Paul Bowsher

07818 402885 - paul.bowsher@gmail.com

@boffbowsh - github.com/boffbowsh - boffbowsh.co.uk - linkedin.com/in/paulbowsher

I’m a polyglot Software Engineer and Architect with an operations mindset. I’m a technical leader and mentor, and specialise in scaling and optimising technical teams. I enjoy tackling technical debt in legacy applications. I like scaling systems and making them self-healing. I work well with product people and explain technical concepts clearly for non technical staff.

LANGUAGES

Production code - Ruby, JavaScript, Python, Go, Perl, PHP, C#, Bash, Awk, ColdFusion

Hobbyist - C, Elixir, Erlang, Scala, Java, Swift, Kotlin

DATABASES AND SERVICES

PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Nginx, Redis, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch, Redshift, DynamoDB

OPERATIONS

EC2, Docker, Puppet, Chef, Kubernetes, Vagrant, ELK, Jenkins, Terraform

AWS Certified Associate Solutions Architect

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2018 to present - Principal Software Engineer, Platform at Zoopla, London

October 2016 to August 2018 - Lead Developer at Government Digital Service, London

April 2015 to Oct 2016 - Senior Developer at Government Digital Service, London (Contract)

June 2014 to April 2015 - DevOps / Software Engineer at Lyst Ltd, London

February 2012 to June 2014 - Senior Software Engineer at Global Personals Ltd, Windsor

June 2009 to February 2012 - Technical Director at Rawnet Ltd, Windsor

August 2007 to June 2009 - Developer at Multiplay (UK) Ltd, Southampton

December 2005 to August 2007 - Lead Developer at TNWA Ltd, London

May 2004 to December 2005 - IT Support / Developer at Simply Stuck Ltd, Andover, Hants