Lukas Hirsch

Kipsuvian since
December 2021
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What were you up to before joining Kipsu? 

Before starting at Kipsu I completed a software development bootcamp and interned at a few start ups as a front end engineer. I also worked at a record store and was a public radio DJ.

What are some things you enjoy doing outside of work? 

I love the outdoors! I enjoy hiking, kayaking, nordic skiing, hunting for agates, and camping. I also collect vinyl records, make electronic music, DJ around town, and build furniture.

What drew you to Kipsu in contrast to other companies? 

I was first drawn to Kipsu because of the strong set of values I saw in the job posting. I felt that Kipsu's values were the most inline with my personal values compared to the other companies I was interviewing with. Throughout the interview process, I saw that these values were not just corporate speak. They are truly important and guide decision making at all levels of the company.

What were some things you noticed about the Kipsu team during your first week?

The first thing I noticed that everyone in the office was genuinely interested in getting to know me and the other new engineers. The team made me feel right at home and I feel comfortable pulling anyone aside to have a conversation. I was also happy to see how transparently the company operates. There is no internal competition between departments or teams; everyone is working collaboratively to improve together.

What challenges are you looking forward to tackling in your work at Kipsu?

I am looking forward to learning new technologies to power existing and future products from Kipsu. I am very excited to see the results that my squad and I can produce. I am also looking forward to learning more about business development in addition to software.

What is your favorite Kipsu core value and why?

My favorite Kipsu core value is Go Beyond Together. This resonates with me because I believe that a strong and engaged team comprised of diverse viewpoints is one of the strongest assets you can have.

If you could pick any person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?

If I could have dinner with anyone, I would have to choose Townes Van Zandt. He is my favorite musician, and his works have resonated with me more than anyone else.

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