Federico OlivieriNetwork Automation Engineer at Ticketmaster
I started working in the IT industry since 2009 as soon as I finished secondary school. After five years spent as Network Engineer in telco companies in Italy, I moved to London to work as an Access Network Engineer for BskyB where I was exposed for the first time to basic coding stuff: writing Bash scripts for monitoring and data gathering on access CPE.
At the same time I decided to attend a Cisco Academy course at London Met University. Once I earned the Cisco CCNP R&S certification, I moved on from telco market to focus more on data centre networking, where I would have the chance to work with bleeding-edge technologies, open-source tools and dev-ops teams.
That experience gave me the opportunity to learn automation tools such as Ansible and Salt-Stack, to use python to build custom code, to learn API and to use a wide array of dev-ops software such as Docker, Grafana and many more.
After few years of experience spanned across start-up companies such as Yoti or bigger ones as Paddy Power Betfair, I decided to move to Ticketmaster as Network Automation Engineer. At Ticketmaster I am now building custom solution with open-source tools to meet the network team’s needs as well as moving the concept of the classic CLI network configuration approach to a source-control and automated fashion.