417-231-2544 rickharpjr@gmail.com

Hello, I'm Rick

A Full Stack Developer
About Me

About Me

Most of my professional experience has been with web development, however I hobby in many different tech stacks. With a true thirst for knowledge and expanding my understanding of all things, I have been able to make my hobby into a career. I’d classify myself as a highly skilled full stack Software Engineer with over 5 years of professional development experience in large scale, high availability, applications, including all steps of the process such as planning, implementation, and maintenance. I take pride in my work and am always looking for ways to optimize, automate, and expand upon it. In addition, my ability to troubleshoot and work through difficult tasks has been a major driving force in the success of my career. Whenever possible, I attempt to give back to the development community in any way I can, such as seminars, contributed plugins, and forum posts.

Rick Harp, A full stack Software Engineer based in Nixa, Mo.


  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Family Time
  • Playing Guitar
  • Singing
  • Football
  • Game Development
  • Board Games
  • Online Games
  • By the way, I really like Games!

Some of My Work



Senior Back-End Engineer

NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation’s ocean resources and their habitat. They provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems.


DevOps Engineer

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.


Front-End / QA Engineer

Created by an act of Congress in 1879, USGS has evolved over the ensuing 125 years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science and technology. USGS is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. It is sought out by thousands of partners and customers for its natural science expertise and its vast earth and biological data holdings. 

USGS Store

Front-End Engineer


Ozark Mtn Renegades

Full Stack Engineer

The Ozark Mountain Renegades are a Semi-Professional, arena style, football team which play in the Central Plains Football League (CPFL) and are based out of Branson, Mo. Not only is this team my favorite because I play for them, but they give back to the community!.


Full Stack Engineer

The Branson West Business Association (BWBA) is a 501(c)(6) formed to encourage local business development, promote business relationships in the Branson West area, and bring people together with community events.

A Balloon’s Journey

Full Stack Engineer

A Balloon’s Journey is a product of my game development interests. It is an android application built with Unity3D using C# and was intended to provide my children with something new to peak their interests. The game follows a balloon as it travels through different parts of the world, attempting to avoid the inevitable. POP!



Have a question or want to work together, I’d love to hear from you!