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About Me

Freelance & Entrepreneur in IT since 2002. Lawyer (not licensed attorney/solicitor!) trained in the common law (England & Wales and U.S.) specializing in Data Protection & Privacy laws (including the EU GDPR). Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) from IAPP.

I spent the first part of my career as an IT expert in open source technologies, working for a wide variety of clients in the financial sector, telcos, and the public sector.

Always open to consider new opportunities, either in Europe (physically) or worldwide (remote / home office).

More details available in Experience and Education sections of this online resume and on my LinkedIn profile.

Experience

IT Architect (Compliance & Data Protection)

LuxairGroup
Since January 2018
Responsibilities completed
  • IT Regulatory & Compliance matters expert (GDPR, PCI-DSS)
  • Review and maintenance of IT architecture and data flows (including personal data and booking flows), diagrams and documentation
  • IT Security point of contact (pentests, audits), follow-up with CISO
  • IT Security procedures drafting, awareness training for operational teams
  • Technical expert for infrastructure design and the portfolio of applications
  • Project management of several IT internal initiatives
  • Relationship management with external vendors, suppliers, service providers, and expert consultants on relevant topics

Owner & Consultant

YoLBi Sarl
Since September 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Company management
  • Umbrella company for freelance contractor jobs
  • Vehicle for development projects

System Infrastructure & Database Engineering Transition Manager

Euronext
January 2017 to September 2017
Responsibilities completed
  • Ad-interim management of 10 engineers (systems, virtualization, storage, backup, DBAs)
  • HR management, recruitment (screening and interviews)
  • Interaction and negotiation with suppliers (vendors, manufacturers, service providers)
  • Resource management for requests from other teams, PMOs, product owners, and business managers
  • Major transition to IaaS/DevOps model (industrialization and Agile provisioning)
  • Multicultural environment (collaboration with teams in Northern Ireland and Portugal)
  • Highly critical, highly available environment, including low latency trading components
  • Technical environment: RHEL 5/6/7; Ansible; Satellite 6; HP 3PAR; EMC DataDomain

Senior Linux Expert, Project Manager

Clearstream Services - Deutsche Boerse Group
February 2011 to December 2016
Responsibilities completed
  • Red Hat Satellite 6 / Standard Operating Environment Implementation Project
    - Single Point of Contact for the Group (Clearstream/DBG), coordination of the Standard Operating Environment (SOE) project with Red Hat Consulting resources
    - Project Management & Coordination (cross-country) of technical resources
    * Integration with existing infrastructure (Jenkins/Git, Puppet, DHCP/DNS)
    * Interaction with other corporate initiatives (cloud computing, virtualisation)
  • Daily administration
    - RPM packaging, management of internal software builds and middleware packages from third-party vendors (e.g. Red Hat JBoss), Satellite channels management and follow-up
    - Administration, deployment and maintenance of RHEL and Red Hat Satellite servers
    - Maintenance of kickstart scripts and deployment documentations and procedures
  • Technical referent for R&D PoC on containerization (Docker)
    - Docker integration with existing software repositories
    - RPM packaging of middleware and tools for customization of Docker containers
    - Technical support for integration of software components in customized containers
  • DNS Migration Project
    - Deployment of PowerDNS with replicated MariaDB instances
    - Bind zones migration (relying on PowerDNS scripts)
  • Software Migration Project: Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Unix Systems Team
    - IBM WebSphere deployments (interaction with Middleware Team)
    - IBM ECM (Content Management software suite / interaction with IBM consultants)
    - IBM DB2 (interaction with DBA Team)
  • Project Management (Configuration Management & Compliance Checks)
    - Review of kickstart scripts and deployment processes
    - Deployment, configuration and customization of a testing Puppet server
    - Creation and optimization of Puppet manifests
    - Step-by-step deployment of Puppet agents in a testing Linux environment
    - Deployment and configuration of Red Hat Satellite 5's Configuration Channels feature
    - Development of management scripts relying on Satellite's API
    - Study of integration of a FIM (File Integrity Monitoring) tool to comply with audit requirements (Tripwire-based)
  • Project Management (Servers Automated Inventory)
    - IT assets inventory project management (OCSng-based + custom developments)
    - Deployment, configuration and customization of an OCSng inventory server
    - Massive deployment of OCSng's agent in Linux & Solaris environments
    - Customization and debugging of OCSng's agent according to business needs (including Network module debugging for Solaris)
    - RPM packaging for scripted and fully automated future deployments
    - Management of a customized development (assets' lifecycle management tool) linked with OCS database (interface between developers and internal customers)

