Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) gives fearless engineers the opportunity to test the boundaries of innovation. According to Principal Program Manager, Jennifer, it’s the only place to be if you’re looking to make your mark on the future of the cloud. It’s for this very reason that she joined the team last year.
“OCI provides a level of challenge I just couldn’t find at other companies. Most things I work on here have no precedent whatsoever, so problems requires consideration from several different perspectives,” she begins. “Having worked at the other two major cloud companies in Seattle, I can safely say that I much prefer the level of autonomy we have in OCI. The balance here is more thoughtful—and conducive to creativity.”
Jennifer was bitten by the technology bug back when she was in college. She hasn’t looked back since. “I took a contracting job while I was studying for my degree and fell in love with the power of technology. It feels so exciting to work on things that are changing the way people work and live. As my career progresses, the feeling that my work is important has only intensified.”
So what exactly does a Program Manger actually do? “My role is new within my organization, so a lot of what I’m working on is identifying what data is important and how to surface it to drive informed decisions,” she explains. “The aim is to establish insight into how customers are connecting and using OCI services through virtual networking products like VCNs, FastConnect, and Service Gateways. This can range anywhere from data ingestion and reporting to analyzing the investments we’re making so we can improve their experience.”
Jennifer feels the progress she is making career-wise couldn’t be happening at a more pivotal time. “The next few years will be very important in terms of establishing a presence in the industry and how customers adopt cloud computing. I feel like I get to influence how that happens because I’m revealing how customers are actually using our services.”
Another big reason why Jennifer found herself drawn to OCI is the team’s unique career development landscape. “I was looking for a team with more diverse opportunities than just a generic promotion path. OCI’s young age in the cloud industry offered me a chance to leverage my past experience and have more of an impact.”
As a location, Jennifer says Seattle is a vibrant hive of activity and culture. “It’s exciting to see the growth that the tech industry has brought to the area. It’s given me a lot more opportunity to grow in my career. Outside of work, I enjoy jeeping (off-roading in my jeep) and live music. There’s a great music scene here, so I typically get to see more than 100 live bands a year.”
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