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For almost 30 years, Oracle has been into database, middleware, applications
and industry solutions. Vijay Anand, the Vice President for Server Technologies
of Oracle Corporation leads the Oracle Fusion Middleware developer organization
in India that delivers cutting edge innovations including the JDeveloper/ADF
developer tool, SOA Suite, Identity Management, Business
Intelligence, WebCenter, Content Management and related technologies. He is also
the operational head for the Server Technologies division in India . We talk to
him about career options for developers.

What is Oracle’s developer base in India like?
India is the largest developer base for Oracle. Read about our developer
community and online community. tp:// pressroom/OTNCommunitySurpasses

What are the skill-sets and qualifications you look for in a developer (
fresher & experienced)?
Oracle in India is large and diverse and the requirements for developers
vary across the various product groups. Within the technologies R&D
organization, we look for developers with a strong academic background
(typically, a bachelor or masters degree in computer science from a top
institute) with deep expertise in building complex software products and strong
programming skills in Java.

Vijay Anand,
Vice President Server Technologies,
Oracle Corporation

Oracle does induct a large number of freshers/ from the top Institutes in
India each year.

What sort of training do you provide to a fresher as well as to an
experienced person?
Oracle offers a unique opportunity for incoming graduates — they get to
pick the project of their choice to work on, based on their career aspirations
and strengths. We analyzin the needs and capabilities of each hire and match
them based on their choice to a specific project. New graduates hired in the
last 4 years have fast tracked to senior development positions within the
organization. Training for such candidates includes an in-depth 6-week
induction/orientation course that builds a strong skills base on all relevant
Oracle technologies, tools and standards. For experienced hires, we have a
comprehensive induction and training program. The program gives the new hire an
overview of Oracle technologies as well as specific in-depth training on the
tools and the environment. In addition, there is intense on-job training in the
first month on all the key technologies. To further grow, the new hire is put on
a curriculum path to build advanced level skills on products and technologies.

What are the different domains that a developer can work in at Oracle? On
what grounds is a domain given to a developer.

Oracle is the largest enterprise software provider in the world. A developer
therefore has a chance to work on the entire gamut of enterprise software,
ranging from technologies to enterprise applications. A developer with a strong
background in software technologies is typically routed to the technologies
organization while one with applications background is routed to the
applications group.

Which are the latest technologies that a developer can look upto and try
shaping a career in?
The landscape of technologies is huge and is developing rapidly. We look for
developers who focus on specific technologies and build deep expertise rather
than superficial knowledge on a range of so called ‘hot’ technologies.
Specifically, we encourage developers to build skills on enterprise Java, XML
based technologies, Web Services as well as in software design, coding and

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