BJ Dela Cruz

I am a customer-centric leader with 10+ years of industry experience in applying secure software development best practices. I am skilled in gathering functional and non-functional requirements from stakeholders as well as prioritizing tasks for multiple projects. I am also an expert at reducing technical debt through code refactoring, remediating security vulnerabilities, and resolving application performance issues. Finally, my main interests include cloud computing, cybersecurity, and developing applications for mobile devices and the web.

Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury

  • Lead IT Specialist (APPSW)
    July 4, 2021 - Present
  • IT Specialist (APPSW)
    October 27, 2019 - July 3, 2021

NIC Hawaii

  • Java Developer
    October 2016 - October 2019
    September 2015 - May 2016

University of Hawaii

  • Java Web Developer
    March 2014 - May 2015

Referentia Systems Incorporated

  • Software Engineer
    August 2011 - December 2013

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Master of Science
    Computer Science, May 2011
  • Bachelor of Science
    Computer Science, December 2008

Katas

Katas are short programming exercises that focus on improving skills and techniques. Click on the name of a programming language to go to a BitBucket repository that contains my solutions.

  1. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2024 Generative AI Certified Professional
    July 11, 2024 - July 11, 2026
  2. CompTIA Network+
    May 31, 2024 - May 25, 2029
  3. Kubernetes and Cloud Native Security Associate
    March 31, 2024 - April 7, 2027
  4. CompTIA DataSys+
    February 29, 2024 - February 28, 2030
  5. Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate
    February 11, 2024 - February 11, 2027
  6. Splunk Core Certified Power User
    July 20, 2023 - July 20, 2026
  7. Splunk Core Certified User
    July 13, 2023 - July 20, 2026
  8. PeopleCert Lean Six Sigma - IASSC® Certified Yellow Belt™ ICYB™
    May 19, 2023 - May 19, 2026
  9. Google Cloud Certified Cloud Digital Leader
    April 3, 2023 - April 3, 2026
  10. AWS Certified Developer Associate (DVA-C01)
    February 22, 2023 - February 22, 2026
  11. Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA)
    December 30, 2022 - December 30, 2025
  12. HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate (002)
    November 26, 2022 - November 25, 2024
  13. CompTIA Data+
    October 21, 2022 - October 21, 2028
  14. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)
    September 23, 2022 - February 22, 2026
  15. (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity (CC)
    September 2, 2022 - September 30, 2025
  16. (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
    August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2024
  17. CompTIA PenTest+
    November 5, 2020 - May 25, 2029
  18. CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
    August 12, 2020 - May 25, 2029
  19. (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
    September 16, 2019 - September 30, 2025
  20. (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    March 26, 2019 - March 31, 2027
  21. Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1
    September 8, 2018 - August 14, 2025
  22. (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
    April 25, 2018 - April 20, 2024
  23. CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
    May 25, 2017 - May 25, 2029
  24. CompTIA Cloud+
    August 20, 2015 - August 20, 2027
  25. CompTIA Security+
    July 27, 2015 - May 25, 2029

  1. Android ATC Android Certified Application Developer (AND-401)
  2. Android ATC Android Certified Application Developer (AND-X01)
  3. Android ATC Android Certified Application Engineer (AND-802 | AND-803)
  4. Android ATC Android Certified Trainer (AND-400)
  5. Arcitura Certified Cloud Professional
  6. Arcitura Certified Cybersecurity Specialist
  7. Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSKv4)
  8. Cisco Certified Support Technician Cybersecurity
  9. Cisco Certified Support Technician Networking
  10. CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist (1D0-720)
  11. CIW Web Foundations Associate (1D0-610)
  12. CIW Web Security Professional (1D0-671)
  13. CLA - C Certified Associate Programmer
  14. CLE - C Certified Entry-Level Programmer
  15. CPA - C++ Certified Associate Programmer
  16. CPE - C++ Certified Entry-Level Programmer
  17. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
  18. CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
  19. CompTIA Mobility+
  20. CompTIA Project+
  21. CompTIA Server+
  22. CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA
  23. EXIN Secure Programming Foundation
  24. Flutter Certified Application Developer
  25. International Institute of Business Analysis™ Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis
  26. ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level
  27. IT Specialist - Cloud Computing
  28. IT Specialist - Cybersecurity
  29. IT Specialist - Databases
  30. IT Specialist - Java
  31. IT Specialist - Network Security
  32. IT Specialist - Networking
  33. Java Certified Foundations Associate
  34. JSE - Certified Entry-Level JavaScript Programmer
  35. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  36. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  37. Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  38. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  39. Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials
  40. Linux Professional Institute Security Essentials
  41. Linux Professional Institute Web Development Essentials
  42. Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals
  43. Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals
  44. Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
  45. Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
  46. Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals
  47. Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals
  48. Microsoft Office Specialist: Access Expert (Office 2019)
  49. Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  50. Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 2019)
  51. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  52. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate (Office 2019)
  53. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  54. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Expert (Office 2019)
  55. Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  56. Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Office 2019)
  57. Microsoft Office Specialist: Outlook Associate (Office 2019)
  58. Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  59. Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint Associate (Office 2019)
  60. Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  61. Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Associate (Office 2019)
  62. Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  63. Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Expert (Office 2019)
  64. Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 JPA Developer
  65. Oracle Certified Foundations Associate, Database
  66. Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Developer
  67. Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer
  68. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
  69. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
  70. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer
  71. Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE 11 Developer
  72. Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE 17 Developer
  73. PCAP - Certified Associate in Python Programming
  74. PeopleCert Lean - IASSC® Certified Lean Practitioner™
  75. Spring Certified Professional 2022 (EDU-1202)