Why should you be interested in joining Oracle Cloud Infrastructure? For full-stack developer, Ankit, it was his passion for AI and machine learning that brought him to our Bengaluru Development Center.
“The software industry is rapidly evolving in the AI/ML domain and I wanted to focus on both, while also using the latest tools and technologies to provide the best solution for customers,” Ankit shares. “We provide Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and Artificial Intelligence as a Service, and there are many more services to come. Our cloud makes it possible for companies to focus entirely on their core business, which makes them more efficient.”
Switching career lanes
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is made up of four teams: Data Science, Data Catalog, AI Cloud Services, and Data Integration. Internal mobility is one of this organisation’s hallmarks, as Ankit learned when he decided to move from Data Science to AI Cloud Services.
“I originally joined the Data Science team and really enjoyed those responsibilities because I felt they let me showcase my talents. In Data Science, we’re building an AL/ML-enabled platform where our customers can create, manage, score and deploy models and create Jupyter Notebook without worrying about managing infrastructure and installing AL/ML libs from scratch,” he explains. “It’s been one of my favourite learning experiences.”
How does his new role in the Cloud Services team compare? “I moved to the AI Cloud Services team for a chance to further explore the AI/ML area. Our team’s goal is to provide pre-trained, ready-to-use deployed models for customers which can be directly integrated into their applications and have the ability to see, speak, listen, understand, and reason,” Ankit reveals. “I’ve had great opportunities to enhance my skillset.”
A day in the life
What does Ankit's day-to-day role involve? “I work with the product engineering team to discuss design and development. As a software engineer in OCI, I get involved in service architecture discussion, creating proof of concept for new tools and technologies, and exploring cloud platform best practices,” he shares. “We collaborate a lot with other teams to integrate shared services like compute instance, object storage, and identity into our own service.”
Ankit says he feels inspired everyday by the work he’s doing. “I’m highly motivated and enthusiastic, always willing to learn, embrace emerging technologies, and learn about business,” he remarks. “We have frequent meetings like our “all hands” and “brown bag” sessions with management that help me understand the business, critical areas of focus, and other competitors in the market.”
Time for what matters
In terms of work-life balance, Ankit says that’s where Oracle Cloud Infrastructure excels. “We all have time for our hobbies and families. Flexible working is definitely the way forward,” he observes. “I was blessed with a baby girl recently. Our paternity leave policy gave me the time I needed to bond with my family and take care of them. It made this new phase in my life so much more memorable and meaningful.”
Make your move
Ankit concludes with some final words of advice for engineers: “You’ll never regret coming to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We have amazing opportunities for Data Scientists, Cloud Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Full Stack Developers, and Architects,” he lists. “And we use the very latest emerging technologies which means your skillset will become infinitely more valuable. Above all, you can move your career in any direction you want, and know that there will be opportunities to advance.”
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is hiring engineers of all levels in India! Learn about the range of opportunities in Ankit’s team.