Matt Oxley

Senior Front-end Developer

Personal Profile

Experienced front-end engineer with a particular interest in data visualisation, accessibility and good UX practices. Previous background in data science and psychology.

Work Experience

Founding software engineer

January 2020 - Present

  • Joined as the first non-founder software engineer hire in a small team of <5. The product is designed to enable collaborative hardware design in real-time, akin to a "Figma for hardware".
  • Designed, developed, and maintained an innovative browser-based, fully-programmable electronic circuit simulator using Typescript and cutting-edge technologies such as WebSockets and React-three-fiber.
  • Conducted performance optimizations to ensure the simulator could handle complex circuits in real-time.
  • Engaged with the initial user base community to gather feedback, improve user experience, and drive early adoption.
  • Facilitated team growth, resulting in a successful transition to a team of >20.

Front-end developer (freelance)

Various clients

December 2018 - January 2020

  • Interesting projects included; creating an online marketplace for machine learning algorithms and designing and implementing the front-end interface for an open-source graph database.
  • For the online marketplace, designed a user-friendly interface for buyers and sellers to browse, purchase, and upload algorithms. For the graph database, created an intuitive and responsive front-end that allowed users to visualize and explore complex data relationships.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving, innovation, and technical skills in delivering these projects as an individual contractor.

Front-end developer

Signal Noise (The Economist Group)

February 2017 - December 2018

  • Agency clients included Mckinsey, The Telegraph, and Trading Screen.
  • Developed interactive and engaging dashboards using d3 and React, successfully ensuring that each project met the required standard of usability and performance across all major devices/browsers.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills in leading the development of the "Quo" wealth management platform as the lead frontend developer, with collaborators across multiple time zones.
  • Key contributor to boilerplate 'starter app' configuration which enabled us to speed up development for all team members on all client projects.

Junior front-end developer


August 2015 - February 2017

  • Maintained the reliability and functionality of an image-based quiz platform, ensuring a positive user experience and minimizing downtime.
  • Led an effort to internationalize the quiz and make it available in dozens of locales worldwide.
  • Successfully rewrote the WHYAnalytics marketing platform using React, resulting in improved maintainability, scalability, and user experience. Demonstrated strong teamwork, problem-solving, and technical skills in the migration process.
  • Won two consecutive internal hackathons, demonstrating a track record of success in developing innovative solutions under pressure.

Key Skills

  • React >=16.0.0
  • Redux
  • RxJS
  • R Studio
  • D3.js
  • Three.js


University of Sussex

MSc. Experimental Psychology

University Of Western Australia

BSc. Psychology