracle. A company that has allowed her to be a part of the process in plenty of successful projects and deals. Currently, she’s a part of our Cloud Sales Operations Finance team. Where she has helped ensure that plenty of clients across Brazil and the world get the tech solutions they need to provide a better service for millions of people.  “I don’t work directly with clients, I work with our Sales team to make sure they have all of the information they need to give the client a great experience, and a great tech solution,” Viviane explains. Her role is one of empowerment for her and her partners in the Sales department. She searches for the right trainings and the right tools to provide her colleagues, so they fully understand what their clients need, and to deliver a tailor-made solution to them. “When you’re in this role, you’re part of the whole sales process. You’re part of the team that ensures our customers are satisfied, even after the deal is finished. We follow up with clients and answer their questions if they have any,” Viviane explains. By being involved in this process, Viviane has made herself a part of the daily life of plenty of people in Brazil and beyond. For example, she’s enabled deals that have resulted in a cellphone carrier having better coverage and service; she’s helped a mining company to improve its logistics and run more efficiently. Being a part of this process means that Viviane is not only involved in Oracle’s success, but in the success of your last phone call. “Oracle is a company that allows you to get better, to improve your skills. It’s a very dynamic company that allows you to be involved in a lot of great projects. I feel strong and empowered and have some great colleagues,” Viviane confides. You too can be like Viviane and start a career that lets you be part of the process of success. Visit oracle.com/careers and take the first step towards creating the future with Oracle.

In 2010, Viviane was looking for an awesome new career in the city of Sao Paulo. After looking through plenty of companies she discovered Oracle. A company that has allowed her to be a part of the...

25 Years in the Making: A Return to Oracle

Starting her career at Oracle in the late ‘90s, Kate’s first stint with the company saw her working in Product Management. When she moved away from the Bay Area she had to leave her job at Oracle—a move that would give way to a long search for her return to the company. “I loved working at Oracle. I never would’ve left if I hadn’t moved away from the Bay Area. I literally had been looking to come back to Oracle for 25 years,” Kate remembers. It’s been over 2 years since Kate successfully returned to Oracle, where her role as Senior Consulting Practice Director at the company’s Center of Excellence (COE) in Denver, Colorado, constantly reminds her why she wanted to come back. “Oracle is one of those places where, if you see an opportunity, you can go after it and make a whole career out of it if you want to, if you’re ambitious enough,” Kate acknowledges. “There are lots of opportunities for people in this Center of Excellence to try new things in Consulting and develop new tools and processes,” she adds. In Kate’s case, the opportunity she’s made her own is preparing young professionals for success at Oracle. “We basically hire recent graduates from college into Consulting; we train them over a 7-week period and teach them how to be consultants through shadowing, until they become effective consultants. We have a program to, fast-track graduates to becoming Oracle consultants,” Kate explains. For people like Kate, this kind of environment is just what’s needed to thrive professionally. “I’m an entrepreneur at heart, so being in a company where you can go after an opportunity and make it your own, always trying to innovate in everything we do, is what I like most about Oracle; it feels like being in a startup, but within a larger company. I love this environment,” Kate says. Indeed, Kate acknowledges that the right work environment plays a crucial role in one’s professional satisfaction and growth. “One of the interesting things about this program, versus going to a company where you’re the only recent graduate, is that you’re around about 125 people in the same situation as you; you get to do everything together: hang out, have lunch, do stuff after work, etc.,” Kate shares. Do you see yourself working at a startup-like environment like Oracle’s? Does an opening at Oracle sound like the career opportunity you’ve been hoping would come your way? Email your resume today to collegerecruiting_us@oracle.com to learn more about our open positions and the profiles we’re looking for. Your next big career move could only be a few clicks away.

Starting her career at Oracle in the late ‘90s, Kate’s first stint with the company saw her working in Product Management. When she moved away from the Bay Area she had to leave her job at Oracle—a...

The Perfect Fit

For Nelson, Director, Technical Ecosystem, landing a job at Dyn was a career move he was determined to make. “I’d been speaking to Dyn for a bit, regarding potential opportunities,” he confides. However, when Oracle’s acquisition of Dyn took place, Nelson’s desire to join the company reached a fever pitch. “It actually became more appealing and intriguing because of the breadth and abilities that Oracle brought to the table, regarding global reach, resources, and overall stability,” he remembers. It was thanks to Nelson’s technical background that he knew he would fit in perfectly to Oracle Dyn’s operation. “I’m a startup guy; I love to innovate; I love technology; I love making a mark on the market,” he shares. “It’s fantastic because we try to maintain that innovative culture at Oracle Dyn, which allows me to innovate, to be a startup guy in a large company where I can make a global impact,” Nelson says. Ever since joining Oracle in June 2017, Nelson has been responsible for building technical partnerships around the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Edge Services group. “As part of that role, my focus is specifically around building the program itself, which means how partners benefit from working with Oracle Dyn, as well as looking at new technologies and partnerships that will help us to remain the leaders in cloud edge services,” Nelson explains. Now that he’s part of the company he strived to join, Nelson relishes in the environment in which he now puts his expertise to work. As Nelson puts it, “Being with Oracle Dyn is refreshing, it’s a team environment: everyone’s trying to help each other, we’re all striving to achieve the same goals—it’s a fantastic testament to Oracle as a culture.” Would you fit perfectly into Oracle Dyn as well? If your background is similar to Nelson’s, we’d like to have a conversation with you about a job at the world’s leading cloud company. Contact Kelly Trebbe (kelly.cushman@oracle.com) to learn more about our open positions. Take your first step today towards an exciting career at the cutting edge of cloud technology.

For Nelson, Director, Technical Ecosystem, landing a job at Dyn was a career move he was determined to make. “I’d been speaking to Dyn for a bit, regarding potential opportunities,” he...

