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Oracle Acelera la Igualdad de Género

Como parte de las actividades de Oracle para el Día Internacional de la Mujer, destacadas mujeres líderes de nuestra organización brindaron sus puntos de vista acerca de los retos que enfrentan las nuevas generaciones de mujeres profesionistas. En el caso de Sandra, Vicepresidente y Managing Director de Oracle Chile, sus casi 20 años de experiencia la han llevado a identificar las formas en que podemos liderar un cambio hacia un #BalanceforBetter. En su papel, no sólo como mujer sino como líder dentro de Oracle, Sandra cree indispensable la formación de nuevos líderes para acercarnos más hacia la diversidad, la igualdad y la inclusión. “Una cultura de aprendizaje va mano a mano con una cultura de confianza. Tener ambas es una gran forma de crear líderes; al sentirse con la confianza para alzar su voz, se vuelven más seguros, productivos y como influencias positivas,” explica la Vicepresidente. “Existen evidencias que demuestran los beneficios económicos de la igualdad de género. Por ejemplo, un aumento del 10% en la diversidad de una fuerza laboral resulta en un incremento del 3.5% en ingresos. Sin embargo, existen también estudios que estiman que lograr una igualdad de género total tardaría unos 215 años,” afirma Sandra. Ella propone tres aspectos a cambiar para acelerar este proceso de transformación. “Primero debemos lograr que los hombres trabajen en conjunto con nosotras las mujeres para la igualdad de género. Segundo, debemos las mujeres de enfrentar los estereotipos que se nos presentan; debemos alzar la voz, hacernos visibles y limitar a esos estereotipos. Tercero, debemos apoyar a la inclusión, integrando a nuestros esfuerzos a todos los miembros de nuestro equipo, sin importar nuestras diferencias.” ¿Quisieras formar parte de Oracle y de sus esfuerzos por la igualdad de género, la diversidad y la inclusión? Siempre son bienvenidos el talento, el espíritu emprendedor y el impulso creativo en nuestros proyectos de tecnología de punta. Visita nuestro sitio de Careers y explora las oportunidades profesionales que tenemos para ti. Ven y crea el futuro con nosotros.

Como parte de las actividades de Oracle para el Día Internacional de la Mujer, destacadas mujeres líderes de nuestra organización brindaron sus puntos de vista acerca de los retos que enfrentan las...

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Nadar con Causa

Para Karina, Oracle Spares Specialist para Américas, la natación ha sido su pasión desde niña. “Siempre he estado en contacto con el agua,” dice Karina, quien es responsable, desde el punto de vista financiero, del inventario de refacciones de los equipos de Oracle. Su gusto por nadar en aguas abiertas la ha llevado a convertirse en la quinta mujer mexicana en lograr la Triple Corona, la cual va más allá de ser sólo una hazaña personal. Inicialmente parte de Sun Microsystems desde 2006, Karina formó parte de Oracle cuando éste adquirió a su empleador original en 2010. A sus 12 años combinados como parte de la empresa, Karina ha logrado la Triple Corona, una proeza deportiva de gran exigencia física y mental. “La Triple Corona son tres nados: el cruce del Canal de Catalina en California; la vuelta a la Isla de Manhattan; y el cruce del Canal de la Mancha,” explica la nadadora mexicana. Sin embargo, este logro va más allá de lo deportivo para Karina. “Algo importante para mí era hacerlo con causa, ver cómo contribuir a la sociedad con mis nados,” ella recuerda. Fue entonces cuando, a través de la Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), surgió la campaña Brazadas por la Educación, “donde se apoya a niños en situación de vulnerabilidad y escasos recursos en sus estudios,” menciona Karina. En los tres años que le tomó a Karina lograr la Triple Corona, ella siempre contó con el apoyo de Oracle para entrenar, viajar y nadar. “Yo me acerqué al Oracle Sports Team desde un inicio para ver de qué forma podría recibir algún apoyo, y me apoyaron con el vuelo de México a Nueva York para el nado de la Isla de Manhattan. Oracle es una empresa donde puedes ver más allá del horizonte, tanto profesionalmente como personalmente,” afirma Karina. Ahora que Karina ha vencido al máximo desafío de la natación, ¿qué sigue para ella? “Lo que ahora busco en la natación es hacer algo en equipo. Definitivamente proviene del trabajo en equipo que realizo día a día en Oracle,” comenta la nadadora. “El deporte me ha enseñado muchísimo; me ha enseñado a ser paciente; me ha enseñado a tener la capacidad de lidiar con diferentes situaciones complicadas,” reflexiona Karina. Tú también puedes ser como Karina y lograr tus metas personales a la par de tus objetivos profesionales. Descubre las oportunidades que Oracle ofrece a profesionales emprendedores como tú en la industria de la tecnología. Visita nuestra página de Oracle Careers y aplica para la posición que se ajuste a tu talento y experiencia. Estaremos encantados de conocerte y platicar sobre tus prospectos de una carrera exitosa en Oracle. Ven y crea el futuro con nosotros.

