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Senior Engineer

Tomas Sullivan 

Senior Engineer

Graduated from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland with a degree in English literature. I have been an English teacher in Junior High School and a Career Advisor for bilingual Engineers in Japan. I entered Grune because I can use all my existing skills while still challenging myself and growing.

Why did you choose Grune?

Grune has the best aspects of both a Western Company and a Japanese Company. On the one hand there is alot of teamwork and the company is well organised and efficient, which makes it easier to do our jobs as Engineers. These are the strong points of Japanese Companies in my opinion. On the other hand, there is good work life balance and it is a meritocracy - so if you work hard there is the opportunity to move up in your career quickly.

How is the Grune working atmosphere?

I feel like I am trusted to do my work, but other members are there to support me if I need. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.

What do you think about the CEO?

He has a vast amount of experience in IT on both the technical side and the business side, inside and outside Japan. He is always looking to the future and think about the new technoglies and trends. Many people can talk about the new trends but he has actually implemented solutions. He helps you to get your job done. As such people the company enviroment is hardworking but not needlessly stressful and many young can grow quicker and take on challenging positions.

In your opinion what is the excellence of Grune?

They are quick to adopt and invest in new technologies like VR, AI and Docker and always trying to find ways to improve efficiency. This gives us an edge over our competition.

Why did you choose the IT field for your career?

As an recruiter I can only help 1 at a time. As an Engineer I can help people at scale by making web apps which thousands of people can use at once.

What kind of company would you like Grune to be in the future?

I want to create an environment where Engineers can speak English comfortably and enjoy speaking English. I would also like to help Grune in dealing with international clients.

What is your current responsibility for Grune?

Teaching business English to beginners and advanced learners. Managing and developing a project to create a Web system for project management.

What is your dream job?

I love learning languages and AI. So I would like to create system powered by AI to help Japanese learning English.

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