The APAC Solution Engineering team is hiring! There are some brilliant opportunities to be seized across ASEAN, India, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China—so we caught up with Solution Engineer Darren to find out what it is he loves so much about his new role.
Why did you join the Oracle Solution Engineering team?
I’m passionate about discovering cutting-edge technologies—that’s the first thing that drew me to this role. But we go one step beyond that. We help customers transform their businesses and become more robust with cutting edge cloud solutions. We empower them to be more efficient and more innovative. I’m proud to do what I do. It mainly consists of:
What is great about your Oracle Solution Engineering team?
Our SE team is based in Malaysia but we get to support a diverse and challenging range of customers right across APAC. I engage customers remotely by using different tools and channels.
I love the collaboration and the culture of knowledge sharing. We help our Pre-Sales team to hone their Value Selling and Solution Selling skills, and show them how to leverage technology to develop unique case studies for customers. I love that we’re such a motivated, energetic team. We take our customers’ success personally.
Describe a day in the life of your Oracle Solution Engineering Team.
I start my day with a morning coffee, and take this opportunity to exchange knowledge with my team and work out solutions to any challenges on the horizon. As a Pre-Sales SE, part of my role involves acting as a trusted advisor to my team. I help the Account Manager develop and present solutions and plan strategies for closing deals.
I spend most of my time in customer engagements; running workshops, leading telephone meetings, and directing events. The SE Team believes knowledge is our greatest weapon; so I’m often involved in Product Training and Sales Training. I enjoy how far-reaching my role is. It’s quite cross functional.
What other activities does the SE Team get up to?
There’s no shortage of fun-packed activities. Between birthday celebrations and team outings, there’s always something to look forward to. In my opinion, work-life balance is critical to a person’s growth and productivity. We’re always finding new team-bonding activities and we also like to get involved in volunteering. As I always say, building a relationship with your team is as important as building a relationship with your customer!
What are the benefits of working in Oracle?
Quick career progression is one of the best things about working at Oracle. I joined as a fresh graduate back in August 2018. I originally started out in Business Development but I received such great training and guidance that I was able to progress into a Solution Engineering role in just 18 months.
Here, if you want to advance, you will always be given the support you need to get there. I couldn’t be more excited about my future at Oracle.
What are the career opportunities available in your team?
If you’re ready to excel as a Solution Engineer and you’re seeking a long-term career—not just a job—then our team is just the one for you. Follow these links to apply for a Solution Engineering role in your location:
Does working for the Oracle Solution Engineering team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? Visit our website to learn more or connect with Darren Seng on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.
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