Patrick McCurley, Developer in London, United Kingdom
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Patrick McCurley

Verified Expert  in Engineering

.NET Developer

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
November 16, 2018

Patrick is a developer, technical architect, engineering manager, and full-stack developer with over 17 years of expertise. With experience ranging from startups, SMEs, and enterprise clients, Patrick is passionate about leading or participating in teams to building highly complex and scalable solutions that delight users across mobile, web, and desktop.

Portfolio

Google Analytics Insights
Redis, Azure Cosmos DB, Knockout (Knockout.js), JavaScript...
Tropee
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, Vue, PostgreSQL, Product Management...
ExxonMobil - XTO Energy
Azure, Azure PaaS, Mobile Architecture, Architecture, Back-end, ASP.NET Web API...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Git, MacOS, Azure PaaS, WebStorm, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Agile Software Development, Visual Studio, Jira, Slack

The most amazing...

...thing I've built from the ground up is a health app that increases food ingredient transparency via barcode reading and AI. Over 150,000 users now use the app.

Work Experience

Technical Architect | Founder

2018 - PRESENT
Google Analytics Insights
  • Worked for the Azure-based technical solution that allows marketing teams and digital agencies to monitor their apps and websites in Slack and Microsoft Teams.
  • Acted as a technical architect. Over 20,000 marketing and eCommerce teams have used the platform.
  • Developed a highly scalable back end using ASP.NET, Azure Cosmos DB, and Redis.
Technologies: Redis, Azure Cosmos DB, Knockout (Knockout.js), JavaScript, Model View Controller (MVC), C#, Azure, TypeScript, Vue, ASP.NET Web API, Azure DevOps Services, Leadership, Software Design, Full-stack, Architecture, .NET, APIs, OAuth, Security, CI/CD Pipelines, Project Consultancy, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, CTO, .NET Core, Cloud Architecture, Web Development, OpenAI

Chief Technology Officer

2020 - 2023
Tropee
  • Hired and led a technical team from the ground up involving full-stack developers, back-end developers, front-end developers, DevOps, and QA.
  • Created and deployed a fully continuous deployment pipeline to support daily production deployments protected by Cypress tests and automated visual tests.
  • Oversaw several high-profile launches and customer usage into the thousands across multiple blockchains like Ethereum and Solana.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, Vue, PostgreSQL, Product Management, Technical Project Management, JavaScript, TypeScript, Amazon EKS, Solidity, Web3.js, Leadership, Software Design, Full-stack, Architecture, APIs, OAuth, Security, CI/CD Pipelines, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, jQuery, CTO, .NET Core, Cloud Architecture, Web Development, OpenAI

Senior Application Architect

2019 - 2021
ExxonMobil - XTO Energy
  • Hired and led a Toptal team of developers to deliver a critical internal project using the latest in Azure, .NET MVC, .NET API, and iOS.
  • Involved mostly in team-leading and technical architecture, with hands-on coding for 20% of the engagement.
  • Launched successfully, within a team, mobile apps across iOS, Android, web, and cross-platform web.
Technologies: Azure, Azure PaaS, Mobile Architecture, Architecture, Back-end, ASP.NET Web API, Azure DevOps Services, Leadership, Software Design, Full-stack, .NET, APIs, OAuth, Security, CI/CD Pipelines, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, CTO, .NET Core, Cloud Architecture, Mobile Apps, Web Development

Technical Architect

2017 - 2018
Steer73
  • Worked with the client to architect and build a large food franchise in Ireland and the UK.
  • Created a messaging framework delivering in real-time from Azure food orders to restaurants (MVC, ServiceBus, and WPF).
  • Helped to build and scale a highly skilled development team, QA team, DevOps, and project teams.
  • Deployed, transitioned, and trained a team into leading software practices using Azure DevOps, Docker, CI/CD, ARM templates, and Microsoft Agile development methodologies.
  • Modernized and led a QA team by introducing automated acceptance testing and robust testing frameworks.
  • Developed, with a team, one of the largest betting companies in the UK and Ireland, using Angular, Cordova, ASP.NET, Azure, and EF, along with complex service-level agreement (SLA) requirements and high-traffic scenarios.
Technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Model View Controller (MVC), AngularJS, Azure Cosmos DB, Redis, Entity Framework, SQL, Docker, Azure, ASP.NET Web API, Azure DevOps Services, Leadership, Software Design, Full-stack, Architecture, .NET, APIs, OAuth, Security, CI/CD Pipelines, Project Consultancy, REST APIs, CSS, HTML, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, Cloud Architecture, Mobile Apps, Web Development

Founder | Technical Specialist

2016 - 2018
xDelivered
  • Worked with clients to architect and build a highly scalable chat system between vehicles in Azure, SignalR, Xamarin, and Redis.
  • Collaborated with clients to architect and build a marketplace for adventure sports gear in Azure, CosmosDB, Redis, and Knockout.js.
  • Worked with clients to architect and build a health food platform in the US using Xamarin.Forms, Azure, Redis, and CosmosDB.
Technologies: Model View Controller (MVC), C#, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Xamarin, Azure, ASP.NET Web API, Azure DevOps Services, Leadership, Software Design, Full-stack, Architecture, .NET, APIs, OAuth, Security, CI/CD Pipelines, Project Consultancy, REST APIs, HTML, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, Cloud Architecture, Mobile Apps, Web Development

