- Data Protection
- Open source
- Red Hat
The first time I played with a Linux distribution was sometime in the late 90s, we still had 56kbps Internet connections through PSTN, cellphones were still an unusual luxury, and operating systems were still shipped on a CD-Rom (yes, with a floppy disk for booting installer :-).
Almost 20 years on, I remember that day as a turning point in my life, a milestone setting the path for at least the first decade of my career. For over 15 years now, I worked as an open source expert, specialised in GNU/Linux, and many other technologies developed by the community, and supported by open source specialists like Red Hat, Canonical, Digium, GitLab, Docker, Puppet, and plenty of other amazingly innovative corporations encouraging free and open source software.
As a matter of fact, I was a freelancer and entrepreneur from 2002 to 2017, I worked onsite or remotely for a broad range of clients of all sizes, in a variety of industries (but mostly in the financial and telecommunications sectors), all over Europe and—occasionally—in North America.
to September 2017
- Ad-interim management of 10 engineers (systems, virtualisation, 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 (industrialisation 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