Team Spotlight: Meet Omar Miyazaki
We’re big believers in the power of building relationships and strong connections with real humans. To help you get to know us better, we’re putting the spotlight on each of our team members. Our Meet the Team series continues this week with Omar Miyazaki.
What is your role at CourseKey?
I am the Product Manager for CourseKey.
What does your day to day look like?
The day to day is usually executing on a set of new features and functionality that we’re developing. Making sure development goes well, that the design is still true, and making sure the customers and employees are being served through the product.
Describe your job in 5 words or fewer.
Feature planning and design.
What is your favorite challenge of your role?
Uncovering something new. So, with the company focusing on a different segment of education that most people don’t pay attention to, we’re uncovering things we never realized existed before and we’re trying to solve those things. And some of what we’re addressing are challenges nobody has ever tried to solve before, so that’s pretty fun.
What do you love most about CourseKey?
What I love the most is the creativity and problem-solving aspect of the job. And I get to work with everyone. I get to work with devs, who are super technical, I get to work with sales, with marketing, and with leadership. So it’s really fun to get to work with everyone in the business as a whole.
What is your favorite memory from when you were a student?
What I really liked was meeting people who were passionate about their craft and from all walks of life. Just getting to meet them and see what they are doing is what I loved. It was inspiring.
If you could get on a plane to anywhere right now, where would you go?
The place I would love to go to the most is Rio, Brazil, because it’s beautiful. It looks like paradise.