The Evolution of the Oracle Mexico Development Center

As a Manager at Oracle, Erik Peterson wanted to find Latin America’s voice in the world of technology. He knew there were talented developers and coders in the region that just needed the chance to work for an innovative and forward-thinking company like Oracle. When he started looking for a possible place to set up a new development center in Latin America, he landed at the city of Guadalajara in Mexico. The decision was made mainly because of the available talent: with plenty of universities in the area, he knew he was going to be able to find the best people for the job. And he was right. In less than 6 years, the Mexico Development Center (MDC) went from 5 employees to 1,000. And they were working on everything, from our Enterprise Manager Suite to Database technology crafted specifically for online videogames. With so many great people, and so many great projects, the need to evolve and grow became apparent. So now we’re working on a new and improved MDC. With 7 floors and more than 13,000 square meters of office space, the new Oracle MDC will bring a contemporary Silicon Valley feel to Mexico. It will provide employees with everything they need to continue on their quest for innovation, and to continue creating the next generation of tech products. The new building will include plenty of areas for our employees to relax and unwind. These include an outdoor terrace—dedicated to yoga and meditation—, a pyramid—dedicated to gamers—, and other commodities. Of course, it will also have cutting-edge workspaces, designed to accommodate the individual needs of our employees; ergonomic design will always be the driving force behind these spaces. After all, it’s hard to be creative when you’re not fully comfortable. Oracle’s commitment to the environment is very important. That’s why we’ll also include green spaces, designed around local flora. Not only will they look amazing, but they will also contribute to improving the quality of the air our employees, and the people around our new offices, breathe. Construction is being performed in a sustainable fashion to reduce the impact on the local ecosystem to a minimum. Plus, cycling and walking paths will be provided to encourage our employees to leave the car at home and reduce their carbon footprint. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned to our Explore Oracle channels for more information on the new MDC as we get closer to our 2019 grand opening.   Oracle is one of Latin America’s top employers. Start your career with us by visiting oracle.com/careers

As a Manager at Oracle, Erik Peterson wanted to find Latin America’s voice in the world of technology. He knew there were talented developers and coders in the region that just needed the chance to...

Oracle Presses for Progress on International Women’s Day – and beyond

Amy Luddington, HR Communications Manager International Women's Day, March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, the theme is ‘Press for Progress’: a movement to forge positive visibility of women and drive progress in gender parity. Like on previous International Women’s Days, this year we will: Celebrate and honour the many achievements of women near and far, past and present. Recognize and thank advocates and activists, men and women, who work relentlessly to claim women’s rights. Take the time, individually and in unity, to reflect, advocate and pledge to empower women across the globe to realize their full potential. Did you know? International Women's Day has been taking place for well over a century, starting in 1908 when a group of women gathered in New York City to demand better working conditions, fair pay, and the right to vote. Their commitment to equality sparked a series of events in other countries. In 1911, the first official International Women's Day rallies were held in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and have been growing ever since. Some countries even go as far as to make International Women’s Day a national holiday (quite a lot of them, actually):  Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. At Oracle, we have a program that unites employees for women’s empowerment and development, not just for one day of the year, but for all 365 days: the Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL) program. Its mission is to develop, engage, and empower current and future generations of Oracle women leaders in fostering an inclusive and innovative workforce. OWL is represented by more than 90 communities across the globe that pave the way locally to enhance leadership and professional development skills, strengthen and expand professional networks, and cultivate communities to grow and retain talent. On March 8th, OWL communities across the globe are getting ready to celebrate, to think globally and act locally. Participation and recognition of Women’s Day has been growing every year within our 90+ OWL communities, and this year we plan to top our celebrations from last.  We have 86 International Women’s Day events running in 49 countries across the globe. From livestreaming events with the Ministry of Women in Wellington, New Zealand to our San Francisco HQ Lunch and Learn: A Techies Guide to Public speaking,  the activities and celebrations range far and wide. So let’s get ready, and make it an International Women’s Day to remember! You can follow us on Twitter @OracleWomenLead and @ExploreOracle to see how we are celebrating International Women’s Day.  We’d love to hear how you are recognizing women on the day, so feel free to tweet us your photos and thoughts. Last but not least, here are some ways we and you can pledge to #pressforprogress beyond March 8th: Forge positive visibility of women Influence the beliefs and actions of others Celebrate women’s achievements Challenge stereotypes and bias Maintain a gender parity mind-set

Amy Luddington, HR Communications Manager International Women's Day, March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year, the theme is...

In a Technologist’s Element

Formerly with BEA Systems, Charles went through Oracle’s acquisition of BEA in 2008. After three years as an Oracle employee, Charles decided to leave and join a startup—though things didn’t go as planned. “I took my shot at the startup life, and though I learned a lot from that interesting experience, it didn’t go anywhere,” he remembers. Having the intention to return to Oracle, Charles found out that Oracle was looking for candidates with a very particular skillset. “Oracle was looking for someone who understood the way the legacy parts of their systems worked, someone who had actually gone out and had a lot of real experience with non-Oracle technologies,” he explains. With years of experience under his belt, Charles got the job. Today, as Consulting Member of Technical Staff for Oracle, Charles enjoys being in a technologist’s element, one where a startup culture and the backing of a big company meet to make an impact. “I’m definitely more of a hands-on technologist; I like working in a small group and building out really cool technology, not getting involved in endless meetings,” Charles mentions. “Our environment is much more like working at a startup than one would think would be typical of a big company like Oracle,” he adds. The convergence of these factors allows tech professionals like Charles to thrive. As part of Oracle, Charles is “able to mentor people that have a history of working with older technology and the older way of doing things, introducing them to new and modern methods, as well as being able to leverage those people to become an evangelist for new types of technologies.” “It’s really rewarding when you see someone understand new technologies and completely embrace them,” Charles shares. Thriving, though, isn’t limited to what happens in the workplace, thanks to Oracle’s work-life balance policies. As Charles puts it, “I’m really grateful to do the kind of interesting work that I do and still have access to an amazing lifestyle. I live and work remotely in Maine, which has a fantastic outdoorsy environment, where you can do all kinds of interesting outdoor sports like hiking, skiing, or cycling. I cycle basically every day; it makes me think better; without it I wouldn’t function nearly as well.” Are you in your element as a tech professional? Our open positions at Oracle have what you need to thrive and develop your career accordingly. Our culture of flexibility, inclusiveness, and a proper work-life balance welcomes driven technologists that take on challenges, solve problems, and work as a team. If you’re interested in joining us, email your resume to Chad Kidder (chad.kidder@oracle.com) today.

Formerly with BEA Systems, Charles went through Oracle’s acquisition of BEA in 2008. After three years as an Oracle employee, Charles decided to leave and join a startup—though things didn’t go as...

