Anthony Patterson - Software Architect

IT Researcher at UCC



Current location


Work category

IT and Technology



A creative and adaptable Software Architect with over 15 years experience gained in a variety of sectors. An innovative problem solver who enjoys bringing outstanding solutions to customers. An engaging team player with well-developed skills in communication and persuasion. Forward-looking, Analytical, Versatile.

Anthony Patterson's Professional Experience

2010 - Present

UCC - IT Researcher

Developed EPA funded Climate Information Platform for Ireland (ClimateIreland). Performed statistical analysis of climate model output in R. Developed web front-end for discovering and visualising climate data using Clojure, SVG, Javascript.

Principal Investigator for the Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining component of NG-RMP – a system combining multiple data sources and advanced analysis to assist the Irish navy’s operations at sea. Prototyped expert system in Java.

Prototyped a systems modelling tool for engaging local stakeholders in climate change adaptation. This involved creating an interactive web-based graph editing and visualisation tool using GraphViz and D3.js, and using fuzzy set theory to analyse the resulting graph and produce a model of cause and effect.

Systems architect for the FP7 funded NETMAR project. Responsible for designing, documenting and disseminating overall architecture for multinational, multidisciplinary environmental information system. Presented the system architecture at two major conferences – ECOOP 2011 (European Conference on Object Oriented Programming) and EGU 2012 (European Geosciences Union). Project successfully completed in March 2013.

Key Skills
architecture Continuous Integration JavaScript R Software Development
2006 - 2009

EMC - Product Architect

Promoted 2006-2009

Provided technical guidance and oversight to a group of 20 developers, managers and testers split across 2 teams and 3 countries, in building server and UI components for a data centre management product with an international customer base.

Helped teams climb a steep learning curve involving new technologies (REST, Flex), and new processes (Agile) while staying focused on adding customer value.

Engaged developers, product managers, senior managers and customers by regularly presenting on progress and technology decisions, participating in online and face-to-face forums, and documenting approaches in white papers and wiki pages.
Monitored industry research to select and prototype technologies and practices in order to drive continuous improvement and innovation in both product and process (RESTful Services, Semantic Web, ATAM).

Key Skills
C++ Java OWL RDF rest Software Architecture
2004 - 2006

EMC - Team Lead

Promoted 2003-2006

Headed a team developing C++ and Java components for a distributed data centre management suite operating on Windows and Unix platforms.

Managed multiple dependencies and deliverables across development sites in Ireland, the US and India resulting in our team being consistently on schedule and ahead of other teams in meeting key deadlines.

Initiated successful process improvements in the areas of unit testing, test-driven development and software inspections leading to zero defect rates in some components.

Key Skills
C++ data Data Centre Management Java TDD Unix
2001 - 2003

EMC - Software Developer

Developed C++ components for managing a heterogeneous data centre environment.
Controlled software complexity by careful selection of industry standard design patterns and selective use of reusable components.
Mentored less experienced developers, improving their skill level and broadening their view of the software lifecycle.

Key Skills
1999 - 2001

Raytheon - Software Design Engineer

Designed an interactive, user configurable system for tabular display of data

Acted as lead developer in implementing the above in C++, using STL

Wrote, reviewed and debugged C++ code on NT

Key Skills
C++ design lead developer STL UI UML
1997 - 1999

Airsys ATM - Software Developer

Designed and developed a number of graphical components for the user interface, using C++, STL and Xlib

Wrote, reviewed and debugged C++ code on Digital Alpha platform

Developed a prototype ATC system for Finland in ODS Toolbox

Key Skills
C++ STL Unix
1994 - 1997

Eurocontrol - Software Developer

Developed ATC simulator GUI on HP UX using an ADA-like scripting language developed in-house

Developed Computer Based Training software for PC using Asymmetrix Toolbook

Worked as a pilot on ATC simulator

1991 - 1993

Eurocontrol - Trainee Air Traffic Controller

Trained as an Air Traffic Controller at the Institute of Air Navigation Services, Luxembourg and on-the-job at Maastricht Upper Airspace Control Centre

Anthony Patterson's Education and Qualifications


Masters/PostGrad - Software Development

Cork Institute of Technology


Bachelor/Degree - Mechanical Engineering

University College Dublin

Anthony Patterson's Additional Information



scuba diving, travel