Meet Monocl - Kim Hammar, Java Developer

What’s your role at Monocl and what do you do?

I’m a programmer mainly working with the data processing part of our system. When we are close to releasing a data dependent feature I also make sure our backend returns the correct data and our frontend shines like a diamond presenting it.

Why did you decide to work for Monocl?

I started off with an internship at Monocl. It was great fun working with the people and I really liked the challenges I was given. When Monocl wanted to hire me, it was a no brainer for me to continue.

What do you find to be the best part about working with Monocl?

The relaxed atmosphere and flat hierarchy. Everyone here is nice and projects a positive attitude. It’s difficult to describe, but it feels like a stress-free environment where we still get twice as much done.

What is one thing your colleagues would be surprised to know about you?

I used to be a professional gamer based in Asia. I was playing in tournaments worldwide. Guess you could say I lived the perfect nerd dream life for more than seven years.

What do you think Monocl provides that other companies don’t?

The opportunity to work on extremely interesting and complex problems. Plus in-house FIFA and table tennis tournaments where no one has to worry about salary cuts when crushing the CEO like there is no day tomorrow.