Matt McDonald, Full-stack Developer in Brighton, United Kingdom
Matt McDonald

Full-stack Developer in Brighton, United Kingdom

Member since April 22, 2020
Matt is a full-stack engineer specializing in Laravel, React, and AWS with 10+ years of industry experience working on projects across a wide range of industries, both consumer and business facing, delivering through the entire development and deployment pipeline. Matt has taken a social media aggregation platform used by some of the UK’s largest brands through multiple iterations and developed an industry-leading digital accountancy platform to service accounts for clients in the FTSE 100.
Matt is now available for hire


    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vue.js, React Native, React, Laravel, MySQL, AWS...



Brighton, United Kingdom



Preferred Environment

Terminal, Slack, Sketch, GitHub, Xcode, Atom, Debian, MacOS

The most amazing... I've developed is a platform for rating and reviewing dishes at restaurants, building out both the iOS and Android experiences as well as the back-end API.


  • Lead Full-stack Developer

    2008 - PRESENT
    • Worked with various clients to deliver projects ranging from an eCommerce platform to B2B software and consumer applications.
    • Developed a native app that helped secure client funding for further development of the platform.
    • Established and maintained ongoing work with clients to help further develop successful products.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vue.js, React Native, React, Laravel, MySQL, AWS, PHP, JavaScript


  • Better Eats

    A platform for rating and reviewing dishes at restaurants. The front end is a React Native app for iOS and Android and the back end is a Laravel-based application with a RESTful API and Bootstrap based admin UI.

  • Miappi

    Worked as a full-stack developer on review social media aggregation platform Miappi. I was the sole developer for their MVP, which helped them secure funding to further develop the platform. I continued working with them as they scaled up the project and the team, building a full-featured platform to provide social media integrated marketing tools for their commercial clients.


  • Languages

    PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, ECMAScript (ES6), Sass
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, React Native, Redux, Material-UI, PHPUnit
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, REST APIs, Vue.js 2, Chart.js, Facebook SDK, Twitter API, Facebook API, Foursquare API, AWS Amplify, Node.js, Vue.js
  • Paradigms

    Web Architecture, API Architecture, RESTful Development, REST
  • Storage

  • Other

    RESTful APIs, Code Architecture, MVP Design, Web Development, Full-stack, APIs, AWS, Worldpay, UX Architecture, Native Mobile Apps
  • Tools

    Xcode, Webpack, Nginx, Apache, Android Studio, Atom, GitHub, Sketch, Slack, Terminal
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apache2, iOS, Android, MacOS, Debian


  • Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons) in English Literature
    2010 - 2013
    Kingston University - London

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