Meet the Arti Team: Ron Klein, Software Architect

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Arti delivers award-winning, cloud-based AR technology, but the real magic is the people who make it all possible. In this series of Q&A interviews, you’ll meet the team behind the tech.

What’s your role at Arti?
I’m a hands-on software architect at Arti. This means that I do a lot of day-to-day coding, as well as designing our complex system, approving pull requests, mentoring our engineering team, and taking part in our recruitment process.

Why did you decide to join the company? 
I’ve been in the software development industry for more than 15 years and I’ve seen quite a few products. Arti’s product combines a few disciplines: computer vision, augmented reality, 3D rendering, media streaming, user experience, and high-performance engineering, in general. The technology challenge here is huge and I enjoy solving complex engineering problems. To me, this is tech-heaven!

What was your very first job?
I actually started as a self-employed web developer, providing dynamic web sites to various companies. It was a long time ago, even before jQuery was born!

Where did you grow up and what would you recommend to anyone who visits?
I grew up in Israel, in a suburb close to Tel Aviv. I’d recommend visiting the north Galilee area in the spring, when hiking is not too hot, and there’s a lot of green and great views from the mountains.

Ron scaling the heights on a recent Arti team trip

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I must admit, I also code for fun: I have a pet project in the open source universe. Watching a good movie with my wife or my son is also a great way to be together. 

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
The ability to kill mosquitoes (or any other bothering insects) that get near me, preferably by a small and powerful lightning that comes out of my body. No more sleeping interruptions!

If you had an unlimited budget, where would you travel?
New Zealand. It seems to me that the people there are calm and peaceful, and the place looks awesome.

Anyone working with me should know…
…that I like to get to the bottom of things. Sometimes it’s a blessing, sometimes it’s a curse, but that’s me.

Want to join the Arti team? Learn more about the company culture and browse job postings.