Nick's been at Google since 2006 and is currently on the Site Reliability Engineering team where he helps make Google Cloud Platform more awesome for enterprises. His focus is on security, scalability, and automation features for large companies. Prior to Google, Nick was a research engineer at Boston University specializing in distributed systems. He’s also held stints as a vegan chef, a long-distance backpacker, and a member of a touring rock band. Nick earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Boston University.