Technical Architect | Founder

2017 - 2017
Cloudbot (Getcloudbot.com)
  • Developed a platform to help Microsoft-based software companies proactively monitor their Azure-based deployments in Slack and Microsoft Teams.
  • Made a robust messaging framework (Azure Functions, Redis, and Service Bus).
  • Constructed a rich front-end (ASP.NET MVC and Knockout.js).
  • Built a highly scalable back-end solution supporting thousands of customers (Azure Cosmos DB and Redis).
Technologies: Azure, Redis, Azure Cosmos DB, Knockout (Knockout.js), Model View Controller (MVC), C#, ASP.NET Web API, Azure DevOps Services, Leadership, Software Design, Full-stack, Architecture, .NET, APIs, OAuth, Security, CI/CD Pipelines, REST APIs, HTML, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, Cloud Architecture, Mobile Apps, Web Development

Senior Consultant

2015 - 2015
Object Consulting
  • Worked with a client's team to produce a car review platform called WhichCar.
  • Built, with React, the front-end for Umbraco CMS-generated pages.
  • Implemented a Umbraco CMS to empower content creators to create rich content.
Technologies: Model View Controller (MVC), C#, Umbraco, React, ASP.NET Web API, Azure, Software Design, Full-stack, Architecture, .NET, APIs, OAuth, Security, CI/CD Pipelines, Project Consultancy, REST APIs, HTML, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, .NET Core, Cloud Architecture, Web Development

Vice President of Engineering

2014 - 2015
Drawboard Pty.
  • Helped build the team that created Drawboard PDF.
  • Created an Azure real-time collaboration platform.
  • Worked directly on the Win8/10 XAML PDF application.
Technologies: Azure, ASP.NET, Leadership, Software Design, Architecture, .NET, APIs, OAuth, Security, REST APIs, HTML, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, Cloud Architecture, Web Development

Software Engineer

2011 - 2014
Mercato Solutions
  • Developed a Windows 8 Tablet application to support IBM Pre-sales.
  • Worked on Xamarin, iOS, and Android apps to support IBM.
  • Created an Azure monitoring platform for the support of status pages (ASP.NET MVC, SQL, and the Entity Framework).
Technologies: Azure, Windows Communication Framework (WCF), Entity Framework, WinRT, Xamarin, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), C#, ASP.NET, Software Design, Full-stack, .NET, APIs, OAuth, REST APIs, ASP.NET MVC, Cloud Architecture, Web Development

Application Analyst

2009 - 2011
Capgemini
  • Developed enterprise-grade systems supporting HMRC tax in the UK.
  • Developed ASP.NET-based websites with high SLAs.
  • Facilitated client risk reviews for deployments.
Technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET, C#, APIs, OAuth, ASP.NET MVC, Web Development

Technical Manager

Hired and led a Toptal team of developers to deliver a critical internal project using the latest in Azure, .NET MVC, .NET API, and iOS. My involvement was mostly team-leading and technical architecture based, with hands-on coding for 20% of the engagement.

Google Analytics Insights

https://www.ga-insights.com/
This is a platform to help marketing teams and digital agencies proactively monitor their websites and apps. It's heavily invested in Microsoft tooling and hosted on Azure. It uses a range of web technologies, Cloud PaaS solutions, and AI to deliver value to customers.

Camile Thai

http://www.camile.co.uk
I led a team of developers (mobile and back end), built the Camile food-ordering platform, and deployed it across mobile web and native mobile app stores—connecting hungry customers with dozens of takeaway outlets.

Cloudbot for Azure

http://www.getcloudbot.com
This is a platform to help Microsoft development companies proactively monitor their deployments in Slack or Microsoft Teams. It's heavily invested in Microsoft tooling and hosted on Azure.

Sift Food Labels

This is an application to help US consumers obtain more transparency when making decisions about their food. It's written in Xamarin, Azure, and MVC.

WhichCar Reviews

http://www.whichcar.com.au/
This project involved a car review platform based in Australia.

Languages

JavaScript, C#, TypeScript, CSS, HTML, SQL, Solidity

Frameworks

ASP.NET, Entity Framework Core, .NET, ASP.NET Web API, Entity, Tailwind CSS, ASP.NET MVC, .NET Core, Knockout (Knockout.js), Blazor, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Framework (WCF), AngularJS, Angular, Windows PowerShell

Libraries/APIs

Google+ API, REST APIs, Facebook API, Node.js, Vue, Vuex, Vue 2, jQuery, Entity Framework, React, Web3.js

Platforms

Visual Studio 2017, Xamarin, Azure PaaS, Azure, MvvmCross, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows, MacOS, WinRT, Umbraco, Docker, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), iOS

Storage

Redis, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Blobs, Azure Cache, Azure SQL, Redis Cache, Azure Tables, Azure Queue Storage, Azure Table Storage, PostgreSQL, Web Forms

Other

Architecture, Team Leadership, Technical Architecture, Software Architecture, Web App Development, Microsoft Azure, DocumentDB, VSTS Git, Leadership, Technical Leadership, Software Design, APIs, OAuth, Project Consultancy, Cloud Architecture, Web Development, IT Infrastructure, Program Management, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Agile Software Testing, Product Management, Full-stack, Mobile App Development, Security, CTO, Mobile Apps, OpenAI, CI/CD Pipelines, Mobile Architecture, Back-end, Technical Project Management

Tools

Azure Search, Azure DevOps Services, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Fiddler, Git, Visual Studio 2019, JetBrains Rider, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Ghost Inspector, Prism, Postman, VMware, Zeplin, Sketch, WebStorm, Visual Studio, Amazon EKS, Jira

Paradigms

Agile Software Development, Model View Controller (MVC), Test-driven Development (TDD), Mobile Development

2005 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Newcastle Upon Tyne University - Newcastle, UK

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