Committed to Greatness and Excellence

Sanjay is an Architect for Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS), a key Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Service that enables optimized and secure delivery of user-to-application and application-to-application traffic. He’s been on the job for more than 14 months now, and he’s been quick to realize the possibilities that working at Oracle represents. “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a unique opportunity to build Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from the ground up, which can greatly complement Oracle’s highly successful Database and Software as a Service (SaaS) portfolio. This would truly make Oracle a one-shop stop for enterprise customers,” Sanjay explains. For Sanjay, tackling this endeavor isn’t so daunting, thanks to Oracle’s secret weapon. “Our culture has to be the greatest differentiator of all; everyone’s committed to greatness and excellence, with an acute focus on solving customer pain points. Our values of openness, transparency, action, and customer focus, as well as trust and caring for fellow employees, make me grateful to be part of Oracle,” Sanjay says. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure team is always looking for talent to advance its quest for technology innovation. If you want to work with a team like Sanjay’s, committed to greatness and excellence, we have an opening for you. Email your resume today to Louise Kemp de Jong (louise.kemp-de.jong@oracle.com) so she can get in touch with you to discuss opportunities at Oracle.

Sanjay is an Architect for Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS), a key Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Service that enables optimized and secure delivery of user-to-application...

David Becerra: Becoming a Rock Star of the Tech Industry

On a high plateau in the middle of the Andes Mountains you’ll find the city of Bogota. Colombia’s capital has become a center of culture, academy, and business.  It’s also home to one of Oracle’s biggest sales hubs in Latin America. This particular office is both an epicenter for digital transformation in the region and a training ground for the newest generation of Oracle sales professionals. Bogota is the home of our Class Of graduates; it’s the place where people from all over the region get the chance to develop and polish their skills in order to rank among the regions finest. One of the graduates of our program is David Becerra (a graduate of Colombia’s Universidad Javeriana). He’s always had his eyes on working on a global scale. He started with a Project Management certification in Australia, and now his objective is to build a true global career with Oracle. When he graduated he went on a quest to find himself, trying to find what made him happy professionally. He tried a number of things, from Customer Service to Supply Chain. Yet, he wasn’t really finding what he wanted. Then, he discovered Oracle and he knew it was exactly what he was looking for. But why choose Oracle? Aside from its global scale, it was challenging. David wanted a job that challenged him, that allowed him to develop and grow while making an impact on the world. And he’s definitively found it at Oracle. “But, it’s not just business. It’s also about the people you meet along the way,” he mentions. David is currently supporting small businesses in Mexico, helping them find the right tech solution. “I give input into how a business in another country works, but I also get something back: I get the opportunity to learn from them; I learn something every day,” David says. For David, the relationships he’s established with coworkers and clients have allowed him to see the world under a new light. “In this job, you are constantly meeting new people. And not just new people, but people who make you better. These people allow you to see business, to see everything, with a new and fresh perspective,” he assures. “I’ve learned a lot of things here, not just about the business, but about how to be a person. And it makes me happy. I’ve learned to be a better team player, how to communicate better, and so much more,” David adds. All of these lessons he’s learned have allowed him to put himself in the place of his costumers. To build empathy with his clients. Which allows him to create a custom made solution for each client. And since every client his different, then every day at work is different. Keeping things fresh and new. “Plus, the people I work with make me feel like a rock star and then they teach me new things, so I can become a bigger rock star,” says David. It’s clear that for David, the way to become a rock star of the tech industry is through meeting people, and building meaningful connections. Connections that he’s finding in life at Oracle. Oracle is one of Latin America’s top employers. Start your career with us by visiting oracle.com/careers

On a high plateau in the middle of the Andes Mountains you’ll find the city of Bogota. Colombia’s capital has become a center of culture, academy, and business.  It’s also home to one of Oracle’s...

Join Oracle National Security Group Consulting Practice Team

Oracle National Security Group’s (NSG) Consulting Practice team is seeking consultants with a passion for technology that can support a number of exciting, internal Oracle and customer-facing engagements. You can become an integral part of an elite team with a diverse skill set that designs and delivers unique solutions that integrate a wide variety of Oracle commercial hardware, software, and cloud into secure, mission-critical solutions for our Government customers. About Oracle NSG Oracle NSG was formed in 2005 by Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison to represent and advance Oracle’s commitment to the missions of the United States’ intelligence community, military services, federal/international law enforcement, and homeland security. Oracle NSG’s Consulting Practice team tailors Oracle commercial products to meet the most demanding requirements of the United States Government’s sensitive missions. The government relies on Oracle, and we rely on our team of talented, innovative technologists, developers, and engineers to make it all possible. Today, the Oracle NSG has the single largest group of cleared Oracle technology engineers in the industry. Working at Oracle NSG’s Consulting Practice team The Consulting Practice team is a dynamic one, with a collaborative environment and culture of a small organization that fosters creative, entrepreneurial ideas, but with the backing of an industry leader. We are dedicated to cultivating a passionate workforce, comprised of professionals who aspire to grow both personally and professionally. Oracle benefits As part of Oracle, you get to enjoy one of the most complete benefits packages in the industry, which includes: ORACLEflex – Oracle’s ORACLEflex benefits program provides you a wide range of customizable medical and dental benefits plans to meet your specific health needs. Oracle 401(k) – Oracle’s 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan offers you a way to plan for retirement, contribute to your long-term financial goals, and decide where to invest your money. Employee Stock Purchase Plan – Oracle’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan lets you purchase Oracle common stock at a discounted market price. Time off – Everyone needs a break once in a while. With several recognized paid holidays, paid vacation, a flexible sick-leave policy, and flexible work schedules, work/life balance is more than just a catchphrase at Oracle. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – The Oracle Employee Assistance Program offers referral services and confidential, personal assessment. EAP is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live and Work Well – Live and Work Well helps employees manage work and personal responsibilities by providing free advice, useful materials, and referrals to resources in areas for balancing work and personal life, locating child care and elder care, parenting, adoption, selecting schools, and chronic condition support. Commuter Benefit Program – The Commuter Benefit Program allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible public transportation and/or parking expenses—up to the monthly pre-tax maximum through convenient payroll deductions. Openings at Oracle NSG’s Consulting Practice team Oracle NSG’s Consulting Practice team has several DBA and Software Developer/Engineer positons currently available. Those who excel in these roles are motivated self-starters that: Love to solve challenging problems Feel comfortable working directly with customers Like to work on innovative internal development efforts Have experience with Oracle products Please note, only US citizens that currently have at least an active TS clearance will be considered for these positions—SCI-level clearance is highly desired. Oracle employees enjoy competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, and a network of like-minded coworkers that drive innovation across the entire technology industry. If you have what it takes to join the Oracle NSG’s Consulting Practice team, send your resume to Kelly Trebbe (kelly.cushman@oracle.com) today and advance your career.

Oracle National Security Group’s (NSG) Consulting Practice team is seeking consultants with a passion for technology that can support a number of exciting, internal Oracle and...

