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Bloomberg: Meet Kai

Engineering, Tokyo

What do you do as an Engineering Team Leader in Tokyo?

I’m liaising with programmers in New York and London to discuss anything that affects us globally, programming data feeds, and drinking copious amounts of tea.

What is your most memorable project here thus far?

In my first year, I was tasked with working on a completely new Financial Times Stock Exchange data feed coming into the Bloomberg Terminal. I couldn’t believe I would be responsible for one of the most important data feeds in Europe—to this day, it’s still in use.

“In Engineering we encourage creativity; if there’s a new way to do something, we’ll give it a try. The culture of idea sharing and open-mindedness is great.”

Of all the volunteering opportunities that Bloomberg employees can participate in, what has been your favorite?

Delivering hot food to elderly people around Tokyo with other Bloomberg colleagues. As well as, proofreading documents for JAR (Japan Association for Refugees), a non-profit organization that helps refugees seek refuge in Japan.

Besides coding, managing a team, and volunteering, what do you enjoy doing?

Banging a samba beat on my drum. Playing against colleagues in the Bloomberg Tokyo board game group every week!

For more information and for available opportunities check out Bloomberg's profile here.