Hi, my name is

Paidi Fitzpatrick.

I build things for the web.

I’m a freelance software developer specializing in building (and very occasionally designing) web and mobile applications.

Also as a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, I've a huge interest in data analysis and the interaction of numbers and software in general.

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About Me

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

I'm a freelance Full Stack Web and Mobile Developer from Ireland, trading as MGP Software Solutions Ltd. I primarily work with Ruby, Python and Javascript building Rails and AngularJS applications, while utilising the Ionic framework for mobile development.

I have been working as a software developer since September 2016 however I could be classed as a somewhat unusual convert to the world of software development, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and previously worked as such for firms in both Ireland and the US.

I particularly enjoy learning new technologies, broadening my knowledge base and tackling new projects. As referenced above, I have a keen interest in data analysis, and it's related fields.

Away from work, I strongly believe in work life balance, having played numerous sports, most notably hurling an indigenous Irish sport, travelling as often and as extensively as possible and generally living a rounded balanced lifestyle.

Paidi Fitz

Peru, 2019


Where I’ve Worked

Software Developer @ MGP Software Solutions

March 2018 - Present

  • Write modern, performant, maintainable code for a diverse array of clients and projects.
  • Design and create on-demand learning activities, for Google Cloud Platform covering topics such as Data Analysis, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning, Google Workspace among other associated areas.
  • Work with a variety of different languages, platforms, frameworks, and content management systems such as Ruby on Rails, Python, Ionic, AngularJS, Javascript, Google Cloud Platform, SQL, and Wix.
  • Communicate with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, designers, and project managers as well as liaising with clients with a wide range of technical knowledge and business requirements.

Back End Developer @ Podmedics Ltd

September 2016 - February 2018

  • Wrote modern, performant, maintainable code for a diverse array of client and internal projects, such as JJ Media, British HIV Association, EmERGE healthcare app, University of Liverpool, Learnmed Ltd and Induction App.
  • A particular highlight was leading the backend development of version 2 of the Induction App, which involved a complete structural redesign of the app, API & Ruby on Rails backend and which eventually culminated in the acquisition of the Induction App in February 2018 (and later IPO on the LSEG in May 2019).
  • Worked with a variety of different languages, platforms, frameworks, and content management systems such as Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Ionic, Html, CSS, Javascript, Git, & Heroku among other associated technologies.

Senior Consultant @ CrossCountry Consulting

November 2015 - April 2016

  • Senior Consultant on a number of US GAAP SEC listed and registered audit engagements across two ‘big five’ accounting firms.
  • Involved in project management of overall audit engagements including, review, supervision and coaching of junior staff, liaising with client and team management, SOX documentation and testing, etc.
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Excel for financial projections, dynamic report building and data validation, including PivotTables, Lookups, IF statements, filters, text and cell formatting, graphing and charting data etc.

Audit Senior @ Deloitte & Touche

October 2012 - October 2015

  • Planned, coordinated & supervised financial statement audits for both public and private companies, ensuring strict adherence to reporting & completion deadlines.
  • Project management responsibilities which incorporated management of junior members, delegation and review of work including feedback and training on improvement points.
  • Prepared and reviewed reports to group auditors for multinational clients covering statutory audit reporting, internal controls and accounting systems, including sensitive discussions on topics such as audit differences and the management letter when required.
  • Member of D&T national super-user team for piloted roll out of a new audit system in 2015.

Internship @ Apple

July 2009 - December 2009

  • Completed rotations in several departments including Payroll, VAT, Accounts Payable, General & Revenue Accounting departments.
  • VAT/Intrastat: Activities include completing tax packages for numerous divisions for year end & computing monthly VAT and intrastat declarations.
  • For my final 2 months I substituted successfully in the Apple Store/Cash Apps team, responsible for reconciling credit card payments for online AppleStore sales including sole responsibility for all American Express transactions and large corporate transactions for the Spanish division.


Where I’ve Studied

Edward P Cahill Award

Edward P Cahill, Many Moons Ago

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Get in Touch

Although I currently only have very limited capacity for new projects, my inbox is always open. Whether you have a question or just want to say hi, I’ll try my best to get back to you!