Martin Sherburn, Developer in Derby, United Kingdom
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Martin Sherburn

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Software Developer

Derby, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
April 15, 2016

Martin is a software developer with over 10 years of experience. He has a very broad range of programming skills ranging from low level kernel driver development to high level user interface programming. He has worked primarily in full time roles thus far, but is branching out into freelance jobs.


Datapath Ltd
JavaScript, Python, C++, C
Crytek UK
JavaScript, Python, Lua, C++




Preferred Environment

Git, Visual Studio, Windows

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is Crysis 2.

Work Experience

Software Engineer

2014 - PRESENT
Datapath Ltd
  • Was software lead on an ActiveSQX project (a scalable hardware video decoding solution).
  • Implemented firmware and a Windows driver.
  • Created a Wall Designer web application for a video wall design.
  • Help implement firmware for a Fx4 video splitter.
Technologies: JavaScript, Python, C++, C

Programmer/Lead Programmer

2009 - 2013
Crytek UK
  • Worked on Crysis 2 multiplayer, specifically implementing the kill cam.
  • Was lead programmer on Homefront 2 multiplayer.
  • Wrote a Lua remote debugger in C#.
Technologies: JavaScript, Python, Lua, C++

Software Engineer

2009 - 2009
AceCad Software
  • Rewrote a StruWalker application in C# (previously implemented in C++).
  • Created C# bindings to OpenGL.
  • Optimized memory usage of the application.
Technologies: C#


2008 - 2008
Free Radical Design
  • Worked on Time Splitters 4.
  • Implemented ragdolls using a Havok physics engine.
  • Streamlined the build process.
Technologies: C++, C


C++, C, Python, JavaScript, C#, Java, Lua


Wireshark, TFS, Perforce, Git, Microsoft Visual Studio, Subversion (SVN), Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE, Mathematica, Maple, CVS, Makefile, GCC, Interactive Disassembler (IDA), TinyXML, SWIG


Windows, Linux, Win32, Android, Playstation 3, Xbox 360


.NET, OGRE, Cocos2d-x, GStreamer, Boost, PhysX, RakNet


Sockets, Infragistics, DirectX, OpenGL, XNA, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library, FMOD, wxWidgets, VTK, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC)


Unit Testing, REST


Linux Kernel Drivers, Windows Kernel Drivers, UPnP, SOAP, Boost.Python, Shaders, Doxygen

2003 - 2007

PhD Degree in Material Engineering

University of Nottingham - Nottingham, United Kingdom

2000 - 2003

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

University of Nottingham - Nottingham, United Kingdom

1998 - 2000

A Levels Certificate Degree in Maths, Physics, Computing

British School of Brussels - Brussels, Belgium

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