Nicole Engelbert Joins Oracle’s Higher Education Team

Today's guest post comes from Vivian Wong, Group Vice President, Oracle Higher Education. Uncertain Times in Higher Education Require a New Approach It’s a unique time in the higher education industry. Economic volatility, demographic shifts, globalization, political uncertainty, and technological advancements are driving institutions to reconsider approaches to the delivery and support of teaching, learning, and research. Shifting resources from commodity to differentiating functions with greater speed and agility is increasingly crucial to an institution’s ability to thrive—or even survive in this environment.  It is not, therefore, surprising that total spend on cloud is forecasted to nearly double as a percentage of total infrastructure and applications spend reaching 22.2% by 2021.* Realizing the full benefits from cloud migration will depend on the extent to which institutions are able to leverage cloud for business transformation and invest in robust, enterprise-grade solutions. Early adopters are blazing a trail, but a detailed vision for institutional transformation and best practice has not yet emerged—making it difficult for many colleges and universities to progress more rapidly on their journey. Leading Higher Education Industry Analyst Chooses Oracle To accelerate the creation of this new knowledge on cloud migration and shape the development of our new Student Cloud solution suite, I am delighted to announce Nicole Engelbert as Vice President of Higher Education Development. In this role, Nicole will be our primary spokesperson for Oracle in higher education. Joining us from Ovum, a leading market research and consulting firm, Nicole served as the Director of Research & Analysis for its Technology business, and launched its higher education technology coverage in 2005. Over the last decade, Nicole has advised institutions globally on critical areas such as cloud migration, legacy modernization, emerging technologies, and student experience.  She also led the development of Ovum’s successful Future EdTech conference, which brings together line-of-business administrators with IT professionals to consider how technology might support the future transformation of teaching, learning, and research. With an extensive social media following, Nicole is a regular on the conference circuit—presenting at events such as Educause, Open World, Alliance, IoT Futures, Dreamforce, Future EdTech, and Ovum Industry Congress. As a key part of our higher-ed development leadership team, Nicole will be working closely with a broad range of stakeholders, including institutions, implementation partners, industry associations, and analysts, as well as  Oracle’s own product development, strategy, and sales teams to ensure cloud delivers on its potential. A peek around the corner Although Nicole’s feet are barely under the desk in her new role, she is already on the agenda to present at the Modern Finance Experience’s Higher Education Summit on February 14 and at Alliance 2018’s Leadership Connections track in Salt Lake City on March 26. If her presentations as an industry analyst are any indication, these are not-to-be-missed sessions! I encourage you to follow Nicole on Twitter,  LinkedIn, and the Oracle Education and Research blog site as well as the @OracleCloud Twitter handle, where she will be sharing thought leadership, practical guides, and best practices with institutional transformation and cloud migration. Stay tuned. We have many exciting new developments coming for Student Cloud from Nicole and the rest of the team on how the new and innovative architecture and user experience will support modern education models. In the meantime, don’t forget to visit our Oracle Student Cloud site to see the latest new developments.  *Source: Ovum’s Global Higher Education Technology Spending Forecast Through 2021.

Today's guest post comes from Vivian Wong, Group Vice President, Oracle Higher Education. Uncertain Times in Higher Education Require a New Approach It’s a unique time in the higher education industry. ...

Join the Oracle Digital Prime Cloud Applications Sales team in Singapore

The Oracle Digital Prime Cloud Applications Sales team has exciting opportunities available in Singapore. We took the time to chat with Ronen Naishtein, Head of Oracle Digital Prime Cloud Applications, Southeast Asia, about why it’s a great time to join the Singapore Sales team, which focuses on the Southeast Asia market. Read on to find out if you match the profile—and how you can apply. Why did you join the Oracle Digital Prime Cloud Applications team? I see Oracle Digital Prime Cloud Applications as a great opportunity to help mid-market businesses grow and transform to become the next large enterprise. As we are in the midst of accelerated growth, this is an excellent time to join Oracle, the leading SaaS cloud suite provider. I am excited to lead the Digital Sales team in Singapore to help our customers in Southeast Asia: Transform business processes and develop new business models Re-imagine the customer experience Transform employee engagement What is unique about your Cloud Applications Sales team? We leverage a hub model to increase scalability and our social selling proposition. Our Sales team is based in the Digital Sales hub in Singapore to support our customers across Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand). We equip our Sales team with Solution Selling skills, and train them to utilize technology and social media to build connections and grow their business. I will describe my team as a passionate, energetic, Millennial Sales team that focuses on “selling value” to customers in mid-market businesses. What career opportunities are there in your team? I see my team as Customer Advisory, providing solutions to help our customers transform with Oracle Cloud Solutions. At Oracle Digital Prime, we don’t just sell products. Instead, we partner with our customers and help them become the next large enterprise. We are in this together and for the long haul. At Oracle, we provide modern tools and resources to develop our employees. You get to decide your own career path, you take action, and we get behind you and support you in your career journey. We’re in this together, to grow our people. How is a day in the life of a Cloud Applications Sales Rep in your team? We start each day with a morning huddle, where we share information, success stories, and communicate with each other. The Sales Rep, from my perspective, acts as the CEO of his territory and manages the full Sales lifecycle, from prospecting, building pipeline, assessing needs, and presenting solutions, to closing the deal. We focus most of our time in customer engagement through social media, phone, customer visits, events, and seminars. Learning is inherent; from time to time we will be in Knowledge Upgrade sessions, Product trainings, Social Selling trainings, etc. We work smart, play hard, and celebrate success. From my perspective, work-life balance is critical to our growth—which is why we incorporate many fun and bonding activities into our work. What is your vision to grow your team? Our vision in Oracle Digital Prime is to become the Number 1 SaaS provider for mid-market businesses in Southeast Asia. We focus in expanding our market share, increasing productivity, and developing the foundation for our people to grow within Oracle.   Does working for the Oracle Digital Prime Cloud Applications Sales team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your resume to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor, Pamelyn Chong today to be considered for one of our open positions. Or connect with Ronen Naishtein on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.

The Oracle Digital Prime Cloud Applications Sales team has exciting opportunities available in Singapore. We took the time to chat with Ronen Naishtein, Head of Oracle Digital Prime...

