The Oracle SSI Manila team is recruiting Principal Consultants (Human Capital Management) in the Philippines! Read our interview below with Joanna, Principal Consultant, and find out if this is the opportunity for you.
Why did you join the SSI Manila team?
Ten years ago, I had the chance to work with Oracle Solution Services India (SSI). As a Resource Specialist for Greater China in Oracle, my scope of work involved onboarding SSI consultants, among others, in projects within China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The experience roused my curiosity and interest in consulting and software implementation. I envisioned myself fully engaged in it, and taking on the hat of an implementer. So when the right opportunity knocked, I seized it without hesitation—even with zero knowledge. The only armor I had back then was my great desire to learn and to take my consulting dream to fruition.
Today, I’ve come full circle with all the experience that I’ve gained in software implementation and delivery, production support, quality assurance, and risk management within the area of HCM—this time as part of the SSI Manila team.
It feels wonderful to be given the chance to work with brilliant people. Not only here in Manila, but throughout SSI.
How’s it like to work in the Oracle SSI Manila team? How is a day in the life of a Principal Consultant in your team?
I see working in SSI as a daily opportunity to unlock my possibilities. My background includes: PeopleSoft HCM (core HR, global payroll, absence management, among others), over nine years of IT work in BPO, shared services (banking), and resources. I’m able to combine the knowledge that I gain here each day with my past experience, as well as share it with others.
Now, my focus is on learning Fusion HCM in preparation for HCM Cloud project implementations. I also engage myself in initiatives that help in growing the Manila team.
Why do you enjoy working in Oracle SSI Manila? What inspires you in your role?
Continuous learning is vital to my role as a Consultant, and in my overall career within SSI. Knowing that I’m able to learn at Oracle in many ways, through various resources, inspires me. Today, I’m immersing myself in Fusion HCM. Knowing that I’m instrumental to something bigger within Oracle, as I work with HCM Cloud, is even more exciting.
Since we come from different backgrounds, industries, and work experiences, we value collaboration and the exchange of ideas that takes place when we engage in team discussions. There’s a wealth of knowledge that is openly shared within the team.
Oracle SSI Manila is also expanding rapidly. The team is growing in terms of size and capability, so there’s always something to look forward to each day. Everyone has the chance to participate in that development.
What are the career opportunities available in your team?
The SSI Manila team is made up of a diverse talent pool. From the close-to-sixty headcount that we have now, we aim to expand to 250 functional and technical consultants in the next year, covering HCM, ERP, SCM, and Tech. We aim to build a center of excellence in consulting services here in Manila to complement our counterparts in SSI, and cater to Oracle’s Japan and Asia Pacific needs.
Why should people join Oracle SSI Manila?
I’m realizing my dream each day with one lesson at a time, one project at a time, and one initiative at a time. That is Oracle SSI Manila for me.
You have a place in our team if your vision is aligned with ours. If your desire to learn doesn’t stop at what you’ve achieved so far, and if you want to soar with us in Cloud, the possibilities are endless. Where to go when you join us is up to you.
Does working in the SSI Manila team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your résumé to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor, Lovelyn Sevilla today to be considered for one of our open positions. Or connect with Joanna Marie Grace Romero on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.