Para Karina, Oracle Spares Specialist para Américas, la natación ha sido su pasión desde niña. “Siempre he estado en contacto con el agua,” dice Karina, quien es responsable, desde el punto de...

Career Advice

Escuchar para Liderar el Cambio

Como parte de las actividades de Oracle para el Día Internacional de la Mujer, destacadas exponentes del género y líderes de nuestra organización brindaron sus puntos de vista acerca de los retos que enfrentan las nuevas generaciones de mujeres profesionales. En el caso de Luisa, Managing Director de Oracle del Perú, sus 20 años de experiencia en la compañía le han llevado a identificar las formas en que las mujeres pueden liderar un cambio hacia lo que llaman un #BalanceforBetter. Para Luisa, escuchar es fundamental para que se sientan parte de una transformación. “Las personas se sienten parte de un proceso de cambio cuando saben que han sido escuchadas y que pueden aportar su granito de arena,” dice ella. “La única forma que tenemos de multiplicar un mensaje o espacio positivo es contagiando a los demás; es muy difícil que una sola persona impacte al mundo,” complementa. En cuanto a cómo Luisa ha creado estos espacios para escuchar a las personas dentro de Oracle, menciona los desayunos que se realizan semanalmente en la empresa. “Estas reuniones me han permitido conocer mejor al equipo y a cada uno de sus integrantes, no solamente desde el ámbito de su responsabilidad dentro de Oracle, sino desde su lado humano, sus sueños, necesidades y su vida personal. Esto me ha permitido hacer que se sientan parte de este proceso y que sean parte fundamental para lograr el #BalanceforBetter”. La Gerente de Oracle Perú reconoce que “el reto que tenemos nosotros que estamos en este proceso es generar la confianza para que las mujeres se sientan empoderadas y puedan hacer valer su voz .” Como parte de este apoyo, Luisa propone a las mujeres profesionales una estrategia de “demostrar sus valores, que se es una persona íntegra que impacta de manera positiva y que quiere ayudar a mejorar el negocio, además de un balance en su vida personal y profesional”. Finalmente, Luisa ofrece como consejo a aquellas mujeres interesadas en formar parte de Oracle que “se atrevan, que hablen, que se hagan escuchar, que se apasionen y den esa milla extra. En esta empresa somos miles de personas que trabajamos en distintos países y les puedo asegurar que siempre habrá alguien que las escuche; siempre queremos trabajar con buenas ideas y empoderar a las personas.” ¿Te interesa formar parte de Oracle? Siempre andamos en la búsqueda de gente talentosa, emprendedora y creativa como tú. Visita nuestro sitio de Careers y explora las oportunidades profesionales que tenemos para ti. Ven y crea el futuro con nosotros.

Como parte de las actividades de Oracle para el Día Internacional de la Mujer, destacadas exponentes del género y líderes de nuestra organización brindaron sus puntos de vista acerca de los retos que...