Join Oracle’s brand-new Moat team today

PHOTO (Left): The Oracle-Moat team volunteering at the Youth Farm in Brooklyn with NYC Cares in October 2017. In April 2017, Oracle acquired Moat, the fastest-growing SaaS analytics company focused on measuring digital advertising. Moat joined Oracle Data Cloud, which uses data and analytics to enhance media for leading marketers and publishers. The combination of Oracle and Moat connects audience data to consumer attention, leading to better media experiences and business outcomes. This acquisition has brought along a series of employment opportunities for engineers across the board. If you’re looking to take your career to the next level, read what Oracle’s Moat is all about, and what the team is looking for in its new hires before applying to one of the tech industry’s most exciting and rewarding new ventures. About the Moat Team Moat is an independent platform within Oracle Data Cloud, providing trusted measurement, analytics, and intelligence to the world’s largest brands and leading publishers. With the acquisition, Oracle Data Cloud now offers brands and publishers a full suite of targeting and measurement solutions to improve the outcomes of virtually every type of digital advertising campaign. Working on the Team As part of the Oracle Data Cloud, the Moat team’s culture is very collaborative and team-centric. Employees enjoy autonomy, project ownership, and collaboration, with access to leadership, international exposure, technical challenges, and learning potential. We have a team of computer scientists, physicists, client services experts, mathematicians, ethical hackers, business leaders, and designers. Being fast, smart, and ambitious are most important to us. We work hard and push ourselves to accomplish more. Oracle’s acquisition of Moat has provided additional resources for employees to be successful in their roles. Moat engineers set their own hours and have state-of-the-art stand-up desks with top-tier equipment. We write clean code in a robust and maintainable way. We use open-source tools, specialized build processes, and many homegrown systems and mathematical components that analyze terabytes of new data each day. We regularly profile and optimize our code to visualize the web’s data in real time. We love what we do and approach challenges with an optimistic, proactive mindset. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, from our code base to our client and partner relationships. Clean and intuitive UX makes us stand out from the crowd. We take pride in creating products that people love and use every day. We are building simple and elegant products that solve real problems for publishers, advertisers, and consumers, making a $100B market more efficient. Oracle Benefits With Moat joining Oracle Data Cloud, not only are employees part of one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in advertising, they also enjoy one of the most complete benefits packages in the industry, including: ORACLEflex – Oracle’s ORACLEflex benefits program provides you a wide range of customizable medical and dental benefits plans to meet your specific health needs. Oracle 401(k) – Oracle’s 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan offers you a way to plan for retirement, contribute to your long-term financial goals, and decide where to invest your money. Employee Stock Purchase Plan – Oracle’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan lets you purchase Oracle common stock at a discounted market price. Time Off – Everyone needs a break once in a while. With several recognized and paid holidays, paid vacations, a flexible sick-leave policy, and flexible work schedules, work-life balance is more than just a catchphrase at Oracle. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – The Oracle Employee Assistance Program offers referral services and confidential, personal assessment. EAP is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live and Work Well – Live and Work Well helps employees manage work and personal responsibilities by providing free advice, useful materials, and referrals to resources in areas for balancing work and personal life, locating child care and elder care, parenting, adoption, selecting schools, and chronic condition support. Commuter Benefit Program – The Commuter Benefit Program allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible public transportation and/or parking expenses—up to the monthly pre-tax maximum through convenient payroll deductions. Openings on Oracle’s Moat Team Oracle Talent Advisors are always searching for brilliant employees with an entrepreneurial spirit, looking for a work culture where innovation is the goal, hard work is expected, and creativity is rewarded. Specifically for Moat, candidates must have a deep understanding of technology (Python, JavaScript, React/Redux, Node, Typescript, Bash, Linux, disrupted systems, database tech, cloud computing, etc.), strong problem-solving skills, the ability to think on their feet, a creative mindset, clock speed, data analysis skills, and applied math skills. Contact Katrina Trussler (katrina.trussler@oracle.com) for a detailed list of current Back-end, Front-end, Data Engineering, Full-stack, Database, JavaScript, Infrastructure, DevOps, Product Management, and Integrations openings. Oracle employees enjoy competitive salaries, excellent health benefits, and a network of like-minded coworkers that drive innovation across the entire technology industry. If you have what it takes to join Oracle’s Moat team, apply today and advance your career.  

PHOTO (Left): The Oracle-Moat team volunteering at the Youth Farm in Brooklyn with NYC Cares in October 2017. In April 2017, Oracle acquired Moat, the fastest-growing SaaS analytics company focused on...

Success through Kindness

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we will take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your career journey. We hope you enjoy them – you can leave your comments and questions for our guest authors in the section below. Being successful and feeling successful are two, very different things. My success story is one of feeling successful, which stems from the joy of helping others as part of Oracle Volunteers, Oracle’s own corporate citizenship program. Through my participation, I’ve developed my own happiness, much like one would develop his/her own career as part of skill-sharpening trainings, network-expanding events, or knowledge-building courses. This is my story. An Oracle Volunteers email hit my inbox with a curious subject: “Project Aashayein.” Without thinking much, I registered for the project, which was a full-day stationary distribution event in Akola, a village in interior Maharashtra. Getting there entailed a long, 3-hour bus journey, yet all volunteers were full of enthusiasm, since we sensed that we were about to witness something special. The moment we got out of the bus, we were greeted by the sight of children sitting and waiting to see what we had in store for them. We handed out basic school items like books, pens, pencils, etc. Yet, in a fraction of a second, it made me reminisce about my own school days—the feeling of seeing new books and pens, the shining led of a pencil, writing your name on the first page of your notebook without making any unwanted marks—; in a moment I relived a memory that I had totally forgotten about. The feeling of seeing the joy on the children’s faces made me reflect on how we go about our daily lives without ever thinking about helping others. Though I was not sure about whether I wanted to get involved in a bigger way with charitable activities, after participating in two more distribution events, I was left with no doubt that helping others gave me true inner joy and satisfaction. So, in order to preserve those feelings and to work towards the betterment of the society we live in, I participated in more Oracle Volunteers projects, including a first-aid kit distribution event at Dahanu, a blood donation camp, and a beach cleanup at Mumbai. Everyone wants to change the world, but there are few who go ahead and actually become part of change. So let us all come forward and help in whatever small way we can, so that we can see a smile in others who are less fortunate than us. Lovie Sequeira – Sr. Facilities Specialist O-Force is an Oracle India employee volunteering program destined to community empowerment through education, wellness, diversity and inclusiveness, as well as to employee development.

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we will take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your...