Linux & Virtualization Expert

Ministère de l'Intérieur
May 2010 to February 2011
Responsibilities completed
  • Deployment of new Linux environments
    - Industrial deployment of RedHat-based environments (RHEL 4 & 5) with PXE + kickstart
    - Deployment of hosting platforms based on Debian Linux
    - Management of new applications' deployment projects (planning & resource management)
  • Daily management of a thousand Linux servers hosting environment (part of a 3-people team)
    - Incident management (in priority for running environments)
    - Connection with other technical teams (storage, network, middleware...)
  • Consultant for the global virtualisation project of data centers
    - VMware vSphere 4 Enterprise Plus
    - Deployment, configuration and customization of ESX and vCenter servers
    - Best-practices and documentation writing
    - Microsoft PowerShell management and administration scripts development

Infrastructure Architect, Virtualization Expert

BNP Paribas
December 2009 to March 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • VMware / vSphere 4 architecture and virtualization expertise
  • Management of an operational and technical assessment of virtualized infrastructure and delivery processes (x86 and IBM pSeries / AIX environments)
  • Technical referent on x86 virtualization for the global data centers reorganization project
  • Study and technical supervision of network optimization project for virtualization (Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 2000 and 1000v)
  • Management of virtualization projects for several internal entities
  • Full EMC SAN storage environment (zoning design and inter-rooms / inter-datacenters switching for high availability challenges, study for DRP readiness)

Virtualization Consultant and Trainer

Virtao
April 2009 to August 2009
Responsibilities completed
  • VMware Infrastructure 3 / vSphere 4 (case study, pre-sales support, deployment consulting)
  • VI3 trainer (on-site training, labs deployment, case studies)
  • Design work for building an open source-based international CDN, mainly in Asia and Europe
  • Design work with IBM SAN storage solution (DS3000 series) + iSCSI or Fibre Channel switching (Cisco MDS 9000 switches for Fibre Channel part)
  • Industrial and media clients

Linux System Engineer

Optimitel (Global Concept)
August 2009 to October 2009
Responsibilities completed
  • Administration of web hosting environment (LAMP, DNS)
  • Administration of ToIP servers (Asterisk, Callweaver...), load balancers (F5 BigIP), monitoring servers (Nagios, Cacti)
  • Virtualisation project (VMware ESXi / vSphere 4)
  • Management of backup migration project (NetVault / TiNa)
  • Preliminary study for DRP project
  • Hitachi NAS management and upgrade project (NFS / iSCSI protocols)

Security Consultant

Ingenico
December 2008 to April 2009
Responsibilities completed
  • Security analysis of the infrastructure
  • Development and writing of PCI-DSS-compliant procedures
  • Deployment and control of PCI-DSS procedures implementation within the company
  • Technical support to production's team for deployment and administration
  • Configuration and deployment of file integrity monitoring software Tripwire

Linux System Engineer

Ecritel
December 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Development of processes for Linux server administration
  • Development of administration shell scripts
  • Development of written procedures guides for international support teams in English

Linux System Engineer

NYSE Euronext
June 2008 to November 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Deployment and administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems (around 100 physical HP servers and 50 virtual machines powered by Xen)
  • Deployment and administration of test environments (qualification and integration) for stock-exchange quotation engines NSC and UTP
  • Software packaging and versioning for EUA and production
  • Configuration and deployment of switching devices (Cisco IOS)

Developer & Linux System Consultant

Meteor Networks
January 2008 to May 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Development of a statistical summarization tool for WiFi hotspots network
  • Survey for the Intranet rewriting project and the associated billing tool
  • Development of a modular Extranet for customers
  • LAMP environment

Consultant for ICT Global Projects

Telehouse Europe
October 2007 to January 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Guidelines for the development of technical "Data Storage Management" offers (outsourced data storage)
  • Support on global HA managed solution development as part of end customers' BCP/DRP (redundant networks, multisite backups, high density equipment)
  • Feasibility study on an ESX virtual machine deployment project
  • Feasibility study on a WAN deployment for value-added services (BGP4 peering with Tier-2 telcos)
  • Technical environment: EMC Symmetrix DMX-3 (SAN) + Cisco MDS 9000 switches (Fibre Channel for SAN switching)

Executive Director

Softroad
February 2004 to October 2007
Responsibilities completed
  • Deployment of a Web hosting platform, administration, monitoring and management of dedicated servers (around 20 servers hosted in Telehouse, Redbus and OVH)
  • Development of a remote backup service called Hard Disk over Network (HDoN) in Linux and BSD environments (SFTP and rsync over SSH protocols)
  • Deployment of IP centrex solutions under Asterisk
  • Development of IVR for charged numbers (critical environment - 50k minutes per month)
  • French translation of WebDrive software and exclusive distributor in France
  • Development of an e-commerce platform for Doriane – Zalys (LAMP environment)
  • Development (LAMP) and system administration (Linux and Windows 2003) for a client

Developer & System Administrator

Freelancer
June 2002 to January 2004
Responsibilities completed
  • First job experience, working (remotely) as a PHP developer (part-time while studying)