Experience

May 2012 - present | Linux & Open-Source consultant at Inuits - ANTWERP

Advisement of the clients on the use of or the realization of Open Source software and Open Standards.

Combining own knowledge with the shared knowledge of a group of highly experienced colleagues to realize technical high standard projects.

June 2015 - present | System engineer - Newtec Cy - SINT-NIKLAAS

Automating the validation environment for the dialog infrastructure using different types of open-source tools like puppet for configuration management, looking at packer for building reproducible image artefacts and a private cloud for the provisioning part. In such a way a validation engineer can easily spin up a specific test environment to perform the necessary test banks to validate the dialog hub against many different setups.

  • Puppetizing of many different tools for testing purposes
  • Implementing the torrent protocol for benchmarking against other protocols
  • Configuring packer.io templates for the cloud images
  • Setting up an openstack private cloud in line with the current validation environment

Next to the use case of the validation tests on the openstack private cloud also using it to have virtual development environments for the dialog platforms so developers have a flexible way of developing/bugfixing the product.

Using the many benefits of this setup in a way so automated builds of the dialog product are deployed immediately so bugs are discovered as fast as possible within the development cycle.

Last but not least using this virtual environment to bootstrap hardware components within the dialog platform so they match as much as possible the production environments for validation tests.

March 2015 - June 2015 | System engineer - International Post Corporation - EVERE

Helping the IT Team a hand during a datacenter migration of their production, test and uat environments. Troubleshooting various issues through the migrations of the different tomcat application servers.

  • Provisioning new systems through puppet
  • Implementing puppet roles & profiles
  • Introducing LVM

August 2012 - December 2014 | Automation of devops workflow - UGent Boekentoren - GENT

Implementation of puppet, maintaining those server configurations. CentOS/RedHat based. Providing support to the dev team by using a bunch of open-source tools.

  • Configuration management for RHEL based servers using puppet
  • Setup fo Icinga monitoring and bacula backup system
  • Migration of puppet 2.x to puppet 3.x
  • Using jenkins for package deployment of internally developed software
  • Implementing foreman and cloudstack for provisioning development machines
  • Optimizing puppet setup in combination with jenkins

August 2012 | Monitoring development environment - Belnet - BRUSSELS

Analysing the zenoss monitoring software for belnet, a Belgium Telco company. Testing out the zenoss core 4 against the specifications of the belnet network.

Deploying zenoss 3 and customizing to the requirements of belnet.

April 2010 - May 2012 | Support Engineer at Dataflow Consultancy - HEVERLEE

November 2010 - March 2012 | Service Engineer - Belgacom - BRUSSELS

Configuration of business customers for both single-site and multi-sites within the explore network (Cisco, Alcatel, Thomson ..) with the specific options as shared netfirewall configuration (FortiGate), mobile data / workers / backup (3G), backup silver and gold, teleworking.

Troubleshooting on CPE or backbone to quickly solve problems.

April 2010 - October 2010 | Inside Network Operations - Belgacom - BRUSSELS

Callback operation for business customers fast internet. Contacting the client after installation, respond to any problems.

Appropriate solutions tailored to the customer to increase the customer satisfaction.

Education

Higher education

2009 - 2010 | Katholieke Universiteit LEUVEN | Faculty of Science

Linking program, Master in Applied Informatics

2005 - 2009 | Katholieke Hogeschool LEUVEN | Dept. Health & Technolog

Graduation: Bachelor in Applied Informatics

Specialization: System engineer

Final project: Automated unix server park using puppet

Skills

Linux - Ubuntu - TCP/IP - Cisco - Unix - LaTeX - Scripting - PHP - Fortinet - Routing - WAN - BGP - VLAN - Ethernet - HSRP - Nagios - Cacti - Cisco Technologies - MySQL - Organizational Behavior - AJAX - Apache - Mobile Communications - Python - Puppet - Eucalyptus - Optical Fiber - Copper Cabling - CentOS - KVM - Xen - Zenoss - Icinga - RedHat - Jenkins - Bash - Bacula - Pelican - Tracks - Hubot - Bacula-web - LVM - Software RAID - ArchLinux - Arduino - Digital Signage - Dashing - Xibo - Concerto - Raspberry pi - Raspbian - ArchLinx arm - Spacewalk - Cobbler - Packer - OpenStack - Packstack - AWS - InfluxDB - Grafana - Telegraph - Icinga2

Certificates

CCNA Certificate (409464168482JNAN)

Leisure time

Scouts & Gidsen Vlaanderen - Commissaris Groepsleiding

From December 2011 - December 2012 Support group leaders within the national operation of Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen through various projects. Contribute to and promote the educational and structural policies from Scouts en Gidsen Vlaanderen.

Scouts, De Vlasbloem - NIEUWENRODE (B1705G)

Actively done for about 14 years, 5 years as a member, 7 years as a chief from which 4 as group leader.

Snow- and longboarding