Chris Boyle


Software engineer with 17 years’ commercial experience including Java, Kotlin, Scala, C/C++, Python, Perl, web frontends/backends, Linux.


January 2014-present: CoreFiling, Oxford, UK: Software Developer
  • Part of a small Scrum team responsible for maintaining over 10 products.
  • Responsible for a server-side Java product that converts between XBRL (XML for financial reporting) and Excel / CSV / databases.
  • Responsible for our implementation of the Table Linkbase standard; represented the company on the working group developing that standard.
  • Worked on a Kotlin microservice to convert tables in Word documents.
  • Consistently praised in performance reviews for rapid turnaround of features for clients.
August 2006-December 2013: Zeus Technology, acquired 2011 by Riverbed Technology, Cambridge, UK: Member of Technical Staff
  • Development of load balancing / traffic management software in C++ and web UI in Perl (now Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager) and Stingray Services Controller (Python, Django).
  • Activities from design through to support escalations on all areas of the products.
  • Added configurable event handlers, geolocation and cryptographic hardware support while maintaining performance.
July 2004-May 2005: HeadRED Media, Coventry, UK: Web Developer (STEP placement & part-time work)
  • Built CMS / e-commerce applications to client specifications as part of a small web development agency.

Volunteer & open source work

  • 2016-2020: Code Club, helping children aged 9-13 learn to code using Scratch and Python: supervising sessions, answering questions, helping with debugging.
  • 2009-present: a port of a puzzle collection in C to Android, using JNI and a Java UI, with 500,000 downloads and rated 4.8/5 on Google Play.
  • 2002-2006: Helped to run the University of Warwick Computing Society, including provision of LAN parties, training seminars, guest lectures, and maintaining web and shell hosting for a membership of over 200 users and other societies.
  • Some Locale plugins (Java) and smaller projects including Python and Ruby.


2002-2006: University of Warwick: Computer Science MEng, 2.i
  • Fourth year group project: pub food ordering using Java (Micro and Standard Editions) and Bluetooth.
  • Third year individual project: CGI/CLI calendar using C++ and MySQL.
  • Second year group project: supermarket checkout system.
  • Modules on: software engineering, networking, HCI, database systems, graphics, automata, parallel algorithms, neural networks, AI and project management.
1997-2002: Winchester College
  • 5 A-level A grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, German.

Other qualifications

  • Full clean UK driving license.
  • Enhanced DBS certificate issued October 2015.