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Meet VijayKumar: He works in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Consulting Member of Technical Staff. His team specializes in Data Integration—we’ll let him give you the lowdown and tell you about the opportunities in his team.

What is Data Integration and why did you join this team?

We deliver next-generation Data Integration Services (DIS) that provide extract, transform, and load (ETL) capabilities for data warehousing scenarios. I joined the Data Integration team because:

  1. I had been involved in product development in both public and private clouds for 5 years, but I never had the opportunity to work in cloud-native service development. Some of my key interests are:
    • Automation/orchestration
    • Microservice architecture
    • Reducing costs through containerization
    • Cloud standards and compliances
    • Building more reliable systems
  2. Secondly, this team offers the best technical experience in the data management space. I wanted to be part of an innovative and agile team focusing on designing and developing next-generation data integration and orchestration services.

What does your work involve?

Our team develops fully managed cloud-native services that can be divided into the Control Plane and Data Plane. Each plane has multiple microservices, and each microservice team has 2-5 developers and one service owner. Each service owner is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of their microservice.

Key features of our Data Integration Services include:

  1. Graphical/no-code design of dataflow
  2. Serverless execution powered by Spark and SQL push-down
  3. Rule-based transformations to support schema drift
  4. Data immersive user experience

A significant part of my job is designing components to meet customer needs and business goals, developing proof-of-concept, and helping our engineering teams implement the designed components. In fact, most of my day is spent designing and developing. I’m helping create secure, scalable, and fault-tolerant services. I also spend time learning and exploring new technologies both within and outside Oracle. This helps me stay on top of emerging trends.

What inspires you in your role?

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure empowers fearless engineers to test the boundaries of innovation—this is the only place to be if you want to make your mark on the future of the cloud. Our start-up culture is highly motivating and the best part is there’s always something new to learn. Every day I have the chance to enrich my knowledge and broaden my skills.

How would you describe your team culture?

We have a very warm and open culture. Our leadership team is really supportive of us and we all subscribe to the same set of core values. Some of my favorites are:

  • Put the customer first
  • Act now
  • Own without ego
  • Earn and give trust
  • Task risks
  • Remain calm

Why should someone join your team?

Our team is ideal for people who want to innovate and develop new products. You’ll have the freedom to explore new areas and learn new technologies.

The career opportunities in our team include:

  1. Exposure to cloud-based data management—this includes developing data integration, data exploration/preparation, data catalog, data drift, and data deduplication etc.
  2. Opportunity to work in Java, Python, Scala, Apache Spark, Apache Calcite, Apache Livy, Kafka, and much more.

Finally, do you have any career advice?

Yes—LinkedIn reports that “data and cloud computing” top the list of most sought after job skills. The cloud computing industry is doubling in size every year which means there’s never been a better time to get into this field. Join our team—the opportunities are endless!

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is hiring engineers of all levels in India! Learn about the range of opportunities in VijayKumar’s team.


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