Phil McClure

Software Engineer

Phil McClure

Software Engineer

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Software Engineer

Ruby and Javascript Engineer. Currently working for Bitnet.


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Phil McClure

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BSc (Honours) Molecular Science

Open University (1 Year) - Switched to Computer Science after 1 year

Even though I found Molecular Science extremely interesting I decided to switch to Computer Science after the first year of study. The overall continuous assessment score for the year was 77%, which was on course for a 1:1 (First class degree).

BA/BSc (Honours) Computer Science

Open University (1 Year) - Completed Level 2

Having switched to Computer Science from Molecular Science, I instantly felt right at home. My assignment scores for the second year were 100%, 91%, 89%, 95%, 79% leaving me with an overall continuous assessment score of 89%. This is well on course for a 1:1 (First class degree). Since I was doing the degree part time and my daughter just having been born, my time was limited leaving me with no choice but to take a break from the course.



Lead UI Engineer - Jul 2015 -

  • Decide on technology and approach to front end development
  • Lead team on projects and prioritise accordingly
  • Working on complex front end engineering problems
  • Working with React and Flux related stack
  • Taking a declarative/functional approach to all of our projects

Rumble Labs

Senior Software Engineer - Jan 2011 - Jul 2015

  • Designed and implemented several RESTful APIs.
  • Worked on several client-side Javascript apps using Ember.js and occasionally Meteor.js.
  • Worked on several large Ruby on Rails applications.
  • Set up Continuous Integration on several projects and pushed for a TDD approach.
  • Worked on several open source Rubygem libraries.


Senior Software Engineer - Jul 2009 - Jan 2011

  • Fixed existing tests and increased test coverage throughout client PR intranet application.
  • Set up Continuous Integration for running tests automatically when pushed to repository master branch.


Software Engineer - Sep 1998 - Jul 2009

  • Helped automate the build process of reporting for hundreds of payrolls.
  • Built desktop software to send online end-of-year tax returns.
  • Built intranet application to automate internal employees workflow.

Languages and Technologies


  • 90% Complete
    Ruby 90%
  • 90% Complete
    Javascript 90%

Currently learning: Rust, Go, and Elm


  • 90% Complete
    Rails 90%
  • 80% Complete
    React.js 80%
  • 70% Complete
    Ember.js 70%
  • 70% Complete
    Meteor.js 70%

Currently learning: Cycle.js


  • 75% Complete
    MySQL 75%
  • 75% Complete
    PostgreSQL 75%
  • 50% Complete
    Redis 50%
  • 50% Complete
    MongoDB 50%
  • 50% Complete
    CouchDB 50%


Point of sale system (2012):

Built out API of large-scale POS system.

Canvas-based design application (2012/13):

Ember, Canvas, API, Split up architecture, PDF generator

Music video automation application (2014):

Design/build API and build front-end Ember.js application.

Handink (2014):

Design and build abstract CMS data adapter to allow any CMS to plug in to the app seamlessly.


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