Career Profile

I’ve started my career in Information Technology (IT) in 2005 at Saint-Gobain as a System Administrator.

Currently, I’m working as Independent Cloud Architect on Amazon Web Services (AWS), dealing with large-scale mission critial systems, designing: secure, scalable, and cost-effective Cloud Native Architectures (Micro-services, Serverless).

I’m also leading Cloud subjects: Cloud Migrations, Security Hardening (DevSecOps), Cost-Saving (FinOps), Proof of Concept, Go to Cloud Strategy, Governance and Cloud Advisory (Assessments).

Experiences

Owner

January 2020
zoph.io

Helping customers on their journey to public Cloud, in the design of secure, robust, scalable, and cost-effective Cloud Architectures.

  • 📐 Architecture Design

  • 🔐 Security Review of AWS workloads

  • 💸 FinOps Review, Cloud Cost optimisations

  • 📓 Best Practices and Governance

  • 📖 Training sessions for SRE/Ops teams

Cloud Architect

October 2018 - December 2019
Engie

(Turnover: 65Mds € / 150k employees)

Working as a Cloud Architect on Group Datalake Platform on AWS: Common Data Hub (CDH)

  • ⛅ Cloud Native & Serverless Architecture

  • 📐 Architecture Design

  • 🔐 Security Hardening (DevSecOps)

  • 💸 FinOps Optimizations

  • 🍃 Agile: Scrum Framework

  • ⚙️ Technical Stack: CloudFront, S3, GraphQL, DynamoDB, Lambdas (Python), RDS PostgreSQL, Kinesis Stream, Athena, EMR, Github Enterprise, Cloudformation, Jenkins.

Cloud Architect

June 2017 - October 2018
Mediametrie

(Turnover: 97,6M€ in 2016 - 700 employees - IT Department: 140+ people)

Mediametrie is handling billions of requests every day with Multi Terabytes of data collected in highly resilient and scalable infrastructure.

I was Cloud Architect: Responsible for the “Internet” Products: Streaming, Web Analytics, Google Panel, Podcasts, Tablet, French Online Press Analytics Product.

My role consists of:

  • 📐 Cloud Architecture Design

  • 👨 Projects Management

  • 💸 Cost Saving (FinOps)

  • 🔍 Cloud Advisory & Governance

  • 🌱 Proof of Concept

  • 📖 Documentation

  • 🔐 Security Enhancements

  • 🎮 Workshops & GameDay Organization

Cost Saving (FinOps):

  • EMR migration from On-Demand to Spot instances: 62% savings (> 64k$ / year)

  • Waste detection & remediation

  • FinOps tool deployment to IT manager and product owner

  • EC2 / RDS / ElastiCache Reserved Instance Planning

  • Current AWS Billing : > 1,8M$ / year

Cloud Governance

  • Compliance automation with CloudCustodian, AWS Config

  • AWS Multi-Regions Project

About Mediametrie technical stack:

  • Environment: AWS Public Cloud, Amazon Linux, RedHat, Debian, FreeBSD, CentOS

  • Infrastructure: AWS Multi-AZ / Multi-Regions (10+ Accounts), Hadoop Clusters (AWS EMR), Serverless (Lambda, Athena, DynamoDB), S3, RDS, Oracle, MongoDB, ELK, Apache/Nginx, Docker

  • 750+ hosted EC2 instances or VMWare VM on AWS or 3 Datacenters (Equinix)

  • DevOps Pipeline & Tooling: GitLab, Ansible, Terraform (Infrastructure as Code), Consul, XLRelease, DataDog, PagerDutty

Feature Teams Organization using Agile: SCRUM Framework

IT Architect & Operations Manager

September 2014 - June 2017
STVA - SNCF Logistics

(Turnover : 320M€ - 2014) 2500 employees. 800 Trucks. 3200 wagons. 44 sites

  • 👨‍🍳 IT Operations and Support manager (brigade of 5)

  • ☁️ Technical Advisor for Cloud, Microsoft and Citrix technologies

  • 🔧 Project Manager for Cloud and On-Premise Infrastructures (AWS, Microsoft)

  • Managing Microsoft and Hypervisor servers scope

  • Incidents Response, Crisis Management, and Asset Management: servers and workstations

  • Responsible for IT Infrastructure high availability: Monthly reports, Dashboards, KPI follow-up.

  • Projects Leader: Citrix XenApp upgrade, VMware and Citrix XenServer migration to Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Participation in several projects: Global IT Monitoring, obsolescence, storage et networking projects

Technical Account Manager (TAM)

January 2012 - September 2014
Microsoft

(Turnover: 86Mds$ / 128k employees) in 2014

  • Services Delivery Management: resources and pro-active check-up planning: health check, security audit

  • Account Management: Contract renewal, projects follow-up, customer satisfaction

  • Cases monitoring and escalation / Crisis Management / Product Group Cases (Redmond)

  • Microsoft’s Technical Advisor for my customers

  • Maintain a Service Delivery Plan, to help customers to define an action plan to improve his IT infrastructure (ITIL)

  • Budget > 1,2M€.

My Public Sector Customers:

  • Ministère de la Défense, Assurance Maladie (CNAMTS), Assurance Vieillesse (CNAV), Commissariat à l’énergie Atomique (CEA), Mairie de Paris, OCDE, CIPAM (Urssaf), Pôle Emploi

System Administrator

November 2005 - December 2011
Saint-Gobain

(Turnover 564M€ in 2013)

  • Define with the CIO a global IT Security policy for the group

  • Raise awareness of IT Security best-practices…

  • Microsoft OCS (IM) deployment and Web conferencing system (WebEx)

  • Daily management of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

  • Antivirus, Firewalls, and Websites Filtering Management

  • Daily support of Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory

  • Proof of Concept: email filtering solution - Cisco IronPort

  • Daily support for Active Directory Migration (Subsidiary to Saint-Gobain Holding)

Certifications

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional - Advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform
AWS Certified Security - Specialty - Validates technical expertise in securing the AWS platform
AWS Certified Developer - Associate - Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate - Ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate - Technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS
TOEIC - Score: 805990

Skills & Proficiency

AWS Cloud

Cloud Architecture

Team Management

Cloud Security

Infrastructure as Code

Configuration Management

Bash Scripting

Python

FinOps