Intro Bio

Software Developer

John Merced

PLUGGED IN: January 11, 2016

John is a passionate web developer who is always looking into new technologies and ways to perfect his code. He can get easily distracted by food.

STRENGTHS

  • Never Gives Up
  • Can Use the Mouse Backwards

WEAKNESSES

  • Food
  • Driving Directions
MOTTO

ALWAYS DELIVER MORE THAN EXPECTED.

John has over 10 years of web development experience and has worked for small to large public companies in different industries. At DiscoverTec, he always likes to find the best solution for every task.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he attend to InterAmerican University and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. He had the opportunity to work with big companies such as General Electric and Evertec where he learnt and strengthened different development skills.

In 2016, he decided to accept a new challenge and moved to Jacksonville, FL to start working at DiscoverTec. Since then, he has been working with challenging and exciting projects.

INTERROGATION ROOM

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR JOB TO PEOPLE WHO KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE INTERNET?

I design and develop different tools that can be accessed from any device to facilitate the work to users and companies.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE INTERNET CELEBRITY?

Even though I don’t have any favorite Internet celebrity - I really do like Dwayne Johnson and Luis Ortiz. The last one is a successful puerto rican young broker that sells luxury homes in New York City. He takes advantage of social media to advertise his new listings and communicate with his followers.

WHAT UNIQUE QUALITY DO YOU POSSESS THAT YOU BELIEVE MAKES YOU GOOD AT YOUR JOB?

Self-taught learner.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE SUITE 400 SPACE?

It's a collaborative office space - not your typical, boring office space.

TELL US ONE UNIQUE FACT ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN, THE PLACE YOUR FAMILY IS ORIGINALLY FROM OR A PLACE YOU HAVE LIVED IN OVER THE YEARS.

I'm from Puerto Rico - You might need to zoom enough on Google Maps to find it. However, it’s hometown for many successful people such Jennifer Lopez (actress), Ricky Martin (singer), Joseph Acaba (astronaut), Sonia Sotomayor (Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US), Carmelo Anthony (NBA player) and many more. We also have over 1,200 beautiful beaches!