Cloud Architect

Agile problem solver with balance of technical expertise and business insight to drive new service offerings and innovation. Collaborative project leader with proven ability to influence and orchestrate matrix teams. Assess and understand country-specific challenges and opportunities. Actively involved in start-up initiatives. Bi-lingual with fluency in French and English.

  • Strategic Assessments
  • Business Case Development
  • Lean & Agile
  • Service Delivery
  • Product Management
  • Software Development
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Team Coaching
  • Individual Mentoring

Education

Data Analyst Nanodegree (2016-expected)

Udacity
Online
udacity.com

Specialized Postgraduate Degree, Strategy and Management of International Business (2013)

ESSEC Business School
Paris (France)
www.essec.edu

Master of Science (2008)

SUPINFO – The International Institute of Information Technology
Strasbourg (France)
www.supinfo.com

Professional Certifications

Cisco

  • CCIE Service Provider, 2010
  • CCIE Routing & Switching, 2009

Microsoft

  • Microsoft Certified Professional, 2007

VMware

  • VCP, 2007

Technical Expertise

  • LAN, WAN, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, MPLS VPN, MPLS Traffic Engineering, IPSEC, TCP/IP, QoS, Cisco, Wireless, SMTP, Anti-spam, DNS, DSL, POP, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), APIC
  • Pivotal Cloudfoundy, Redhat OpenShift, Docker
  • OpenStack, Cisco UCSD, Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM, VMware vSphere
  • Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Heroku
  • PHP, C, C#, Python, Node.JS, Javascript, Ruby
  • AngularJS, Ruby on Rails
  • IBM, HP, Dell, EMC, Cisco, NetAPP
  • Windows, *BSD, *nix, Mac, IOS, IOS-XR

Work Experience

Cloud Architect

Since February 2014 Cisco Systems, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
World leader in networking technologies (www.cisco.com)

Design and implementation of complex, multi-vendor, public, private and governmental cloud architectures from infrastructure up to application layers using Openstack, Openshift, Pivotal CloudFoundry, Docker, vSphere, Hyper-V and public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or Heroku. Principal Architect leading teams of 10+ senior and junior resources. Requirements gathering, analysis and presentation to senior leadership with proposed technological or organisational solution. Development of solutions up to the orchestration layer including cost licensing cost optimisation (“design by licensing” with multi-hypervisor environment) and User eXperience. “Network Software Development” and integration of multiple vendors/products/services with modern languages such as Node.JS, Python and Javascript. REST APIs and AngularJS frontend to build end to end IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms using Continuous Integration and Test Driven Development. Migration from Private Cloud to Private Cloud, Private Cloud to Public Cloud, “Legacy” to Cloud. Design of “Big Data” oriented cloud platforms. Integration of the data center and transport networks via SDN (Cisco ACI and Opendaylight). Development of network orchestration for firewall (Cisco ASA) and Load balancing (Citrix, F5) using ACI service graphs. Presenter and Public Speaker.

  • Principal architect for a large governmental cloud solution.
  • Subject matter expert in Application Centric Infrastructures (including Service Graph) and cloud solutions.

Business Development Manager

August 2010 – February 2014 Cisco Systems, Paris (France)
World leader in networking technologies (www.cisco.com)

Identify and develop opportunities for Telecom & Media Advanced Services business to achieve vision for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia (EMEAR) market. Provide expert technical and business consultation during all project phases, from pre-sales planning through contract negotiation and service delivery to post-engagement follow up. Develop innovative business models and joint ventures focusing on risk and profit sharing. Coordinate efforts of virtual teams with up to 15 members; motivate individuals to enhance cross-team collaboration. Identify potential candidates for business development leadership roles; managed year-long coaching relationship with new hire from internship program. Prepare scenarios for CCIE examinations. Provide expertise for The CISCO Challenge (Le Défi CISCO) student competition to identify and reward technology projects focusing on social and environmental innovation.

