Patrick McAndrew

London SE15

Key Strengths

Lean Quality at Speed - Balancing quality, speed, and cost is difficult. I can deliver quality projects quickly and with minimal budget.
Complete View - I strive to understand how everything interacts and fits together across business and IT leading to process improvement and cost savings.


Lead Developer/CTO

Feb 2016 - Present
so-sure, London

Managed dev team

  • Architected and developed api and website for mobile phone insurance comprising of vistor, user, claims and admin functionality.
  • Created and developed business processes around policy pricing, connections, cancellation, anti-fraud, and claims.
  • Created concept, business process, brand name, and ux for pic-sure (app based phone selfie) to reduce fraud.
  • Analysed and adjusted policy wording and business processes to ensure consistency and benefit to both users and business.
  • Evaluated, recommended, and managed vendors for payment gateways, anti-fraud and other 3rd party systems.

Senior Backend Engineer

Sept 2012 - Feb 2016
PeerJ, London

Managed DevOps team

  • Ops responsibility for site that achieved 99.99% uptime during a 1 year period.
  • Ensured load balancing and automatic failover across all system components.
  • Setup article level analytics in GA and later migrated to AWS EMR/Hive for improved accuracy.
  • Developed a prototype client/server file sharing service.


Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Tangaro, London

Managed dev team

  • Architected and implemented including api, bookmarklets, and browser extensions.
  • Created an iPad data analysis/reporting app for Telecom client.


Feb 2008 - Aug 2011
URG Systems, London

IT Consultancy focused on Media and Telecoms clients

  • Architected and implemented sim reseller commission payment system.
  • Implemented Amex B2B FX Exchange website.
  • Implemented several new modules for Heinz Baby UK website with custom backend Umbraco Integration.
  • Architected and partially implemented catalogue system for Time-Warner.
  • Implemented powershell cmdlets for Citrix XenServer administration.
  • Developed a prototype client to track datacard data usage for Vodafone Business.


Participant (2017)

500 Startups Distro Dojo

BSc in Computer Science (2003)

Georgia Institute of Technology