BJ Dela Cruz

I am a results-driven leader with 10+ years of industry experience in applying secure coding practices to software projects. I am skilled in gathering requirements from customers, balancing multiple projects, and prioritizing tasks. I am an expert at reducing technical debt, remediating security vulnerabilities, and improving application performance. 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, September 2015 - May 2016 | October 2016 - October 2019

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. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, September 23, 2022 - September 23, 2025
  2. (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity (CC)
    September 2, 2022 - September 30, 2025
  3. (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
    August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2024
  4. CompTIA PenTest+, November 5, 2020 - May 25, 2026
  5. CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), August 12, 2020 - August 12, 2026
  6. (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
    September 16, 2019 - September 30, 2025
  7. (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    March 26, 2019 - March 31, 2024
  8. Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, September 8, 2018 - August 14, 2025
  9. (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
    April 25, 2018 - April 20, 2024
  10. CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), May 25, 2017 - May 25, 2026
  11. CompTIA Cloud+, August 20, 2015 - August 20, 2027
  12. CompTIA Security+, July 27, 2015 - August 12, 2026

  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. Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSKv4)
  7. CLA - C Certified Associate Programmer
  8. CLE - C Certified Entry-Level Programmer
  9. CPA - C++ Certified Associate Programmer
  10. CPE - C++ Certified Entry-Level Programmer
  11. CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI
  12. CompTIA Mobility+
  13. CompTIA Project+
  14. CompTIA Server+
  15. CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA
  16. EXIN Secure Programming Foundation
  17. Flutter Certified Application Developer
  18. ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level
  19. JSE - Certified Entry-Level JavaScript Programmer
  20. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  21. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  22. Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  23. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification (The Council for Six Sigma Certification)
  24. Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals
  25. Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals
  26. Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
  27. Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
  28. Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals
  29. Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals
  30. Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 JPA Developer
  31. Oracle Certified Foundations Associate, Database
  32. Oracle Certified Foundations Associate, Java
  33. Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Developer
  34. Oracle Certified Professional, Java EE 7 Application Developer
  35. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer
  36. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
  37. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 8 Programmer
  38. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 11 Developer
  39. Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 17 Developer
  40. PCAP - Certified Associate in Python Programming
  41. PeopleCert Lean - IASSC® Certified Lean Practitioner™
  42. Spring Certified Professional 2022 (EDU-1202)