Software engineer primarily working in C++, C & Python.


Staff/Senior Software Engineer at Commscope previously Arris & Pace (2012 - Present)

  • 2021 Design and development on a network management product. Lead developer on the monitoring and logging components for the product, using Fluent-bit, Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana for log collection; with monitoring using a combination of Prometheus and InfluxDB.
    Developer on the core backend services using Python micro-services deployed into a Kubernetes cluster. This system is using NoSQL databases such as Elasticsearch and ArangoDB. Communication to the devices is done via SNMP, NETCONF or SSH depending on the device type.
  • 2017 Lead developer for the design and development of a new version of STB software for 4K content security via DVB and DASH using a TEE (secure enclave) written in portable embedded C. Integration against the Broadcom SAGE SVP and a virtual Global Platforms TEE.
    Developer on the corresponding Linux server C++ services using DVB SimulCrypt messaging (EMMG/ECMG) and custom web-sockets protocols, backed by a PostgreSQL database.
    Designed and implemented features such as allowing the messaging to work over web-sockets and support for using content security for video delivery using MPEG-DASH.
  • 2014 Promoted to senior software engineer. Developer on STB security software, working on both the embedded C library, tooling and documentation plus the Linux server C++ software and PostgreSQL database.
  • 2012 Developer on STB security software, primarily integration tools, documentation and test streams for an embedded C library. Development of tools for generation of DVB test streams.

Software Engineer at Graticule (2009 - 2012)
Design, development, testing and deployment of desktop and web based geographic products (mapping, routing and geocoding). Windows desktop software using C# and C++/Qt. Web and Linux server software using C++, Python and a frontend in Qooxdoo Javascript framework.


University of York (2005 - 2009)
MEng, Computer Systems & Software Engineering, 2.1

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Primary Languages

  • C++ - Server & desktop
  • C - Embedded & server
  • Python - Web-backend & scripts


  • PostgreSQL with TimescaleDB & PostGIS
  • SQLite
  • InfluxDB
  • Elasticsearch
  • ArangoDB


  • Linux services in C, C++ & Python.
  • Embedded software in C & C++.
  • Windows & Linux desktop applications in Qt & C++ (some experience with C#).
  • Kubernetes, Docker & Helm for deployment and orchestration of containers & micro-services.
  • MPEG-2 DVB Transport Streams & SimulCrypt
  • Network applications using HTTP/REST/JSON, web-sockets, MQTT, ZeroMQ and POSIX/Berkley sockets.
  • System monitoring with Prometheus & Nagios. Log aggregation using Fluent-bit, Logstash, Elasticsearch & Kibana.


Some recent personal projects.

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Dashcam Tools for Nextbase Cameras

Tools to merge video clips quickly maintaining the embedded GPS data and to extract the location data into standard formats.

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Malham Webcam

A webcam and weather information website for Malham, a popular tourist village, in North Yorkshire, UK.


Scouting, electronics & making.


After being in Scouts during my youth, I started helping with a local group. After completing the leader training and being assistant for some years, I've now for the last few years been the Scout Leader at the group.


I enjoy making small electronic gadgets / IOT devices, such as WiFi connected weather stations, games for use at Scouts and other small devices. These are typically made using Arduino C++ with the ESP8266, Teensy or PIC micros with C.

Photography, Making & DIY

I also enjoy doing photography, woodwork and wood-turning projects, 3D printing and DIY.