Rick Morales

Software Developer

Rick Morales


Software Developer


(210) 884-7802



Available Work Locations: Remote • San Antonio, TX

Military Veteran

Inactive Secret

Bachelor's Degree

Core Technologies: JavaSE, JavaEE, SpringBoot, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Git/Github

Core Competencies: Object-oriented programming, Paired programming, Version control with Git

Primary Focus: Back-End

Hire Me Because

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Hire me because I bring a unique blend of technical aptitude, real-world experience, and leadership qualities that make me a valuable asset to any team. With a solid background in Full Stack Development, I am adept at both front-end and back-end technologies, giving me the versatility to take on complex projects from start to finish. My experience in cybersecurity and operations adds a layer of practical insight into creating secure and efficient web applications. This is complemented by my tenure in security and military roles, where I honed my skills in team leadership, critical thinking, and crisis management. I don’t just bring technical skills to the table; I also possess strong communication skills, a collaborative mindset, and a commitment to continuous learning. My history of innovation and results-driven approach will help your team meet its goals, adapt to challenges, and ultimately succeed in today’s fast-paced digital landscape.

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My Capstone Project: Lyrical Apes

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“With technology, I am most passionate about backend development in the realm of software engineering. Specifically, I am intrigued by designing and implementing robust, scalable, and efficient server-side logic that powers the core functionalities of web and mobile applications. I have a particular interest in working with technologies such as Node.js, Java, and Python, and I enjoy exploring the latest frameworks and tools that enhance backend development processes. I find backend development fascinating because it presents a plethora of challenges and opportunities to solve complex problems, optimize performance, and ensure data security and integrity. It is the backbone that supports and connects various application components, enabling seamless interaction between the frontend and databases. In essence, it’s like constructing the intricate, unseen foundations and structures that uphold the visible and interactive parts of an application. Engaging in backend development allows me to delve deep into the nuances of system architecture, data modeling, and API development, crafting solutions that are vital for the overall user experience, even though they remain unseen by the end-user. It’s rewarding to create resilient and adaptable systems that can handle high volumes of traffic and evolve as the application grows and the technological landscape changes. The satisfaction derived from constructing intricate systems that power applications, combined with the continuous learning involved in keeping abreast of industry advancements, makes backend development a constantly stimulating and fulfilling endeavor for me.” Feel free to tailor this to more accurately reflect your own experiences, preferences, and areas of interest within backend development!