Jonathan cruz

Software Engineer

Experienced Principal Software Engineer and Adjunct Faculty Member with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, education, and government industries. Skilled in software development, project management, process improvement, and teaching. Strong education professional with academic honors, including Summa Cum Laude for a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas Grantham, an MBA in IT Management, and current pursuit of a Ph.D. in Computer Science.


Principal Software Engineer
County of Kings
2014 – present

As a software engineer with the County of Kings, my primary responsibilities involve designing and developing software systems throughout the organization. Some of my notable projects include a welfare benefits system for the Human Services Agency and several process improvements and automation. As a team lead, I collaborate with other departments, including the Human Services Agency, Finance Auditor, and Treasury, to ensure that the software systems we develop meet the needs of all stakeholders. I also manage project timelines, budgets, and resources, utilizing traditional and agile methodologies to ensure we deliver high-quality software products that meet stakeholder expectations. I participate in professional development opportunities to maintain my skills and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in software engineering. Through this ongoing learning, I can continue to deliver innovative solutions that meet the ever-evolving needs of the County of Kings.

Computer Information Systems Adjunct Instructor
West Hills Community College
2022 – present

As a computer information systems adjunct instructor, I teach various courses in this field, such as full-stack development covering back-end and front-end technologies. My day-to-day tasks involve preparing and delivering engaging lectures, leading class discussions, and grading assignments and exams. I am also committed to providing timely and constructive feedback to my students to help them improve their understanding of the subject matter. I also take a proactive approach to develop and maintaining course materials, including syllabi, lesson plans, and assessments, ensuring they are up-to-date and aligned with the latest industry trends and standards. Through these efforts, I aim to equip my students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their future careers in software development and related fields.

Aviation Maintenance Supervisor
United States Navy

As a skilled maintenance supervisor for F/A-18C aircraft, I successfully oversaw the upkeep of these aircraft, ensuring their operational readiness for deployment. Moreover, I trained and evaluated junior maintenance personnel, providing them with the necessary guidance and support to meet established standards. I also implemented safety and quality control programs, resulting in zero aircraft accidents during my four years of service with VFA-94. The Navy recognized these achievements through several accolades, including the Navy Achievement Medal, Junior Sailor of the Year, and Safety Professional awards, in recognition of my outstanding service.


Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science Student
Northcentral University, 2022 – present

Master of Business Administration, IT Management
Western Governors University, 2015 – 2018

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
University of Arkansas Grantham, 2012 – 2015
Graduated summa cum laude


Data Science

Google Data Analytics

Project management

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
Project Management Professional (PMP)®

Process Improvement

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt