After his transition from the Army to civilian world, Anthony set his sights on a career with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure when he knew about the company’s ambitions. “Oracle wants to take on the largest cloud providers to become #1. I was excited to be part of that plan; I knew I could make an impact,” he remembers. And in just over a year with Oracle, he’s already seen his work as Data Center Operations Program Manager make an impact on the business. As Anthony explains, “Over the next year we’ll more than double Data Transfer Service’s presence around the globe, from EU to JAPAC.”
Photo: (Above) Anthony during his time with the United States Army.
While, Anthony has only been with Oracle just over a year, he’s learned that the company doesn’t skimp on keeping its employees happy. “Working at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, everybody has a voice and access to senior leadership; we can ask our senior leaders questions and voice our concerns.”
For example, as an expectant father, Anthony shared his concerns on the company’s paternity policy and saw firsthand how leadership takes employee feedback seriously. He’s now able to spend more time at home with his newborn this year, thanks to the company’s expanded parental leave policy. “Oracle is one of the largest software companies in the world, and yet they’ve found a way to listen to every employee,” Anthony assures.
Indeed, Oracle is a place for capable, talented professionals to develop their careers in a balanced, rewarding way. Veterans, as Anthony now knows, are welcome at Oracle to pursue successful careers that make the best of their unique experience and skills. “Every day at Oracle I use what I learned in the Army, from PowerPoint to Operations Management,” the ex-Captain says.
Advice to transitioning military
As advice to his fellow Veterans, Anthony offers the following: “Don’t wait until your Expiration Term of Service to start learning a new skill. One year before you leave the service, at the least, you should be learning new skills, learning what civilian job titles mean, and most importantly, utilizing services like Veterati.com to actually learn what it’s like to work at the company or industry you’re pursuing. You can search all day online and find conflicting information, but when you talk to someone in that company or industry, they can really shed a light on what life is really like in that field.”
Oracle careers for Veterans
Are you a Veteran pursuing a career in technology? Oracle is a great place for you to make the best of your unique experience, skills, and leadership. To learn more about opportunities for veterans with Oracle, visit our Oracle Veteran Hiring page. Come create the future with us.