  • Drove strong market penetration with 60% year-over-year growth.
  • Targeted and negotiated multi-million euro contracts for maintenance and ISP business support as market challenger.
  • Displaced market incumbent in mobile Packet Core and Wi-Fi segments despite later entry.

Network Consulting Engineer

August 2008 – August 2010 Cisco Systems, Paris (France) / Brussels (Belgium)
World leader in networking technologies (www.cisco.com)

Tasked to lead mobile projects in France and Belgium for Advanced Services Team. Defined network strategy for major French mobile service provider and designed high-end network solutions. Facilitated new technology adoption (CRS, ASR). Provided support to troubleshoot complex issues. Created client-specific training for OSPF, ISIS, CRS, Multicast, IOS XR, MPLS, and other technology. Leverage affable communication style to translate diverse concepts for non-technical managers and executives.

  • Led first-ever CRS Multi-Chassis deployment for France Telecom and SFR.
  • Planned and executed VQE (Visual Quality of Experience) deployment at Bouygues Telecom and SFR, as well as multicast VPNs.
  • Integrated 3 separate MPLS networks into single network following client’s multiple acquisitions.
  • Selected in top 2% of 500 candidates for Associate Network Consulting Engineer (aNCE) graduate recruitment; completed 8-month, 2-phase program with rotations in Euro IOX TAC team managing IOS-XR and high-end routing platforms (CRS-1, 12000, ASR9000) and French delivery team.
  • Passed CCIE Routing & Switching and Service Provider (#23875)

Team Lead / Systems and Network Engineer

July 2006 – July 2008 HR Net, Mulhouse (France)
Internet Solution Provider (hosting, internet access) and infrastructure solutions (www.hrnet.fr)
(Part time internship 70% of the time in the company)

Appointed to coordinate efforts of 4 Engineers with more seniority. Developed tools via PHP, MySQL, SQL Server, Java, and .NET / C# to manage infrastructure and network. Assessed customer needs, developed business cases, identified architecture requirements, conducted thorough security assessments, and led solution implementation. Established technological partnerships with VMware and Tropos; cultivated new market service offerings, including virtualization and hosted telephony (Asterisk, OpenSER, and Cisco CallManager).

  • Achieved 20% increase in revenues and reinvigorated corporate brand by launching regionís first VMware-based cloud service.
  • Deployed VMware infrastructure for 4 ESX servers with 2 SANs (IBM and Overland with Brocade SAN switches); migrated physical machines to VMware (P2V).
  • Designed new tiered mail infrastructure based on Posfix, Qmail, MySQL, Amavisd, and SpamAssassin open source solutions, including integration with Commtouch commercial anti-spam solution.
  • Redesigned network to deploy MPLS infrastructure and offer MPLS VPNs (L2 / L3) and other new services.
  • Partnered with account managers to create large solution proposals including High Performance Cluster with Linux and Infiniband network for French university.
  • Migrated 500-client network to Cisco Unified solution with VoIP and network access control,
  • Planned and led successful city-wide metro mesh deployment; developed business case, conducted site surveys, identified potential impacts, facilitated town hall-style meetings to present benefits, and oversaw pilot launch.
  • Deployed VMware solutions for SMB, featuring VMware Server with iSCSI EMC AX SAN, VMware ESX Infrastructure with redundant sites, and data synchronization.

Pre-Sales Consultant

August 2003 – June 2006 ANS Informatique / Password, Sausheim (France)
IT service company (www.password.fr)
(Part time internship 70% of the time in the company)
  • Migrated 200 users and 500 GB of data to Linux server.
  • Integrated IT functionality of 2 companies following merger.
  • Developed ecommerce website, introduced Open Source into service offerings, and managed internal IT comprised of 10 servers and 100 users.

Interests

Snowboard, roller, photography and traveling.

Realizations

2008 Creation of a community wireless lan based on OpenSource technologies.

2005 – 2007 Manager of SUPINFO Business Networks for Alsace.

2001 Creation and development of a free webhosting platform WazZza.org (5,000 members, 1 million pages per month).