Life at Oracle

How Oracle is Developing Female Leaders

Oracle thrives on diversity. By building diverse and inclusive teams, we think more strategically and work more creatively. That’s why it’s crucial that we continuously leverage our powerful pool of female talent. At Oracle, we have an initiative that unites our employees for the empowerment of women: Oracle Women’s Leadership (OWL).   Our purpose drives us OWL’s mission is to develop, engage, and empower current and future generations of female leaders at Oracle. We work together to: Enhance employees’ leadership and professional development skills. Strengthen employees’ professional networks and improve organizational awareness. Foster an inclusive workplace that empowers female leaders. Oracle Women’s Leadership in Numbers Developing Female Leaders Empowering women to reach their leadership potential is at the heart of the OWL organisation. Vidya Nagaraj, Vice President of Education Product Management and Services, is testament to the organisation’s ability to help women grow their careers: “Thanks to OWL, I’ve built a wonderful network and had the opportunity to learn from so many inspirational leaders. My OWL experience helped shape the confident leader I am today, and I’m honored to help others as the OWL Lead for India. “I related to the OWL philosophy of creating a community of women who come together to inspire each other. I believe in the concept of ‘paying it forward’ and it means a lot to me that I can contribute towards the empowerment of other women.” Emerging Leaders Summit OWL’s commitment to developing female leaders is now even more tangible with the advent of the ‘Emerging Leaders Summit.’ This global series of events invests in Oracle’s emerging leaders with skills workshops, innovation sessions and invaluable networking opportunities. We are connecting future generations of female leaders with the knowledge and resources that are vital to succeed in the digital age. Infinite Possibilities Lauren Diehl is Oracle’s Global Customer Success Management Program leader. As HQ OWL Executive Sponsor, she’s a firm believer that OWL can help women achieve their career goals, “There are an infinite number of possibilities for your career. I believe that with passion, purpose and persistence, you can accomplish everything you put your mind to. And that is what OWL is—an opportunity to achieve your ambitions alongside smart, capable women who will support you every step of the way. “I’ve been a part of OWL since it started many years ago. I wanted to ensure as many women as possible got to benefit from the amazing community of women and men across Oracle. OWL opens up a world of opportunity—from career advice to new career paths you never could have dreamed of.” Balance for Better OWL is an inclusive organization that believes men and women are stronger when they work together—a theme which is central to this year’s International Women’s Day mantra of #BalanceforBetter.  “OWL welcomes all employees,” advises Yuan Lin, Software Developer and Chairperson of Dalian OWL, “we are delighted to have men join our cause. It’s when we work together for the empowerment of all that we can achieve the most. OWL can help everyone develop a strong, actionable career plan and give you a platform to build your personal brand.” Carolina Florez, Vice President of Human Resources in Latin America and OWL member, strongly agrees with this sentiment too, “Inclusion is the opposite of exclusion. That means that empowering women is not about excluding men—the development of women leaders is everyone’s responsibility. OWL activities are open to all because everyone deserves access to career advancement.” Sharing the Journey OWL Member and Marketing Manager in Argentina, Agustina Nigro, finds strength in the OWL community. “One of the most powerful ways we can uplift each other is by sharing our stories. The ups, the downs, our setbacks and our achievements. We all have our own path to take in life and our career— but we can get there a lot quicker, and with more success, when we make the journey together.” Join a diverse and inclusive culture where you can realise your potential. Discover our career opportunities and follow @OracleWomenLead on Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest OWL news.    

Oracle thrives on diversity. By building diverse and inclusive teams, we think more strategically and work more creatively. That’s why it’s crucial that we continuously leverage our powerful pool of...

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No Exceptions to Customer Satisfaction

For Mihir, Principal Technical Support Engineer, there are no exceptions to customer satisfaction. In the 2+ years that he’s been with Oracle, he’s provided tactical and technical support for Oracle Cloud’s Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, such as Oracle Engagement Cloud. “As part of Oracle Platinum Services, I’m actively engaged with critical customers and accounts during their implementation phase,” Mihir states. “This is where the action is,” Mihir affirms. Operating under Oracle Support’s principle of customer satisfaction as its highest priority, he helps customers in educating them about best practices when working with Oracle Cloud “for an optimal and smooth user experience, mitigating risks in live production environments.” Drawn to Oracle by the company’s “rock-solid” products, Mihir sees a promising future in a career as part of the Oracle Support team. “I’ve worked on Oracle products since the inception of my career. As more and more applications move to Oracle Cloud, customers rely less on their internal IT teams, with most responsibilities taken over by Oracle. This means you’re constantly exposed to new technologies as part of Oracle Support,” Mihir explains. This changing IT landscape brings about a series of new, exciting challenges. Mihir, not one to stand still, acknowledges that “cloud technology changes rapidly, and thus needs to be learned quickly and applied on the job.” This mindset makes Mihir an ideal candidate for prestigious invitations to events such as Oracle Open World, where he’s been a presenter for the last few years on Extensibility best practices. “There is so much to learn and teach at the same time in this job,” Mihir says. If you’re looking for the opportunity to work with the finest talent in the industry, and to be exposed to Oracle’s latest technologies, look into our open Oracle Support positions. Our great employee benefits and work flexibility allow you to grow as an individual, while developing a future-proof career. Click here to learn more about this role. Come create the future with us.

For Mihir, Principal Technical Support Engineer, there are no exceptions to customer satisfaction. In the 2+ years that he’s been with Oracle, he’s provided tactical and technical support for Oracle...

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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 Dan Gibbs (dan.gibbs@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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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...

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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...