Being Versatile

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we will take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your career journey. We hope you enjoy them – you can leave your comments and questions for our guest authors in the section below. Unlike specialization, which is believed to bring in efficiency over a period of time, being a jack-of-all-trades is not considered a good thing. However, being a jack-of-all-trades also stands for being versatile, adaptable, flexible, multi-talented, multi-skilled, and able to fit into multiple roles. That is, by no means, a disadvantage. On the contrary, while the specialists rue about monotony, those who are versatile are the ones who are actually thriving and enjoying their stints. You can say being versatile has been my cornerstone at Oracle. I started off with Software Configuration Management, and then moved on to Oracle Database Administrator for the FLEXCUBE* Global Support team. After several on-site Technical Support stints, I joined Implementation Support, along with working on customizations for FLEXCUBE. I then became the leader of Implementation, Production Support, and Testing teams—and even managed customer relationships. I guess you could say I’ve seen it all in my tenure with Oracle! Playing these various roles and doing so many things over the years has helped me to grow as an individual. These experiences in multiple areas have boosted my confidence to take on any challenge or assignment that comes to me. If not for Oracle’s wonderful organizational culture, and the unstinted support and faith of senior leadership, all this would not have been possible. An equal share of credit goes to the pillar of strength that is my family, for helping me to fulfill my career ambitions (to the extent of picking me up from the station at midnight, when work kept me at the office till late). Today, it’s because all of this that I’m close to completing two fulfilling decades at Oracle. And yet, there are so many more avenues to spread my wings! I’ll sign off with the following piece of advice: Be versatile; be curious to learn new and different things. Rest assured that you will never be bored. Vandana Barkur – Principal Technical Analyst *Oracle FLEXCUBE is a Core Banking Solution in the Applications portfolio Oracle offers to businesses in the Financial Services industry. You can read more about FLEXCUBE here. O-Force is an Oracle India employee volunteering program destined to community empowerment through education, wellness, diversity and inclusiveness, as well as to employee development.

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we will take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your...

The Oracle Utilities Opower Data Platform Team Is Hiring!

We sat down with Thursday Carreon, Principal Oracle Talent Advisor, to discuss an exciting opportunity with Oracle Utilities Opower. Read on to find out why now is a great time to join the team as a Principal Data Engineer. So why is now a good time to join the Opower team? Thursday Carreon (TC): It’s a great time to join the team if you’re an experienced Big Data Engineer looking to work with other passionate product engineers. If that sounds like you, then Opower is where you belong. Opower is applying cutting-edge computer science to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: Energy. Our utility customers in the United States and abroad give us energy usage data for tens of millions of their customers, which we then analyze and aggregate using state-of-the-art tools such as Hadoop and Spark. What are some of the in-demand types of positions within the Opower team right now? TC: We are actively recruiting Principal Data Engineers to join the Opower Data Platform team who have at least ten years of professional experience, and are experts in Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark. They should have strong working and theoretical knowledge of MySQL and/or Oracle Database, including common optimizations and data warehouse techniques. They should also be experienced with batch processing applications, using technologies such as Hive UDFs, Oozie workflows, and Spark applications. A strong background in other distributed applications such as Apache Zookeeper and Apache HBase is also preferred, as well as hands-on Hadoop administrative experience, and experience with analytics technologies like NumPy, PySpark, R, or Matlab. Notebook technologies such as Jupyter or Zeppelin are preferred. What is it like to be part of the Opower Data Platform team? TC: The Opower Data Platform team is responsible for all of the big data infrastructure that powers the SaaS analytics platform. The team manages the services that read hundreds of millions of smart meter data reads each day and other key customer data. They provide Hadoop clusters for running analytics and machine learning algorithms. They maintain BI and reporting tools, and run web services to make all of this data available to developers inside and outside of Oracle. What will the Principal Data Engineers do in this role? TC: We are looking for expert big data engineers who can help drive the next version of our architecture to support new sources of data and new end-users. They will help set a broad vision for the Opower Data Platform. They will need to understand how all of the pieces of the platform work together to deliver a cohesive product suite. They will also need to be hands-on engineers. We expect our top engineers to contribute to the code base, both working on key components themselves and participating in code reviews with others. They will mentor other engineers in the team about best practices in modern data architecture. They will also need to work across Oracle Utilities to understand the needs of other development teams and adjust our architecture and roadmap accordingly. Does this align with your career goals? If so, then what are you waiting for? Click here to send your resume to Thursday today!

We sat down with Thursday Carreon, Principal Oracle Talent Advisor, to discuss an exciting opportunity with Oracle Utilities Opower. Read on to find out why now is a great time to join the team as a...

The Oracle Digital Prime Technology Sales Team is hiring in Singapore!

The Oracle Digital Prime Technology Team has many exciting opportunities available in our Singapore Digital Sales Hub. We took the time to chat with Fitrah Muhammad, Oracle Digital Prime Sales Director, about why it’s a great time to join the Singapore team. Read on to find out if you’re a good fit and how you can apply. What is Oracle Digital Prime? Oracle Digital Prime is a global Digital Sales organization that empowers mid-market businesses around the world to learn, adopt, and transform business to the cloud. We are one of the fastest-growing Digital Sales organizations in the world, with APAC Digital Sales Hubs located in Singapore, Bangalore, Sydney, and Seoul. What is unique about working in the Singapore Digital Sales Hub? The Singapore Digital Sales Hub supports our customers across many parts of Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Since we started in June 2016, our Technology Sales Team, which focuses on selling Cloud Platform, IaaS and PaaS solutions, has grown to over 60 employees. We have a diverse and multicultural work environment with a flavor of Asian work culture. What are the career opportunities available? We are looking for Tech Sales talent, keen to sell Oracle solutions in ASEAN, as well as in the Hong Kong and Taiwan markets. We provide modern tools, technology, and training to develop our Sales team in Digital Selling. New employees are privileged to attend our unique, 5-day Sales Boot Camp to train and interact with senior executives and fellow colleagues across the APAC region. What are the key requirements for a Cloud Platform Sales Rep role? You should have at least 5 years of IT or Cloud Solution Sales experience and able to manage high volumes of transactions in the mid-market to develop new sales in your territory. The ideal candidate is someone resourceful, passion to learn digital selling skills and master new technologies to build relationships. You should be social savvy like using LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and results-driven to work in a competitive sales environment. What is a typical day for a Cloud Platform Sales Rep in your team? Every Rep in my team is an energetic Millennial. They start the day with easy coffee chat between them. Soon after they’re on their laptop and phone, reaching out to their business counterparts. Some will be in fruitful meetings to establish solutions to respond to market inquiries; some will be in emphatic talks with their customers, closing deals. Learning is inherent in this role. From time to time, we will be in a Knowledge Upgrade session to enable ourselves to stay competitive in a fierce market. We strive to make work vibrant and rewarding every day. Why did you choose to join Oracle and relocate with your family? Oracle is known to pioneer new ways of selling (those who have been in this industry can relate to that statement). Now Oracle is again pioneering new ways to reach out to untapped markets by establishing Oracle Digital Prime. Not only have we been equipped with state-of-the-art social selling tools, we have also received Primary Territory ownership, which is a breakthrough. We have set a new standard in the mid-market—and I have started to see how other organizations are mimicking Oracle’s way. Singapore is a big plus for parents like me, who aspire to raise kids in a safe, yet competitive environment. It is a great pleasure to enjoy a new life in this great, small red dot! What is your favourite thing about working for Oracle? Oracle is a big brand for sure. Working for Oracle gives a sense of pride. Moreover, we have our senior management aspiring to build the best place to work. This translates into many aspects, including an engaging office environment, a flexible workplace, and an incentive travel program.   Does working for Oracle Digital Prime sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your resume today to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor, Eve Goh, to be considered for one of our open positions. Or contact Fitrah Muhammad on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.

