Oracle is the world’s #1 provider of business software. We use emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, and blockchain to help companies transform the way they compete, innovate, and grow. Every single industry worldwide uses our solutions, which touch billions of lives every single day. The problems our people solve are complex, and the technology we build oftentimes doesn’t even exist yet in everyday life. So how do we answer to “So what exactly do you do at Oracle?”
Here are some of the clever ways Oracle employees go beyond saying “I work in technology.”
“Mommy looks in other people’s computers so the bad guys don’t break them.”
– Ana Carolina Bravo Carrasco, Principal Security Analyst
Have you ever tried to explain your job to your 5-year-old son? My explanation goes like this: Imagine a huge room, full of computers that many people use. Through the internet, they access those computers and the information in them. Humans like you and me make the apps in those computers; since neither humans nor their code are perfect, bad people try to take advantage of those imperfections to harm others or steal their money. What mommy does is scan for those imperfections and tell people what could happen if they stay like that, and how to fix them. “So mommy looks in other people’s computers so the bad guys don’t break them,” says my son. Yeah, that’s it!
“If you drink a Brazilian coffee at your local shop, I probably have some ‘salt’ on it.”
– Baris Kazar, Principal Member of Technical Staff
When I recently attended the funeral of my father-in-law in Turkey, my relatives started asking what I did at my job. I told everyone, “If you drink a Brazilian coffee at your local shop, I probably have some ‘salt’ on it.” Having ‘salt’ on something is a Turkish saying that means I contributed to getting that coffee to them on time and fresh; it’s a fun way to explain how I’m helping one of Brazil’s top coffee producers to operate more smoothly by providing a geocoder location web service.
“I get to wake up each day and make someone’s life easier. How cool is that?”
– Casey Bowen, Application Sales Representative
I help government employees modernize processes, to make it easier for their staff to complete their tasks. I help government offices provide transparency and open the door to communicate better with citizens, and vice versa. By engaging county, city, and state governments, I have the opportunity to sell the best software to serve the diverse, growing, and vibrant State of Florida. I have the opportunity to make it easier for a homeowner to pull a permit, report a crime, or become an active member of the community. I get to wake up each day and make someone’s life easier. How cool is that?
“We’re the invisible presence that makes advanced technology a modern-day convenience.”
– Andrés Campo Peñuela, Master Principal Sales Consultant
Many people (maybe even in your own family) have never heard of Oracle, though they use it many times a day without knowing or noticing. I call us the “invisible presence.” What does it mean? An example may help: When people buy something online, when they Google something, when they use an ATM or do online banking, when they use their credit cards or their mobile phones, or play online games, just to mention a few things, most probably they’re using Oracle technologies. We’re the invisible presence that makes advanced technology a modern-day convenience.
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