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. CompTIA Network+
    May 31, 2024 - May 25, 2029
  2. Kubernetes and Cloud Native Security Associate
    March 31, 2024 - April 7, 2027
  3. CompTIA DataSys+
    February 29, 2024 - February 28, 2030
  4. Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate
    February 11, 2024 - February 11, 2027
  5. Splunk Core Certified Power User
    July 20, 2023 - July 20, 2026
  6. Splunk Core Certified User
    July 13, 2023 - July 20, 2026
  7. PeopleCert Lean Six Sigma - IASSC® Certified Yellow Belt™ ICYB™
    May 19, 2023 - May 19, 2026
  8. Google Cloud Certified Cloud Digital Leader
    April 3, 2023 - April 3, 2026
  9. AWS Certified Developer Associate (DVA-C01)
    February 22, 2023 - February 22, 2026
  10. Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate (LFCA)
    December 30, 2022 - December 30, 2025
  11. HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate (002)
    November 26, 2022 - November 25, 2024
  12. CompTIA Data+
    October 21, 2022 - October 21, 2028
  13. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)
    September 23, 2022 - February 22, 2026
  14. (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity (CC)
    September 2, 2022 - September 30, 2025
  15. (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
    August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2024
  16. CompTIA PenTest+
    November 5, 2020 - May 25, 2029
  17. CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
    August 12, 2020 - May 25, 2029
  18. (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
    September 16, 2019 - September 30, 2025
  19. (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    March 26, 2019 - March 31, 2027
  20. Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1
    September 8, 2018 - August 14, 2025
  21. (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
    April 25, 2018 - April 20, 2024
  22. CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
    May 25, 2017 - May 25, 2029
  23. CompTIA Cloud+
    August 20, 2015 - August 20, 2027
  24. 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. CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist (1D0-720)
  9. CIW Web Foundations Associate (1D0-610)
  10. CIW Web Security Professional (1D0-671)
  11. CLA - C Certified Associate Programmer
  12. CLE - C Certified Entry-Level Programmer
  13. CPA - C++ Certified Associate Programmer
  14. CPE - C++ Certified Entry-Level Programmer
  15. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
  16. CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
  17. CompTIA Mobility+
  18. CompTIA Project+
  19. CompTIA Server+
  20. CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA
  21. EXIN Secure Programming Foundation
  22. Flutter Certified Application Developer
  23. International Institute of Business Analysis™ Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis
  24. ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level
  25. IT Specialist - Cloud Computing
  26. IT Specialist - Cybersecurity
  27. IT Specialist - Java
  28. IT Specialist - Network Security
  29. JSE - Certified Entry-Level JavaScript Programmer
  30. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  31. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  32. Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  33. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  34. Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials
  35. Linux Professional Institute Security Essentials
  36. Linux Professional Institute Web Development Essentials
  37. Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals
  38. Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals
  39. Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
  40. Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
  41. Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals
  42. Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals
  43. Microsoft Office Specialist: Access Expert (Office 2019)
  44. Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  45. Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 2019)
  46. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  47. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate (Office 2019)
  48. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  49. Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Expert (Office 2019)
  50. Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  51. Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Office 2019)
  52. Microsoft Office Specialist: Outlook Associate (Office 2019)
  53. Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  54. Microsoft Office Specialist: PowerPoint Associate (Office 2019)
  55. Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Associate (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  56. Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Associate (Office 2019)
  57. Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps)
  58. Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Expert (Office 2019)
  59. Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 JPA Developer
  60. Oracle Certified Foundations Associate, Database
  61. Oracle Certified Foundations Associate, Java
  62. Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Developer
  63. Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer
  64. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
  65. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
  66. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer
  67. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 11 Developer
  68. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 17 Developer
  69. PCAP - Certified Associate in Python Programming
  70. PeopleCert Lean - IASSC® Certified Lean Practitioner™
  71. Spring Certified Professional 2022 (EDU-1202)