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Oliver Cook

Technical Program Manager, Network SRE

Staff Systems Engineer at Google

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Oliver Cook's Work Experience


Technical Program Manager, Network SRE

July 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom

Duncans Doggy Daycare


April 2014 to Present


Site Reliability Manager

June 2011 to July 2015

Oliver Cook's Education

Eton College

Physics Double Maths Computer Science

1998 to 2002

About Oliver Cook's Current Company


About Oliver Cook

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A keen technologist specialising in the development, provision, operation and on-going improvement of high-availability, high-throughput online products and services. Skilled in both technical and technical leadership roles, and capable of integrating closely at all levels of business, I favour positions that offer wide-reaching opportunities and responsibilities.Technical Program Manager, Network SRE @ From July 2015 to Present (6 months) London, United KingdomVolunteer @ I develop bespoke software for DDD, managing customer registration and dog profiles, online bookings, and administrative tools for staff (e.g. collection/dropoff route management, staff payroll, holidays etc.) including mobile apps for drivers. From April 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) Site Reliability Manager @ Responsible for reliability, scalability and efficiency of Cloud products (Compute Engine, App Engine etc.) and Enterprise products (Docs, Calendar and Sites). From June 2011 to July 2015 (4 years 2 months) Director @ Advice, consultancy and service contracts in the fields of system performance, capacity management and web operations. From April 2011 to April 2013 (2 years 1 month) Technology Services Manager @ Betfair writes world-class software that supports a highly successful online betting business. The Technology Services team is charged with developing, maintaining and improving the internal systems that our development and operational teams use in their day-to-day work in order to maximise productivity. Performance Services, a group within Technology Services, ensure that the performance and capacity of all production systems is maintained, protected and enhanced in order to support Betfair's growing user base. From October 2008 to February 2011 (2 years 5 months) Deputy Head of Performance and Capacity @ The Performance & Capacity department is charged with safeguarding and improving the system performance of Betfair’s product portfolio, in order to offer a constantly world-class user experience and to deliver confidence to the Board that further growth can be accommodated without risk. The team is comprised of highly specialised technical experts providing targeted testing, analysis, and proof-of-concept enhancements. It is the department’s responsibility to act as a gatekeeper that ensures software released to production offers the best possible performance and scalability characteristics. Pre-production testing confirms the performance traits of hardware and software components, while the analysis of production traffic facilitates long-range capacity projections. From November 2005 to October 2008 (3 years) Systems Administration Manager @ In this role I was accountable for the performance and man-management of a department of up to ten systems administrators. The department was responsible for the operation and maintenance of all Claranet shared services. The core technical challenges were: ensuring effective service operation 24x7, encouraging proactive identification and resolution of potential operational issues, coordinating projects with regards to service growth and/or convergence, and assisting with innovation and testing of new systems and services. The role involved control of the departmental budget, covering tasks such as the preparation of capital expenditure projections, reviewing regular operational expenses, and calculating service profitability. There was significant scope in the role for innovation both in terms of internal departmental processes and also interaction with other departments in order to work more effectively together. From January 2005 to November 2005 (11 months) Systems Architect @ This role, in a newly created department, focused on long-term technical strategy and design considerations for the company’s internal and external service delivery systems. The emphasis was on designing and documenting secure and scaleable systems. Through its growth-through-acquisition strategy, Claranet inherited a number of similar shared hosting systems (e.g. web or email hosting). A complimentary aspect of the Systems Architecture role was to identify the features of each of the systems that the company operated, and to design a new hosting system encompassing the superset of those features, for onward migration. Projects that I completed in this role were: high-density shared UNIX web hosting, high-density shared email hosting, and distributed network and service monitoring. From August 2004 to January 2005 (6 months) Systems Administrator @ My responsibilities in this role included design, installation, maintenance and monitoring of ISP services (such as shared email, web, and DNS hosting) used by both residential and business customers. Core network engineering issues were also within the team's remit, such as capacity and redundancy planning. Working as part of this small team I learned to work effectively and efficiently under pressure and to deadlines. From February 2001 to August 2004 (3 years 7 months) Developer @ This Summer internship for a growing Scottish hosting company taught me a good many skills which set me off on my career in the UK IT industry. Whilst at XCalibre I created a web-based control panel which the company's customers were able to use to manage their shared web and email hosting accounts. From 1999 to 1999 (less than a year) Physics, Double Maths, Computer Science @ Eton College From 1998 to 2002 Oliver Cook is skilled in: Distributed Systems, Solaris, Capacity Planning, Performance Tuning, Performance Improvement, High Availability, High Performance Computing, Low Latency, Team Leadership, Process Automation, Preventive Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis, Linux, Cloud Computing, Management

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