The Oracle Digital Prime Technology Team has many exciting opportunities available in our Singapore Digital Sales Hub. We took the time to chat with Fitrah Muhammad, Oracle Digital Prime...

A Dream Career Come True

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your career journey. We hope you enjoy them—you can leave your comments and questions for our guest authors in the section below. While I was in my 3rd standard, I heard this quote: “Dream as if you’ll live forever; live as if you’ll die today.” It’s been stuck in my head ever since. Back then I didn’t understand its actual meaning, but I did start dreaming. Looking back, now that I’m 36, I can say that I have achieved what I dreamt about, however big or small, back when I was 8 years old. Born in a traditional family in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, much importance wasn’t given to female education. Regardless, my love for academia brought me to excel in debates and elocution, which earned me the “Best Student of the School” award, presented in my school for the first time. As I prepared for my exam to enter college, and fulfill my dream of becoming an engineer, the date of my marriage was closing in. I couldn’t let my marriage get in the way of my career. I had to fight my parents in order to secure my education and keep my dreams alive. In the end, I made a compromise and enrolled in a local college. During my first year of college, I became pregnant with my first child. Though it was challenging to attend my courses and take care of my baby, I managed to attain a balance and became a top student. This impressed my teachers and changed my father’s and my husband’s attitudes towards my education, which came as a life-changing breakthrough. After completing my studies, I joined Computer Associates in Hyderabad. Working as an Automation Test Developer, I missed no opportunity to update my technical skills. After working there for 3 years, though, I took a maternity break to spend more time with my family. Eventually, I resigned, due to flexible working hours not being an option. In the midst of my maternity leave, I realized I wanted to return to work. However, I wanted to do so at a company where flexible hours were offered. So I joined Oracle. It’s been 6 years now, and I can say that Oracle is the best. It has given me that extra mile of comfort and independence to balance professional and personal priorities. My manager has been kind enough to allow me flexible hours and working from home, which has boosted my confidence that I can achieve my dreams. Working with Oracle has even given me the chance to obtain a Master’s degree in Yoga, which has allowed me to participate in many competitions and win state- and national-level awards. I never dreamt of becoming a Yoga teacher, a Software engineer, and a working mom with three kids. If I could give my 8-year old self some advice, I’d tell myself to live life to the fullest, fight the odds, and believe in your dreams—this advice also applies to all the women who aren’t sure of pursuing a career and bringing up a family. Last but not least, I’m dreaming of getting a PhD, and there’s no doubt in my mind that I can definitely achieve it in the future. Swapna JK – Database Developer O-Force is an Oracle India employee volunteering program destined to community empowerment through education, wellness, diversity, and inclusiveness, as well as to employee development.

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your career...

Why Now Is the Time to Join Oracle Dyn

The Oracle Dyn team has numerous opportunities currently available, so we took the time to talk with Principal Talent Advisor Dan Moore about why now is a great time to join the team. Check out his answers, and if you think you’d be a good fit, send your resume to Dan here. Why is now a good time to join Oracle Dyn? Daniel Moore (DM): It is a great time to join Oracle Dyn for many reasons; however, I point to one major one: Dyn is built on world-leading Managed DNS and Email Delivery, making sure traffic is delivered safer, faster, and more reliably than anyone else can. Now that we are Oracle Dyn, we provide a complete technology stack, both in the cloud and in the data center. This allows us to be a one-stop shop for customers and separate ourselves from what our competitors can provide. For our customers, it makes sense to go with Oracle for many of these products and offerings rather than our competitors. For Oracle, it becomes way easier to sell our products and services. For what kinds of roles does Oracle Dyn currently have openings? DM: Currently we are looking for the best and the brightest software engineers, whether they are full-stack developers or more specialized in areas like front-end web applications, or on back-end database development. In these positions you will have different products around DNS, Email, or Internet Intelligence. We’re also looking for QA Engineers, Network Engineers, Edge Operations Analysts, Tech Support, Technical Program Managers, and many other types of roles. What kind of specific qualities or skills are you looking for in filling those roles? DM: I have been doing this almost 20 years and can honestly say I try not to focus on buzzwords when recruiting great tech candidates. I truly believe good engineers can learn any language or function in any environment once learned. I like to look for candidates that can express how they find solutions to problems by going through a set of algorithms. However, the specific skillset we like our engineers to have is a combination of any of the following: Python, Golang, Java, C++, REST, automation, Django, and React, all within a Linux environment. Being nice goes a long, long way, too! What do current employees like the most about working for Oracle Dyn? DM: The Oracle Dyn team works tirelessly to ensure an exceptional end-user experience for the best brands in the world. At Oracle Dyn, our work has a major impact on the performance of the Internet. The biggest reason that Oracle Dyn is the Internet performance solutions leader is the people that work here. The Oracle Dyn office is filled with creative problem-solvers. Employees enjoy the feel of a smaller company in Oracle Dyn’s headquarters in Manchester, an up-and-coming tech hub in New Hampshire, surrounded by hip restaurants and tree-studded hills filling the skyline. The team works inside an old cotton mill, which means the office is loaded with New England history and charm. It is very clear in talking with co-workers, and new employees about to start their journey, that 80% paid healthcare, 401k match, unlimited PTO, Free Lunch Tuesdays, free vending machines, and Bring Your Dog to Work Day are some of the great perks of working for Oracle Dyn. Co-workers are pretty amazing as well! Oracle Dyn seems to have the best of both worlds. On one hand, having the giant Oracle machine with us brings an amazing feeling of stability; on the other hand, having the culture of a startup keeps things agile, challenging, and never boring.

