On Thursday night, Oracle hosted the grand opening of its spacious new southeast Austin office, which has room for up to 10,000 employees.
If Oracle reaches that number, the Redwood Shores, CA-based company would become one of the largest digital tech employers in Austin.
“Oracle is expanding in Austin to attract, hire and train the best talent to support the unprecedented growth of our cloud business,” said Oracle CEO Mark Hurd in a statement. “This campus will help enable our customers to accelerate their Oracle Cloud adoption and drive success.”
The new campus, located on Lakeshore Boulevard off East Riverside Drive, takes up 40 acres alongside Lady Bird Lake, and includes a 560,000 square-foot office and neighboring apartment building with 295 units for employees and the public.
As a hub of innovation, Oracle's new campus will be right at home in Austin, a city where good ideas become real.”
Employees will get to enjoy a number of amenities on the new site, like a full-service restaurant, Starbucks, food truck parlor, fitness center, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, flag football field and a B-cycle station.
Additionally, the site features a conference center, tech bar, innovation lab and interactive customer demo rooms.
Sales and customer experience will be the focal point of Oracle’s new Austin site, and feature a program that hires and trains recent college graduates called “Oracle Digital Class Of.”
The company will also locally launch its Next Generation Contact Center (NGCC), a customer experience initiative that automates administrative tasks to smooth out the sales process, as well as Oracle’s first U.S.-based Startup Cloud Accelerator program.
“As a hub of innovation, Oracle's new campus will be right at home in Austin, a city where good ideas become real,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler in a statement.