Justin Felver grew up in St. Marys, Ohio, where he first developed his love for the tech world by building and working on computers with his dad. He began his academic journey wanting to become a doctor but reignited his passion for technology during his free time in school. He finished with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Wright State University. He continues to hone his skills as a full-stack web developer through the modernization efforts for Air Force Material Command. Justin views himself as an enabler for his team and does his best to promote an ask-first environment. He gets a lot of joy from finding the nuance between different solution approaches, debating the pros and cons of these different approaches, as well as understanding their overarching impact on the growth of web technologies over the years. In his free time, Justin plays sand volleyball with friends, plays video games, lifts weights, and does his best to regularly make his fiance Jackie laugh.
1. What is your role at Obsidian? How long have you been here
I’ve been part of the Obsidian team since November 2019 working as one of the Application Developers taking part in the modernization efforts of the Purchase Request Process System for Air Force Material Command.
2. What has been one of your proudest moments while working with Obsidian?
The assembly and ongoing development of our current modernization team. We have an effective, enjoyable team that has come a long way and I’m proud of how much we’ve been able to accomplish together.
3. How do you define success?
To me, success is derived from the measurement of happiness. Happiness comes from being surrounded by people that you love, in a place that you enjoy, with a career that you find interesting and fulfilling.
4. What is your favorite way to spend the weekend?
I enjoy playing sand volleyball tournaments, going on adventures with my fiance, and watching football.
5. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Effortless improvement, I get an immense amount of joy from learning new things, and having the ability to pick anything up and be good at it in short order would be amazing.