Nick Perkins

Platform Engineer. Volunteer Motorsport Official. ADHD Brain. Bit of a nerd.

About Nick

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My name is Nick Perkins, and this is my personal blog. This is where I come to jot down my thoughts on things that interest me, like cloud computing, infrastructure as code, Kubernetes, platform engineering, motorsport… I guess nothing much is off limits.

I am currently working at Domino’s Pizza Enterprises as a Senior Software Engineer, as the Tech Lead on the Platform Foundation team.

Before joining Domino’s, I was a Senior DevOps Engineer at Hutly, and a Software Engineer at Arkose Labs.

I have more than twelve years of experience as a software engineer, plus experience in business analysis, project management and team leadership. Before that, I worked in financial administration and assets management within the public sector for over seven years.

What to some people may look like a weird path to travel has allowed me to develop a bunch of soft skills to go along with my technical skills.

I love problem-solving, learning, and digging into the crux of the issue.

When not inside getting a screen tan, I am a volunteer motorsport official. This sees me trackside many weekends a year, where I’m part of a large team charged with keeping the competitors and spectators safe, while ensuring the efficient and fair running of the event.

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I love being a motorsport official!

Alternatively, I’ll be found at home with my wife Natalie and doggo Lucy.

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