CV

You can find a shorter one-pager resume here. If you need more information, drop me an email at ricc@tutanota.de.

career summary: the integrator

If I will distill my strengths, skills, and experience into one title, it will be The Integrator. A strong desire to learn and emphatic communication skills allow me to bridge the gap between the different people, technologies, and businesses involved in various IT solutions. I have a knack for putting myself in the shoes of other stakeholders and understand their objectives and desires, and then interpret those into words that the other party will understand.

For example, in my current role as a DevOps Engineer, I connect the worlds of application development and systems administration/IT operations, while in my previous role as a SAP Techno-Functional Consultant, I gather business requirements and translate them into technical requirements, which are then further transformed into actual configuration and code that fulfill business needs. This process of understanding, interpreting, and making different people understand each other in the context of complex IT solutions is not as simple as it might sound in a one-sentence summary, so if you are curious for more, feel free to contact me.

professional experience

DevOps Engineer
Serrala Group GmbH | Hamburg, Germany
2019 August to present | 2 years, 1 month


Bassist
ROOT49 Showband GbR | Osnabrueck, Germany
2018 January to present | 3 years, 8 months


Application Developer
Projekteins GmbH | Osnabrueck, Germany
2018 February to 2019 August| 1 year, ~5 months

Responsibilities

  • Develop REST API microservices for an omnichannel / no-line commerce retail solution
  • Perform DevOps engineering tasks: Tests automation, CI/CD pipeline management, systems performance analysis, and general systems administration

Knowledge, Skills, and Expertise

  • REST API microservices tech stack:
    • Java 8 with Spring, Maven, JUnit, and Mockito
    • CloudFoundry hosted in IBM Cloud (Bluemix)
    • Kubernetes hosted by Syseleven
    • Git version management, specifically Gitlab
    • MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and mySQL
    • Swagger API documentation
    • Jenkins build server (CI/CD)
    • IntelliJ IDEA, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, and Eclipse
    • macOS, Linux, and Windows
  • SAP POSDM
  • Agile / Scrum methodology

Industry and Regional Experience

  • Fashion Retail in Germany

(Moved to Germany on 2017 March)


Level 3 Support (SAP Enterprise Portal)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise | Taguig City, Philippines
2016 August to 2017 March | 6 months

Responsibilities

  • Support custom financial applications in SAP Enterprise Portal (SAP EP)
  • Develop, modify, and/or enhance applications
  • Document technical specifications of implemented fixes/changes
  • Resolve Problem Records and Incident Tickets

Knowledge, Skills, and Expertise

  • Java EE using SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio (SAP NWDS)

Industry and Regional Experience

  • Multinational Consumer Goods Manufacturing
  • Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, and South America

(Senior) SAP Techno-Functional Consultant
Hewlett Packard Enterprise | Taguig City, Philippines
2009 September to 2016 October | 7 years, ~1 month

Responsibilities

  • Provide FTE estimates for new contracts and projects
  • Facilitate client workshops to gather business requirements, AKA blueprinting or matching and mapping
  • Transform business requirements to technical solutions (design, develop, and implement)
  • Review and approve designs by other consultants
  • Support project testing and actual operations (Hypercare) either as a first-level contact or as an escalation point for high-complexity issues
  • Train and mentor other consultants

Knowledge, Skills, and Expertise

  • Main functional expertise: Sales and Distribution (SAP SD) and Logistics Execution (SAP LE)
  • Additional functional knowledge: Materials Management (SAP MM) and Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)
  • ABAP development: User exits, layouts (SAPScript and Smart Forms), ALE (IDocs, EDI, XML, RFC), and BAPI
  • Solution Manager (SAP Solman)
  • Trained but no working experience: SAP HANA, S/4HANA, SAPUI5, and SAP Fiori

Types of Projects Implemented

  • New legal entity (company, sales area, or plant)
  • Warehouse Management System integration, i.e. 3PL WMS
  • Transport Management System Integration, i.e. JDA TMS
  • Corporate restructure and/or merging
  • SAP Systems Consolidation
  • Custom Enhancements

Industry and Regional Experience

  • Multinational Consumer Goods Manufacturing
  • International / Cross-Border B2B Sales & Logistics
  • Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, and South America

SAP Consultant / ABAP Developer
Aspire IT R&S, Inc. | Mandaluyong City, Philippines
2008 June to 2009 September | 1 year, ~3 months

Responsibilities

  • Deployed as a contingent worker for Hewlett-Packard
  • Transform business requirements to technical solutions (design, develop, and implement)
  • Support project testing and actual operations (Hypercare)
  • Write relevant documentations

Knowledge, Skills, and Expertise

  • Sales and Distribution (SAP SD)
  • Logistics Execution (SAP LE)
  • ABAP development

Types of Projects Implemented

  • New legal entity (company, sales area, or plant)
  • Warehouse Management System integration, i.e. 3PL WMS
  • Corporate merging

Industry and Regional Experience

  • Multinational Consumer Goods Manufacturing
  • International / Cross-Border B2B Sales & Logistics
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa

IT Staff
Samsung Electronics | Calamba City, Philippines
2006 April to 2008 June | 2 years, ~2 months

2006 November to 2008 June

  • Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO) functional support
  • Materials Management (SAP MM) functional support
  • ABAP development
  • SAP Basis administration

2006 April to 2006 October

  • Systems administration and general IT support
  • Basic SAP Basis support, i.e. SAP GUI and SAP printer installation and troubleshooting

education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Laguna | Calamba City, Philippines
2001 June to 2006 April | 5 (academic) years

Notes:

  • LPU Laguna is formerly known as Lyceum Institute of Technology
  • This degree has been recognized by the German Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen – ZAB)