The Oracle Dyn team has numerous opportunities currently available, so we took the time to talk with Principal Talent Advisor Dan Moore about why now is a great time to join the team. Check out his...

Building Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Being a Seattle-area native, Colleen knew she wanted to be in technology. She started off her career at Qualcomm and Microsoft, where she was involved in several cloud-related projects. “I’ve been all-in on the cloud for seven years, during which time I’ve negotiated launch-year sales targets, evaluated regional expansion, and now focus on business operations,” Colleen shares. However, when she got a chance to work with one of Oracle’s teams, she knew she wanted to take her career to new heights. “I loved the energy of the team. To be part of a rapidly growing, bootstrapping business at an enterprise company was too good to pass up,” Colleen remembers. She’s now close to reaching her first year at Oracle—and you can tell she’s having a great time. “I love my colleagues and the excitement of every day; there is never a dull moment. There’s a great feeling of camaraderie, that we are building something together,” Colleen admits. And building something together they are, since she and her colleagues are building the Product Business Planning team. Their projects range from helping manage the capacity of current infrastructure, to building demand forecasts for products and services, to reporting on current usage and utilization of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure products and services, among other things. “Helping build a top-notch cloud will help build efficiency by helping our enterprise customers embrace the cloud. This will help spur additional R&D and improve efficiency of resources,” Colleen asserts about her team’s work. Do you see yourself working on projects like these? Does working with a highly qualified and driven team excite you? If you have what it takes to join Oracle, send your resume to Jason Nowell (jason.nowell@oracle.com) today—your chance to advance your career in technology is just an email away.

Being a Seattle-area native, Colleen knew she wanted to be in technology. She started off her career at Qualcomm and Microsoft, where she was involved in several cloud-related projects. “I’ve been...

My Oracle Story

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we will take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your career journey. We hope you enjoy them – you can leave your comments and questions for our guest authors in the section below. I was born and brought up in the natural beauty and colorful flora and fauna of Sikkim, where my parents encouraged me to take up Engineering. When I graduated, the software industry was in a recession; notwithstanding, I moved to Bangalore, where I landed my first job as a System Administrator. However, I wanted a challenge that would take me beyond playing around with routers, switches, keyboards, and networks, so I pursued a software development role at Oracle. After an intense recruiting process, I joined Oracle as a Database Install Developer. It was thanks to a female colleague and mentor that I was able to prove my forte; she encouraged and pushed me to take up every challenge that came my way. I was soon involved in developing enhancements, rather than fixing bugs. I then moved into a discipline that demands perfection: Quality Engineering. It strengthened my hawk-eye skills and helped me transform myself into a successful technical manager. Testing products like a customer or end-user really helped me to challenge developers to make our products more stable. Along with my professional achievements, I learnt the value of saying “thank you” to peers, co-workers, stakeholders, and others who contributed to our success. Appreciation is positively contagious and needs the least amount of effort; it develops a positive atmosphere between team members and helps us get our jobs done. When my son was born, I thought I would have to make a choice between my personal and professional goals. However, I was pleasantly surprised and extremely delighted to hear that I had been promoted to a managerial role when I was on maternity leave. I realized that my team and organization appreciated and supported hard work, and that they nurtured potential, regardless of me becoming a mother. I feel blessed to be part of an organization like Oracle, which continuously provides me the flexibility and facilities to balance my work, home, and family priorities. Oracle offers me a chance to excel in my career. Rinku Sharma – Software Development Manager O-Force is an Oracle India employee volunteering program destined to community empowerment through education, wellness, diversity and inclusiveness, as well as to employee development.

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we will take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your...

3 Choices in Life: Give up, Give in, or Give It All

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your career journey. We hope you enjoy them—you can leave your comments and questions for our guest authors in the section below. Life is all about choices. While some argue that there is NO choice, I believe each of us can certainly control how we wish to handle them. It’s the small choices that can impact life’s major decisions. Being brought up by supportive parents, I confidently stepped into the citadels of engineering. Unfortunately, my father passed away during my final year; it took immense determination and support to pick up and move on—I just gave it my all and graduated with flying colors. I was blessed with a good job offer and joined the workforce fresh out of college. Another important chapter soon unfurled in my life: the birth of my children. This brought me to a dilemma I’m sure most of, if not all, working mothers encounter: whether to quit the workplace or not. After much thought, I too took the plunge into becoming a full-time homemaker, leaving behind my professional dreams; I had finally given up. Soon enough, I was more dejected than cheerful at being a stay-at-home mom. It was around that time when a friend told me about an opening at Oracle India (IDC). Having worked in an Indian IT organization for 5 years, the thought of working for a truly global organization was intriguing. With familial blessings, I decided to give it a try and embarked on an amazing, fruitful career at Oracle. With a supportive husband and extended family by my side, I juggled both professional and personal goals. There were strenuous days when I was just about to give in to pressure, but I persevered. I believe Oracle is a land of opportunity for those who are willing to explore and take a chance. At Oracle, I’ve had the opportunity to work in different roles, taking up different assignments under the remarkable leadership and support of my managers. While not every role has entailed linearity in my career path, the diversity of prospects has thrown open a vast learning ground where I can prove my abilities. Not to mention that the innate gratification of a harmonious work-life integration is solace. This motivated me to once again give it my all, both at work and home. I challenged myself to hone my professional skills while balancing personal matters. As women, we need to make a conscious choice to be self-motivated. We can either choose to be weighed down by obstacles, or we can confront them head-on and rise above. Self-motivation helps us achieve targets, tackle day-to-day issues, and do our best. Another important trait is networking; it helps us perform our duties efficiently and effectively. Being part of different forums within and outside our organization facilitates networking. Finally, we may not always be able to run the rat race at the same pace as our peers; what’s important is to strive for the best and carve a niche for ourselves. Today, as I turn back and look at 8 years of life at Oracle, I cherish every experience this wonderful organization has given me. I sign off with a quote: “Life is all about choices. Do your best to make the right ones and learn from the wrong ones.” Sumi Susan Joseph - Senior Principal IT Consultant O-Force is an Oracle India employee volunteering program destined to community empowerment through education, wellness, diversity, and inclusiveness, as well as to employee development.

Oracle India shares a collection of inspiring stories written by successful #OracleWomen. Every week, we take a glimpse into their experience and success story to bring you useful tips for your career...

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