Paul Bowsher

07818 402885 -

@boffbowsh - - -

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.


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

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


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


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

AWS Certified Associate Solutions Architect


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