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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

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)