Josh Kleveter

Inside Lucky Orange: Meet Josh Kleveter

There’s a lot going on here at Lucky Orange. Between exciting upcoming projects (we can’t wait to share them with you!), trade shows, and new partnerships, our teams have been busy.

(Trust us though; we don’t mind it. Our customers are worth it.)

To help provide our customers with the best possible service and product they need, we made the decision to bring on a new hire. After months of searching (and one-too-many trips to Jimmy John’s), we found the perfect addition to our team – Josh Kleveter, our new Full Stack Developer.

If you’ve submitted a help ticket in the past few weeks, you may have already met Josh.  We aren’t kidding when we say that he hit the ground running and quickly dove into projects with the rest of the development team.

Now it’s time to get to know Josh. We caught him between projects and asked him six questions in 60 seconds to get the conversation started:

AB: First of all, welcome to Lucky Orange! Some people don’t know what a Full Stack Developer is/does. Can you describe your job here at Lucky Orange?

JK: Practically speaking, I’m a full stack developer. On a daily basis, this mostly means working closely with clients to ensure completely satisfaction and accuracy, debugging the Lucky Orange software as needed, and working on a new features as time allows.

AB: I know it’s only been a month or so, but what do you love most about working at Lucky Orange?

JK: Probably the fact that the majority of my time is now spent on my hobby. People say that if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. No one seems to mention that if you do your hobby for work you’ll get to play for the rest of your life...

AB: Before working at Lucky Orange, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? Common on, you know you have had one!

JK: Septic-tank repairman? Seriously, though. That’s exactly how I got my first job doing day labor for a neighbor of ours. I had more than one odd job during those times.

AB: Now there’s more to you than just Lucky Orange. What would people be surprised to know about you, Josh?

JK: I was not born wearing a bow tie. More seriously, though: I’ve always been obsessed with motorsports to some extent or another, be it NASCAR, Le Mans, F1, NHRA, or demolition derby. My dream car is an Ariel Atom. And… I have a K&N air intake on my CR-V.

AB: You make gourmet coffee twice a day; some in the office would even call you our Lucky Orange barista. I know you can’t share all of your insider information, but what is your secret for a great cup of coffee?

JK: Excruciating attention to detail along with countless hours of research and experimentation. Not as much recently, but I used to keep highly detailed logs with information on grind size, water source and temperature, ratio of water to grounds and weights of each, brew times (including intervals between pours/stirs/etc.), coffee types, and the resultant tasting notes. Something of a scientific method-like approach.

AB: Okay, last question. I know you have to run. What is one thing you simply can’t resist? 

JK: The seasonal menu at Second Best Coffee. Case in point: Single-origin Malawi Americano with a hint of house-made maple-juniper syrup and garnished with maple-glazed bacon. (be still my heart…)

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So the next time Josh responds to your help ticket or chat, be sure say “hi” and let him know your own secret to a great cup of coffee.

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