An Inside Look - Q&A with Josh Hartley, Chief Architect at Armored Things 30 May 2019 / Team Josh Hartley, Chief Architect at Armored Things is a playful balance between fun and serious. Passionate about both programming and civil service, Josh has been a natural leader on Armored Things' engineering team.As a Chief Architect at Armored Things, Josh is responsible for collaborating with the rest of the engineering team to design and build Armored Things, physical security and operations software."I tend to work as a hub for technical discussions, so I have a pretty deep insight on all of the individual projects," he said. "In general, it's really about communication and collaboration to ensure that we're in sync and on track."Since he was a kid, Josh has always had an affinity for software development and enthusiasm for civil service - making him the perfect fit to lead Armored Thing's mission-driven team."My skills lend me to software development, so I've always been searching for a way I can use my skills to help people solve real problems," he said. "I think our solution is unique or I wouldn't believe in it the same way."Before joining Armored Things, Josh worked at Carbon Black.When asked how Armored Things has been different from his past experiences, he said, "I've never been in a situation in an early startup that has had quite the same business momentum. It is especially different that we have both some of the top business and technical minds.""Being able to see our team grow from only one person writing code to many people writing code has been my favorite thing about where we are as a company right now," he continued.For candidates looking to join Armored Things, Josh emphasizes the importance of demonstrating a willingness to learn and work hard. "I'm constantly learning and working on improving my skills, I think that is an essential quality in our team."When Josh isn't at work, he is playing board games with his friends and fiance Audrey, cooking, and weightlifting.If you want to learn more about internships and job opportunities at Armored Things, check out our careers page.