As part of a global hiring initiative to drive Oracle Cloud expansion and attract top talent, Oracle is planning to construct a next-generation technology campus in Austin, Texas.
The new Oracle campus will be designed with a special focus on the needs of millennials.
With the new campus, Oracle expects to expand its team in Austin by more than 50% over the next few years. Job opportunities will largely be driven by growth in Oracle’s cloud sales organization, Oracle Direct. Recruitment efforts will focus on recent university graduates and technical professionals at early stages in their career.
Oracle plans to collaborate with local firms to design and build the campus in a phased approach which will include consolidation of our facilities from Oregon. During phase one, the 560,000-square-foot complex and parking development will be constructed on the waterfront of Austin’s Lady Bird Lake. In addition, an adjacent 295-unit apartment building will be purchased to provide housing options.
Austin was a natural choice for the site, according to Scott Armour, senior vice president, Oracle Direct, who noted that Oracle already has a high-performing employee base in the region.
Oracle also recently acquired StackEngine, an Austin, Texas-based provider of a container operations platform for developers, DevOps and IT teams. StackEngine’s mission is described on its website as helping enterprises “on their Virtualization to Containerization (V-to-C) journey by bringing modern, enterprise-grade management to container-centric architectures.” The company offers software to manage and automate Docker applications. Container Application Center, StackEngine’s flagship product, is a container application management solution for developers, DevOps and IT operations teams spanning the container application lifecycle, from development to deployment.