Cooper Nicholson

Cooper Nicholson


I was born and raised in England, then lived in NYC for 4 years before moving to the SF Bay Area. I spent almost two decades in the digital industry working for major web studios and startups. I am currently Chief Technology Officer at Fictional Prophecy in California.

Work history

Oct 2009 Present
Feb 2005 Oct 2009

Head of Engineering at Burton Garcia LLC

New York, USA

Responsible for the design of the company's core SaaS product from the ground up, for hiring and mentoring a team of 10 engineers, and for the deployment of the product within a reliable and scalable environment.

  • Worked collaboratively with clients and technical partners to fine-tune the CaseRev product vision.
  • Maintained system up time exceeding 99.99%.
  • Designed 7/24 load-balanced hardware infrastructure which contained no single points of failure.
  • Delivered monthly releases on time using agile methodology.
  • Project Management
  • Agile
  • DevOps
  • SaaS
  • Mentoring
Jun 2003 Feb 2005

CTO at Powers Miranda Co

Birmingham, UK

Managed team of 5 developers, maintaining and improving the Prophet mystery shopping / market research Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform based on IBM Domino (NoSQL Document-oriented database)

  • Responsible for 15+ production servers serving line-of-business Web-based applications to 50,000+ active users, serving monthly platform updates with new enhancements
    Oversaw hiring and training of systems administration and support staff and various outsourced assets
  • Configured and maintained source code control and issue tracking systems using Atlassian Stash (Git) and JIRA
  • VOIP
  • Domino
  • JIRA
  • git

Side projects

Jan 2020 Present

Startup staff equity calculator

Tool to allow calculation of staff equity value and likely taxes owed.


Sep 2000 Jun 2003

University of Reading

Computer Science




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